Oliver Sacks and the Search for the Giant Squid

46:44 minutes

In this archival interview from 1997, Oliver Sacks discusses his book The Island of the Colorblind. Then, the neurologist sits in on an interview with Clyde Roper, a Smithsonian zoologist who was trying to track down the fabled giant squid.

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Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks is the author of Musicophilia (Knopf, 2007) and a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine in New York, New York.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.

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