Ep 4. David Quammen: Biological Mechanics of Covid-19 from Author of “Spillover”

Chris Jerard + Cory Richards

Cory and CJ have a conversation with author and journalist, David Quammen. David Quammen is a three-time National Magazine Award winner and contributing writer for National Geographic, who is currently gaining global attention for Spillover, a book he wrote in 2012 about the human impacts of emerging diseases, particularly viral diseases. 

In this episode, they discuss zoonosis, virus evolution, climate change’s impact on the generation of new viruses, and the current state of the world in relation to what Quammen coined the “Next Big One” in Spillover. 

“This is The Next Big One….this is what they were warning about when I interviewed some top disease scientists 10-12 years ago.” – David Quammen

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Show Notes: 

Welcome to the ROAM From Home Podcast where we talk to some of the greatest minds in adventure on how they are adjusting, adapting and making the most of this unprecedented time during the COVID-19 crisis. 


David Quammen books: 

Spillover : https://www.davidquammen.com/the-tangled-tree?id=7

The Song of the Dodo : https://www.davidquammen.com/other-books

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin : https://www.davidquammen.com/darwin

Ebola : http://www.amazon.com/Ebola-Natural-Human-History-Deadly/dp/0393351556/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1414614720&sr=8-5&keywords=Ebola

The Chimp and the River : :http://www.amazon.com/Chimp-River-Emerged-African-Forest/dp/0393350843/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433785849&sr=1-1&keywords=the+chimp+and+the+river


See Davids feature articles, essays, columns here: https://www.davidquammen.com/sampler

View David’s work here (https://www.davidquammen.com/

Follow David on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/davidquammen/?hl=en)

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