Today's storyteller is Dr Richard Allen White III! Richard is a professor of bioinformatics at UNC Charlotte, and also has a biotech company called RAW Molecular Systems. We talk today about viruses, coronaviruses, viral therapies, eradicating diseases, antibiotic resistance, phage therapy, and a whole host of things. There's something in this episode that Richard says that I want to say again "science is a recipe to seek the truth". I love that.

This episode was recorded in mid February, and research in the virus world is changing quite rapidly so I don't know if anything has changed but I just wanted to point out that it's a possibility in the months since we recorded this. Enjoy!


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Episodes referenced in this episode: "my friend who studies pharmaceuticals in wastewater" is Dr Jeremy Conkle (Episode 110), the other episode about viruses is with Dr Gary Trubl (Episode 93), snails and parasites episode with Dr Emlyn Resetarits (Episode 98)

Book List: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, The Plague by Alfred Camus, The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan, Microcosmos by Lynn Margulis, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, The Republic by Plato

Recorded on 13 February 2021.

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