Parasites: are they evil or are they awesome?

In Radiolab’s hour on Parasites, science writer Carl Zimmer plays defense lawyer to nature’s cheats while hosts Jad and Robert argue in defense of the victims. I serve as moderator as the guys evaluate the moral standings of three different parasites: the zombie wasp, the nematode, and the lovey-dovey blood fluke.

Listen to Parasites

Story starts at: 4:20

Link: http://www.radiolab.org/2009/sep/07/in-defense-of-cheats/


Hookworm (AJC1/flickr)