Milk and Economics, Prehistoric Baby Bottles, Beast So Fierce
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 267
- Oct 3, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:41:10 mins
Drink Milk? Conquer the World! Guest: Justin Cook, Assistant Professor, Economics, UC Merced Milk, or more accurately the ability to digest it, possibly led to Europe's economic prosperity and their colonization of the globe. Prehistoric Sippy Cups Guest: Julie Dunne, Biomolecular Archaeologist, University of Bristol Prehistoric parents used sippy cups in animal shapes, not unlike our plastic versions. Chernobyl's Untold Story (originally aired May 16, 2019) Guest: Adam Higginbotham, author, "Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster" Everyone who’s gotten past 8th grade has heard of Chernobyl and the accident at the nuclear power plant. But author Adam Higginbotham introduces a new perspective on what happened there, telling stories that have literally never been told before. Hear the Elephants (originally aired August 6, 2019) Guest: Joyce Poole, elephant ethologist, conservationsist, and Co-Director, ElephantVoices Joyce Poole can translate elephant-speak and she provides insight into how they feel about their interactions with humans, both in the wild and in captivity. How successful are efforts to save them and their habitats? The Man-Eating Tiger of Champawat Guest: Dane Huckelbridge, author, “No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History” The Champawat tiger killed approximately 436 people, and was eventually killed by Jim Corbett, who went on to become a legendary slayer of man-killers. But the tiger was a man-made monster, and this is really a story about what our relationship with our world should be.