The Really Big Questions: Why Do We Share?

Mar 27, 2014

Dean Olsher hosts The Really Big Questions. This special episode is entitled Why Do We Share?

Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? There’s a widespread assumption that you have to offer people incentives to do good deeds and threaten punishment to stop them from doing evil deeds. But the way people act in the real world contradicts that idea. Humans may actually have been shaped by evolution to care about each other, to share, and to cooperate. In this program, we hear from a fascinating cast of characters.

Tune in to The Really Big Questions: Why Do We Share? on West Virginia Public Radio on Thursday, April 3 at 9 p.m.

Host Dean Olsher is a writer, broadcaster and composer. After years as a culture correspondent for NPR News, he went on to create and host The Next Big Thing, distributed nationally by PRI.