149 episodes

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

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    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8, 96 Ratings

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

    Episode 112: Extinction of the dinosaurs

    Episode 112: Extinction of the dinosaurs

    So what killed the non-avian dinosaurs? Was it a meteorite or prolonged volcanic activity? Research by Dr Alessandro Chiarenza published TODAY tells us which!

    • 37 min
    Episode 111: Diversity in Palaeontology

    Episode 111: Diversity in Palaeontology

    Given the current discussions and anti-racism activism going on around the world, we reflect on some of the equality issues within our science and the ways in which they are being addressed.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 110: The Fin-Limb Transition and Early Tetrapod Biodiversity

    Episode 110: The Fin-Limb Transition and Early Tetrapod Biodiversity

    Prof. Mike Coates and Ben Otoo both join to discuss Prof. Jenny Clack's Legacy

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 109: Early Tetrapod Feeding Mechanics

    Episode 109: Early Tetrapod Feeding Mechanics

    Dr Laura Porro joins us to look at the fins-to-limbs transition from a biomechanical perspective. We also reflect on the recent passing of Prof. Jenny Clack

    • 45 min
    04/20 Announcement

    04/20 Announcement

    Updates about the show and discussion of recent events

    • 2 min
    Episode 108: Plesiosaurs

    Episode 108: Plesiosaurs

    Dr Ben Kear takes us back to the Mesozoic to hunt for plesiosaurs at the South Pole. We discuss the significance of polar latitudes to the evolution of the group and how the Australian opal mining industry is helping to find new specimens.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

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.

JumpinJohnGhengisKhan ,

Love this podcast

This podcast offers a great way to enjoy the “art” and science of paleontology.

abundancesun ,

Great podcast!

I’m a high school bio teacher and I’m getting a lot out of this podcast

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