The Secret Life of Your Shower with Noah Fierer

Something is living in your showerhead. Scientists need your help to figure out what it is, and why it’s there. Biologist Noah Fierer is enlisting people around the country to search out the tiny, microscopic life in showers. Find out what happens when Lindsay and Marshall sign up as citizen scientists, and turn their bathroom into a lab. To find out more about the Showerhead Microbiome Project, visit For more citizen science projects you can participate in, check out More information about this episode on our blog at For educational materials, support us at or email us at We want your questions and drawings! What do you think lives in your showerhead? Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Thanks for listening!

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