The sensory world of animals; Motherhood as social change


Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from previous weeks, as well as new program elements specially paced for the weekends. Our weekend show focuses on interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes clips from studio concerts. This week:

Human sensory experience is limited. Travel the world animals know: In his new book, A huge worldscience writer Ed Yong explores the diversity of perception in the animal world, including echolocation, magnetic fields, and ultraviolet vision.

Age is just a number in Sundance hits “Leo Grande” and “Cha Cha Real Smooth”: Emma Thompson stars as an older woman who hires a young sex worker in Good luck to you, Leo Grande. Dakota Johnson is a single mother who was wooed by a recent college grad in Cha Cha really smooth.

Raising children is “essential work”. It is also lonely, exhausting and expensive: In her book, author Angela Garbes argues that child-rearing work has always been undervalued and underpaid in the United States. Then came the pandemic, and everything became more difficult.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

Human sensory experience is limited. Travel the world animals know

Age Is Just a Number in Sundance Hits ‘Leo Grande’ and ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’

Raising children is “essential work”. It’s also lonely, exhausting and expensive

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