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The podcast for microbe lovers: reporting on exciting news about bacteria, archaea, and sometimes even eukaryotic microbes and viruses.

Customer Reviews

4 out of 10

"I didn't understand this as well as I should...", was quote by speaker. He sounds like a tenth grader reading a rough draft of a speech that needs a few revisions. I have listened to hundreds of podcasts by dozens of casters, and this is one of the poorest. The speaker is just boring, has poor vocal abilities, and has limited interpretive/analytical skills. Sounds like he is just reading a review and has nothing original to contribute. I don't see any possible target group would enjoy it. I guess that's why no reviews have been left. I hate to think he would put this on a cv. Jessie, the podcaster, just mentioned he visited and was considering a particular grad school. I feel bad because this review is so negative, but I feel this is a good example why the US is failing in it's secondary and postsecondary education. Don't waste your time here. Go listen to 'this week in virology', 'quackcast', 'microbeworld', 'this week in parasitism', 'skeptics guide to the universe', or almost any other science podcast.


I like this show. Microbes are very interesting. Keep it up!

Needs work but I like it

The host chooses interesting papers and summarizes them for us. There is very little analysis or synthesis. I find it helpful that he explains the methodology and results. However, he is not an engaging speaker. He could vary his cadence and tonality to make it easier to listen to (my attention can wander from a monotone). He should also practice sounding more confident and assertive. Jesse, the more you do it, the easier it will become. Keep it up!

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