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Past Time is a podcast that explores how we know what we know about the past. There's a special focus on the fossil record - it is hosted by two paleontologists - but delving into the story of the past isn't limited to dry bones. Today's paleontologists use techniques drawn from other sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Biology to figure out what extinct animals were like and how they lived.

Whether you are just starting to learn about the amazing animals that have called this planet home, or you have been fascinated by fossils for a long time, we hope you will join us as we dig into past times.

Keywords: Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Animals, Fossils, Extinction

Past Time Matt Borths, Adam Pritchard, Catherine Early

    • Science
    • 4.3, 6 Ratings

Past Time is a podcast that explores how we know what we know about the past. There's a special focus on the fossil record - it is hosted by two paleontologists - but delving into the story of the past isn't limited to dry bones. Today's paleontologists use techniques drawn from other sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Biology to figure out what extinct animals were like and how they lived.

Whether you are just starting to learn about the amazing animals that have called this planet home, or you have been fascinated by fossils for a long time, we hope you will join us as we dig into past times.

Keywords: Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Animals, Fossils, Extinction

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

TPerkz ,

Excited to see where this goes

This podcast has some real potential to be phenomenal. It is obvious that it's new when you listen to it, but the editing and overall structure of it reminds me personally of the way Freakonomics is structured.

Anyway, I have been trying to find a good source of information in the field of Paleontology and I think I have finally found it. I am real excited to see these guys evolve this podcast.

Well worth a listen!

TimMcL ,

This has potential

I give this 4/5 stars because it has real potential. The first two episodes were quite interesting, especially the first, because it gave some insight into how paleontologists do what they do.

The production value definitely needs work. I'm not sure if it's the mic, the acoustics, the mixing, or what--but you can hardly hear these guys and it sounds like they're talking to each other in an empty room. Nevertheless, it's not unintelligible or so annoying that it's unlistenable. That's the first area that needs improvement.

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