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Wild Thing

Wild Thing

Author: Foxtopus Ink

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Believe in Bigfoot? Think it’s total BS? Host Laura Krantz spent a year in the woods and in the lab, trying to answer that question. What she found might surprise even the staunchest non-believer.

This legendary creature represents a mystery that still captures our imaginations and Sasquatch is as popular now as it’s ever been. Companies market Bigfoot-themed goods: beer, television shows, bikes, coffee, socks... erotica. People slap “I believe” bumper stickers on their cars and kayaks and binge-watch Bigfoot-themed reality shows.

Part of this is tongue-in-cheek—Bigfoot as hipster accessory. But many people take Sasquatch seriously. Very seriously. Primatologists, naturalists, academics—perfectly rational people who swear to his existence and know he (she? it?) is real. Veteran public radio producer Laura Krantz has met them. Wild Thing is Laura’s journey into the world of Bigfoot, introducing us to the true believers and the I-want-to-believers, while seeking to explore why this creature ignites our imaginations, where that fascination comes from, and why it persists.
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Comments (3)

Christopher Rohr

Very nice presentation and format.

Nov 14th

Chad Robinson

Enjoying the podcast. Keep up the good work.

Nov 5th

Jeff Totten

Remember listening to Laura Krantz on NPR and always enjoyed her segments. When I saw the podcast I grinned because of the subject matter, but I also saw Ms Krantz's name. I decided to listen. Excellent for anyone who has ever thought of a large furry beast roaming the countrysides. Keep them coming.

Nov 4th
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