Wild Ones Live, on 99% Invisible

Listening to people looking at people looking at animals. Host Roman Mars describes it thus:

What you need to know about Wild Ones is that it’s not a book about nature. It’s a book about how we value nature and try fit it into our modern lives. Wild Ones is about the cutesy stuffed animals, the eco-tours, and the byzantine methods of conservation that evolve when our experience with wild life goes from something natural to something designed. Human-animal interaction has become a designed experience and the story of that transition, as the title of the book suggests, is sometimes dismaying and weirdly reassuring.

The folksy music from Black Prairie really makes it. I’m into “Dawn Departure, Jefferson County” myself.