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Instant Genius Podcast: The evolution of human childhood, with Dr Brenna Hassett

Published: 18th July, 2022 at 07:00
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Archaeologist and anthropologist Brenna Hassett 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 Dr Brenna Hassett.


She's an anthropologist and archaeologist at University College London, and author of Growing Up Human (£17.99, Bloomsbury Sigma).

She explains just how weird human childhood is compared to the animal kingdom.

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And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Brenna 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, Brenna tells us all about childhood in the animal kingdom.

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Sara RigbyOnline staff writer, BBC Science Focus

Sara is the online staff writer at BBC Science Focus. She has an MPhys in mathematical physics and loves all things space, dinosaurs and dogs.


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