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Man Against Horse

Man Against Horse

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This is a story about your butt. It’s a story about how you got your butt, why you have your butt, and how your butt might be one of the most important and essential things for you being you, for being human. 


Today, reporters Heather Radke and Matt Kielty talk to two researchers who followed the butt from our ancient beginnings, through millions of years of evolution, and all the way to today, out to a valley in Arizona, where our butts are put to the ultimate test.  


This episode was reported by Heather Radke and Matt Kielty and was produced by Matt Kielty, Rachael Cusick and Simon Adler. Sound design and mixing by Jeremy Bloom. Fact-checking by Dorie Chevlen.


Special thanks to Michelle Legro.


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Comments (5)

Nicole Hayes

why do they have 3 people to complete 1 sentence. so annoying. radiolab is overproduced.

Jan 23rd
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10 cent plague whereyouwerewhen

stolen story

Jan 9th
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Mohit Agarwal

never thought humans were meant for running and the start of human evolution is credit to able to run fast and for long for hunting

Jan 6th
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ncooty

Horses have a bit of an advantage in that race, given that they get to rest for those medical stops and not have it count against them. That'd be equivalent to having the humans stop at those medical stations and run on a treadmill for the same period of time that the horses rest.

Dec 29th
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