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Finding Genius Podcast

Jun 30, 2020

Co-lead of the meteorology team on the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition and professor in the Department of Geography at Appalachian State University, Baker Perry, joins the show to discuss his fascinating and truly unique work.

Tune in to discover:

  • How the recently-installed weather...

Jun 30, 2020

Author, screenwriter, and storyteller Edward Savio joins the show to discuss his works and the perspectives that inspired them.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • What led Savio to write Idiots in the Machine, an anti-screenplay novel (and what rules were broken in the creation of it)
  • How Savio (or his characters)...

Jun 29, 2020

In her research, Dr. Caroline Ng addresses how to effectively treat malaria as scientists face possible drug resistance. 

She explains for listeners

  • The cycle and stages of malaria-causing parasites and what causes common malaria symptoms,
  • Why the asexual blood stage of the parasite is especially important...

Jun 28, 2020

Professor Vythilingam started working with parasitic diseases in the early 1980s and now studies the recent upsurge in Plasmodium knowlesi in humans, which is a malaria originating in monkey hosts. 

In this podcast, she discusses

  • How scientists traced the different Plasmodium species to discover that humans were...

Jun 27, 2020

Andrew Thompson is a Professor of Parasitology at Murdoch University who joins the show to discuss the ins and outs of his research on parasites.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How parasites can change and/or be introduced as a result of human involvement
  • How the recreational pursuit of fox hunting and...