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Koko The Gorilla

1:20:05 | Jul 6th

4 recommendations
Mike tells Sarah about a very special ape and the very problematic humans around her. Digressions include video dating, "Biography" and the terrible terrible inventor of the telephone. We start with a...Show More

Recommendations

phocks recommended:Aug 4th

A really thought provoking chat here. Human language has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. We need to understand more about what is actually going on. This episode uncovers some of the flaws in animal science and should hopefully make you think about how cruel it can be in many cases.

I thought this episode was:

💛 Honest
🤔 Thought-provoking

mm recommended:Jul 24th

This was so good! Koko isn’t being canceled here but their humans totally are. I learned so much about the dark history of ASL and Alexander Graham Bell, badass Helen Keller, the obsession with teaching gorillas how to speak, Koko’s nipple fetish, and a boatload of fascinating info about weirdness i...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking
🕵️‍ Well-researched

rmmiller364 recommended:Jul 18th

Super interesting! I did think that they kind of glossed over Koko’s nipple fetish. I think that it’s even more important than they made it out to be and reveals a lot about the overall problems with the narrative about Koko. Here’s a good article from Slate: https://slate.com/technology/2018/06/kok...Show More

mmJul 24th

@rmmiller364 So interesting! Thanks for sharing!

dianebluegreen recommended:Jul 7th

I thought this episode was:

🤔 Thought-provoking
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