Novelist Brit Bennett, KU Professor Discovers New Rat Species

Feb 13, 2017

Credit Courtesy of Brit Bennett

A new species of rat has made its way to Discover Magazine's list of top scientific discoveries in 2016. KU professor Robert Timm shares how he came across the Rattus detentus, and why he named it after a detainment center on the mammal's home island off the coast of Australia.

Plus, novelist Brit Bennett joins us to talk about her new novel The Mothers, ahead of her upcoming talk at the Kansas City Public Library on February 15.