Sun, 24 November 2013
In this episode of Palaeo After Dark
we discuss Van Valen's Red Queen
Hypothesis, as well as recent reviews
of the concept. Meanwhile, James
freely partakes in historical revisionism
to tell us his fictional accounts of the life
of CS Lewis, Amanda briefly considers
leaving the planet, and Curt finds a
joke that is so played out he can't bring
himself to say it... so James does!
Wed, 13 November 2013
The gang soldiers on against
the horrible vexations of internet
lag and losing an hour of recording
to discuss a fascinating set of papers
looking at fossilized arthropod brains
from the Chengjiang. Meanwhile,
James invents a new game in the laundry
room, Curt discusses nightmares, and
Amanda outlines the perfect Nature paper.
Sun, 3 November 2013
Having fixed the audio problems
from the last podcast, the gang
reconvenes at the Denver
Geological Society of America
Meeting to discuss the cool and
exciting new research that was
presented at the conference.
Meanwhile, James talks about Land
Before Time, Amanda misses
her cat, and we are briefly joined
by Palaeocast's own Dave Marshall
to have a thrilling discussion
Also, Curt gets drunk... very drunk.
Day 2 starts at 24:32
Day 3 starts at 1:02:13
Sun, 20 October 2013
With everyone scattered across the country,
the gang attempts to use the mystery box
called the internet to still record a podcast...
things could have gone better. Audio glitches
and echoes abound, but we'll do better next
Anyways, in this episode James makes puns,
Curt drinks weirdly topical beer, and Amanda
visits the fictional city of Lost Vegas as we
attempt to discuss a really cool paper about
placoderm jaws with surprising consequences
for our understanding of the evolution of
vertebrates as a whole.
Oh right, and we have a new recording of the
intro. Send your complaints to
Mon, 7 October 2013
In this episode of Palaeo After
Dark, the group talks about an
interesting and enigmatic fossil
species from the Burgess Shale
called Siphusauctum gregarium,
which looks somewhat like a crinoid
but is possibly completely unrelated.
The group also gets sidetracked
into conversations about
echinoderms, the importance
of the Burgess Shale, and
shipping grandfather clocks
on the Oregon Trail.
Sun, 22 September 2013
In this episode we discuss a paper
about cats, specifically trying to
use the shape of bones to estimate
the preferred habitat of modern and
fossil cats. Meanwhile, Amanda and
James discuss Game of Thrones,
and Curt is left alone as the entire
podcast becomes derailed by an
Things get weird.
Sun, 8 September 2013
This episode of Palaeo After Dark is
the RAWEST, as we discuss the
controversial primate Darwinius. Also
James communicates telepathically,
Amanda is constantly bombarded by
texts, and Curt gets the "facts".
Sun, 25 August 2013
This week we desperately try to remain on
topic as we talk about fossil beds with
Instead, James discusses anger,
Amanda wants Robocop because she's OG,
Curt confuses gaseous with geishas,
and the whole goup details the perfect plot
to a hypothetical Predator 3.
Sun, 11 August 2013
In this episode, we discuss two studies that
try to piece apart the effects that the ecological
niche breadth (i.e. the range of habitats an
animal can survive in) of an animal has
on its potential to diversify and/or survive
over long periods of time. Also, Hell freezes
over as James manages to come up with a
perfect reference to the band "The Decendents".
Fri, 26 July 2013
In this week's episode, we discuss
evidence of some early single-cellular
life, and James gives the group a
passionate lesson in mathematics...
A veeeerrrrryyyy passionate lesson.
Meanwhile, Randol returns and Amanda
joins us from lovely scenic Michigan
via the miracles of the internet.