Why Have We Always Listened to Music?

Going by the discovery of a 43,000-year-old flute carved from a cave bear’s leg bone, humans have always dug music. But how come?


Welcome to our biweekly podcast, “I Learned A Thing In The Bathroom,” where we explain a weird, tricky or surprising subject in just a few minutes. In this edition, we’ll be looking at how music helped our early ancestors to survive; the relationship between music, food and sex; and whether other animals ever write their own chart-toppers.