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Two paleontologists-turned-science-communicators chatting about the diversity of life: past and present!

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This Podcast is FANTASTIC!!!

I recently discovered this podcast and love it. Will in Dave’s enthusiasm is contagious. It’s the perfect podcast for all you dinosaur nerds out there.

Really enjoying this Podcast

My introduction to this podcast was the episode on coprolites. Perfect opening for the paleo-obsessed slightly immature person that I am. This is a very informative and entertaining podcast that I like enough to go back and listen to ALL of past episodes. Keep up the great work!

Ps...crocs rule.

What an incredible podcast, from two incredible people

I LOVE THIS PODCAST. I know I'm shouting it, but it needs to be heard. The material is fascinating and engaging, Will and David are funny and insightful, and I leave the end of each episode feeling more in wonder about the world around me. It's so easy to present science in a dull fashion, but this podcast--by virtue of its hosts--avoids that. You get to engage with the topics and concepts in an engaging, fun way, which is something sorely missing from most science communication today.

I'd particularly like to commend them on their episode about the geologic timescale. That was so brilliantly devised, planned, and executed that if there were some sort of podcast awards, I'd be obligated to nominate them. By the end of the episode, you really understand the timeline of earth, how long life has been here, and just how expansive history really is.

The last thing I'll say in this three thousand word review is that Will and David are are easily accessible to their audience. This is great because the more engagement about science that happens means better understanding and better communities for all.

Keep it up my dudes! You're killin' it :)

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