Sidedoor: Butting Heads

Sidedoor is a podcast only the Smithsonian can bring you. It tells stories about science, art, history, humanity and where they unexpectedly overlap. From dinosaurs to dining rooms, this podcast connects big ideas to the people who have them.

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Butting Heads

Squabbles big and small: A dining room turns two besties into lifelong enemies; a researcher embraces the panda craze; and why some dinosaur skulls were built to take a beating.


  • Lee Glazer, Freer and Sackler Galleries
  • Hans Sues, National Museum of Natural History
  • Bill McShea, National Zoo

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Posted: 7 December 2016
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