I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Feeny, one of the all-time great scientists who studies plant-herbivores interactions. Paul has been at Cornell since 1967, and was one of the founders of the discipline of chemical ecology. Over the years Paul has had many successful students, he taught a range of courses, and contributed to the communal scientific enterprise through various forms of leadership. In this retrospective interview, Paul’s discusses many different aspects of his career, chemical ecology, and changes at Cornell over the past 50 years. Thank you Paul!