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The Iceman Speaks

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 04:00 PM


If you listened to our short, An Ice-Cold Case, you know that Ötzi is the subject of much obsession. Stefan Merrill Block, a novelist and friend of our show, turned his obsession into a fictional story from the Iceman's perspective -- as if he were to wake up and speak to us today. If you'd prefer to read the story, just click the "Transcript" button under the audio above.

Check out Stefan Merrill Block's novels:

The Story of Forgetting

The Storm at the Door


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Comments [4]

Tom from Syracuse, NY

I must admit, I was expecting an account of Otzi's last days; not his experiences after his rediscovery. Oh, and @Will, in the narrative I wove in my mind, that was exactly what happened! I was considering writing a short story myself. If only I had talent as a writer.

Dec. 13 2013 12:54 PM
Jenn from Marietta, GA

This is was super powerful and well done. Thanks, Radiolab!

Dec. 09 2013 10:34 AM

Listening to program about the universe creating us to observe it. Think i
remember correctly a piece by LEWIS THOMAS about RNA doing this/creating us
for it's purposes. If the universe is seeking qualified observers, robots
seem the observer perfected. hm?

Dec. 05 2013 10:48 PM

Does anyone think Otzi was a thief that stole a goat and that is why he was killed?

Dec. 01 2013 01:22 AM

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