Ever poked at roadkill? Watched videos of exploding whales? Drooled over a curio cabinet full of claws & bones? Peered into a jar with a pickled toad? Then this one is for you. Arguably the world's most famous comparative anatomist (and pretty-much-also functional morphologist) Dr. Joy Reidenberg pulls up a chair at Mt. Sinai Hospital to talk about her fascinating backstory, exploding whales, taxidermied chipmunks, dead toadfish, animal's weird anatomy and its function and how it might help human health. She is absolutely amazing and you will become obsessed with her work.
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Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris
Theme song by Nick Thorburn
Some links which may be of interest:
The 411 on “Mythical Beasts”
His Heighness….uhhh, Vint Cerf