With a beak like a parrot, venom strong enough to dissolve flesh, and eight writhing tentacles, the octopus is among the most alien-looking of creatures.
On today’s show, a naturalist explores animal consciousness through the eyes of the incredible octopus. Plus, classical instruments through the eyes of musical rebels, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufield of Arcade Fire.
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In a new book, the naturalist and author Sy Montgomery explores whether she can reach across the divide that split the octopus and humans lineage more than half a billion years ago to discover whether octopuses have feelings, consciousness, or maybe even a soul. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Sy will be at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00pm, hosting All About Octopodes.
Looking to make the switch to a standing desk? With so many options to choose from, it may seem overwhelming, but New York Times “Wired Well” contributor Jennifer Jolly tried out a few and shared her findings. “Smart Desks to Keep You Moving.”