Everything You Wanted To Know About Duck Sex

Premiere DateJun 8, 2017
Categories Media Politics Talk
00:00 Mic Break
01:13 High Beams Trevor Sensor
04:36 Duck Sex, with Dr. Richard Prum
31:15 Andy Warhol’s Dream Trevor Sensor
34:26 Send Off
34:38 The Money Gets Bigger Trevor Sensor
39:34 Finish

Today we’re talking with Dr. Richard Prum, an evolutionary ornithologist at Yale University. He studies bird sex and writes about the intersections of animal sex and human sexual politics. His book, The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — and Us, is on bookshelves now. We talk about finding answers about human reproductive politics in animal sex selection.

Taia Handlin is a fabulous Portland native currently working and writing in New York City. She received her BA in Gender Studies from Whitman College, where she spent four years amongst the onions of Walla Walla,…