The Symbiotic Podcast

The Symbiotic Podcast
Evolution is about more than survival of the fittest. It’s also about the survival of the most cooperative. Join us as we explore the collaborative side of life sciences research, and work to consciously evolve science itself. This podcast is a product?

Confronting Global Outbreaks
Feb 27 • 72 min
On Feb. 4, 2020 as the COVID-19 virus began to go global, Cole spoke with three scientists from the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics to hear their perspective on the outbreak. The resulting conversation uncovers aspects of humanity’s complex…
Intraoperative Bioprinting
Jan 30 • 50 min
In this episode, Cole and his guests discuss a trans-disciplinary effort at Penn State to advance the printing of living tissues, from skin to bone to organs.
Rule Breakers of the Plant World
Dec 19, 2019 • 57 min
What can parasitic and carnivorous plants teach us about the outrageous diversity of life?
Live from the 2019 National Science Writers Conference
Nov 21, 2019 • 73 min
This special live episode was recorded at SciWri 2019 - a national conference for science journalists hosted by Penn State in 2019.
Bugs vs. Drugs: How many antibiotics should we take?
Oct 14, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode, we discuss a unique, collaborative research project that brought together experts in infectious disease and communications to explore appropriate interventions for reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance.
Life evolves through collaboration. Science should too.
Sep 15, 2019 • 57 min
How can life sciences researchers take a cue from Nature and evolve their capacities through collaborative efforts?