John Colapinto is a journalist, author and a staff writer at The New Yorker. In 2000, he wrote the New York Times bestseller As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl, which exposed the details of the David Reimer case, a boy who had undergone a sex change in infancy—a medical experiment long heralded as a success, but which was, in fact, a failure. In 2007, The New Yorker published John’s fantastic story of his time in the Amazon with the Pirahã people and linguist Daniel Everett. John’s latest book is This is the Voice.
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Intro music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range,“Say Goodbye,” by Eva Cassidy.