Animal senses, Meaning of life

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An author shares his new book on how animals sense the world around us and why it matters to humans. Then, a philosopher joins us to explore how people have found new sources of meaning in their lives.

Featured in this Show

  • What animals can sense, and why we should care

    A science writer takes us on a whirlwind tour of the world — as animals experience it through their enhanced, and restricted, senses.

  • How Americans view of the meaning of life has changed

    How Americans find meaning in their lives changed over the last four years, according to two Pew Research Center surveys. We talk with a philosopher about how and why people find meaning in their lives.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Ed Yong Guest
  • Andrew Taggart Guest

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