The story behind the behind

Radiolab’s Heather Radke gives us a history lesson on the human butt.

The story behind the behind + An edited photo of Rachel Radke’s new book ‘Butts: A Backstory’ is featured on an orange backdrop.
Simon & Schuster
The story behind the behind + An edited photo of Rachel Radke’s new book ‘Butts: A Backstory’ is featured on an orange backdrop.
Simon & Schuster

The story behind the behind

Radiolab’s Heather Radke gives us a history lesson on the human butt.

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This week, Jasmine Garsd, host of NPR’s The Last Cup, and Brandon Pope, host of WBEZ’s Making, drop in to discuss the World Cup, the cheesiest of Velveeta lawsuits and Merriam-Webster’s word of the year: gaslighting.

Then, Radiolab contributing editor and reporter Heather Radke joins us to discuss butts! Her new book Butts: A Backstory explores the cheeky history of the human behind and, as she puts it, “the multiple ways that patriarchy and misogyny can infect women’s bodies.”