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Episode #31 The Tantalizing Truth about Trilobites with Sam Gon III

04/14/2021

Episode #31 The Tantalizing Truth about Trilobites with Sam Gon III

Sam Ohu Gon III, trilobite expert and Senior Scientist & Cultural Advisor for the Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi. Sam looks to traditional Hawaiian cultural history as an example for a sustainable future.

Episode #29 Fighting Anti-Science with Facts and Fossils with Don Prothero

03/31/2021

Episode #29 Fighting Anti-Science with Facts and Fossils with Don Prothero

Don Prothero has written 48 books and counting! And he has repeatedly gone to bat for science, using the facts of the fossil record to disprove creationist beliefs.

Episode #28 Mammoths, Mummies and Wolves (Oh My!) with Grant Zazula

03/24/2021

Episode #28 Mammoths, Mummies and Wolves (Oh My!) with Grant Zazula

Grant Zazula is a Paleo Nerd! His interest in archaeology is what attracted him to the Pleistocene and now he studies in the mighty Yukon, managing thousands of fossils that are byproducts of the mining industry.

Episode #27 A Crash Course on the Great Alaskan Terrane-Wreck with Connie Soja

03/17/2021

Episode #27 A Crash Course on the Great Alaskan Terrane-Wreck with Connie Soja

Connie Soja has extensively studied the paleontology of the Alexander terrane, a gigantic crustal fragment that underlies Ray's backyard of Southeast Alaska. In fact, she's reconstructed ancient environments around the globe!

Episode #26 Hunting for Sharks in a Dark National Park with JP Hodnett

03/10/2021

Episode #26 Hunting for Sharks in a Dark National Park with JP Hodnett

JP Hodnett is a Paleo Nerd. But that's a given! He's a shark (and sauropod and cat) expert, so the Nerds get to go off the deep end, diving into incredible finds at Mammoth Cave and JP's day job at Dinosaur Park.

Episode #25 Slothful Titans of the Tar Pits with Emily Lindsey

03/03/2021

Episode #25 Slothful Titans of the Tar Pits with Emily Lindsey

Emily Lindsey is a paleoecologist who's been fascinated with giant ground sloths since the beginning of her career. She is now a curator and excavation director at the La Brea Tar Pits in LA!

Episode #24: Hunting Dinosaurs with a Camera with Louie Psihoyos

02/24/2021

Episode #24: Hunting Dinosaurs with a Camera with Louie Psihoyos

Louie is a photographer and documentary filmmaker, so what's he doing on a podcast about paleontology?  Well, you can thank Jurrasic Park for that. 

Episode #23 In the Valley of the Tiny Titanosaurs with Luis Chiappe

02/16/2021

Episode #23 In the Valley of the Tiny Titanosaurs with Luis Chiappe

Luis Chiappe is as famous for his barbecues as he is for his knowledge of prehistoric birds. Luis' discoveries include an incredible sauropod nesting site and is currently the Senior Vice President of the Natural History Museum of LA.

Episode #22 How to See a Forest in a Handful of Dirt with Regan Dunn

02/09/2021

Episode #22 How to See a Forest in a Handful of Dirt with Regan Dunn

Regan Dunn is a paleobotanist who's work has taken her all over the world and has landed her in the hottest paleontology site in Hollywood - the La Brea Tar Pits. Learn how she uses the microscopic remains of plants to reconstruct entire ecosystems!

Episode #21 Out of the Ooze, Evolved to Cruise with Neil Shubin

02/02/2021

Episode #21 Out of the Ooze, Evolved to Cruise with Neil Shubin

The Nerds get to talk Tiktaalik with esteemed evolutionary biologist and author Neil Shubin. Neil uses molecular biology and gene expression to fill in the gaps left in the fossil record.

Episode #20 How to Kill a Dinosaur with Holly Woodward

01/26/2021

Episode #20 How to Kill a Dinosaur with Holly Woodward

Paleontologist Holly Woodward reads the microscopic stories left behind in dinosaur bones to tell characteristics like their age, sex, and general health. She's even used histology to "kill" a dinosaur!

Episode #19 My Favorite Fossil is the Next One with Chuck Bonner

01/19/2021

Episode #19 My Favorite Fossil is the Next One with Chuck Bonner

Ray joins his old friend Chuck Bonner in Kansas where Chuck's family has collected exquisite fossils now on display around the world.

Episode #18 Eons of Epic Epochs with Fossil Librarian Kallie Moore

01/12/2021

Episode #18 Eons of Epic Epochs with Fossil Librarian Kallie Moore

The Nerds sit down with Kallie Moore, cohost of the PBS youtube show Eons and fossil librarian at the University of Montana.

Episode #17 "I'll Have the Dinosaur, Please" with Jack Horner, the REAL Dr. Alan Grant

01/05/2021

Episode #17 "I'll Have the Dinosaur, Please" with Jack Horner, the REAL Dr. Alan Grant

World renowned paleontologist Jack Horner discusses bringing paleontology to the masses as the scientific advisor on the Jurassic Park franchise and how dyslexia may have helped him make discoveries.

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