"My Alien Life"
Cameron Brauer Interviews Richard Currier
on his 'extraterrestrial life' podcast
On June 13th I was the guest of Cameron Brauer, who interviewed me on his twice-weekly podcast, “My Alien Life.”
The wide-ranging interview was a discussion of my latest book, UNBOUND: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human and Brought Our World to the Brink.
Cameron's background in anthropology and archaeology gave him a unique perspective as an interviewer, and his numerous challenging and relevant questions resulted in a particularly lively and fascinating discussion.
The entire interview is available on line at any of the following sites:
"Relevant or Irrelevant?"
An Interview with Richard Currier on Radio Station KALA
Last October I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Richard Sweet, Dave Baker, and a panel of historians on public radio station KALA, broadcasting from St. Ambrose
University in Davenport, Iowa. The interview was the subject of their weekly world history
discussion program, “Relevant or Irrelevant?”
A panel of four historians and I engaged in a unique and far-ranging discussion about UNBOUND: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink.
The two-part interview can be accessed on line via the links below.
Part One (main interview): https://soundcloud.com/david-baker-71/roi-292
Part Two (follow-up interview): https://soundcloud.com/kalaradio/roi-292-website-segment
Here are some of the questions the panel came up with:
· What are the eight technologies highlighted in UNBOUND?
· Why exactly did prehistoric hominids adopt two-legged locomotion?
· Why did hominids lose the long, sharp canine teeth typical of other primates?
· How did fire and cooking affect the evolution of the human brain?
· How did language make possible the invention of agriculture?
· What is the endgame for the future of humanity?
"Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality,
and 21st Century Archaeology"
Dr. Joseph Schuldenrein interviews Richard Currier
on his popular VoiceAmerica science program
Not long after the publication of UNBOUND, I was the guest of Dr. Joseph Schulderein on his popular VoiceAmerica Radio show, "Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality, and 21st Century Archaeology."
Dr. Schuldenrein proved to be a penetrating and well-informed interviewer whose many pointed questions yielded one of the best interviews recorded so far about UNB OUND.
The full interview is available via the following link: