This is the summary...
How do you tell the difference between a sea change and a ripple in the water? Is a peacenik baboon, a man in a dress, or a cuddly fox a sign of things to come? Or just a flukey outlier from the norm? Is there ever really even a norm? In this hour we examine three stories that reframe our sense of normalcy.
But I was more drawn in by this part in the show...
Here's the question: Will humans ever stop fighting wars once and for all?
Man on street: "No. Because of greed, and one-ups-manship..."
This question is not just about war. It's about something really basic. Do we feel like we can change who we are?
Anyway, the show starts off with this guy who has asked this question for years. His study has proven that we used to be a lot more optimistic. Back in the 80's, only 1 in 3 thought war was inevitable. Today, 9 out of 10 people think war is inevitable. And why do they think this? It's in our genes, it's human nature, is always the answer. And the narrators ask, if we've inherited something, are we stuck?... Or can we change? If we make the right choices...?
So listen on, and if you're like me, you will love it.
About what I just described above, and uses an abrupt change of what's known to be an age old behavior in male baboons as an example.
About a transvestite elected mayor in a very conservative town.
About what actually happens when wild animals get domesticated.