Beauty and the Butt: A look ‘back’ at our complicated relationship with butts
Whether we love or loathe our butt is deeply influenced by race, gender, and whether the shape and size of our butt is in or out of style.
This hour, a look ‘back’ at the science, history, and culture of butts, including how it took on so much meaning beyond its basic function and why it’s so hard to find pants that fit.
- Heather Radke: Contributing editor and reporter at Radiolab and the author of Butts: A Backstory
- Alex Bartlett: Co-owner of Planet Pepper and a costume supervisor for television and theater
- Vincent Cuccia: Co-owner of Planet Pepper; he teaches public relations at the City University of New York
- Shomara Garcia: CEO and founder of Muneca Private Care Recovery Services and a licensed massage therapist
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Colin McEnroe, Cat Pastor, Lily Tyson, and Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show.