S2.Ep20. Do unicorns exist? Why do rhinos have horns? How do narwhals use their horns? With special guest Ofra Magidor, professor of philosophy at Oxford University

Everything Under The Sun

By Molly Oldfield

S2.Ep20. Do unicorns exist? Why do rhinos have horns? How do narwhals use their horns? With special guest Ofra Magidor, professor of philosophy at Oxford University

Friday, 16 April

In this week's show we answer questions from Maggie, Charlotte, Bertie and Quinn with help from special guest expert Ofra Magidor who is a professor of philosophy at Oxford University


Ofra Magidor is a philosophy expert and teaches at Oxford, he has all sorts of interesting questions and thoughts about unicorns and whether they're real.


Next up we find out which species of rhino have two horns and which have only one, what they use them for and why their horns have got them into such trouble.


Thirdly we discuss the unicorns of the sea, narwhals and the different ideas that exist about the reasons why they have horns and how the horns are actually a really long tooth!


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Molly Oldfield studied History at Oxford before becoming a QI elf, writing and researching questions for the BBC quiz show for twelve years. She has written three books. They are The Secret Museum, a book about all the things that are in museums that rarely, if ever, go on display; Wonders of the World’s Museums filled with things you can see, and Natural Wonders of the World about all kinds of creatures and places on our beautiful planet we call home. 

This podcast will also be published as Everything Under the Sun – A Year of Curious Questions in September 2021 by Ladybird at Penguin Random House. 

Check out the book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everything-Under-Sun-curious-question/dp/0241433460


Ofra Magidor: http://www.magidor.com


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