58 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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    • 4.9 • 96 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 #55 Dave and Ray didn’t go away

    Episode #55 Dave and Ray didn’t go away

    Ray and Dave talk about their latest adventures, Paleo News, and upcoming ideas for future guests.

    • 20 min
    Episode #54 A Dinosaur’s Leg and a Pterosaur Egg! Now it can be told. Robert DePalma Part Two

    Episode #54 A Dinosaur’s Leg and a Pterosaur Egg! Now it can be told. Robert DePalma Part Two

    The Nerds coerce Robert DePalma to reveal the Tanis site discoveries he couldn't talk about in Part One.  DePalma's Tanis site documents the actual day the Asteroid hit and ended the reign of the Dinosaurs.

    • 55 min
    Episode #53 The Very Day the Asteroid (almost) Killed Our Planet with Robert DePalma Part One

    Episode #53 The Very Day the Asteroid (almost) Killed Our Planet with Robert DePalma Part One

    The nerds travel to the final day of the dinosaurs reign with paleontologist Robert DePalma and the legendary Tanis Site.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode #52: Your Mother Was a Vetulicolian and Your Father Smelt of Elderberries with Henry Gee

    Episode #52: Your Mother Was a Vetulicolian and Your Father Smelt of Elderberries with Henry Gee

    The Paleo Nerds cover the history of life on Earth with Nature Senior Editor Henry Gee

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode #51 Botany, Bugs, and Beards with Dr. Ellen Currano

    Episode #51 Botany, Bugs, and Beards with Dr. Ellen Currano

    The nerds reconstruct ancient ecosystems with Paleobotanist Dr. Ellen Currano

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode #50: The Past is All We Ever Have with Ken Lacovara

    Episode #50: The Past is All We Ever Have with Ken Lacovara

    The nerds hit the prehistoric Jersey Shore with Ken Lacovara

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

MW6992 ,

Great podcast but what happened to it?

Love the show but can’t find info on why they stopped? Praying they’ll come back and continue!!!

Z Spence ,

Fantastic Podcast

As a person who has always been interested in dinosaurs, fossils, and pretty much anything prehistoric, this podcast has been a great listen and continues to fuel my curiosity. The hosts are both funny and knowledgeable and they get great guests who provide insight on absolutely fascinating topics. I look forward to each new episode! Can’t wait for more!

ttphilos ,

Laid back access to the paelo world

I wanted some easy access to learn more about our Earth history and fossil hunting, so I searched for a podcast and this one hit the spot! Ray Troll is a famous cartoonist specializing on fish puns and illustrated some super cool paleo books. The interview style is super chill and personal, without fear of details and without so much of the patronizing "let me teach you" style you find in other "science communication".

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