Holes in the Net
After a terrible loss, science writer Carl Zimmer goes to report from the South Sudan, surrounded by the world's deadliest parasites.
“I became a real aficionado of the strangest, most extreme parasites out there... I felt like, if we're all going to die, you might as well look at the most amazing ways that that happens.”
Carl Zimmer is the author of ten books about science, including Parasite Rex, Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea, Soul Made Flesh, and A Planet of Viruses. He writes about science for the New York Times, as well as magazines such as National Geographic, Scientific American, and Discover, where he is a contributing editor and writes a blog called the Loom. He is a lecturer at Yale, where he teaches science writing. Zimmer has appeared on radio shows such as This American Life and Radio Lab.