Jochen Brocks on the Origins of Animal Life

Premiere DateAug 30, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:51 Jochen Brocks
02:43 Difficulties in Research
04:48 Ancient Molecules
06:51 Conditions that Led to Algae
09:41 Surviving "Snowball Earths"
10:51 Changing the Base of the Food Chain
12:30 Outro
13:00 Curiosity Turnover
16:38 Finish

Jochen Brocks joins the show to discuss his recently published study that solves the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth.

Jochen Brocks is an associate professor in the Research School of Earth Sciences at Australian National University. Click here to read more about his study, recently published in Nature.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…