When it comes to octopus adventures, Sy Montgomery has seen it all! She joins us today on Modern Notion Daily to talk about her new book, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Explanation into the Wonder of Consciousness (Atria Books, May 2015). Montgomery talks about the proper plural of “octopus” (hint: it’s not “octopi”) and then gets into tales of the strange animal: how they get trapped in locked boxes, how they escape from their tanks at aquaria all over the world, how they turn white when relaxed—you name it, the octopus does it. Montgomery, all the while, just adores them. And we think you will adore Sy Montgomery.
Music this hour:
- “Soldiertype (militarised)” by Ketsa, from the album What’s Without’s Within
- “Octopus” by Jahzzar, from the album Sunlight