Pitch Black, Dillinger's Corpse, Falconry
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 259
- Sep 23, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:41:10 mins
Vantablack is the Darkest Material Ever Created Guest: Ben Jensen, Chief Technical Officer, Surrey NanoSystems Vantablack is a material that consists of millions of nanotubes that trap well over 99 percent of visible light. Follow his journey of discovery. Famed Bank Robber Exhumed to Settle Conspiracy Theories Guests: Speros Batistatos, President/CEO, South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority; Ken Drinkwater, Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Several days ago, the bank robber and gangster John Dillinger was the focus of a lot of media attention, even though he’s been dead for nearly 85 years. His corpse is being exhumed by family members to settle a dispute about whether it’s really him in that grave in Indiana. Apparently, some people believe that the FBI shot an innocent man instead of Dillinger. Why do we believe in conspiracy theories anyway? Conspiracy theories are often evidence of rational minds trying to solve a puzzle, not necessarily instances of people abandoning all reason. Life as a Turkey (originally aired: May 15, 2019) Guest: Joe Hutto, naturalist, wildlife artist, and author, "Illumination in the Flatwoods," the book that inspired the documentary film "My Life As a Turkey" Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a wild turkey? Perhaps not, but naturalist Joe Hutto did and he found out. By adopting a brood of turkeys, Joe became their mother and they became his personal wildlife tour guide, showing him a side of the wilderness that few people have ever experienced before. Falconry: The View from 1,000 Feet Guest: Steve Chindgren, professional falconer and author, "The Art of Hawking Sage Grouse" Falconry is one of the most complex and misunderstood sports in the world. And it is beautiful.