20 episodes

PalaeoParty! is an interactive podcast about palaeontology, geology and earth science. Each episode we invite a new palaeontologist guest to join our hosts, Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements, as we laugh about weird fossils, odd science and whatever else pops into their brains!

Our theme music is "Voxel Revolution" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

PalaeoParty‪!‬ Thomas Clements, Chris Dean and Emma Dunne

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PalaeoParty! is an interactive podcast about palaeontology, geology and earth science. Each episode we invite a new palaeontologist guest to join our hosts, Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements, as we laugh about weird fossils, odd science and whatever else pops into their brains!

Our theme music is "Voxel Revolution" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

    S3 Ep7. Dr Ellen Coombs' fave fossil - Cynthiacetus (extinct whale)

    S3 Ep7. Dr Ellen Coombs' fave fossil - Cynthiacetus (extinct whale)

    Today we talk to Dr Ellen Coombs about her favorite fossil, Cynthiacetus, and have a whale of a time (sorry not sorry). We learn all about extinct whales, why their nostrils are so interesting to scientists, and we chat about their hilarious hind limbs which are utterly tiny! We also chat about the ancient whales that make a weird appearance in the Star Wars films!

    If you want to see a picture of a Cynthiacetus then head to our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/

    PalaeoParty! Shorts is a new weekly podcast where we ask palaeontologists and allied workers about their favourite fossil. Each episode drops on #FossilFriday and is accompanied by a mini-poster on the website.

    Normally we live stream on Twitch so you can chat and ask our guests questions in real time! Find our future schedule at our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/ or at https://twitch.tv/palaeoparty. PalaeoParty! is run by Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements.  This season is generously funded by the Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant.

    Our theme music is "Voxel Revolution" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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    • 19 min
    S3 Ep6. Dr Duncan Murdock's fave fossil - Notiodella (the Conodont)

    S3 Ep6. Dr Duncan Murdock's fave fossil - Notiodella (the Conodont)

    This Palaeoparty! Short is about one of the most mysterious and weird fossils - the conodonts. We've known about conodonts since the 1850's, but had no idea what the animal looked like - it wasn't until the 1980s that scientists found a fossil conodont with soft-tissues! In this episode, Dr Duncan Murdock talks to us about his favorite fossil beasties and one conodont in particular: Notiodella keblon, a 450 million year old conodont from South Africa. Find out why these critters are so weird, but also why conodonts are a super important group of fossils. 

    If you want to see a picture of a conodont then head to our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/

    PalaeoParty! Shorts is a new weekly podcast where we ask palaeontologists and allied workers about their favourite fossil. Each episode drops on #FossilFriday and is accompanied by a mini-poster on your website.

    Normally we live stream on Twitch so you can chat and ask our guests questions in real time! Find our future schedule at our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/ or at https://twitch.tv/palaeoparty. PalaeoParty! is run by Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements.  This season is generously funded by the Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant.

    Our theme music is "Voxel Revolution" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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    • 12 min
    S3 Ep5. Dr Valentina Rossi's fave fossil - Ammonites

    S3 Ep5. Dr Valentina Rossi's fave fossil - Ammonites

    With their coiled shells, ammonites are one of the most iconic and recognizable type of fossils! They are the focus of this episode, where we talk to Dr Valentina Rossi about these mysterious cephalopods and why they are her favorite fossil. We talk about fieldwork, the strict fossil laws of Italy, and about her inspiration: Mary Anning - the fossil collector who lived in Lyme Regis during the 1800s, collecting ammonites from the local cliffs with her dog, Tray.  

    If you want to see a picture of an Ammonite head to our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/

    PalaeoParty! Shorts is a new weekly podcast where we ask palaeontologists and allied workers about their favourite fossil. Each episode drops on #FossilFriday and is accompanied by a mini-poster on your website.

    Normally we live stream on Twitch so you can chat and ask our guests questions in real time! Find our future schedule at our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/ or at https://twitch.tv/palaeoparty. PalaeoParty! is run by Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements.  This season is generously funded by the Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant.

    Our theme music is "Voxel Revolution" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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    • 16 min
    S3 Ep4. Dr Emily Mitchell's fave fossil - Fractofusus

    S3 Ep4. Dr Emily Mitchell's fave fossil - Fractofusus

    In this PalaeoParty! Short, Dr Emily Mitchell takes us back in time to the deep ocean 545 million years ago. In this dark world, some of the earliest animals were doing their thing, before being buried under a blanket of volcanic ash that preserved them as fossils. One of these critters is called Fractofusus and is the focus of this episode! Find out all about this wonderfully weird beastie, Emily's research and why you aren't allowed to wear shoes near Fractofusus fossils!

    If you want to see a picture of Fractofusus head to our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/   

    PalaeoParty! Shorts is a new weekly podcast where we ask palaeontologists and allied workers about their favourite fossil. Each episode drops on #FossilFriday and is accompanied by a mini-poster on your website.

    Normally we live stream on Twitch so you can chat and ask our guests questions in real time! Find our future schedule at our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/ or at https://twitch.tv/palaeoparty. PalaeoParty! is run by Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements.  This season is generously funded by the Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant.

    Our theme music is "Voxel Revolution" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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    • 17 min
    S3 Ep3. Dr Nick Crumpton's fave fossil - Sharovipteryx mirabilis

    S3 Ep3. Dr Nick Crumpton's fave fossil - Sharovipteryx mirabilis

    In this PalaeoParty! Short, Dr Nick Crumpton tells us all about his favorite fossil - Sharovipteryx mirabilis. This little reptile was found in Triassic rocks in Kyrgyzstan - pretty normal right? NOPE! Sharovipteryx is unique because of the huge membrane that stretched between it's hind legs. Nick tells us about this truly weird beastie, what did it use this large 'wing' for, and why it interested him so much during his palaeo career. 

    If you want to see a picture of Sharovipteryx head to our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/

    PalaeoParty! Shorts is a new weekly podcast where we ask palaeontologists and allied workers about their favourite fossil. Each episode drops on #FossilFriday and is accompanied by a mini-poster on your website.

    Normally we live stream on Twitch so you can chat and ask our guests questions in real time! Find our future schedule at our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/ or at https://twitch.tv/palaeoparty. PalaeoParty! is run by Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements.

    This season is generously funded by the Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant.

    Our theme music is "Voxel Revolution" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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    • 17 min
    S3 Ep2. Dr Aubrey Roberts' fave fossil - Britney the plesiosaur (Ophthalmothule cryostea)

    S3 Ep2. Dr Aubrey Roberts' fave fossil - Britney the plesiosaur (Ophthalmothule cryostea)

    In this PalaeoParty! Short, Dr Aubrey Roberts tells us all about his favorite fossil - a plesiosaur called Ophthalmothule cryostea or 'Britney' to it's friends! Found on fieldwork in Svalbard, an island inside the arctic circle, this long necked marine reptile cruised oceans at the end of the Jurassic hunting for fish. What makes Britney so important is that Aubrey and her team found its skull, which is super rare for plesiosaur fossils. Listen in as Aubrey tells us about freezing fieldwork, dangerous polar bears and how 90s bangers gave Britney her nickname. If you want to see a picture of Britney head to our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/  


    PalaeoParty! Shorts is a new weekly podcast where we ask palaeontologists and allied workers about their favourite fossil. Each episode drops on #FossilFriday and is accompanied by a mini-poster on your website.

    Normally we live stream on Twitch so you can chat and ask our guests questions in real time! Find our future schedule at our website: https://palaeoparty.weebly.com/ or at https://twitch.tv/palaeoparty. PalaeoParty! is run by Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements.

    This season is generously funded by the Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant.

    Our theme music is "Voxel Revolution" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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    • 16 min

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