In this inaugural episode of Tiny Victories, Annabelle falls down a paleo archeological rabbit hole, and comes out with a glimmer of hope for the continuance of our species.
It all started when Annabelle read an article by Barbara Ehrenreich in The Baffler entitled The Humanoid Stain: Art lessons from our cave-dwelling ancestors. There are lots of theories on the meanings or purpose of these ancient Instagram accounts (read: cave paintings), but the one Ehrenreich advances is the one that made Annabelle forget about–
Nope. Doesn’t matter. What matters is that Annabelle’s faith in humanity was restored, albeit briefly, by what our ancestors drew in caves some 12,000 – 17,000 years ago.
Could these paintings be menus? The works of prehistoric influencers? And what’s with all the handprints?
To find out, you gotta get tiny!
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Do YOU have a tiny victory to share? We want folks to share their tiny victories on our hotline because, frankly, we’ll assume we’re just talking into the void every week and nothing matters. Prove us wrong. Did you finally do that thing you were putting off? Tiny victory! Reconnect with someone you haven’t been in touch with for ages? Victory! We only ask that you try to keep messages to under a minute so we’re able to play it on the show.
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About the show
Tiny Victories is the 15 minute podcast that pushes back on the notion that you have to “go big” or “go home”. Sometimes just going is the victory. Each week, hosts Annabelle Gurwitch and Laura House invite listeners to adopt a TINY victory frame of mind, and share tales of fleeting joys and minor accomplishments in this majorly messed-up world.
What’s your Tiny Victory? Annabelle and Laura invite audience members to share stories on the Tiny Victories Hotline. To send in your Tiny Victory, call (323) 285-1675 or record a voice memo of your victory and email the file to email@example.com.
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