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Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

PRI and WNYC

Arts, Design, Visual Arts, Society & Culture, TV & Film

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The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

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Do Animals Have Culture?

December 11th, 2014

Episode 22 of 165 episodes

The old ad said “StarKist don’t want tunas with good taste — StarKist wants tuna that taste good.” But some animals may have good taste after all. Scientists are recognizing cultural traits and behaviors in a growing number of species. We’ll hear from an ornithologist whose radical new definition of art includes the activities of birds and flowers. We’ll travel back in time to when whale songs showed up on the pop charts, and find out how the whales themselves pick new songs. And we’ll visit a very special concert — wolves only.

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