Jochen Brocks on the Origins of Animal Life

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

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