April 30th, 2010
Radio doesn’t get any better than this.
If you haven’t heard this astonishing Radio Lab episode from a few weeks ago or the recent installment of This American Life that featured it, I recommend downloading or streaming it when you get a chance.
It’s not safe for work and not the sort of thing you can just put on in the background. You’ll want to set aside some time to just take it all in. Long drive, long walk, home alone stuff.
And as with TAL, if you like what you hear, consider dropping some shekels in the virtual hat.
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I’d also recommend the The Moth and The Saltcast for great radio in the spirit of This American Life. The Moth features stand-up storytelling and The Saltcast is more experimental and educational.
heh heh.. the “The Moth.”
I found the whole podcast interesting but didn’t like that they suggested that biology currently holds that one species is naturally undesirable to another. This is pretty far from the way biologists view it.
I did not heed the “not safe for work” warnings, and I paid with an unfinished animation for the day. Absolutely fascinating. I was taken with the bravery of Janis Carter (a name which yields a pretty funny movie poster, BTW).
So, the researchers were eventually confronted with Lucy’s “chimp-ness” (her rampant destruction of the researcher’s home), and Lucy was eventually confronted with our “human-ness” (a tendency to exploit).
What a story. I’m a huge fan of TAL, as they rarely disappoint!