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Origin Stories

By The Leakey Foundation

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What makes us human? How are we different from chimpanzees? Who are our earliest ancestors and how do we know? Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation’s podcast about how we became human. This award-winning show combines science and narrative to explore our human story and explain why we are the way we are. Listen and explore human evolution one story at a time.

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Archaeology student here

Hi, as someone who works full time and returned to school full time as an archaeology major, this show reignites my spark for archaeology when I’m feeling overwhelmed with all the work. Its the perfect length for breaks between class and work. It’s also making me drift into a specific discipline of archaeology..


I love this podcast, its well thought out and the story telling is wonderful. I haven't found a better Science podcast out there yet. Keep em coming!


This podcast was fabulous and easy to consume for non-scientists, which is all I can really ask for in a science themed podcast. I was so pleased with the variety of topics, wonderful quality of writing and clear sound quality and production. If you’re like me and your brain needs something to chew on while you’re doing any task, put this in your ears please.

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