Podcast Episodes featuring Richard Wrangham

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How Cooking Made Us Human with Professor Richard Wrangham

Bridging the Gaps: A Portal for Curious Minds - July 20, 2019 22:12 - 43 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
Humans are the only animals that cook their food. One of the implications of cooking food, as noted by Oliver Goldsmith is, “of all other animals we spend the least time in eating”. In a ground-breaking theory of our origins, primatologist Richard Wrangham argues that the shift from raw to cooked...

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61. Dr. Richard Wrangham — The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution

The Michael Shermer Show - April 10, 2019 03:55 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 361 ratings
We Homo sapiens can be the nicest of species and also the nastiest. What occurred during human evolution to account for this paradox? What are the two kinds of aggression that primates are prone to, and why did each evolve separately? How does the intensity of violence among humans compare with ...

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Bonus Ep! The Goodness Paradox, The Full Interview with Richard Wrangham

What and Why with Max Roth - February 18, 2019 07:00 - 48 minutes ★★★★★ - 9 ratings
The whole interview with Richard Wrangham, biological anthropologist and author of The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution, in which I was trying too hard to prove I'd done my homework and didn't explain things very well. Wrangham himself is b...

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Episode 249: Catching Fire with Professor Richard Wrangham

Cooking Issues - May 03, 2016 16:54 - 56 minutes ★★★★ - 405 ratings
On this week's episode of I, Dave speaks with Richard Wrangham, a British primatologist. Wrangham is co-director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project, the long-term study of the Kanyawara chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda. He is known predominantly for his work in the ecology of primate so...

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Richard Wrangham - Rediscovering Fire

Point of Inquiry - August 27, 2010 23:24 - 31 minutes ★★★★★ - 758 ratings
This is a show about evolution—but not, for once, about the evolution wars. Instead, it concerns one of the most intriguing ideas to emerge in quite some time about the evolution of humans. In his much discussed book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrang...