By: John Evans
WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT OUR HUMANITY FROM OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH ANIMALS?
If you’ve never had your heart broken and want to see what it’s like, get a dog.
Picco and I have run over 5,000 miles together. We’ve touched two oceans. He’s been with me at shows in bars across the midwest, down the Eastern seaboard and Southeast. We’ve fought bigger dogs together - he won. Through all of it I’ve wondered; who rescued who? What can we learn about our humanity from our relationships with animals?
This episode is about rescues. Rescues as nouns. Rescues as verbs. And rescues as metaphors.
Today’s thing is this shaggy mutt, Pico. This episode is titled “Emotional Rescue.”
I have to give a huge thank you to Tomomi Suenaga Summers for helping me line up some of the interviews for this episode. Thank you to my guests, Jacob Meyer, Billy Eichorn, Cat Simpson and Megan Tallman.