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'Fresh Air' Favorites: Anthony Bourdain

This week, we're listening back to some favorite Fresh Air interviews from the past decade. In 2016, Dave Davies spoke with Bourdain, the chef-turned-travel-show-host who died in 2018.

22:32

What We Can Learn from Tribal Societies.

Anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis. He's the founder of Cultural Survival, an organization that that helps indigenous peoples whose ways of life are threatened by development. He's hosting a new PBS series called "Millennium," which starts tonight, and he's the author of the companion book, also called "Millennium." The series and the book seek to gain tribal wisdom for the modern world. (The book is published by Viking.)

24:29

Documenting the Destruction of the Amazon Rain Forest

Filmmaker and writer Adrian Cowell spent much of the 1980s filming all the stakeholders affected by the deforestation of the Amazon -- including homesteaders, indigenous people, and government-supported ranchers. He's made a series of television documentaries and a new book about the experience, both called the Decade of Destruction.

26:52

A "Stranger in the Forest"

In 1982, travel writer Eric Hansen traveled to Borneo, sought out local guides, and walked through the rain forest. His new book documents the adventure and what he learned about Western attitudes toward indigenous cultures.

25:23

A Language Based on Sound and Song

Ethnomusicologist Steven Feld shares soundscapes of the daily life of indigenous rain forest communities in New Guinea. He explains the importance of song as a mode of communication in the cultures he studied.

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