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David Baker


David Baker is a science historian, script-writer for SimonWhistler.com and podcast host based in Townsville. He previously taught at University of Calgary, University of Amsterdam, Macquarie University and is a visiting lecturer at University Paris-Sorbonne. He created a quarter of the content in the Bill Gates’ Big History Project curriculum and worked with John Green and Hank Green on a special series of Crash Course. His most recent literary works are Sex: 2 Billion Years of Procreation and Recreation and The Shortest History of the World. He is also known for writing harrowing 3-hour epics on the world's worst serial killers for The Casual Criminalist.