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Operation Manhunt

 Photo of Morten Nielsen and Rane Willerslev. It was used as PR material for the radio science series 'Operation Manhunt' that aired on Denmark's Radio in the fall of 2016. 

In 2016, my colleague Rane Willerslev and I hosted a 10 episode science show on Danish National Radio entitled "Operation Manhunt" (Operation Menneskejagt).

The aim with the show was to uncover the ten basic truths about humanity, covering such themes as violence, sexuality and work. Our methodological starting point was to forge unlikely comparisons between seemingly disparate phenomena. Thus, we connected and compared statements by scientists with experiences from our personal lives and recurrent oracle statements. It was, in other words, a project that was doomed to failure. 

Listen to the show or download as podcast here.