10 episodes

Podcast by Houston Museum of Natural Science

Beyond Bones Podcast Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Podcast by Houston Museum of Natural Science

    S2 E5 Director's Note

    S2 E5 Director's Note

    Are dogs the next Avengers? Daniel Ferguson's newest giant screen documentary Superpower Dogs explores the real-life powers that help dogs perform extraordinary tasks. We sat down with Ferguson and discussed his approach to filmmaking for the giant screen and his experiences directing his various films, including "Jerusalem."

    Be sure to like, rate and subscribe to Beyond Bones wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. Visit hmns.org/giantscreen to find out how you can see Superpower Dogs at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre this summer!

    • 48 min
    S2 E4 To the Moon and Back

    S2 E4 To the Moon and Back

    Fifty years ago, the astronauts aboard Apollo 11 took their
    first steps on the moon. We talk to our VP of astronomy Dr. Carolyn Sumners and professor of physics and astronomy at Rice University Dr. Patricia Dr. Reiff about the day we took a giant leap for humankind.

    Be sure to like, rate and subscribe to Beyond Bones wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. Visit hmns.org/moon for more info about Moon by Luke Jerram.

    • 43 min
    S2 E3: The Nose Knows

    S2 E3: The Nose Knows

    Disease can transform cities and have lasting effects on society. On this episode of Beyond Bones, our host Chris talks to professor and vice-chair of research at McGovern School of Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Steve Norris and curator of our special exhibit Death by Natural Causes, Nicole Temple. Together, we cover the topic of syphilis, a disease with significant cultural effects on Victorian culture, and its lasting implications.

    Be sure to like, rate and subscribe to Beyond Bones wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. Visit hmns.org/DBNC for more info about our special exhibit Death by Natural Causes.

    • 38 min
    S2 E2 Midnight Special

    S2 E2 Midnight Special

    You might not have heard of Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, but you've probably heard his work. Covered by artists like Nirvana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash and Eric Clapton, Lead Belly's music continues to influence music today.

    Our host Chris talks to music historian and author of "Down In Houston: Bayou City Blues" Roger Wood and HMNS associate curator of paleontology (and expert on local history) David Temple about the legacy of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and the influence of prison life on blues music.

    Be sure to like, rate and subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts. Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. To learn more about our connection with Lead Belly and the history of Sugar Land, visit HMNS at Sugar Land (hmns.org/sugarland).

    • 36 min
    S2 E1 Pop Art Meets Preservation

    S2 E1 Pop Art Meets Preservation

    Beyond Bones is back! This episode, our host Chris talks to artist and naturalist Chris Marley. Marley is the mastermind behind Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science, an exhibit that takes reclaimed specimens and arranges them on clean, crisp backgrounds, emphasizing their color and geometry. He talks about the life of a working artist, his travels and how curiosity is all you need to be a scientist.

    Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. Visit hmns.org/biophilia for more info about Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science.

    • 35 min
    Season 2 Coming Soon

    Season 2 Coming Soon

    Your favorite science museum is back with a whole new season! From biological art to the historical impact of STIs, this season is all about going Beyond the Bones and straight to the stories that inspire the Houston Museum of Natural Science's collections. Episode 1 drops in TWO WEEKS. You don't want to miss it. Like, follow and subscribe to listen first.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

thelittlewolfette ,

Favorite museum ever makes a podcast

I love all the effort the HMNS makes in all aspects, from holding stem workshops and dance parties with dinosaurs to Snapchat, even though I live far from Houston I still get to be a part of HMNS.

I learned new things about monarchs this episode. Perhaps I can try to get some more butterfly friendly plants. It would be helpful if the websites mentioned were in the description because one of the sites they mentioned you can order milkweed with your zip code to find your closest native plant.

I planted parsley and a side effect was swallowtail butterflys. A friend has her own butterfly house and taught me that they love parsley. I rescued a caterpillar from the NJ cold and kept it inside all winter and finally it emerged in May and I was able to release it!

I can’t wait to hear more informative podcasts especially anything on dinosaurs or Egypt

Sjsnaubsskldib ,

Monarchs!

I loved that they mentioned monarch migration right before I went on a road trip- I made sure to look out for them and saw probably over 200 just driving around! I’ve driven around this time of year before and NEVER made the connection that there were so many monarchs at once. I was definitely nerding out and telling everyone on the trip with me everything I learned from this podcast. Very cool!

JustJessi93 ,

Love this Place!

I was so excited to see that one of my favorite museums started a podcast! It's only one episode in, but I'm already hooked. The host seems knowledgeable and relaxed, and I learned a lot from the guests. I can't wait to hear what else they release.

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