Genuine Fakes, Calling Bull, Silence
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 300
- Nov 18, 2019 9:00 pm
- 1:41:05 mins
How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff Guest: Lydia Pyne, author, “Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff” The "Spanish Forger" was quite successful in his or her day, but now the work of the Spanish Forger is collectible for its own value. What we can learn from the success of forgeries. Calling Bull Guests: Jevin West, Assistant Professor, Information, University of Washington; Carl Bergstrom, Professor, Biology, University of Washington Two professors at the University of Washington are on a mission to teach their students, and themselves, how to distinguish truth from fiction online. They started a class together to do just that. History of Silence Guest: Jane Brox, author, "Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives" Where has silence gone? Would we be satisfied if we got it? How the Swarming Bacteria in Your Gut Might Save a Life (originally aired May 22, 2019) Guest: Justin O’Sullivan, Associate Director for Research, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland Ever wanted to be a super hero? In our world, of flightless and fragile humans, that may not be possible—for you. Your fecal matter, on the other hand, might just have super powers.