It’s almost exactly 150 years since On the Origin of Species was published, so for this week’s show we decided to put evolution to the test. We learned a lot of cool facts in producing this hour: did you know the human species was nearly extinct — dwindling to just 2,000 people — 70,000 years ago? And if you ever worried about genetic engineering going awry, don’t miss the amazing sci-fi short story we commissioned from writer Lydia Millet.
All our brainstorming for this show got me thinking about a favorite old TV program with an all-chimp cast. But this week’s Studio 360 didn’t have room for this particular pop culture reference, so our blog is where my love for Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution will live.
- Michele Siegel