This press release was sent to me from Minnesota Atheists:

2009 is the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and 150th year of this book On the Origin of Species.

We’re celebrating by talking with Dr. Greg Laden, biological anthropologist, U of M. If you haven’t met Dr. Laden, you can get to know him through his nationally known blog. There you’ll find “Congo Memoirs.” his hilarious, hair raising, in-the-wild adventures while doing REAL science.

Similar to 19th century explorers Darwin and Wallace, Dr. Laden writes about tangling with the wild beasts (pythons), disease (malaria), and pirates (real pirates) while deciphering how the world works – we know it as Evolution.

One hundred fifty years after The Origin some of the issues are the same. Our 21st century scientist, Dr. Laden, will give us new insights into how radical the theory was, what’s new in our understanding of it and what to watch for in the future.

Also, on the first segment of the show is a conversation with Don Luce, curator of exhibits at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Don will talk about the Darwin Day party on Feb. 12th at the Museum, the multimedia presentations by U of M scientists and the exhibit of Frans Lanting’s photography.

Produced by the Minnesota Atheists. Directed by “Tangled Up in Blue Guy” Mike Haubrich. Host Stephanie Zvan. Guest Interviewer Fellman Studios‘ Lynn Fellman


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  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    February 7, 2009

    It sounds like a cool show! I’ll be listening, for sure!


  2. #2 McDawg
    February 7, 2009


    Go Greg….

    Last weeks show with Bora and Stephanie was great so I’ll certainly be tuning in again, from Scotland!!

  3. #3 dikken
    February 7, 2009

    Thanks for letting us know about this!

    I’ll try to catch the streamed audio, but in case I miss some of it, I have also subscribed to the podcast (and have downloaded several of the past ‘casts) – thanks for the links.