Listen to Episode 28 at PodBean, iTunes, or your favorite podcast-place!
February 12th is Darwin Day! On this day, biology-nerds like us – and our special guest, Dr. Sarah Bray! – celebrate the birthday and life achievements of the scientist who ushered in our modern understanding of the subjects that underlie just about every topic we discuss on this podcast: Charles Darwin.
Listen to Episode 27 at PodBean, iTunes, or your favorite podcast-place!
This episode, we explore the recent evolutionary innovation that gave rise to everything from corgis to cattle to cauliflower, and kick-started humanity’s rise to world dominance: Domestication.
It’s the first episode of 2018!
As usual, Episode 26 can be found on PodBean, iTunes, or Stitcher.
This episode is unique. In fact, it is really out of this world (okay, that’s the only bad joke, promise). We examine the scientific field of astrobiology – life among the stars – barely scratching the surface of this fascinating and still growing field of study.
Happy New Year!
Find Episode 25, the last episode of 2017, on PodBean, iTunes, or Stitcher!
Episode 5 and 15 were both about major extinction events of the past. Now, another ten episodes later, we’re back on the subject. This time, it’s the most recent major prehistoric extinction event, the one that took out the mammoths and other Ice Age giants, the first such event that our own species may have had a hand in: the Pleistocene Megafaunal Extinction.
You can find Episode 24 on PodBean, iTunes, or Stitcher!
Our most recent episode is worth taking your time with because it deals with many people’s favorite slow-mo animals: sloths! We take a look at the modern and fossil representatives of this weird group.
You can find Episode 23 on PodBean, iTunes, or Stitcher!
Hold onto your butts … in this episode, paleontology meets popular culture as we discuss perhaps the biggest dinosaur movie of all time (and a personal favorite of your humble hosts): Jurassic Park.
You can find Episode 22 on PodBean, iTunes, or Stitcher!
In this episode we explore a field of paleontology that studies a unique category of life – the very, very small kind. Here we look at the tiniest things to fossilize as we talk about Micropaleontology.