May 7, 2001
In 1719 Peter the Great opened the first public natural history museum.  It featured, among other oddities, the pickled heads of Czar Peter and his wife Catherineís lovers, well, ex-lovers. Todd talks with Stephen Asma, Professor of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Humanities at Columbia College, about exhibits like Peterís Curiosity Cabinets.  His book is "Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums".

There's a new invention that rivals sliced bread... sliced peanut butter.  Food process engineer Danielle Bellmer talks with Todd about how she came up with the idea, how she's manufactured sliced peanut butter wrapped in cellophane, and its future on supermarket shelves.

Yi-Fu Tuan, Emeritus Professor at the University of Wisconsin, talks with Todd about human geography. He discusses the concept of geography and of place and space. He explains how we've attached cultural, physiological, and emotional characteristics to explain how humans interact with the Earth and with each other spiritually.

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