Tesla, Depression Stories, Appleseed, Dog Hatred
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 339
- Jan 14, 2020 7:00 pm
- 1:41:15 mins
The Wizard's Story Guest: Bernie Carlson, Chair, Engineering and Society, Joseph L. Vaughan Professor of Humanities, Professor, History, Director, Engineering Business Programs, University of Virginia Tesla was an important contemporary of scientific greats such as Edison, Bell and Hertz. His motivation differed from Edison's, however, which might be why we know less about him. Depression Stories Guest: David A. Taylor, author, "The Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America" In the 1930s, the federal government sponsered unemployed teachers, writers, historians, and artists to create a comprehensive guide to the United States. Johnny Appleseed: The Eccentric Man Behind the Great American Legend Guest: Howard Means, journalist and author, "Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story" Johnny Appleseed, born John Chapman, was a pioneer of the American frontier, and and eccentric one at that. He's a larger-than-life figure with a story we've all helped to promote and expand. His history, though, is a bit more complicated than the Disney biopic lets on. If Dogs Are Man's Best Friend, Then Why Are Wild Dogs Man's Worst Enemy? Guest: Sy Montgomery, author, "How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals" Why is it that we hate wild dogs so much? They're so like our own dogs that they can even interbreed with them. The qualities that we hate so much in wild dogs we love in our own. Do we have a double standard when it comes to wild dogs? And what problems does our hatred of wild dogs cause?