#NHM_Live: a Natural History Museum podcast
By Natural History Museum, London
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#NHM_Live features examples of the over 80 million specimens of the Natural History Museum in London. In each broadcast, the Museum's science communicators are joined by the curators and researchers who care for and study them. Follow us on Facebook (https://facebook.com/naturalhistorymuseum/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/NHM_London) to find out about each new show and to participate in the live events.
|1||CleanVideo15 What’s the coolest dinosaur? | #NHM_Live||Join four Museum dinosaur experts as they each try to convince you that their favourite dinosaur is the best there ever was. It's the ultimate dino face-off! What's your pick for coolest dinosaur: the biggest, the quickest, the smartest, the fiercest? O||25 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideo14 Who was Cheddar Man? | #NHM_Live||#NHM_Live returned for a brand-new series on 18 April. Watch the recording of the live show here. Meet Museum scientists who studied Cheddar Man and who use DNA to learn about our ancient relatives. Prof Chris Stringer and Dr Selina Brace were in the s||25 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideo13 The snakes of South Kensington | #NHM_Live||This week's #NHM_Live featured the snakes of our collections in South Kensington, SW7. Joining host Alison Shean was Jeff Streicher, Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles, who showed off some of the serpent specimens and shared with us fascinating facts in||28 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideo12 The mighty megafauna | #NHM_Live||Joining host Alastair Hendry for the latest episode of #NHM_Live was Pip Brewer, Curator of Fossil Mammals, who showed off some of the fossil mammal specimens in the Museum’s collections and answered as many questions as she could about the largest la||21 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideo11 Shark tales of the past and present | #NHM_Live||Sharks first evolved almost 200 million years before the dinosaurs and we're still learning more about species past and present. Emma Bernard, Curator of Fossil Fish, joined Alistair Hendry to show off some of the Museum's shark specimens, and to answer||14 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideo10 Meet the spiders | #NHM_Live||Jan Beccaloni, Curator of Arachnida was with host David Urry to show you some spidery specimens. From the impacts of climate change on the species being found in Britain through to the dancing of the peacock spiders, Jan was on hand to answer questions||7 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideo09 Dippy about the whale | #NHM_Live||On 13 July 2017 the Museum unveiled Hope the blue whale, a spectacular 25-metre-long specimen suspended from the ceiling of the Museum's central space, Hintze Hall. Just after the BBC broadcast their Horizon documentary about the new installation, Dipp||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideo08 What have the flies ever done for us? | #NHM_Live||Fly expert Duncan Sivell and forensic entomologist Martin Hall were with host Camilla Tham discussing the many ways in which flies (and their maggots!) are important. From helping the police to identify time of death at a crime scene to pollinating many||10 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideo07 Fantastic mini-beasts and where to find them | #NHM_Live||This week we were out in our leafy grounds with Steph West of the Museum's Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity. She talked to host David Urry about the wildlife in your gardens, from millipedes to stag beetles, and pond life to log life. Steph wi||3 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideo06 The Neanderthal within us | #NHM_Live||Is it really an insult to be called a Neanderthal? Our human origins expert, Chris Stringer, talked to Alison Shean about Homo neanderthalensis and their relationship with Homo sapiens while answering questions from the live audience throughout the bro||25 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideo05 Dinosaur world tour | #NHM_Live||We’re back with the first episode of series 2, featuring Paul Barrett discussing Dinosaur discoveries from around the world. Most species people are aware of are ones found in North America but dinosaurs have been found on every continent on Earth. If||19 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideo04 The science of shooting stars | #NHM_Live||In our final look back at series 1 of #NHM_Live, David Urry speaks to Natasha Almeida about the multitude of meteorites we have in our collections here at the Museum.||6 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideo03 Wasps: 100,000 species and counting | #NHM_Live||In this episode of #NHM_Live, Gavin Broad, Curator of Hymenoptera, talks to Alison Shean about the huge variety of wasps in nature and why they are so undeserving of their bad reputation. Learn about wasps that build nests, make honey and even practise||30 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideo02 Cotton buds and plumber’s tape | #NHM_Live||The Museum's conservators were the stars of our second broadcast in the first #NHM_Live series, where we took a look at how they repair and maintain the millions of specimens in the collections.||22 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideo01 Cephalopoda inside out | #NHM_Live||Our first ever series of #NHM_Live was broadcast earlier in the year on our Facebook page. We'll be starting our second series of broadcasts in June so, before we get going, here's a look back at the 4 episodes of series 1. During the first broadcast w||14 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Bringing a museum to life
I am really enjoying this series created by the Natural History Museum. The shows are engaging, topical and informative. The diversity of topics covered is interesting and reveals much about the work behind the scenes at the museum. I didn't realise there was so much research undertaken there.
One thing that really surprises me is the quality of the production, it is not a wobbly iphone production. The films are well made and researched - it looks like something you would watch on TV.
Carry on with the good work NHM, these podcasts open up a whole new window into the museum and underline it's relevance to use all.
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