Wild Trees, Secondhand Life, Dionne Quintuplets, Cheaper by the Dozen

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 376

  • Mar 5, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 1:41:16 mins

A Wonderful World in the Canopy Guest: Richard Preston, author, "The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring" Giant trees are the gateway to a rarely explored world teeming with wonder. Global Garage Sale Guest: Adam Minter, business journalist and author, “Junkyard Planet,” and “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale”  The secondhand world is changing, which reflects our changing values. The Miracle and Tragedy of the First Surviving Quintuplets Guest: Sarah Miller, author, "The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets" Yvonne, Marie, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie Dionne were the first quintuplets to survive past birth. Born on a farm in Ontario, their upbringing took a strange turn when the government assumed guardianship of them and then exploited them as a tourist attraction.   The Real Story of an Iconic American Family Guest: Jane Lancaster, Visiting Fellow, Brown University, and author, "Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth--A Life Beyond 'Cheaper by the Dozen'" Published in 1948, then adapted into several movies by the same name, "Cheaper by the Dozen" is an American favorite. While many think they know the story, few know the real history of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth and their 13 children.