Land of the Weird and Monstrous

‘A Land of the Weird and the Monstrous’ examines the loss of a uniquely Australian species. We grapple with the ethics of cloning and consider the cost of narrowing biodiversity. We begin in Canberra and end in Australia’s southernmost capital, Hobart.

Consider the big question

  • Revisiting Australia’s extinction events

    Should scientists attempt to clone the Thylacine? What do you think?

Bonus interview

Susan meets with two museum curators, one based in Tasmania’s Museum and Art Gallery, the other in Australia’s National Museum. They examine fascinating specimens of the thylacine and grapple with the politics of cloning.

Episode quiz

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