They smell better, they're better at sensing temperature changes and they can handle more pain. These are just a few of the actual differences between redheads and the rest of us. But while having red hair does come with certain advantages, there are more than a few disadvantages as well.
Redheads have been stereotyped throughout history. From being associated with witchcraft in the Middle Ages to being portrayed as hot-tempered or even soulless in today's pop-culture, redheads continue to be perceived and treated differently than others. This hour we discuss the myths and reality surrounding red hair.
Watch a web-exclusive interview with an actual redhead, Carolyn Paine.
- Erin La Rosa - Former writer for Buzzfeed, creator of the blog Side of Ginger and author of The Big Redhead Book: Inside The Secret Society of red Hair
- Jacky Colliss Harvey - Writer, editor and author of the book, Red: A History of the Redhead
- Jim Stoecker - Event organizer for Redhead Days Chicago and owner of Alex’s Washington Gardens
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on January 16, 2018.