Frank A. von Hippel is a professor of ecotoxicology at Northern Arizona University. Frank was born and raised in Alaska, received his A.B. in biology at Dartmouth College in 1989, and his Ph.D. in integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1996. He taught for Columbia University (1996-1999) and the University of Alaska Anchorage (2000-2016) before moving to Arizona in 2016. Frank has taught ecology field courses in over twenty countries, and conducted research in the Americas, Africa and Australia. Frank’s research has been widely covered in the press, including The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Economist, the BBC, and many other media outlets. Frank is the author of The Chemical Age (University of Chicago Press, 2020), he hosts the Science History Podcast, and he loves to write about science for both technical and general audiences.
0:08:58 Podcast begins
0:09:58 Are humans wise now than we were 600 years ago?
0:17:02 The history of chemical fertilizers
0:24:24 Is the modern human infrastructure sustainable?
0:36:54 The history and burden of pesticide use
0:47:12 The value of exclusively eating grass-finished beef
0:47:12 The value of exclusivesly eating grass-finished beef and organic produce
0:53:57 Agent orange and modern pesticides
1:02:07 All about glyphosate
1:11:50 Why you should stop using plastic immediately (and drinking Topo Chico)
1:22:45 Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Visualized https://www.ourdailyplanet.com/story/louisianas-cancer-alley-visualized%E2%80%8B/
1:43:14 Where is the cleanest place to live?
1:48:33 The worst mistake in human history
1:54:30 What’s the solution to this ecological nightmare?
2:01:13 Where to find Frank von Hippel
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