Episode 7: Is the Standard History of Domestication Wrong?

In the 7th episode of In Plain English, expert Grace Ward and guests Caitlin Murphy and Marc Blanc discuss why the history of domestication we think we know is wrong, and what that says about our world today.

If you want to learn more about this topic, check out the book The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow.

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Editor’s Note: At around the 10 minute mark, Grace states that “anatomically modern” humans have been around for 1.5 million years. The correct figure is closer to 300,000 years.

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  1. Marilyn Johnston says:

    Another interesting episode, Jamie! I was caught by the process view of the dog thing thing..
    Alan Watts had a saying something on the order of: every single creature on earth “thinks” of itself as ” human”, meaning the center of the world by way of through some sort of subjectivity, if not agency or intention, per se…Anyway, yours is my podcast of the month.


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