'Lesser Beasts' explores our uneasy relationship with the humble pig
The humble pig has been with us for a long stretch of human history. But it's a misunderstood animal, and an often-unloved one... despite everything that it's done for us.
The writer and historian Mark Essig has carved up that complicated history in a new book, "Lesser Beasts: A Snout to Tail History of the Humble Pig."
Mark Essig joined us from Asheville, North Carolina.
This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.
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