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Welcome to Bestiary--that's Beast-ee-air-y--the bi-weekly podcast about humans interacting with other animals today, throughout history, and as far back as no one can remember.

Welcome to Bestiary--that's Beast-ee-air-y--the bi-weekly podcast about humans interacting with other animals today, throughout history, and as far back as no one can remember.
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United States

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Welcome to Bestiary--that's Beast-ee-air-y--the bi-weekly podcast about humans interacting with other animals today, throughout history, and as far back as no one can remember.

Twitter:

@Eric_Botts

Language:

English

Contact:

8143236307


Episodes

2.04 - The Island Wolves

12/13/2017
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Writer and environmentalist Kim Todd joins us to talk about her essay, published in July of 2017 by Orion Magazine, "The Island Wolves." In the mid-twentieth century, scientists began a study on Lake Michigan's Isle Royale, believing it to be a perfectly isolated, natural laboratory, in which they could study predator-prey relationships between wolves and moose, untainted by outside human influence. What they found would throw decades of scientific assumptions into disarray.

Duration:00:41:33

2.03 - Simple Coyote Math, Part 3

11/28/2017
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In the final installment of Simple Coyote Math, we take you into rural Idaho, where a coyote trap poisons a fourteen-year-old boy and his dog. And we round out the miniseries with two stories from Native American folklore.

Duration:00:30:03

Subject #037

3/6/2017
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In 1973, a chimpanzee was born and tattooed with the research number 037. Columbia University psycholinguist Herbert Terrace immediately adopted that chimp and placed him in the home of his former student, Stephanie LaFarge, who would be the chimp's first teacher of American Sign Language. In this new study, Terrace intended to push beyond what Allen and Beatrice Gardner had accomplished with Project Washoe, whose work played a significant role in this new project's inspiration. But this...

Duration:01:08:09

The Flesh and the Sprout

7/5/2016
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Welcome to Bestiary, the podcast about humans and other animals. I'm your host, Eric Botts, and since you've probably never heard of me, we've decided that I should use this episode to introduce myself and show you where I'm coming from with this podcast. So our first two episodes are about my ongoing decision, the one that I make on multiple occasions every day, of whether to eat animals. I promise, future episodes will not feature me preaching vegetarian morals. Rather, I hope to come...

Duration:00:18:29