Carole Travis-Henikoff is an author, businesswoman, rancher and independent scholar specializing in Paleoanthropology the study of human origins. She has given lectures on Paleo-anthropology at Loyola University (Chicago) and Rush University Medical Center (Chicago), and has taught anthropology to grammar, middle, and high school students. She sits on the board of directors for The Stone Age Institute. Her independent studies have taken her from the American Museum of Natural History to the Institute of Human Origins to Madrid, Spain and Oaxaca, Mexico. She worked with the Getty Conservation team on the conservation of artifacts at the Cairo museum in Egypt, and participated in an archeological dig alongside Desmond Clark, Tim White, Nicholas Toth, and Kathy Schick under the auspices of the Institute of Human Origins. She divides her time between Chicago, Illinois, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
During the first two hours of the show, comedian, actor and musician Harry Shearer joined Ian Punnett for a discussion about his life, career, and a variety of other topics. Shearer spoke about his early work on the The Jack Benny Program and the influence of actor Mel Blanc, who voiced many Looney Tunes animated characters, as well as corrected some erroneous biographical information on IMDB.com.He discussed his film Teddy Bears' Picnic, a parody of the Bohemian Grove conspiracy. Shearer said he was invited to be a guest at the Grove and was allowed to research at the Bohemian Club in San Francisco. In his opinion, Bohemian Grove is a place where the elite go to recreate "their sophomore year in college." Shearer also talked about his new album, Songs of the Bushmen, a political satire of the Bush Administration.CannibalismIn the last half the program, author and independent scholar Carole Travis-Henikoff discussed her research into the taboo subject of cannibalism. Ac ... More »Host: Ian Punnett