TOA ON AIR

Examining the history – and uncertain future – of sand. With Vince Beiser.

November 01, 2021 TOA is a community for tech professionals looking for knowledge exchange and collaboration.
TOA ON AIR
Examining the history – and uncertain future – of sand. With Vince Beiser.
Show Notes

The three natural resources humans consume most are water, air... and sand.  

Vince Beiser is an award-winning journalist and author who has been featured in Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His first book, The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization, illustrates why sand is so crucial to modern life. It's the ingredient that makes possible our cities, our science, our lives – and our future.

Beiser joins Niko Woischnik to talk about sand's profound importance across the globe and the serious human and environmental costs caused by our dependence on it. Additionally, he delves into some of his past reporting, including on soldiers training for the Iraq War and pop-up clinics in Mexico offering psychedelic therapy.

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