4 episodes

Alaskan artist, Ray Troll, and his friend, ventriloquist David Strassman, host exciting interviews with paleontologists, scientists and fellow paleo nerds from around the world.

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    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 25 Ratings

Alaskan artist, Ray Troll, and his friend, ventriloquist David Strassman, host exciting interviews with paleontologists, scientists and fellow paleo nerds from around the world.

    Episode #4: Cheating the Tooth Fairy with Leif Tapanila

    Episode #4: Cheating the Tooth Fairy with Leif Tapanila

    Dr. Leif Tapanila studies fossil invertebrates and clams, so why is he here to talk about Helicoprion (AKA the Buzz Saw Shark)? Turns out it's all Ray's fault.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode #3: Smashing the Patriarchy like a Bone-Crushing Dog with STEMinist Amy Atwater

    Episode #3: Smashing the Patriarchy like a Bone-Crushing Dog with STEMinist Amy Atwater

    As a paleontologist and science communicator, Amy Atwater has been challenging the conviction that all paleontologists look like Indiana Jones!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode #2: Channeling Your Childhood Superpower with Kirk Johnson

    Episode #2: Channeling Your Childhood Superpower with Kirk Johnson

    The Nerds talk to Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and long-time friend and collaborator of Ray's.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode #1: The Only Way to Know Where We're Going is to Know Where We've Been.

    Episode #1: The Only Way to Know Where We're Going is to Know Where We've Been.

    Ray Troll and David Strassman swap childhood stories about becoming Paleo Nerds and reminisce about their most treasured finds in this exciting and refreshing debut recording.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Stph739 ,

Making old cool

Stumbled upon this one thanks to a friend, and man did I have a great time listening to Dave and Ray!! I've learned so much in such a short about of time. This podcast makes me want to wander a dig site in hopes of finding the next fully articulate dinosaur!!

Clayzer11 ,

A Dinomite Podcast

Dave and Ray do such an amazing job with this podcast. It’s like a fire side chat with friends and it’s about dinosaurs!!!! What more could you want?

DJLTRNTVE ,

Relatable science!

Love this podcast! David & Ray have a great chemistry and make science fun to listen to. Some pretty amazing guests too!

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