July 6, 2021

EP. 112 — Seashells Contain an Ocean with Cynthia Barnett

Seashells may seem like a small topic for a book, or a podcast. But when we look into them deeply, we find that they reveal startling truths about our oceans, our planet, and ourselves. This week Cynthia Barnett joins Adam to talk about the surprising history of seashells and her new book The Sound of The Sea. You can check out her book at factuallypod.com/books.


FACT-112-20210701-CynthiaBarnett-ACv02-ALT-DYN.mp3 Speaker 1 [00:00:02] Hello, welcome to Factually, I’m Adam Conover. So wonderful to have you listening to the show once again. We’re happy to have you here as we dive into some of the weirdest and wildest reaches of human knowledge with some of the smartest and most fascinating experts on the planet. Let’s talk about the show today. One of the coolest things about nature, is that you can look at any piece of it and from that little piece; you can begin to understand the entire world. The web of interconnections on Earth is so broad and so deep that from one little facet, you can build a model of every facet of reality. Case in point, today we’re going to be talking to an author who wrote a book about seashells. I know you’re thinking, ‘Adam, come on, you actually expect me to listen to you talk about seashells for a full hour?’ Guess what? Yes you are, and you are going to fucking love it, beca

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