This Mother’s Day weekend, the public broadcasting space brings us stories about crying, conflict, and cooperation - everything required for a good Mother’s Day brunch.
Go hug your Mom.
RadioLab: Why Cry?
The author of Why Humans Like to Cry weighs in on the bodily fluid we value most.
Monkey Moms - cute, but not cooperative.
Science Friday: The Myth of Multitasking
We suggest hiring a retired Israeli commando to guard your iPhone while listening to this piece. Otherwise, the temptation to tweet about how this is “so you” may be too much to bear.
This interview will be available after 4PM on Friday, 5/10.
NPR’s Ted Radio Hour: Is Conflict Good for Progress?
It probably is. What do you wanna do about it?!
NPR Science: Could You Talk To A Caveman? Scientists Say It’s Possible
Try talking about saliva. Humans have had a word for “to spit” for more than 10,000 years.
NPR Ted Radio Hour: Making Mistakes
Great news, guys - mistakes can be used for good.
NOVA: The Evolution of Motherhood
From an evolutionary perspective, we humans can thank Moms for giving us the capacity to cooperate.