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Instant Genius Podcast: How biology got females wrong, with Lucy Cooke

Published: 28th February, 2022 at 07:00
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Zoologist Lucy Cooke joins us on our podcasts, Instant Genius and Instant Genius Extra.

Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to zoologist, author and broadcaster Lucy Cooke.


She's the author of Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal (Doubleday, £20). She’s also has a show called Political Animals that’s airing on Radio 4 now and available on BBC Sounds.

She explains all the things that biology has got wrong about the females of animal species.

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And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Lucy on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Lucy explains whether the Y chromosome, the one that all males share, is dying out.

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Daniel BennettEditor, BBC Science Focus

Daniel Bennett is the Editor of BBC Science Focus. He is an award-winning journalist who’s been reporting on science and technology for over a decade, writing about the science of serials killers, sandwiches, supernovae and almost everything in between.


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