The Common Descent Podcast

Episode 80 - Mary Anning

February 8, 2020

Happy Darwin Day!

This time around, we’re talking about Mary Anning! She was one of the earliest modern paleontologists, she helped lay the groundwork for our modern methods of uncovering and understanding fossils, and she was famously underappreciated in her time. We’re joined in our discussion by our friend Brittney Stoneburg from the Western Science Center!

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In the news: elephant evolution, pterosaur feeding, Jurassic “firewalkers”, and ancient fungi.

News: 00:05:00
Main Discussion with Brittney: 00:40:30
Mid-discussion break: 01:13:30

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The Intro and Outro music is “On the Origin of Species” by Protodome.
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Musical Interludes are "Professor Umlaut" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0