Man's Best Friend (originally aired on May 29, 2020)
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 498
- May 30, 2020 6:00 pm
- 50:38 mins
How do Dogs Love Us? Guest: Clive Wynne, Professor, Psychology, and Director, Canine Science Collaboratory, Arizona State University, and author, "Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You" Unlike other animals, dogs can bond with multiple species, which makes them excellent pets. They make good hunting partners, of course, as do wolves. The only difference is that wolves won't share their kills with you. The Dog Mayor of Idyllwild Guest: Phyllis Meuller, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Max Mueller Maximus Mighty-Dog Meuller II has been serving loyally as the Mayor of Idyllwild for five years. Impressive for a golden retriever who is only five-and-a-half years old. 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?