The Dr Susan Block Show

Bedside Chat 25: “Survival of the Friendliest” with Dr. Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods on The Dr. Susan Block Show

August 13, 2021

Warning: Explicit Conversations About Politics, Culture, & Sexuality

Is your dog smarter than you? 
Can bonobos show you how to share your love? 
And what did Darwin really mean by “Survival of the Fittest”? That only the strong survive in the race to the top? Or does “fittest” really mean friendliest and, in a way, sexiest? If so, what does that say about the history and precarious future of humanity?

In this fascinating, fun, science-rich Bedside Chat of the Coronapocalypse (#25), I interview Duke University Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, Dr. Brian Hare, & award-winning journalist/research scientist, Vanessa Woods (married bonobo and dog experts whom I’ve known over ten years!) about their amazing new book “Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity.”

Learn the natural, evolutionary secrets of our closest Great Ape cousins, the Make-Love-Not-War bonobos, and our four-legged best friends, our very own amazing dogs, that will help you be a friendlier, sexier, more peaceful and sustainable human being… AND help save the world from imminent Anthropocene dissolution!

Also featuring Chico the Pomeranian Power Puppy, Congo the Retired Service Dog (Golden Lab Mix) and a lot of friendly bonobos in the wild, at Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary and in the San Diego Zoo.


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