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Episode 287 | Descent Into Madness

Episode 287 | Descent Into Madness

 What field work actually looks like.

What field work actually looks like.

00:00:00 - This week Ryan is joined by Will Harris (@WillHHarr) and David Moscato (@DMos150) from the Common Descent podcast. First up, we learn about the paleontology research they both did as Masters students at East Tennessee State University working at their Gray Fossil Site. Long story short: Will did gators, David did snakes (and other lizards). 

00:58:55 - This week Ryan is the sole beer drinker (rare in a group of paleontologists) and he's bringing the funk with a Swedish-brewed Funkstarter. He's bracketed on both sides by Will and David each having a Dr. Pepper.

01:07:48 - Next up, we chat about the fun and the challenges of paleontology podcasting. You can subscribe to their podcast, Common Descent, on Podbean, follow and like them on Facebook and Twitter, watch the Q&A Ryan participated in on Youtube, and even sign up to support them on Patreon! (Bonus: here's the mislabeled sloth tweet that so annoyed former guest Doc Sloth)

01:46:37 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like paleontology; sometimes they take a while. This time, Ryan reads an e-mail from Susan that brings up a very old discussion but also touches on the difficulties of trying to fit evolution into the curriculum when the focus is mainly "teaching to the test". Good, but frustrating, points. Thanks for writing in, Susan!

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Music for this week's show:
In the Hills f Tennessee - Jimmie Rodgers
I'm a Pepper - Dr. Pepper Commercial
Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) - The Roots

Image credit: Common Descent's Patreon

288 - From The Archives

288 - From The Archives

Episode 286 | Three Wolf Moon

Episode 286 | Three Wolf Moon