Hello Vincent and the TWIV team –
In a recent episode of TWIV, you briefly mentioned honey bee viruses – and so I just wanted to share the PolliNation podcast with you; I recently talked about bee infecting viruses on that show 😉
Thanks for TWIV and all you do for virology.
Michelle Flenniken, Ph.D.
Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Montana State University
At the start of TWiV #515 the panel, having previously forsworn babbling about the weather, stubbornly persist in this topic of very small (and quickly dated!) talk. As one who is irritated by weather chit-chat, I would like to suggest an alternative: simply discuss the weather to everyone’s heart’s content, but at the END of the podcast, rather than the beginning. Those who don’t care for this discussion can stop listening, those who like it can get their fill. Everyone (?) is then happy, happy, happy!
I thought of this while listening to the podcast, but coincidentally just before writing this email ran across an article: “How the Finnish survive without small talk:”
My heritage is very Irish (my mother came over from Galway), but maybe there is a drop of Finnish blood in my veins.
Thanks for all your interesting podcasts (AFTER the weather.)