Smarty Pants Podcast

The Fox in the Big House

Soviets, poetry, and foxes, oh my!

By Stephanie Bastek | April 20, 2017
Courtesy University of Chicago Press
Courtesy University of Chicago Press


Lee Alan Dugatkin on the world’s cutest science experiment, which transformed wild foxes into cuddlebugs; Ellen Lagemann’s case for college in prisons; and an underground poetry reading promoting this weekend’s March for Science.

Go beyond the episode:

• The Science Stanzas curated by Jane Hirshfield for the March for Science
• Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut’s How to Tame a Fox
• Ellen Lagemann’s Liberating Minds and the Bard Prison Initiative
• Read more about Stalin’s geneticist henchman, Trofim Lysenko, in our review of Stalin and the Scientists
• Our first subterranean segment, from our third (!) episode

Tune in every two weeks to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.

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