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Terrible Lizards is a podcast about Dinosaurs with Dr David Hone and Iszi Lawrence.

Terrible Lizards Iszi Lawrence and David Hone

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 25 Ratings

Terrible Lizards is a podcast about Dinosaurs with Dr David Hone and Iszi Lawrence.

    S01E07 Fossil Collecting

    S01E07 Fossil Collecting

    For our final (normal) episode of series one we take a look at the actual process of finding, excavating, preparing and then exhibiting dinosaur fossils. How do palaeontologists know where to find fossils, what do they looks for, how do they get them out of the ground? We are joined by podcaster and QI elf, Dan Schreiber @schreiberland who wants to ask about the best way to go about owning a dinosaur fossil.  Please support us on patreon. @iszi_lawrence @dave_hone #terriblelizards

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S01E06 Weird and Wonderful Dinosaurs

    S01E06 Weird and Wonderful Dinosaurs

    We look at Theropods of Late Cretaceous Mongolia, the sickle-clawed Theirizinosaurs and boat-faced Deinocheirus with a mention of the tiny ant-eating alvarezsaurs. Europe, and ancient archipelagos that produced dwarf species of huge animals and giant weird versions of small ones. We round off with the power of convergent evolution across tens of millions of years. Finally, we are joined by comedian Alice Fraser @aliterative who asks about how dinosaurs might have done if alive today.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S01E05 Dinosaur Reproduction

    S01E05 Dinosaur Reproduction

    Warning: Our guest Richard Herring (53 mins 50 secs) uses colloquialisms for dinosaur male bits - poss best check before letting kids listen.

    Reproduction is an area of dinosaur biology rarely discussed. Part of the problem is inevitably the lack of data palaeontologists have of, ahem, certain dinosaur parts. However, thanks to the evidence of numerous fossils and in particular various nests and eggs, we do know quite a bit more about their reproductive biology than you may imagine.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S01E04 Triceratops

    S01E04 Triceratops

    It is the largest of the ceratopsians (or horned dinosaurs) and the only one with a solid frill, and was also probably rather less gregarious than many of its near relatives. We talk about these features and the possible functions of its amazing headgear, before we are joined by this week’s guest - TV’s cake-maker and podcaster Ralph Attanasia. Please support us on patreon. www.terriblelizards.co.uk @iszi_lawrence @dave_hone @CakeBossRalph #terriblelizards

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S01E03 Dinosaur Feathers

    S01E03 Dinosaur Feathers

    We now know many dinosaurs, and not just those closest to birds, had feathers. However, gaps in the fossil record means that for many lineages it is uncertain quite what species had in terms of scales, feathers or both. We are joined by historian Tom Holland, who wants to know more about the dinosaur-bird link.

    Please support us on patreon, find us on facebook and send us your questions and drawings. www.terriblelizards.co.uk @iszi_lawrence @dave_hone @holland_Tom #terriblelizards

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S01E02 Diplodocus

    S01E02 Diplodocus

    Why dippy the dinosaur is unique among sauropods. It has an important place in dinosaur history as one of the first very complete animals found, and the first to be cast with copies shipped around the world. Whip tails, air filled skeletons and an incredible feeding strategy you will fall in love with these creatures. We are joined by special guest comedian Jo Caulfield, who asks Dave about why dinosaurs like Diplodocus got so big.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Andywhistle ,

Truly not Terrible

Another great podcast. Funny, informative and an absolute delight.

Jess from Brum ,

Excellent podcast

I’m really enjoying this. My son loves dinosaurs - and reading all the books to him has rekindled my interest. This podcast is a brilliant mixture of lighthearted and properly informative. Keep them coming, thank you!

JuNiHe22 ,

Excellent

This podcast has instantly become one of my favourites. Funny and informative, It has rekindled the love I had for Dinosaurs when I was a kid

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