– Please go to this short (15 minute) Story Collider podcast and listen to Lawrence David’s story as he tells it himself in “An Extreme Self-Study (Links to an external site.)”. (If you prefer, you can read the transcript of the podcast Download read the transcript of the podcast )
– Next, read Dr. David’s 2014 Nature article reporting on some of the striking results of his work on the interactions between microbes and our bodies.
– Answer the questions:
1. What was most interesting or most confusing about the podcast and article?
2. What can you learn from the podcast/article about the interactions between your body and microbes?
3. What does this podcast/article tell you about the types of people that do science?
4. What new questions do you have after hearing the story?