Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Whale - 2/3

On today's show, we'll talk to Philip Hoare about his book The Whale, with which he won the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. Philip Hoare has had a fascination with whales ever since he was a kid. With his book, he delivered an exhilarating travelogue into the realm of this animal. We don't know that much about whales, but they occupy a prominent place in our collective imagination.

Why do you think are we so fascinated with whales? Have you ever seen a whale? What feelings did it trigger in you? Are you involved in the movement that tries to save whales? Leave your comments below!

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