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A podcast about museums, science and storytelling, hosted by Emily Graslie. ExploreAStory is supported by the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
||CleanTyrone's Search for the Giant Rat||Mammalogist Tyrone Lavery had heard rumors of a giant coconut-eating rat living somewhere, elusively, in the Solomon Islands. But after five years of searching, all he had to show for it was a mysterious poop. That is, until the giant rat fell...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Discovers a Virgin Birth||Dr. Kevin Feldheim is interested in shark sex. Okay, shark reproduction. Like most vertebrates, sharks and their relatives reproduce sexually-- but while studying critically endangered sawfish (a very cool, very threatened cartilaginous fish), Kevin...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAimee and Emily on Science Storytelling||Humor and storytelling are my two favorite devices for communicating science. My colleague Aimee Davis agrees: in a past life she was a classroom teacher, but after taking a series of classes at Chicago's hub of comedy, Second City, she decided on a...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMolly's Gerbils (and Ancient DNA)||Would you ever think that calling up a natural history museum and asking for their 'crusties' would be a legitimate scientific request? Well, it is, and that's what Dr. Molly McDonough does. She studies mammals and their DNA, sometimes pulling out the..||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLIVE Stories from Berlin! (Part 2)||Back in January we held a meetup at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, and invited ExploreAStory listeners and Brain Scoop fans to share a story about a memorable experience they had in a museum, in nature, or while exploring the world...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLIVE Stories from Berlin! (Part 1)||Back in January we hosted a meetup for Brain Scoop fans and ExploreAStory listeners at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. We invited you to come and share a story of a time you had a memorable experience in a museum, in nature, or while exploring...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeg, who Lived on Gilligan's Island||She studies FISH!||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah, the 'Most Hated Person in Fandom'||Sarah Ebel has one of the most interesting jobs at the Field Museum, but it's likely not one that would jump to mind if I asked you about exciting museum positions. She's an attorney, and in addition to helping us sort out copyright and licensing...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGabi & Ken Discover New Species||How do paleontologists know when they've found a new species of dinosaur, or any other extinct life? I have no idea but thankfully I've got a few scientists on speed-dial that comes in pretty handy for such questions. In today's episode we caught up...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKen's Broken Turtle (and other fieldwork mishaps)||Dr. Ken Angielczyk is an Associate Curator at the Field Museum. While his research primarily focuses on a group of ancient mammal relatives called Dicynodonts, he's dabbled elsewhere in the fossil record, too- but no matter the subject of study,...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKate's Big Debut on Japanese TV||"It was the strangest experience of my life."||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to ExploreAStory!||Preview||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
You know those times when you read a book and then see a movie of that book and they're different but you love them both? That's what this podcast is.
Things that make the brainscoop amazing are clearly evident in this podcast: Emily's energy, high production value, tight editing, & fun. I'm also partial to the long 'o' sounds and Emily's voice is great for a podcast. If you do nothing else at least listen to the first half of the first episode. If you're like me you'll be in tears listening to the guest's story about being filmed by Japanese TV for a story about the Field Museum's Tyrannosaurus Rex "Sue".
Great hosting, engaging interviews
Emily is a wonderful host and interviewer, and every episode brings a new and engaging topic. I love hearing directly from researchers, especially from little known fields. Can’t wait for season 2!
I wish there were more :)
Tripped across this while looking for something new to listen to. Emily’s enthusiasm for her work is infectious and I always find myself clicking the links in the descriptions (both here and at the brain scoop). Keep up the good work and I’ll be sure to be listening, watching.