Lucy Cooke

Season 7, Episode 7

On this week’s episode Robin and Josie are joined by writer and broadcaster Lucy Cooke to talk about her new book The Unexpected Truth About Animals. There’s tales of weird zoology, the grafting of monkey’s testicles, Will Self and Josie has a go at Aristotle.

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Reading List

Lucy recommends:

Testicular grafting from ape to man by Serge Voronoff

Pseudodoxia Epidemica by Thomas Browne

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Great Apes by Will Self

Money by Martin Amis

The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins

The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Robin recommends:

The Unexpected Truth About Animals by Lucy Cooke

What the Fuck Did I Do Last Night? by Rowland Rivron

Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky and Richard M. Powersy

Zona by Geoff Dyer

Cock and Bull by Will Self

Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography by Victoria Price

The Way of the Panda by Henry Nichols

Lonesome George by Henry Nichols

Sleepy Head by Henry Nichols

Josie recommends:

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

The Book of Dave by Will Self

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