Episode 44 – Hybridization

Episode 44 can be found on PodBean, iTunes, Stitcher and other podcast providers near you.

In today’s episode we discuss the weird world of hybrids. The fact that different species of organisms sometimes breed has thrown a wrench into the scientific understanding of species and how they function for centuries. We won’t be solving that problem in this episode but we will cover how hybrids are made, why they’re made, how species stay separate, and what can happen when species (or other groups) interbreed.

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Episode 43 – The Great American Biotic Interchange (GABI)

Episode 43 can be found on PodBean, iTunes, Stitcher or wherever podcasts are sold (just kidding, it’s free!).

For tens of millions of years, North and South America were separate sisters across the sea, each with their own unique ecosystems. That is, until around 3 million years ago, when tectonic activity birthed the Isthmus of Panama and allowed an incredible mass migration of life across the bridge: The Great American Biotic Interchange.

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Spotlight, Invertebrate Paleontologists

Welcome to our Spotlight Series!

Listen to Spotlight on PodBean, iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you catch pods!

We’re talking paleo-science with some paleo-people! Across this 5-part series, you’ll get to know some paleontologists as we interview them about their research and their lives as scientists.

Our theme for this series is Invertebrate Paleontology

Here on this blog post, we’ll collect information on our guests, ways you can find them on the internet, and some photos of what we discussed in the episodes!

We’ll be updating this post as we release our Spotlight episodes throughout September!

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Episode 39 – Speculative Evolution

Listen to Episode 39 on PodBean, iTunes, or your favorite podcast source!

Our subject for this episode is a bit more abstract than our typical topics. Here we discuss the subject of speculative evolution. This concept covers everything from imaging what the future of life will look like to figuring out how movie monsters might have actually functioned. Here we’ll visit some of the ideas that are commonly explored in these thought experiments and look at how speculation contributes to real science.

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