Marlene Zuk

EPISODE 18 Mar 15, 2015
Riddled With Life
with Marlene Zuk | Charity of the week: DonorsChoose.org

Marlene Zuk joins me this week to discuss her book Riddled With Life! This is a must listen as we tackle some very big ideas about how parasites have shaped all life on this planet. This will be a prerequisite for understanding many future episodes. MIND BLOWN!

Marlene Zuk joins me this week to discuss her book Riddled With Life! This is a must listen as we tackle some very big ideas about how parasites have shaped all life on this planet. This will be a prerequisite for understanding many future episodes. MIND BLOWN!

1:35 Riddled With Life
7:30 Why sex?
12:20 Nature + nurture
18:10 Immune fitness displays
21:45 Red Jungle Fowl
27:10 Male’s promiscuity
30:45 It’s complicated
34:15 Handicap principle
36:00 Human advertisements
37:45 Why we like spicy foods
40:00 Extroversion and immunology
43:50 Germaphobe