When Thomas Pearson’s newborn daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome, it changed the course of his life forever. Pearson joins SAPIENS hosts Jen Shannon and Chip Colwell to talk about his story, how his training in anthropology prepared him for his daughter’s diagnosis, and what he hopes other people can learn from his experience. Pearson is a professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Stout.Subscribe
The book Chip recommends at the end of the episode is titled The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
Read a transcript of this episode here.
SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human is part of the American Anthropological Association Podcast Library.