Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth features many well-known scientists, from Craig Venter, who led the way for mapping the human genome, to Carl Woese, who redrew the tree of life as we know it. Throughout the video podcast, viewers will meet other scientists across the globe working to investigate the microbial world in diverse settings from a termite's stomach to a hospital operating room to the radioactive soil of Chernobyl.
New episodes will be podcast each Tuesday. Upcoming episodes include:
Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth is formatted specifically for Apple's video iPod but can also be viewed on computers and exported to television sets. The documentary is presented in layman's terms and is geared to anyone who has an interest in science. Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth is a production of Baker & Simon Associates in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Viewers can access ASM's video podcast of Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth by entering ASM's URL feed address -- http://feeds.feedburner.com/asm -- into Apple's iTunes or another podcast receiver such as Juice or Doppler. Detailed instructions on subscribing to Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth and ASM's audio podcast, "MicrobeWorld Radio," will also be available on ASM's MicrobeWorld website at www.microbeworld.org.
To download and preview the first episode of Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth go to http://libsyn.com/media/flpradio/Ep1_TheQuestASM_200.mp4. For additional information about ASM's video podcast, please contact Chris Condayan, manager, public outreach, at 202-942-9302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM's mission is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide.
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