Terrible Lizards is a podcast about Dinosaurs with Dr David Hone and Iszi Lawrence.
Join us on Patreon for more bonus content. In this episode we welcome Dr Susannah Lydon to the pod to tackle the subject of plants at the time of the dinosaurs. Susie is an expert in fossil plants from the Mesozoic and so is a perfect guest to fill in the frankly colossal gap in Dave’s knowledge of plant life from this Era. Just a little warning - we do mention public lice but not how they are spread. Just a WARNING for small ears incase you get any strange questions.
Your Dinosaur Questions Answered!
How stiff were dinosaur tails?
If you could find a complete skeleton of any dinosaur species, which would it be?
Why are were dinosaurs so big if big sizes are evolutionary dead ends?
It is the final episode of our third series and we put together just a few of the questions sent in from our Patreons and listeners. We will be back in June - but keep a look out for bonus episodes. Find us on patreon and terriblelizards.co.uk and iszitube. RAWR!
Dinosaur Evolutionary Relationships
How do palaeontologists put together family trees and work out which species or group is related to which other one? And how easy and reliable is it when most dinosaurs are known from only fragments of skeletons rather than complete fossils? Evolution is tricky. We are joined by Professor Sophie Scott from The Neuromantics Podcast who has a question about the sounds dinosaurs made. This episode was picked by patreon!
Dinosaur Species and Taxonomy with Prof. Chris Jackson
What makes a species a species and how does this apply to fossils that are a hundred million years old? From there we look to how dinosaurs get their names where things can go wrong when it comes to correctly identifying them. Our special guest this time out is Professor Chris Jackson, geologist and science communicator par excellence, who wants to ask Dave a very pertinent question about how dinosaurs are actually defined and so what is, and isn’t, a dinosaur.
Dinosaur Films with David Krentz
This week we have an extended interview and discussion with David Krentz on the public perception of dinosaurs and especially in film. David is a palaeoartist, but also works as a storyboard artist and character designer for Hollywood productions like the Marvel movies and has also produced and directed dinosaur documentaries so has seen things from all sides. He’s the perfect person to chat about the creative processes and trade-offs between accuracy and dramatic license, storytelling and spectacle.
Jurassic Park with Emma Kennedy
there’s been a Brachiosaurus in the room since the start of Terrible Lizards and it is very much Jurassic Park-shaped. There’s no point dissecting all the details about the film and its depiction of dinosaurs but we focus on its appearance at the time and the effect it had on shaping the public’s perceptions and what that means for science educators. Our guest this week is Emma Kennedy who wants to know how unlikely it is we could resurrect dinosaurs. Preorder her book Never Ending Summer now!
Customer ReviewsSee All
This is a brilliant podcast, fantastically funny and informative, full of all the latest research. A must listen for any fans of dinosaurs!
Educational and fun
You learn a lot during the podcast, in a fun way and gives a great perspective on each topic and guests get to ask questions, some that you would want to ask but often questions you would never think off