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What our monsters say about us

A bronze statue created by Benvenuto of Perseus holding the head of Medusa.
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A bronze statue of Perseus holding the head of Medusa, created by Benvenuto Cellini in 1554.

This hour, a look at misunderstood monsters, why humans create monsters in the first place, and the benefits of hearing a monster’s perspective.

Plus, we learn more about Medusa and talk to a researcher who studied purported yeti samples to find the animal behind the myth.

GUESTS:

  • Natalie Haynes: A writer and broadcaster; her newest book is Stone Blind
  • Charlotte Lindqvist: Associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo
  • Asa Simon Mittman: Professor of art and art history at California State University, Chico

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired February 8, 2023.

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Lily is the senior producer for The Colin McEnroe Show. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show Next. Lily can be reached at ltyson@ctpublic.org.