Carl Djerassi speaks with Ira Flatow on NPR Science Friday about Taboos.
Chemist Carl Djerassi, one of the fathers of the birth control pill, has traded his flasks for a playwright’s pen. His newest play, ‘Taboos,’ is a story of sex and parenthood in an age of reproductive technology. What happens when sex is divorced from reproduction, and vice versa? We’ll talk with scientist and playwright Carl Djerassi about his new play, and about the intersection between science and art.