Squaring the Strange # 156: Thylacines with Folklorist Daisy Ahlstone

by | Sep 16, 2021 | Benjamin Radford, Cryptozoology, Folklore, Media Appearances, Media Literacy, Skepticism, Squaring the Strange, Squaring the Strange | 0 comments

New episode of Squaring the Strange is out! Folklorist Daisy Ahlstone shares some facts, folklore, and even furry art celebrating the thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, which was declared extinct in the 20th century. Ahlstone talks about the extreme commodification of the species, from hunting bounties to gaffed specimens to logos and travel packages luring tourists to Tasmania. Along the way we learn about endlings, necrofauna, and what genetic projects might produce someday. You can listen HERE! 


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