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Ep. 385: A Wild New World

Ep. 385: A Wild New World

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Topics discussed: Jani negging Steve; the giant moose paddle that Steve's gonna make into a chair for his kid; how to get stuff from Alaska to the Lower 48; Dan Flores' brilliant new book, "Wild New World," is available; starting a story 66 million years ago; wiping the slate clean with a big asteroid; striking at a shallow angle; when extinctions stopped for 10,000 years; flightless birds as the first things to go; a haunting chicken memory from your childhood; where religious theology meets theories of extinction; cooking penguin eggs for breakfast; "too wild" for civilization; the fur desert; killing animals as a geopolitical idea; market capitalism wiping out the buffalo; the east coast prairie chicken; the ivory bill's toy trumpet cry; how Dan makes quick work of the mountain men; how our Neanderthal ancestors were more carnivorous than wolves; wishing to know an entire heaven and earth; and more.

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