By Matt Borths and Adam Pritchard
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Past Time is a podcast that explores how we know what we know about the past. There's a special focus on the fossil record - it is hosted by two paleontologists - but delving into the story of the past isn't limited to dry bones. Today's paleontologists use techniques drawn from other sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Biology to figure out what extinct animals were like and how they lived. Whether you are just starting to learn about the amazing animals that have called this planet home, or you have been fascinated by fossils for a long time, we hope you will join us as we dig into past times. Keywords: Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Animals, Fossils, Extinction
||CleanEpisode 16: Hunting Antarctic Dinosaurs||Erik Gorscak and Pat OConnor, two paleontologists from Ohio University, are about to set out on an expedition to Antarctica to hunt for fossils from the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. They are part of a larger team called the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontolo||3/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNews Bite: Dodos and the evolution of bird brains||If you wander into the basement of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, and wander into the fossil collections, you will find a vast array of different dinosaurs dating back over 200 million years. However, just a few feet away from||3/10/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNews Bite: The evolution of ornithischian dinosaur jaws and bites!||With Past Time, Matt and I tend to focus on the new discoveries in paleontology: the new species that show up in the news, or the important specimens discovered in museum collections. These are the raw materials that feed the fires of paleontology as a s||2/2/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Degrees of Doctoral Dissertation Domination||On this episode of Past Time, Drs. Matthew Borths and Adam Pritchard share their dissertation stories, and a bit of advice on the grad school experience!||11/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNews Bite: Kerberos! Giant mammal carnivore from after the Age of Dinosaurs!||It weighed twice as much as a modern wolf. It had three pairs of meat-slicing teeth. It was the first carnivorous land animal to reach 200 pounds on the entire continent of Europe after the extinction of the dinosaurs. And a team of European scientists a||10/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNews Bite: Salamanders of the Caribbean!||Arrr, ye mateys! Pour out some grog, and I’ll tell ye a tale of mines, beaches, and death in ancient jungles. I of course be talkin’…about salamanders! Okay, not going to do that voice the whole time (though maybe it should be in the ep||9/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNews Bite: Basilisks in the Old(er) West!||The oldest basilisk lizard from North America, described by Jack Conrad from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, shows the 48 million year old animal was part of an ancient lush jungle ecosystem...in the middle of Wyoming. The beautifully preserved sku||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNews Bite: Genes and Jurassic Park||As Jurassic World rolls out, Matt has some thoughts on the scientific impact of Jurassic Park and offers his hopes for the scientific discussions Jurassic World might spark.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNews Bite: Cosmic rays date ancient human ancestor||Dating fossils might sound like Saturday night for a paleontologist, but it’s serious science! In a new study, a group of physicists and paleontologists teamed up to re-date one of the most complete skeletons of a human relative ever discovered. Th||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNews Bite: Brontosaurus revived!||Brontosaurus was an extinct name for an extinct animal, but a new study brings the “Thunder Lizard” title roaring back to life! But how does a name get dropped, and how does it get brought back again? Follow us into the winding world of paleo||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
A podcast about PRE-historic life. So far great shows and great presentation. Keep up the fantastic work and keep the topics varied as well. (Even though i wouldn't mind every show being about Dinosaurs.) My one critique is I wish the shows were longer,at least 30 minutes, but since you guys are only into a few episodes I can understand. I'm going to do my part and spread the good word.
Better and Better
This most recent podcast has Matt and Adam in their stride. They're truly showing off both their creativity and their paleo-expertise. This podcast was the most tightly produced and had the benefit of both solid content and compelling production values.
Serious, yet Fun
Great show if you like the dinosaurs. ITs detailed enough to be interesting, stimulating, and not juvenile. But not so hardcore that you will feel lost if you don't have a computer in front of you to look everything up.