Human Intelligence: A Holiday Tale

A short story turned radio drama by Kurt Andersen.

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Studio 360 is a smart and surprising guide to what’s happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy—so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.

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Episode Notes

Kurt Andersen’s version of a Christmas story doesn’t have your typical talking snowman or mistletoe. Instead, this holiday tale involves extraterrestrial surveillance and melting polar ice caps.

Human Intelligence was produced for radio by Jonathan Mitchell and stars Melanie Hoopes, John Ottavino, and Ed Herbstman. The unabridged version was published in Stories: All New Tales, an anthology edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.

This podcast was produced for Studio 360 by Jonathan Mitchell.