Ed Yong on the wondrous world of animal senses

Host: Benjamin Thompson

Hello everybody, Benjamin Thompson right here. Welcome to episode considered one of Nature hits the books, a brand new present the place I’ll be chatting with authors about their new science books. For this primary episode, I reached out to a pal of mine, the science journalist Ed Yong. Ed is a employees author at The Atlantic and in 2021 he gained the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for his protection of the COVID-19 pandemic. His second ebook has simply been printed. It’s known as An Immense World, and it takes a deep dive into the sensory world of animals, and I caught up with him on the cellphone to search out out a bit extra about it. We chatted a couple of bunch of issues, together with how our human-centric view of the world has restricted our understanding of animal senses, easy methods to conceptualise – not to mention write down – what it is likely to be wish to be an electrical area delicate fish, and what bees may make of us blushing. We do cowl some floor. Ed, hello. Thanks for becoming a member of me.

Ed Yong

Thanks, Ben. Good to speak to you once more.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

It’s nice to talk to you too. And I’ll say, the final time I noticed you was really at your marriage ceremony. That was, what, three years in the past now? And loads has occurred since then, I feel we are able to each agree.

Ed Yong

Sure, I imply, three chronological years, however I really feel like I’ve aged a number of lifetimes in that point.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

Yeah, I imply, the pandemic has been your beat now for a while, proper? However I feel individuals who adopted your work will possibly know you from overlaying animal oddities, I may say, which you probably did for a very long time earlier than the pandemic. Why is now the time so that you can return to that world and write a ebook about, nicely, the huge range of animal senses. Was it one thing of a palate cleanser for you, would you say?

Ed Yong

Sure and no. So, the actual reply is that this was the undertaking that I used to be engaged on when the pandemic began. I’d provide you with the concept for this ebook. It simply completely matches with all the pieces I’ve been thinking about for the whole lot of my life and profession, and I went on ebook go away from my day job at The Atlantic in October of 2019, with the purpose of writing the ebook in about ten months. And about midway by means of that, all the pieces went to…. and I used to be compelled to return to work. I then went on ebook go away once more initially of 2021 to complete the ebook in the course of two bursts of pandemic reporting. So, the ebook very a lot was a palate cleanser. 9 months of reporting on COVID is gruelling, draining, demoralising work, and returning to this matter, which is joyful and magical and wondrous, was a much-needed salve for my soul within the midst of all of that.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

I imply, I don’t learn about you, Ed, however actually for me, I might say that my world shrank prior to now few years, and I assume how huge your world is and what you may understand actually looks as if a central theme to this ebook.

Ed Yong

Yeah.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

And particularly, I assume, how animals’ worlds differ based on their sensory capabilities, and this centres across the umwelt, and that was popularised within the 1900s, I assume. Possibly you possibly can inform us a bit about that?

Ed Yong

So, the umwelt idea was popularised by a German zoologist named Jakob von Uexküll, and I’ve in all probability fully bastardised the pronunciation of that title, so apologies to German listeners. I did my finest. So, the phrase ‘umwelt’ comes from the German phrase for atmosphere, however von Uexküll didn’t use it to imply an animal’s bodily atmosphere – the precise tangible environment that it finds itself in. He used it to imply an animal’s sensory atmosphere – the perceptual world that that animal inhabits. He recognised that each species has its personal set of sights and smells and sounds and textures that it will probably understand, and that is likely to be very completely different from what one other creature can understand. The instance that he used was the tick – a blood-sucking invertebrate – and it’s delicate to the warmth of a human physique, the contact of hair on the pores and skin, the odor of butyric acid that may reveal the presence of a human. Most different issues that we are able to sense, like gentle and color, should not a part of the tick’s umwelt. However equally, there are numerous different issues that aren’t a part of the human umwelt that different animals can sense, like electrical fields, magnetic fields, ultraviolet gentle and so forth. So, the umwelt concept is about how all that we understand – despite the fact that it seems like all there’s to understand – is in actual fact only a tiny sliver of the fullness of actuality. And I feel you’re proper that over the pandemic there was this sense of our worlds constricting and get narrower. However von Uexküll imagined the power to consider the umwelts of different creatures as an act of journey. The primary time he wrote about it, he pitched his ebook as a kind of travelogue, and that’s how I take into consideration my ebook too. It has allowed me to go on these imaginative adventures at a time when bodily I’m transferring about much less in house than I used to.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

I imply, this concept again within the 1900s then appears remarkably, I don’t need to say perceptive as a result of I’m going to have numerous these puns, I’m certain, however on the time, in comparison with I suppose what researchers knew about animals within the early 1900s?

Ed Yong

Proper, I feel lots of people had been desirous about the senses of different animals for a very long time. You may learn all the best way again to Aristotle about a number of the concepts that folks had. However, sure, I feel that the umwelt idea was really fairly radical in that it actually assumed that animals have these inside lives and that they’re value desirous about. von Uexküll was fairly clear in saying that it wasn’t as if the human umwelt was higher than the umwelt of different creatures. He recognised that every species’ umwelt is tailor-made to its personal explicit wants. It’s as expansive and as restricted as befits the creature in query. That ran kind of opposite to one of many dominant modes of pondering, which put people on the kind of pedestal above all different creatures. And you may see nonetheless just like the remnants of that form of pondering in the present day after we take into consideration the senses. There may be this like robust tendency to anthropomorphise different creatures, to imagine that they sense the world in the identical approach that people do. And to the extent that we all know that they don’t, we are inclined to solely worth that once they exceed what we’re able to. So, there’s plenty of speak about ‘sixth senses’ or ‘tremendous senses’, however that’s kind of probably not the concept that von Uexküll had. I feel his perspective was that these items are value finding out and these different sensory worlds are value desirous about in their very own proper, even once they, as for instance is the case with the tick, are less complicated than ours.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

Yeah, that was the opposite factor that stood out to me, is that we’re human-centric in our pondering. Issues like ‘chook’s-eye view’, I suppose. A chook doesn’t see like we do. We simply consider it as being from actually, actually excessive up.

Ed Yong

You’re proper. If a human really tried to take a chook’s-eye view, many bizarre issues would occur. We’d have near wrap-around imaginative and prescient. Simply watch a duck in a pond, like a easy duck that nobody even thinks about. That duck can in all probability see the whole lot of the sky with out having to maneuver its head, which is unbelievable to me. You’ll see an entire dimension of colors that we are able to’t see. So, yeah, even after we use language like ‘a chook’s-eye view’ to speak about perspective taking for different species, we radically underestimate the variations.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

And when you concentrate on sight then, one of many tales that you just inform is about ants and UV gentle, proper? I feel this speaks to the entire thing. John Lubbock, I feel you write, labored out that ants may see UV, when everybody simply assumed that they’d see like us or simply see in black and white. After which everybody stated, ‘Nicely, it’s simply ants,’ after which stated, ‘Nicely, okay, it’s some animals, however it’s uncommon,’ after which, ‘But it surely’s simply them,’ after which, ‘Truly, have you learnt what, it’s some mammals as nicely, however that’s really uncommon.’ After which, ‘Hey, it’s plenty of mammals, however solely actually easy ones.’ After which it’s like, ‘Nicely, really, have you learnt what, virtually all animals can see UV just about besides us.’

Ed Yong

Proper, proper. There’s this kind of lengthy historical past during which scientists are, at each step, simply solely grudgingly accepting that one other group of animals can see ultraviolet gentle. And now like, as you say, I feel it is fairly clear that almost all of animals that may see color can see ultraviolet, and we’re the exceptions. However as a result of we do not see it, we assumed that it was particular and that it was uncommon, and it simply took a very long time of like pushing again the boundaries of our information of different animals to understand that truly, the ability is quite common. Like, there was plenty of speak about how UV was the important thing to love a secret communication channel. So, animals may use it to ship like hidden messages to one another with like UV-reflective physique elements that the majority different creatures could not see. And that is, after all, predicated on the truth that it is secret to us, so we assumed it’s secret to us, so it’s secret to them. But when most animals can see UV, it is actually not very secret in any respect. Most of the individuals who I spoke to for this ebook principally stated, ‘Yeah, no, to me, ultraviolet is only a completely different color. It is simply one other color. It simply occurs to be one which we won’t see.’ And I write within the ebook, like you may think about if bees had scientists. So, bees see a spectrum that ranges from inexperienced to ultraviolet. They do not see reds that we see. So, you may think about {that a} bee scientist could be like fascinated by this color at just like the far finish of the spectrum, which it’d describe as one thing like ultrayellow, and it’d ponder about like how different creatures do not appear to see ultrayellow and possibly ultrayellow is sort of a hidden communication channel which these bizarre like two-legged primates use to flash secret messages to one another each time their cheeks like blush with ultrayellow colors. After which finally they’d simply realise that, no, really like, it is simply one other color. It is simply one other color. It simply occurs to be one which they can not see.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

And UV was really form of found, I assume, not that lengthy forward of when John Lubbock did his ant experiments, proper? And so, it appeared like that was fairly a key step, simply figuring out it was there in any respect. And I assume that kind of permeates by means of your ebook as nicely – these discoveries that allowed issues to occur. I imply, what would you say have been a number of the key leaps in our understanding of animal senses?

Ed Yong

Oh, gosh, nicely, so one actually good instance of the phenomenon you simply described is the invention of echolocation. So, folks have been watching bats for millennia and centuries, and it actually was solely within the Nineteen Forties that pioneers like Donald Griffin realised what they have been doing, which is that they are emitting high-pitch calls after which passing the echoes that return off objects across the bat to work out what’s of their environment, and that is how they navigate in whole darkness. That is how they hunt. And this was so stunning to lots of people on the time. The concept bats, as one individual put it, like see with their ears. It simply sounded so ludicrous that people like Griffin confronted intense scepticism about this concept. However, after all, it’s proper, and I feel he wrote about this manner during which the restrictions of our personal senses and the dogmas that we construct up due to these limitations prohibit our imaginations, which prohibit the sorts of questions that we ask in regards to the world, which prohibit the sorts of experiments that we do, which prohibit how we interpret the outcomes of these experiments. So, there’s usually this concept of sciences, this kind of very impartial, like absolutely goal strategy of understanding the world, and it isn’t. It is closely influenced by all types of biases that we have now and the biases of our senses are amongst them. And it is gorgeous that when Griffin established that bats may echolocate, it then turned a lot simpler to search out examples of echolocation in different creatures. So, now we clearly know that dolphins and toothed whales can do it. We all know that plenty of different animals have variations of this capacity. Oil birds do, a number of small mammals do, and a few very particular people can do it too. So, yeah, all through the ebook, there’s this working theme about how what we predict we all know limits our capacity to know much more.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

I imply, you speak in regards to the scientists’ wrestle to conceptualise these concepts as a result of they have been so alien – echolocation, for instance. In terms of you really writing about these items your self as nicely, you do not echolocate, so far as I am conscious, Ed.

Ed Yong

No, I don’t.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

And you may’t see outdoors of the visible spectrum, and all these items, proper? And so, how does one go about writing these items that we won’t probably comprehend in a approach that’s as correct as might be but in addition form of is smart and offers a flavour of what it’s?

Ed Yong

Yeah, it is actually arduous. So, a part of the argument that runs all through the ebook is identical concept that the thinker Thomas Nagel popularised in his basic essay What Is It Prefer to Be a Bat?, which is basically that we cannot know. That it’s basically unimaginable to essentially perceive the subjective expertise of one other creature, which is why, firstly, you at all times must make an imaginative leap. You at all times want this little speck of religion, this little willingness to be artistic to get to that vacation spot, and also you want a little bit of humility and understanding, like, ‘I really will not ever fairly get there however it’s the journey that issues. It is the trouble that issues.’ And so, for me penning this ebook, like I do know I haven’t got all of the solutions, however I can provide you all the pieces we all know, and I can provide you knowledgeable speculations about what the animal is likely to be going by means of. And that is what I attempted to do. I attempted to take us to love the very fringe of that chasm between our subjective expertise and different animals. Like allow us to peer over the sting, possibly do this factor the place I’m like, woah, after which pull you again. And it isn’t simple. One factor that made it just a little simpler was simply asking individuals who work in these fields and who take into consideration these creatures, and to ask them how they consider the creatures that they examine. As a result of all of this I’ve simply talked about, like these imaginative leaps, they have an inclination to not be in papers, proper? They’re just a little antithetical to what we shove into the scientific literature. However I assure you that everybody who actually works on this area, each sensory biologist, has thought lengthy and arduous about what the creatures they examine may expertise. And if you happen to ask them, you simply get some actually cool stuff.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

And that’s fascinating as a result of I assume in terms of science, I imply, we are able to reply possibly the ‘how’, proper? We will do experiments and have a look at how a fish detects an electrical area like at an anatomical stage. But it surely doesn’t essentially reply the ‘why’ or the expertise.

Ed Yong

Proper, so the electrical area factor is an efficient instance. So, there are many species of weakly electrical fish which generate their very own electrical fields, and never sufficient to, say, shock a human, however sufficient to permit the fish to sense their atmosphere. So, they create the sphere, the sphere will get distorted by objects across the fish, whether or not it is a conductive factor like a plant, or an insulating factor like a rock. The fish has receptors on its pores and skin, which may detect the distortions in its personal self-produced area, and it will probably map these distortions to get a way of its atmosphere. Now, we all know all of that. The electrical sense is definitely remarkably nicely studied. Electrical fish have been like mannequin organisms for neuroscientists for a very long time. We have mapped the circuitry that permits them to provide and to move these electrical fields in excruciating element. However the query then is, what does that really feel wish to the fish? And the reply is, we do not know. We actually do not know. However after I requested like Bruce Carlson, a neuroscientist who research electrical fish, he had some actually great solutions. Like he imagined that if the fish is swimming previous, like a rock, for instance, you may think like a cool sensation transferring down its flank that might point out an insulating object is within the atmosphere. So, he imagined it as one thing akin to the touch, however working in a distance a number of inches away from the fish’s physique. And that offers me just a little portal to what it is likely to be like for the fish. Is that precisely what it is like? Completely no concept. However I feel that is the form of factor that we must be desirous about.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

And it looks as if there is a steadiness to be struck, which is one thing that we have now to do right here on the Nature Podcast as nicely, no matter whether or not we’re speaking about quantum physics or molecular biology, or no matter it could be, between explaining the ‘how’, but in addition offering that imaginative leap to assist with readability. How do you sq. that circle and discover out the place these graphs cross over?

Ed Yong

I feel partly it is nearly being very clear about if you’re doing which bit. I feel it must be apparent to readers of the ebook like, after I’m telling you about issues we completely know, issues which have been established experimentally, after which after I’m taking like greater than educated guess. However I feel if you happen to did not do any of the imaginative stuff, the ebook would simply be joyless. Whereas if you happen to simply went on like flights of fancy on a regular basis, it will really feel like virtually like a piece of science fiction. That is very a lot a non-fiction ebook. And I am attempting to indicate each what we all know but in addition the bounds of that information. Look, I will offer you one other instance, proper. So, this is a factor we all know. Large whales like blue whales make very deep infrasonic calls, and people calls can journey virtually over the size of a whole ocean. And we all know this as a result of we have now hydrophones that may choose up a blue whale singing close to Europe from the coast of America. So, we all know that the sound can journey over huge distances. Can the whales hear one another over these lengthy distances? Possibly. Can they impart? Tougher to think about, however not unimaginable to think about. So, like, what does a pod of whales really appear like? Have they got to be proper subsequent to one another in visible proximity? Can they be separated by like miles, like tens of miles, a whole bunch of miles? I do not know the reply to this. However you set collectively what we learn about how far the sound travels, you set collectively the intelligence of those animals, their social nature, you concentrate on what they might do with these sorts of indicators, and you’ll let your thoughts go on like slight flights of fancy within the information that possibly that is flawed and possibly we cannot know. However it’s value desirous about as a result of it’s virtually like what different choice do we have now?

Host: Benjamin Thompson

And a few of these then are, I assume, to an extent, flights of fancy for the time being as a result of these questions cannot be answered but, proper? And possibly even we won’t fairly conceptualise what these questions are. However presumably, quantity two of this, you are hoping that there will be a lot extra progress that a few of these questions might be requested and answered.

Ed Yong

I imply, I do hope so, however I’ve additionally made plenty of peace with the concept that a few of these questions is not going to be answered. We have talked about whales, proper? For very massive animals, I feel it is troublesome to do the sorts of experiments that might reply these questions. And even for like smaller animal, so the bats are a basic instance, proper. In some methods, echolocation is without doubt one of the best senses to review. We’ve actually good gear that may detect the calls a bat is making. And since echolocation is a really uncommon sense in that it’s completely lively, the bat must create the stimulus that it then makes use of to sense its atmosphere, it is really fairly simple to grasp the bat’s intent. It’s going to goal its sonar beam at various things round it that it is notably thinking about. If it needs extra element, it will probably name sooner. Now, by taking a look at all of that, you get a fairly good sense of what a bat is attempting to sense in its atmosphere. You will get as shut as you may to studying the creature’s intentions and due to this fact its thoughts. However even then, proper, there’s nonetheless that query of what does echolocation really feel wish to a bat? And we do not know. We do not know.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

I imply, what questions would you want answered, Ed? What is the possibly one factor you’re like, ‘Cor, I want we knew why that or how that occurs.’

Ed Yong

One of many chapters within the ebook is about magnetoreception – the power to sense the Earth’s magnetic fields – a capability that songbirds and turtles and apparently plenty of different animals have too. Magnetoreception stays one of many largest mysteries in sensory biology. It’s the solely sense the place we do not really know what the sense organ is or what the receptor is – the cell that truly detects magnetic fields. We all know that for all the pieces else, proper? So, imaginative and prescient, very clearly, is a factor that eyes do. I do know precisely which cells inside my retina are chargeable for detecting gentle. I can hint all of the pathways from these cells to my mind. However with magnetoreception, we haven’t any of that. We do not know what the receptor is. We do not understand how they might work. There are some concepts, however nobody has actually nailed it down but. It is all sophisticated and counterintuitive. I feel I might like to know that. I wrote my first piece about magnetoreception for New Scientist within the late 2000s, so it has been over a decade now, and we nonetheless haven’t got solutions to these questions. It is the kind of final nice unknown sense.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

Yeah, we lined these molecules known as cryptochromes on the podcast, that are discovered within the eyes of birds and is likely to be concerned with them sensing magnetic fields. That was a yr in the past or so. And I imply, from a purely writing perspective, is there stuff that is occurred since you set down your metaphorical pen, the place you have been like, ‘Rattling, that is the leap that I used to be lacking,’ or, ‘That might have ended that chapter superbly or answered that query completely,’ or what have you ever?

Ed Yong

Oh, positively. The primary ebook that I wrote in regards to the human microbiome was a couple of science that had some historical past to it however it was nonetheless in its infancy. Whereas sensory biology is a area that has existed for hundreds of years, if not longer. There’s an enormous quantity of stuff to write down about, and I needed to be fairly selective about which issues made it into the ebook. But it surely’s additionally an space the place new issues are being found on a regular basis. I discovered only a month in the past, it was a very fascinating paper a couple of group of mice that appeared to have the ability to genuinely echolocate and fairly nicely, that got here out in Science in the course of 2021, and I fully missed it as a result of I used to be immersed in one more spherical of reporting on COVID. So, there’s new stuff that comes out on a regular basis. And it’s the perennial downside of writing a science ebook that there are at all times bits which might be going to be just a little old-fashioned by the point the ebook really comes out. However I feel like due to the lengthy historical past of sensory biology, I feel these issues are going to be few and much between, and it does not actually change the meat of the ebook, like attempting to truly get folks to grasp the fundamentals of the umwelt idea, the way it applies to the creatures round us. I feel many of the ebook I count on to love stand the take a look at of time, and I am simply actually wanting ahead to discovering out all of the stuff that occurred in between.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

Your remaining chapter I feel may be very a lot a lament, I assume, on how we’re pushing our sensory world onto the animal world, proper, by way of fluorescent lighting and highway site visitors and stuff like that and the knock-on impact it is having on animal populations. What are you hoping, do you suppose then, that persons are going to remove from this ebook as a result of you may have, as you described, this joyous journey on the best way by means of, however you finish it there – is that the message that you just’re attempting to possibly get throughout to folks?

Ed Yong

I feel it’s unimaginable to write down about nature proper now with out writing in regards to the methods during which we’re despoiling it and our profound accountability to guard it. And I feel that final chapter does that work. It notes that we have simply spent 13 chapters desirous about the sensory worlds of different animals, and we have to reckon with how we have now upended these worlds with the stimuli that we flooded into the atmosphere, with gentle, with sound, issues that we do not usually consider as pollution, however they very a lot are once they’re within the flawed place on the flawed time on the flawed ranges. And I feel that one motive why that is essential to consider is that, in contrast to plenty of different kinds of air pollution, in contrast to plenty of different issues that we’re doing to the atmosphere, sensory air pollution is comparatively simple to repair. You may simply flip that stuff off and it’ll go away just about instantly. And that chapter is about making the case that that is value doing, that simply as we take into consideration preserving rainforests and coral reefs, we want to consider saving the darkish and preserving quiet.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

And that did occur, to an extent, over the previous couple of years, after all, proper, and I feel I actually seen the distinction. I am certain you probably did too. However I assume there is a parallel there as nicely about how humanity is encroaching on the animal world and the consequences that would have within the public well being sphere as nicely, after all, with the pandemic. Was there an unconscious parallel for you there, do you suppose?

Ed Yong

A bit of bit. So, I’ve argued not too long ago that the best issues of our time, issues like local weather change, the sixth mass extinction of wildlife and the rising menace of pandemics, are all a part of the identical downside. By fragmenting pure areas, by heating up the world, by killing wild animals, we’re pushing them into new areas, into narrower areas in new combos, permitting viruses to hop from one species to a different and finally into us. So, if we wish a world during which what we have simply been by means of for 3 years does not occur once more, we’ll want to repair the opposite issues that we consider as separate. However I feel there’s one other hyperlink that I consider, which you kind of acquired at. Within the early pandemic when the world form of shut down, lots of people turned very, very conscious of like pure sounds round them. A great deal of folks began speaking about like listening to birds. And that wasn’t the ‘nature is therapeutic’ pattern. It wasn’t as a result of like birds have been immediately flooding into human areas. It is that we may hear them as a result of, unexpectedly, lots of people simply shut up. And we are able to obtain that with out the debilitating results of a lockdown. And the rationale why that occurred is that noise not solely interferes with our capacity to understand the pure world but in addition shrinks the radius over which we hear pure sounds. So, I consider sensory air pollution is the air pollution of disconnection. It disconnects us from the world round us, from the sounds of the birds that share our cities, from the sunshine of the celebrities within the evening sky. It removes us from nature and it makes nature really feel like a distant and unattainable factor. Whereas what it truly is, is one thing that exists in our backyards, in our lives, surrounding us on a regular basis. We simply must create an atmosphere the place we are able to really faucet into all of that.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

Lastly then, I have been again by means of my notes to your ebook. And I used to be going by means of to attempt to guess which animal you loved writing about essentially the most, proper. Like, not what’s your favorite animal, however which one did you get pleasure from writing about essentially the most and I’ve narrowed down to a few, proper. One in every of them is snakes and I feel I simply wrote down ‘snake tongues, wait, what?’, octopuses and bats. They’re the three. You inform me which one was it? Or was it none of these?

Ed Yong

Oh, I like all of them. I imply, it is arduous to select a favorite however I am actually not going to battle you on any of these three. So, one factor that was fascinating to me was the animals that lots of people hate repeatedly function the ebook. So, there are many bits about spiders, snakes, there’s stuff about scorpions and sharks. And I feel there’s a number of causes for this. One, like all of these weirdos even have like unbelievable senses, however they’re additionally creatures I’ve at all times been drawn to. I discover snakes terribly lovely. I discover bats phenomenally cool. And I feel I’ve at all times kind of gravitated to the underneath snakes, underneath bats, the issues that get a foul rep as a result of they simply appear form of great to me.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

Nicely, let’s go away it there then. Ed, thanks a lot.

Ed Yong

Thanks for having me.

Host: Benjamin Thompson

Ed Yong there, and his ebook An Immense World is on the market now. And that is it for episode considered one of Nature hits the books. In case you have any suggestions on the present, why not ping us an electronic mail to podcast@nature.com with the topic line ‘Nature hits the books.’ In any other case, look out for episode two later within the yr. The music used on this episode was known as To Readability by Airae through Epidemic Sound/Getty Pictures. I’m Benjamin Thompson. Thanks for listening.

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