The Only Thing Stranger than a Medieval Bestiary Is a Modern One

The Only Thing Stranger than a Medieval Bestiary Is a Modern One

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 808 , Segment 2

Episode: Fantastic Beasts (originally aired on May 7, 2020)

  • Jan 1, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 22:15 mins

The animals we know of today are every bit as extraordinary as those imagined in medieval bestiaries, but they're real, and we have a responsibility to protect these living fantastical beasts. Our sense of wonder must be tempered with a sense of responsibility, according to Henderson. Guest: Caspar Henderson, author, "A New Map of Wonders: A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels," and "The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary"