I didn't have time to talk about the bonobo research during last week's podcast, but today I recorded a very interesting interview with Dr. Stuart Shanker, co-author of The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved From Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans.
This episode will be available on March 8th. I plan to include lots of links and references. In the meantime, thanks for all the email feedback. I have actually gotten requests to make the podcast longer, but it will probably stay in the 20-35 minute range. I wish I could put it out every week, but my other podcast, Books and Ideas, comes out on the alternate weeks. I hope you will check it out. This week I ventured into a new area -- politics -- which I usually try to avoid.