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This Week in Microbiology

By Vincent Racaniello

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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.

Customer Reviews

Three cheers for Dr. Racaniello!!!

Dr. Racaniello has launched his third superb podcast. Having listened to all the This Week in Virology and This Week in Parasitism podcasts, I awaited with anticipation when he announced he would soon start This Week in Microbiology. Having just listened to his first edition of This Week in Microbiology, I am pleased to report he has maintained the very high quality and high production values of his first two offerings. He is a superb teacher and educator, and he makes sure that he picks guests who are themselves also excellent communicators. This is a selfless act on his part, he is deeply committed to promoting science education and it shows in the passion he brings to his mission. Three superb podcasts, so three cheers are in order.


I'm a huge fan of TWIV and TWIP and I'm really excited that TWIM has joined the family. These shows really give me my nerdy microbiology fix when I'm working!
Awesome podcasts!

Best set of podcasts out there, period.

What can I saw about Dr Racaniello and his superb guests? IMO he is one of the best teaching scientists since perhaps Feynman. His podcasts actually put most of the published TV news/informational programs to shame. I'm an electrical engineer, and it feels like leaps of knowledge in biology, microbiology and virology when I spend an hour weekly listening to any of the podcasts.