To The Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio
They can have sex twenty times a day. Their teeth
are harder than steel. And the ones that live in the city are twice
as big as their country cousins. They are rats. In this hour of
To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll talk rats with Robert
Sullivan, who spent a year investigating rats in a New York City
alley by night. Also, we'll explore the existence of lake monsters,
sea serpents and other crypto-zoological creatures.
With all that New York has to offer, Robert Sullivan
chose to spend his time in a dark alleyin Manhattan observing
rats. He's just published his findings in Rats: Observations
on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants.
Sullivan tells Jim Fleming that people and rats have a lot in
common. Also, Loren Coleman talks to Steve Paulson about
sea monsters. He even weighs in on the reality of the Loch Ness
Margaret Weis started writing fantasy novels
back when she worked for the company that created "Dungeons
and Dragons," so perhaps it's logical that her new novel
is called Mistress of Dragons. She tells Steve Paulson
all about dragons, and about the dragon world she created for
her books. Also, some timely words of advice from Max Brooks.
Doug Gordon caught up with the author of The Zombie Survival
Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead. If you're
worried about zombies every time you step outside, Brooks is your
We all remember the myth. Theseus killed the Minotaur
in the maze in Crete thousands of years ago. Well, according to
Steven Sherrill, in his novel The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette
Break, there was a little backdoor skullduggery involved,
and the Minotaur escaped. Sherrill tells Jim Fleming the Minotaur
is now a short-order cook at a Holiday Inn in the American South.
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 04-04-18-B.
- Max Brooks, The Zombie
Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead (Three
- Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe, The
Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery
Denizens of the Deep (Tarcher/Penguin)
- Steven Sherrill, The Minotaur Takes
a Cigarette Break (Picador)
- Robert Sullivan, Rats: Observations
on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
- -- "Rats In My Room"/NRBQ
from the CD, "Tapdancin' Bats: The Anniversary Edition"
- -- ""The Creature From The Black Lagoon"/Dave
fromt he CD, "Repeat When Necessary" (Swan Song)
- -- "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from Titanic)"/Los
from the CD, "The Velvet Touch of Los Straitjackets"
- -- "Slow Flames"/Money Mark
from the CD, "Mark's Keyboard Repair" (MoWax/A&M
- -- "Maybe I'm Dead"/Money Mark
from the CD, "Push The Button" (MoWax Recordings/A&M
- -- "Main Title"/Howard Shore
from the CD, "Ed Wood: Original Soundtrack Recording"
- -- "The Beast in Me"/Nick Lowe
from the CD, "The Impossible Bird" (Upstart Sounds)
- -- "Green Onions"/Booker T. &
from the CD, "Rock Instrumental Classics Volume 4: Soul"
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