Clever Apes: Decoding Science

October 25, 2010

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Gordon Kindlmann and wife Anne Dodge
Anne Dodge and Gordon Kindlmann, working hard to decode science. (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)

In the latest installment of Clever Apes, one couple struggles to bridge the divide between scientists and non-scientists.

“I heard about your show and thought immediately of my husband, Gordon Kindlmann, who is a professor at University of Chicago. I would love it if you would consider interviewing him, mostly because I am hoping you’ll be able to explain what he actually does so that I can understand it and explain it to others.”

This email is how the latest installment of Clever Apes came about. Gabriel Spitzer took up Anne Dodge’s challenge, and attempted to understand and get across Gordon’s esoteric research — which turns out to be both practical, and maybe even inspiring.