To be perfectly honest, this was a passion project. For years, my academic advisor (and MIT Professor) John Essigmann has tried to get me to eat more yogurt on the basis that it’s good for your gut bacteria. Finally, Elizabeth Choe, the Executive Producer of Science Out Loud, suggested I host an episode of the show, and that was the perfect excuse to research my own intestines.
It was clear early on that there was no point in peppering the script with fart jokes; that’s already been done. The result? Five very dense (but easily digestible) minutes of incredible information about the hundred trillion or so microbes that share your body.
Oh, and I now eat yogurt. Every. Single. Day.