10 episodes

Explore the interface between history, archeology and ancient DNA.

The Time Traveler’s Suitcase is a weekly podcast from DNA Consultants, the direct-to-the-consumer company that launched the industry’s first ancient DNA tests. Its Primeval DNA product line includes Medieval Vikings, Egyptian Mummies and the Ancient Israelite Test. The show is hosted by talk radio professional Pete Ferrand. Most of the episodes include an audiobook excerpt from the publications of Donald N. Yates, a DNA investigator and historian whose works include Old Souls in a New World, Merchant Adventurers of Rhoda and The Cherokee Origin Narrative. Each usually also has an interview with a leading scientist or historical expert.

The Time Traveler’s Suitcase DNA Consultants

    • Society & Culture

Explore the interface between history, archeology and ancient DNA.

The Time Traveler’s Suitcase is a weekly podcast from DNA Consultants, the direct-to-the-consumer company that launched the industry’s first ancient DNA tests. Its Primeval DNA product line includes Medieval Vikings, Egyptian Mummies and the Ancient Israelite Test. The show is hosted by talk radio professional Pete Ferrand. Most of the episodes include an audiobook excerpt from the publications of Donald N. Yates, a DNA investigator and historian whose works include Old Souls in a New World, Merchant Adventurers of Rhoda and The Cherokee Origin Narrative. Each usually also has an interview with a leading scientist or historical expert.

    Native American Wit and Wisdom: Words in the Wind

    Native American Wit and Wisdom: Words in the Wind

    It all began in 1998 with Donald and Teresa Yates’s genealogy website “Lost Indian Tribes Southeast.” Fifteen years later, Panther’s Lodge, as the site was called, became a publisher of books about American Indians. The Big Little Book of Native American Wit and Wisdom, compiled by Anna Kolouthon was one of the first produced, and it was followed by an audiobook version narrated by Robert B. Rees. Now comes a video podcast hosted by Pete Ferrand with highlights like “Being Indian Is,” by J.C. High Eagle, Chief Two White Feather’s Advice, “Remarks on Native American Religion” and the Native American Ten Commandments. Special video footage includes an 1895 Sioux Buffalo Dance performance shot by William K.L. Dickson and part of the Shungopavi Buffalo Dance on January 16, 2009, taped by Hopi student Kelly Kessay.

    Watch the video:
    https://dnaconsultants.com/podcast/native-american-wit-and-wisdom-words-in-the-wind/

    • 15 min
    Old World Roots of the Cherokee

    Old World Roots of the Cherokee

    The Cherokee people originated as seven clans arriving in the Ohio Valley in Hellenistic times. Excerpts from Donald Yates and Teresa Yates' book titled Cherokee DNA Studies, read by Pete Ferrand, covering the ancient origins and first languages of the Cherokee and Hopi.

    The Time Traveler’s Suitcase podcast: https://dnaconsultants.com/podcast/

    Cherokee DNA Test:
    https://dnaconsultants.com/product/specials/cherokee-dna-test/

    • 42 min
    DNA Identities and the Wardrobe of the Soul

    DNA Identities and the Wardrobe of the Soul

    A genetic genealogist discusses the evolving state of DNA testing.
    Pete Ferrand interviews adoptee Jan Franz, a Seneca and Cherokee descendant, on the foibles, wonders and personal revelations of DNA testing, from the Human Genome Project to the advent of ancient DNA.

    Our podcasts:
    https://dnaconsultants.com/podcast/

    Cherokee DNA Test:
    https://dnaconsultants.com/product/specials/cherokee-dna-test/

    • 31 min
    True History of the Creek Indians Part Two

    True History of the Creek Indians Part Two

    Richard Thornton continues with his amazing revelations about the Apalache, Euchee, Hitchiti and others in the Southeast. Part Two of Two.
    The second part and conclusion of Pete Ferrand's interview with Creek Indian Richard Thornton, touching on the Bronze Age Scandinavian entry into the Savannah River, pre-Celtic presence, Minoans in south Georgia, Panoans from Peru about 200 A.D., Itsa Mayas in north Georgia after about 1000 A.D. and remnant of Raleigh's Lost Colony at the Apalache capital as proved by the Eleanor Dare Stones. Thornton attempts also to answer the host's question about why so much of American Indian history is forbidden and suppressed.

    • 33 min
    True History of the Creek Indians

    True History of the Creek Indians

    Creek historian Richard Thornton is interviewed about the Maya, Euchee, Apalache and others in the Southeast. Part One of Two.
    Host Pete Ferrand interviews Georgia architect and author Richard Thornton about the surprising original diversity of American Indians in the Southern Highlands before they were crassly collapsed into only two federal groups, the Creeks and the Cherokees. When History Channel’s H2 network premiered a new series entitled “America Unearthed,” the opening episode on “American Mayan Secrets” was based on Thornton’s iconoclastic research and out-back rambles around Georgia. It became the network’s highest rated show ever. Thornton also says the story of Indian-White relations could have been – and still might become—much less antagonistic.

    • 36 min
    Kangaroos Among The Cherokee

    Kangaroos Among The Cherokee

    Meet the Kangaroos of Native American DNA. Host Pete Ferrand reads from a chapter in Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong
    about the so-called "anomalous" Cherokees who don't fit an ABC definition of American Indian.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

Jake Rebank ,

Seeker

Wow! Gave me insight into aspects of Native history I knew nothing about. Good way to pique my interest. Wonder what the second segment will offer? Give me more.

Don in Colorado 77 ,

One-of-a-kind science podcast

I listened to the first episode and found it very, very good. looking forward to the next one. There is no content like this anywhere else on the Internet. I may be wrong.

Raerae G. ,

Ancient DNA & Science

Ancient DNA by a DNA testing company made exciting! Blew me away. Nothing else like it. The host's voice. Wow! Easy to understand too.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture