Bio Eats World

Biology is technology

Biology is breaking out of the lab and clinic—and into our daily lives. Bio (our shorthand for the intersection of the life sciences, healthcare, technology and industry) is today where the computing revolution was 50 years ago: on the precipice of revolutionizing our world in ways we are only just beginning to appreciate. Through conversations with leading scientists, builders, entrepreneurs, and leaders, host Lauren Richardson (along with the team at Andreessen Horowitz), examines how bio is going to fundamentally transform our future. In short, bio is eating the world.


Latest Episodes

April 6, 2021

Evolution: Animals, Aliens, and Ourselves

Arik Kershenbaum, Ph.D, zoologist, and fellow at the University of Cambridge is the author of the new book “The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy: What ...

March 30, 2021

Journal Club: Bioengineering Birth... Again!

Anthony Atala, MD (the G. Link Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology), ...

March 23, 2021

Solving Medical Mysteries in the World of Rare Disease

In this conversation, Stanford Professor Euan Ashley—geneticist, cardiologist, author of the new book, The Genome Odyssey, and first co-chair of the ...

March 16, 2021

Journal Club: Taming the Taste for Blood

Leslie Vosshall, Ph.D, Professor at Rockefeller University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (@leslievosshall) joins host Lauren Richardson (@lr_bio) to ...

March 12, 2021

The Theory of a Thousand Brains

In this episode, we talk with Jeff Hawkins—an entrepreneur and scientist, known for inventing some of the earliest handheld computers, the Palm and the Treo, ...

March 9, 2021

Journal Club: Restoring a Reflex

Aaron Phillips, CEP, MSc, PhD (Medicine), Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, joins host Lauren Richardson to discuss the results and ...

March 5, 2021

Sea Turtle Medicine

Sea turtles occupy a very special biological niche in our world. And we still know relatively little about these creatures, one of the very few marine reptiles ...

March 2, 2021

Journal Club: Assembling an Egg

a16z general Vineeta Agarwala, MD Ph.D, and deal partners Judy Savitskaya, Ph.D and Justin Larkin, MD join host Lauren Richardson, Ph.D to discuss the results ...

February 26, 2021

The Art and Science of Biology's Future

In this episode of Bio Eats World, we talk to Dr. Jennifer Doudna—winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for the co-discovery (with Emmanuelle Charpentier) of ...

February 23, 2021

Journal Club: Engineering Living Materials

Tom  Ellis (@ProfTomEllis), Professor of Synthetic Genome Engineering at Imperial College London, joins host Lauren Richardson (@lr_bio) and a16z bio deal ...

February 19, 2021

Value Versus Volume (in Healthcare)

The way we pay for healthcare in the US has long been by fee-for-service: per doctor visit, per test, per surgery, per hospital stay. But that system has led ...

February 17, 2021

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm in Healthcare

In this episode, we share an episode of the brand new a16z Live podcast feed called “It’s Time to Heal”—a live conversation on audio/drop in chat app ...

Reviews of Bio Eats World

Perfect way to stay informed about the hottest science. I recently left biology research after nearly a decade and was looking for an easy way to keep up-to-date about new cutting-edge research. So glad I found this podcast! I love it and always learn something fascinating.


Very intriguing topics! The host ask interesting & thoughtful questions. The show takes scientific ideas and puts a tech spin on it that allows listeners to view science in a different way. Keep up the good work!!

center viewpoint

Great podcast! Fascinating and artful coverage of current events in the bio world! As a subject matter expert, I appreciate the technical details. However, the hosts manage to communicate these details in a clear and concise way without losing the bigger picture. Timely, clear, and thorough! Highly recommend!


Great podcast. I’m not a scientist or in tech, but I love hearing these super smart people talk about their work. The host and guests do a great job of communicating high level ideas in way that keeps me informed, and coming back for more.


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