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In this month's audio podcastwe gear up for the 199th anniversary of Charles Darwin, which iscelebrated around the world as Darwin Day on Feb. 12. Our first guestis Matthew Chapman, writer, director producer and great great grandsonof Charles Darwin. Our second guest is anthropologist and songwriterRichard Milner, creator and star of the musical Charles Darwin Live& In Concert.

Segment 1: The Descent of Darwin

Interview: Matthew Chapman is a writer, director, film producer and the great great grandson of Charles Darwin. His book Trials of the Monkey: An Accidental Memoir tells of his experiences in Dayton, Tenn., where the famous "Scopes Monkey Trial" took place in 1925. Chapman's second book, 40 Days & 40 Nights is about his experience covering the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School Districttrial regarding the teaching of "intelligent design" in the publicschool classroom. HNN's Duncan Crary interviews Chapman by phone.

Segment 2: Charles Darwin Live & in Concert

Interview & Performance Recordings:Anthropologist-songwriter Richard Milner is the creator and star of theone-man musical: "Charles Darwin: Live & In Concert." Milner playsDarwin and many other characters as he follows the life of CharlesDarwin's theory of evolution in this hilarious production. HNN's JesConstantine interviews Milner by phone.


"Somethin' to Decide" (Milner & Birnbaum)*
Performed with "Mojo" Freddie Birnbaum and the Bluesblasters
"Why Didn't I think of That?" (Milner & Semmelman)*
"Darwin's Nightmare" (Milner, Woram, & Sullivan)*
* From Charles Darwin Live & In Concert

"Charles Robert Darwin" by The Artichoke Band
"I Ain't Afraid", by Holly Near


http://matthewchapman.us | http://www.sciencedebate2008.com | http://www.darwinlive.com | http://darwinday.org

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