Jorge Luis Borges tells us that the oldest unicorn legends are nearly identical to the most recent ficitonal treatments -- but why is that? Why is the notion of a sacred, one-horned horse so resilient in human culture? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick for a look at the history of global unicorn myths and legends. Plus, don't be shocked if a satyr shows up.
Unicorns of the Natural World (forthcoming podcast episode)
From the Vault: Myth-Fleshed Fossil (podcast)
The First Monster (podcast)
The Lady and the Unicorn (CBC Ideas)