Darren Naish and John Conway talk all things tetrapod, and some things not.
Episode 82: Totally a New Whale
In this episode, fossils of the Kimmeridge clay, naughty fossils from Brazil, Ubirajara, Darren's new book, Dinopedia. Cladistics (sigh), domed-headed nose-pickers, and how they use them, a New Whale™, G̡͉̼̱̳͖͕̱̦͊r̼͕̺̃̾͑ͩ̕e̴̻͙͕͍̺͔͒n͙͍̭̘̲̭͔̆̍͑͢ͅd̛͕̪̠̞̩̰ͦͯe̘̣̖̮͒͢ͅl̴̫͖͉͎̃ͣ͊̐i̶͇͇͓̭̳͚̹͒͑̇u̧͍͉̺̠̅̎ş̖̞̬̦̻̺̼ͭ ̨̜̤̃͗̑̚ͅmͯ͏͎̪͍̙͇̮͖̤o̹͇͙̺ͧ̉̒̽͞r̡̬͍̺̹̰̘͙ͦd͈͖͕̦̦̓̓̕ã̧̞̳x̘̪̱̝͍͌̋ͩ͜, and cladistics headaches again. Oh my.
Episode 81: Seeing Thylacines in the Thylacine Seeing Scene
In this rapid-fire episode, TetZoom Con, Alien Worlds, John's 3Dish T. rex heads and the state of their lips, a discussion on eyes and taphonomy, science writing and stupid rules (never use black, kids!), Freddie the seal and free-running dogs. And finally a main event: Thylacine persistence.
Episode 80: Achievable Evolutionary Goals
In the eight-oh, FU on Romancing the Stone and Carnotaurus, John's art, Greg Paul again, and Alien Worlds. And for the main event: the Scansoriopterygidae - dead ends that sucked at the evolutionary goal of flying, or, you know, animals adapted to their environment? You decide!
TetZoo(m)Con is at on the 12th of December, save the date.
Episode 79: Abelisaurine Abelisaurid Abelisaur
In this triple-A episode, abelisaurians, including Carnotaurus, and long discussion on soft tissue preservation. We also discuss the topic of a book Darren is writing, the grey popular and semi-technical literature on dinosaurs, and its impact on dinosaur science.
Episode 78: Romancing the Past and Present
In this episode, Alan Feduccia’s “Romancing the Birds and Dinosaurs: Forays in Postmodern Paleontology“ (no, we don’t get the title either), painting sauropods, reminiscing on Dinosaurs Past and Present (again). Monsters of the Deep and cryptozoology hoaxes. And finally, what we’ve all been waiting for: naked pterosaurs!
Episode 77: There are Not Enough Sauropod Dinosaurs
In this episode, FU from our listeners, also, news from world of Darren and John: 'how to be a science writer', Goldenose, Darren’s ZSL talk, SuperDinosaur. I News from World of News: Persiophis, bats vs birds, tails of Spinosaurus, and our main event: there are not too many sauropod dinosaurs, fool!
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I've recently started to catch up with this excellent podcast. It's a little tapir heavy for my taste, but that said, hugely enjoyable and informative. The charming lack of professionalism is also a winner. Keep it up chaps.
Funny and interesting
Darren Naish really knows natural history and John Conway keeps the show on track. Both are clever and funny guys.
Thanks guys, keep up the good work!
I came to the podcat via monster talk and have gone through the old episodes, I like this, the topics covered are of interest to me and the 'informal' style work for me - keeps me entertained on the way into work!
Oh an the link posted on the blog to pictures of the conjoined grey whale calf - never seen anything like that in my life before (an as an ex army medic I've seen all sorts of weird stuff!)