On today’s show, our guest is Fredrik Sjöberg, an entomologist and author of The Fly Trap (Pantheon, June 2015). Sjöberg has devoted much of his life to watching, trapping, and studying hoverflies, but he’s tried not to get trapped in his love of the flies. Using literature and details from the life of naturalist René Edmond Malaise, Sjöberg tells the story of his life in Sweden.
Music this hour:
- “Elle va au Japon” by Nic Bommarito, from the album A Quiet Age
- “Soldiertype (militarised)” by Ketsa, from the album What’s Without’s Within
- “Oceanica” by Avaren, from the album For Others’ Use