The Origins of Storytelling with Professor Polly Wiessner

In this episode I’m joined by Professor Polly Weissner, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Utah and Arizona State University. Over the past forty years, she has conducted research among the !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. She is currently studying conversations and activities that take place after dark to understand how extending the day with firelight enhanced human sociality.