Redheads: From stereotypes to superpowers
Redheads. They smell better. They’re better at sensing temperature changes. They can handle more pain. (Those things are apparently all true.)
From being associated with witchcraft in the Middle Ages to being portrayed as hot-tempered or even soulless in our present popular culture, the red-haired continue to be seen as another kind of other.
This hour, in the era of Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran and Jessica Chastain and Amy Adams, a look at the myths and reality surrounding red hair.
- Jacky Colliss Harvey: Author of Red: A History of the Redhead
- Erin La Rosa: Creator of the blog Side of Ginger and author of The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair
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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired in a different form January 16, 2018.