I have to take a brief minute to give props to the fake story about whale farming aired on April 1st. The story, though pretty obviously fake, apparently fooled many listeners appealing as it does to their environmentalist achilles heels.
The following day the ATC hosts mentioned that they had tricked some folks within public radio but wouldn’t name names. Luckily I will.
One listener who bought it hook, line, and sinker was, hilariousy, no other than the becoming questioner herself, Diane Rehm. In her show with Jack Horner the next day she was getting a bit upset over the ethics of tampering with bird genes to ressurect dinosaurs, and she actually brought up whale farming as an example of just how far people were willing to take things like this. Perfect.