Believe in Bigfoot? Think it's total BS? Host Laura Krantz spent a year in the woods and in the lab, trying to answer that question. What she found might surprise even the staunchest non-believer. This legendary creature represents a mystery that still captures our imaginations and Sasquatch is as popular now as it's ever been. Part of this is tongue-in-cheek--Bigfoot as hipster accessory. But many people take Sasquatch seriously--perfectly rational people who swear to its existence. Why does this creature ignite our imagination? Where does that fascination come from? And why does it persist?
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Wild Thing, a new podcast about our collective fascination with Bigfoot - even if we're not sure it exists. Coming October 2.
Episode 1: Grover
Laura Krantz is a veteran public radio editor and producer. So how did she end up in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, eyeballing some giant ground nests... that might have been made by Bigfoot? You can place the blame squarely on the shoulders of a guy named Grover. He was a tenured professor of anthropology at Washington State University and one of world's preeminent experts on Sasquatch. And it turns out that Grover is also Laura's long-lost cousin. How could she not do a story about this guy? https://baboontothemoon.com/
Episode 2: Distant Relatives or Kissing Cousins?
Just what is Bigfoot? Descendant of ancient apes? Close human ancestor? Evolution might hold the answer to this question. Homo sapiens may rule the planet now but once upon a time, we weren't the only hominid creatures walking around. Who's to say that Bigfoot wasn't--and still isn't--among us? We talk to evolution experts and anthropologists, including Ian Tattersall, curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. https://baboontothemoon.com/
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