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36 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Frans de Waal. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Frans de Waal, often where they are interviewed.

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36 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Frans de Waal. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Frans de Waal, often where they are interviewed.

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Room For Discussion x UvA Radio: Frans De Waal

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Life is pretty weird when you really think about it. Why do we get sad? Why are there differences between people? What is everything even for, and how do we fit into the larger picture? Frans de Waal knows a lot about apes, and we all know a lot about ourselves, so how can we reconcile the two? Are there a lot of truths that we can discover about ourselves when we look at our more attractive cousins: Bonobos, Chimpanzees, and Rhesus? In one hour, we hope to talk about the meaning of life, morality, nature vs nurture, free will, and all the good stuff with Frans de Waal.

Jun 15 2020

54mins

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All About Books: “Mama’s Last Hug” by Frans de Waal

All About Books | NET Radio
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Frans de Waal spent four decades at the forefront of animal research looking at primate intelligence and now, their emotions. In his new book, “Mama’s Last Hug” he explores the rich emotional lives of animals.

May 13 2020

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Our Inner Ape by Frans de Waal | Summary | Free Audiobook

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If you’ve ever wanted to unlock the moral, sexual, and evolutionary origins of your inner ape, leading primatologist Frans de Waal’s analysis can take you on a revolutionary journey.

We’re all familiar with the evolutionary principle which posits that humans evolved from primates, but de Waal uses his expertise in primatology to explore this concept in greater detail. Arguing that humans are just as closely related to the gentle bonobo species as their aggressive counterparts, the Chimpanzees, de Waal compares and contrasts the two primates and argues that their lifestyles and sexual behavior has a great deal to teach us about the origins of human morality.

Feb 07 2020

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Primatologist Frans De Waal Explores What Humans Can Learn From Animal Emotions

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Atlanta-based author and primatologist Frans de Waal has observed animal behavior for 40 years. He's since challenged prevailing scientific notions of animals as stimulus response machines. His new book, Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions, details findings on jealousy and reconciliation.

Aug 27 2019

48mins

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Frans de Waal on What Chimps Can Teach Us About Ourselves

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Do animals have emotions? What can we learn from them about family, friendships, and stable relationships? A surprising amount. Frans de Waal began studying chimpanzees when he was a student. He's the director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta where he studies the social lives of chimpanzees and what they can tell us about ourselves.

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Jul 16 2019

45mins

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Cross Section: Frans de Waal – Science Weekly podcast

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What can we learn from chimps when it comes to politics and power? Ian Sample meets the leading primatologist Prof Frans de Waal of Emory University to discuss good leadership and what we can learn from our closest living relatives.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Jun 07 2019

28mins

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Frans de Waal's "Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions And What They Tell Us About Ourselves"

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Maria speaks with renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal about his book "Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves" which is on the New York Times Bestseller List! Basically, animals experience and act on emotions just like we do.

Apr 03 2019

21mins

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Frans de Waal, primatologist and author, most recently, of “Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves”

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Dr. Frans de Waal—the primatologist, ethologist, and prolific author, most recently of “Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves”—cites some stories from the new book, […]

Apr 03 2019

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188. Frans de Waal (primatologist) – You're such a social animal

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When I was a kid, there used to be a TV commercial for this series of animal videos you could order that were basically nothing but killing and sex. The tagline was “Find out why we call them . . . ANIMALS”!

“Wait a minute . . .“ I used to think: “That’s not why we call them animals. Also, we’re animals too, aren’t we? What exactly are you trying to say?”

That video series was a cynical cash grab, but it’s not too far removed from how science has approached animal research, with some very recent exceptions. Generosity? Empathy? Happiness? Reconciliation? These rich emotions and prosocial behaviors were for humans. The animal kingdom was about dominance, survival, and the right to reproduce.

Hey, it was a jungle out there.

My guest today, primatologist Frans de Waal, has spent decades gathering field and laboratory evidence that the line between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom is very blurry indeed, and that emotions are the deep connective tissue across species. His wonderful new book MAMA’S LAST HUG will help you find out, once and for all, why they call us…ANIMALS.

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Mar 30 2019

51mins

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The viral video of the chimpanzee Mama embracing her friend—biologist Jan van Hooff—one final time before her death touched the hearts of millions. Renowned biologist Frans de Waal captured the essence of that story in Mama’s Last Hug, asserting that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy. De Waal made his way to Town Hall’s stage for a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals. He offered the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have, and the same is true for our emotions. He discussed facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and—of course—Mama’s life and death. Join de Waal for a story that opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, and a shared message of continuity between us and other species.

Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. He has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and he is the author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, among many other works. He is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University’s Psychology Department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Recorded live at Seattle First Baptist Church by Town Hall Seattle on March 19, 2019. 

Mar 25 2019

1hr 24mins

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