Octopus Personalities, Safe Backpacking, Cathedral Spires

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 158

  • Apr 30, 2019 8:00 pm
  • 1:41:12 mins

The Soul of an Octopus Guest: Sy Montgomery, author, “The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness” Sy Montgomery has spent years literally soaking in the world of the octopus, and she shares the wonder of these smart, social creatures with us today. Backpacking the Safe Way Guest: Cordell M. Anderson, hiking guide and author, "The High Uinta Mountains: A Complete Guide to High Adventure in Utah's Alpine Wonderland"  Cordell Anderson is 84 and has been hiking for decades, but he didn't start out on his adventure to hike every drainage of the Uinta mountains until he was 67. We hear his story and get some tips on hiking safety for the young and the young-at-heart.  You can buy his book here. Historic Spires Guest: Rob Bork, Professor of Art History, University of Iowa, and author, "Great Spires: Skyscrapers of the New Jerusalem" We'll explore Notre Dame's famous spire that was lost in the tragic blaze. Then we'll branch out to assess what spires have meant to us throughout their relatively short architectural history, and why they draw our eyes, our attention, and our hearts.