The Gist on Maine gubernatorial elections and taxidermy art.

Why Humans Make Art With Dead Animals

Why Humans Make Art With Dead Animals

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 9 2014 7:04 PM

Rogue Taxidermy, Art for Awful Dreams

An ancient practice gets an artisanal makeover.

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Kate Clark, Rivalry, fromTaxidermy Art by Robert Marbury (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy of the artist, Kate Clark.

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Today on The Gist, we explore the uncanny valley of rogue taxidermy. Robert Marbury, author of Taxidermy Art, explains why an American BioArt trend is taking hold. Plus, Mike Tipping, of The Tipping Point and Portland Press Harold, discusses what the Maine gubernatorial elections say about the state’s changing political landscape. He’s the author of As Maine Went. For The Spiel, Rebel Vetting 101.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.