Science meets storytelling in this brilliant BBC radio series exploring the mystery and astounding complexity of the natural world
'Mindboggling in the best possible way' Independent.ie
Presenters Becky Ripley and Emily Knight mull over a multitude of bewildering and brain-teasing questions as they try to make sense of what we humans are all about - with a little help from some other species. What can the swirling patterns in a starling murmuration tell us about the way our ideas spread? Can ants teach us anything about avoiding a pandemic? And how could a brainless, single-cell slime mould help to solve our trickiest problems?
Journeying into the realms of philosophy, they break down the illusion of self via the humble sea sponge, examine individualism through the colonial Portuguese man o' war and find out who controls our thoughts and actions - us, or the creatures living inside us... They also take lessons in love and fidelity from the tiny vole, discover what dog poo can teach us about navigation, and investigate the diversity of the gender spectrum, aided by birds, bees, angler fish and dragon lizards.
Packed with staggering facts about the animal kingdom - and ourselves - this amazing series will blow your mind and open your eyes to the astonishing wonders of nature.
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