14 episodes

Extinct is a podcast about dead things. Host Alice Leggett and a selection of renowned scientists paint a picture of ancient life in Australia, and seek to safeguard our ecosystems and their inhabitants.

Produced on Turrbal land.

Instagram: @extinct.podcast
Linktree: https://linktr.ee/extinctpodcast

Extinct Alice Leggett

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Extinct is a podcast about dead things. Host Alice Leggett and a selection of renowned scientists paint a picture of ancient life in Australia, and seek to safeguard our ecosystems and their inhabitants.

Produced on Turrbal land.

Instagram: @extinct.podcast
Linktree: https://linktr.ee/extinctpodcast

    A magnificient marsuipal

    A magnificient marsuipal

    Australia’s rich natural history boasts some of the most interesting animals on the planet, a standout of which is Diprotodon - the largest ever known marsupial. University of Queensland Associate Professor Gilbert Price joins Extinct to discuss this sizeable species.

    Produced on Turrbal land.

    • 23 min
    Delving into decay and fossilisation

    Delving into decay and fossilisation

    Fossils provide valuable insights into the history of our planet and the diverse species which used to call it home - but how do they form? Queensland Museum Collection Manager in Geoscience Dr Caitlin Syme joins Extinct to discuss fossilisation processes and one very special crocodile.

    Produced on Turrbal land.

    • 22 min
    A breathtaking fish

    A breathtaking fish

    Across 400 million years of Earth’s ever-changing landscape, one group of creatures has gracefully weathered the shifts – the lungfish. Flinders University evolutionary biologist and paleontologist Dr Alice Clement joins Extinct to discuss this remarkable fish.

    Produced on Turrbal land.

    Visit the Virtual Australian Museum of Palaeontology (VAMP): https://sites.flinders.edu.au/vamp/

    • 24 min
    A very big bird

    A very big bird

    More than 50,000 years ago, the Dynatoatus gaffae reigned supreme as the largest bird in Australia’s skies. Flinders University paleontologist Dr Ellen Mather joins Extinct to discuss what life was like for this formidable species.

    Produced on Turrbal land.

    • 12 min
    Beneath the surface of Macquarie Harbour

    Beneath the surface of Macquarie Harbour

    Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour hosts one of Australia’s most unique species that sadly teeters on the brink of extinction. University of Tasmania researcher Dr. David Moreno joins Extinct to discuss the endangered Maugean Skate and why its population has rapidly declined in recent years.

    Produced on Turrbal land.

    • 23 min
    Footprints from the past

    Footprints from the past

    Australia boasts a diverse array of formidable ancient predators, and our understanding of them often hinges on the footprints they’ve left behind. Paleontologist Dr. Anthony Romilio joins Extinct to discuss how these footprints serve as vital keys to answering questions about life long ago.

    Produced on Turrbal land.

    • 28 min

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