Love + Evolution: Live in Madison

The Majestic Theater in Madison

Jim Gill (WPR)

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Original Air Date: 
February 26, 2017

There’s arguably no greater mystery than who we fall for. Why do some romances fizzle out, while others flourish, and grow into lifelong companionship?  What can science reveal about lust, romance, and compassion? In a live show recorded onstage from the Majestic Theater in Madison, To the Best of Our Knowledge, in partnership with the Center for Humans and Nature, explored the science of love.

Carin Bondar
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Biologist Carin Bondar has devoted her career to exploring the myriad ways animals mate in the wild, and shared a few of the ingenious ways animals find each other, breed, and rear offspring.

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7:51
Dasha Kelly Hamilton
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Performer Dasha Kelly Hamilton explains why all women need to be intimately familiar with the challenge and thrill of catching a fly.

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5:19
Love in 36 Questions
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Can you fall in love with anyone?  Maybe, if you ask the right questions.

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5:42
Anne Strainchamps and Lisa Diamond
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Psychologist Lisa Diamond offers a radical new understanding of sexual orientation, arguing that it’s much more fluid than previously believed.

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12:24
Esteban Touma
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Comedian Esteban Touma reflects on love and marriage, and reveals how squirrels explain the mysteries of evolution.

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5:34
Steve Paulson, Jeff Schloss and David Sloan Wilson
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Evolutionary biologists Jeff Schloss and David Sloan Wilson joined Steve Paulson to explore how group selection can explain altruism.

Length: 
18:56
Asumaya
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Our musical guest for this hour, Asumaya, talks about how one person can play the music of a full band.

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Last modified: 
February 07, 2018