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A free webseries exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth.

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A free webseries exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth.

    Coprolite Inclusions

    Coprolite Inclusions

    We look at the beetles found within Triassic dinosaur dung. What can they tell us?

    Joining us for this interview are Drs Martin Qvarnström and Martin Fikáček of Uppsala University and National Sun Yat-sen University, respectively.

    • 37 min
    Beasts Before Us

    Beasts Before Us

    Our very own Dr Elsa Panciroli comes on the show to discuss her new book 'Beats Before Us'. We give an overview of the early evolution of synapsids and dispel many of the misconceptions about what our ancestors were really like.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Crocodylomorph disparity Pt2

    Crocodylomorph disparity Pt2

    Part 2 of our look at the rates of evolutionary innovation in crocodiles through time with Dr Tom Stubbs

    • 52 min
    Crocodylomorph disparity

    Crocodylomorph disparity

    We look at rates of evolutionary innovation in crocodiles through time with Dr Tom Stubbs

    • 35 min
    Soil

    Soil

    Dr Ria Mitchell, University of Sheffield, outlines her work studying some of the world's earliest soils.

    • 50 min
    Dietary Ecology of Smilodon fatalis pt2

    Dietary Ecology of Smilodon fatalis pt2

    Part two of our interview with Dr Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University on the 'dietary ecology' of Smilodon.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

Bran L K ,

Great podcast!

If you’re into paleontology, you’ll love it!

the Tubzizzle ,

Amazing podcast!

I absolutely love this podcast. I am a high school science teacher and this podcast makes me want to go back to graduate school! Dave you are so enthusiastic and inspiring! I listen to this and learn so much. Thank you!

Hank in Texas USA ,

Informative, Diverse, serious yet not heavy

I am late to the party but thrilled I got here. I started at episode one from Years ago and am going all the way through. Absolutely wonderful. They go deep in a thousand directions... depending upon who is there. I THOUGHT I was most interested in Silurian things but in fact I just hadn’t had the benefit of this this spectacular “survey.” I never know where we are going next. Thank you for your efforts. Small point: clearly technology has changed in the last 8/9 years (2012 to 2020). We can hear them getting better at this. Put your feet up. Open the website and look at the supporting materials (amazing) and press play.

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