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Darren Naish and John Conway talk all things tetrapod, and some things not.

Tetrapod Zoology Podcast - Tetrapod Zoology John Conway & Darren Naish

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Darren Naish and John Conway talk all things tetrapod, and some things not.

    Episode 80: Achievable Evolutionary Goals

    Episode 80: Achievable Evolutionary Goals

    In the eight-oh, FU on Romancing the Stone and Carnotaurus, John's art, Greg Paul again, and Alien Worlds. And for the main event: the Scansoriopterygidae - dead ends that sucked at the evolutionary goal of flying, or, you know, animals adapted to their environment? You decide!
    TetZoo(m)Con is at on the 12th of December, save the date.

    Episode 79: Abelisaurine Abelisaurid Abelisaur

    Episode 79: Abelisaurine Abelisaurid Abelisaur

    In this triple-A episode, abelisaurians, including Carnotaurus, and long discussion on soft tissue preservation. We also discuss the topic of a book Darren is writing, the grey popular and semi-technical literature on dinosaurs, and its impact on dinosaur science.

    Episode 78: Romancing the Past and Present

    Episode 78: Romancing the Past and Present

    In this episode, Alan Feduccia’s “Romancing the Birds and Dinosaurs: Forays in Postmodern Paleontology“ (no, we don’t get the title either), painting sauropods, reminiscing on Dinosaurs Past and Present (again). Monsters of the Deep and cryptozoology hoaxes. And finally, what we’ve all been waiting for: naked pterosaurs!

    Episode 77: There are Not Enough Sauropod Dinosaurs

    Episode 77: There are Not Enough Sauropod Dinosaurs

    In this episode, FU from our listeners, also, news from world of Darren and John: 'how to be a science writer', Goldenose, Darren’s ZSL talk, SuperDinosaur. I News from World of News: Persiophis, bats vs birds, tails of Spinosaurus, and our main event: there are not too many sauropod dinosaurs, fool!

    Episode 76: Shiny and Stinky

    Episode 76: Shiny and Stinky

    In this almost brand-new episode: News from the World of News, Asteriornis the wonderchicken, Dineobellator the velociraptorine, and a stem-anthropoid from Peru. In News from World of Darren and John, Monsters of the Deep, photoluminescence paper, and TetZooCon 2020. What’s New at TetZoo covers Occuludentavis, the passing of Clack and Carroll, and the fact that there are not too many sauropods. And finally, Leakey's aposematic hypothesis, and non-standard takes on hominin evolution.

    Episode 75: From the Palaeolithic (AKA 2019)

    Episode 75: From the Palaeolithic (AKA 2019)

    Enter the Time Machine to a time when Darren and John discuss topics from, like a billion years ago in News From the World of News. Topics include Nessie eDNA, a scathing book review, and PopPalaeo.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

s4sparkplug ,

All tetrapods, all the time

This podcast covers an absolutely astonishing range of species - if you like tetrapods, living or extinct, this is the show for you. Darren and John have their own brand of humor, and they cover current zoology news, conferences, paleo art, obscure groups of animals, cryptozoology, and even popular media with wit and insight. I appreciate having both a scientific (from Darren) and artistic (from John) perspective, and I have been fascinated by their discussions about writing popular science books and the challenges of working with television and other media. There’s a little bit of everything in this show and if you listen, you will definitely learn something new.

Tyrrne ,

Even better than Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs

Love the show but they need to post more often. That being said, when they do, the shows are 2 hours long sometimes so it's almost enough to tide you over.

susheefish ,

Too much with politics

I want to love this podcast, and the parts that are on topic are generally quite good, but they veer off into stuff that just ruins it for me. They might read this review and think I am some backwards young earther who hates foreigners and science, which is exactly the problem.

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