Full episode
605: Kid Logic
Act Four

When Small Thoughts Meet Big Brains

Alex Blumberg investigates a little-studied phenomenon: Children who get a mistaken idea in their heads about how something works or what something means, and then don't figure out until well into adulthood that they were wrong. Including the tale of a girl who received a tissue box for Christmas, allegedly painted by trained monkeys. (13 minutes)

Alex is one of the founders of Gimlet Media and host of the podcast “How to Save a Planet.”