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Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey

Narrated by: Sara Pascoe
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Summary

Sara Pascoe explores our modern social world though theories of evolutionary psychology and more. 

In a brand-new stand-up show recorded in front of live audiences in museums, Sara asks how our past influences our modern lives and how come we can still get emotionally hijacked by our primitive emotions.

Sara says, "I've been obsessing about the ape behaviours visible in our 'civilised' human interactions for nearly as long as I've been plotting to get a Radio 4 series. I'm thrilled that I've been given the opportunity to use the latter to explore the former - I'm off to eat lice out of friends' fur to celebrate."

©2018 Sara Pascoe (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

Critic reviews

 "Always clever and sometimes exquisite." (The Independent)

"Pascoe's lively mind teases out big questions with intelligence, silliness and self-deprecation to make a near-perfect show." (The Guardian)

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Monkey Do

One of the best comedians around but this is quite short for the cost and repeats a lot of her live/ podcast routines from the last couple of years. Looking forward to the next book with new material :)

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Superbly funny and erudite

Very funny, well thought out, cleverly researched and brilliantly performed. Made me constantly luagh out loud.

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xx

those post recording inserts were unnecessary. but overall very good, well done. thank you. bye xx

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Very funny

Really enjoyable series with lots of interesting and entertaining facts and anecdotes. Performer brilliantly by a very clever woman.

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Not my thing at all

Just couldn't get into it, really struggled to finish it, hoping it would get better. Wanted to like it, but just wasn't my thing. Sorry

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  • Stephen Victor
  • 15-12-18

Bravo! Kudos to Sara!

I salute Sara and everything she’s been through that enabled her to become who she is today! Sara is brilliant and clever of course. Yet, it is her decency that is so profound and relevant and necessary and heartening! Sara’s body of work need be mandatory curriculum in every middle and high and undergraduate school. Thank you Sara Pascoe!

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  • Azura S
  • 11-12-18

Very Funny

Every time I see or hear from Sara I am struck by just how bright and witty she is. I really enjoyed this, she's one of the funniest modern British comedians and I would happily recommend it to others and would listen to pretty much anything she records in the future too. Unless it's a Tribute to Lenny Henry... we all have limits.

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  • Nina
  • 13-10-18

Fascinating and hilarious!

Sara talking philosophically about evolution and human traits in the funniest way possible.
Wish this audio book had more chapters.

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  • Matthew Klee
  • 29-05-18

funny, challenging

Sarah is a genuinely funny comic. I appreciated mixing social science with humor. The last episode fell a little short, but she’s tackling a difficult concept so it’s understandable. I look forward to finding other comedy of hers.

Note: it feels weird putting in reviews for performance and story when she is a comic - I think of it all as one experience.