Upcoming Interview with Stuart Shanker

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    No that's not Dr. Shanker! Its Kanzi, the famous bonobo that is mentioned in The First Idea  (Brain Science Podcast #6).

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.