TWiV 948: Breathless with David Quammen

October 23, 2022

David Quammen returns to TWiV to discuss how he wrote his new book ‘Breathless’, a story about the science and the scientists behind the race to understand the pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit,  Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

Guest: David Quammen

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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3 comments on “TWiV 948: Breathless with David Quammen

  1. M.J. Whiteman Oct 23, 2022

    Thank you for this enlightening interview/ discussion. Awesome and exciting.!

  2. Keith Robinson Oct 25, 2022

    When Pulitzer prize winner, Barbara W. Tuchman, wrote “The Guns of August” she said her goal as a writer was to get the reader to turn the page. Having read David Quammen’s page-turner, “Spillover,” (which I could hardly put down) I am greatly interested to get a hold of his latest book. His writing is so very engaging!

    (Sorry David, I’m getting it from the library.)