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20 EpisodesProduced by Thomas Clements, Chris Dean and Emma DunneWebsite

PalaeoParty! is an interactive podcast about palaeontology, geology and earth science. Each episode we invite a new palaeontologist guest to join our hosts, Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements, as we laugh about weird fossils, odd science and whatever else pops into their brains!Our … read more

20 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

S3 Ep7. Dr Ellen Coombs' fave fossil - Cynthiacetus (extinct whale)

December 10th, 2021


Today we talk to Dr Ellen Coombs about her favorite fossil, Cynthiacetus, and have a whale of a time (sorry not sorry). We learn all about extinct whales, why their nostrils are so interesting to scientists, and we chat …

S3 Ep6. Dr Duncan Murdock's fave fossil - Notiodella (the Conodont)

December 3rd, 2021


This Palaeoparty! Short is about one of the most mysterious and weird fossils - the conodonts. We've known about conodonts since the 1850's, but had no idea what the animal looked like - it wasn't until the 1980s that …

S3 Ep5. Dr Valentina Rossi's fave fossil - Ammonites

November 26th, 2021


With their coiled shells, ammonites are one of the most iconic and recognizable type of fossils! They are the focus of this episode, where we talk to Dr Valentina Rossi about these mysterious cephalopods and why they …

S3 Ep4. Dr Emily Mitchell's fave fossil - Fractofusus

November 11th, 2021


In this PalaeoParty! Short, Dr Emily Mitchell takes us back in time to the deep ocean 545 million years ago. In this dark world, some of the earliest animals were doing their thing, before being buried under a blanket …

S3 Ep3. Dr Nick Crumpton's fave fossil - Sharovipteryx mirabilis

November 4th, 2021


In this PalaeoParty! Short, Dr Nick Crumpton tells us all about his favorite fossil - Sharovipteryx mirabilis. This little reptile was found in Triassic rocks in Kyrgyzstan - pretty normal right? NOPE! Sharovipteryx is …

S3 Ep2. Dr Aubrey Roberts' fave fossil - Britney the plesiosaur (Ophthalmothule cryostea)

October 28th, 2021


In this PalaeoParty! Short, Dr Aubrey Roberts tells us all about his favorite fossil - a plesiosaur called Ophthalmothule cryostea or 'Britney' to …

S3 Ep1. Prof Steve Brusatte's fave fossil - Zhenyuanlong

October 21st, 2021


In this PalaeoParty! Short, Prof Steve Brusatte tells us all about his favorite fossil - a small dinosaur called Zhenyuanlong. Found in China, this diminutive predator is scientifically important because, like a bird, …

S2 Ep6. Corals, climate change and colonialism with Nussaïbah Raja

July 22nd, 2021


In today's *CURSED* episode we chat with Nussaïbah Raja, a geographer/palaeontologist/data scientist undertaking her PhD in Germany. 

We have all …

S2 Ep5. A history of bones with Yara Haridy

July 12th, 2021


In today's episode we chat with Yara Haridy, a bone-obsessed palaeontologist who has just finished her PhD in Germany. We chat about all things bone …

S2 Ep4. Fossil Mega- herbivores and science communication with Dr Alex Xafis

July 1st, 2021


In today's episode we chat with Alex Xafis, a Greek palaeontologist and science communicator based in Austria. We chat about what we can learn about …

S2 Ep3. Palaeo-art (and a lot of crab chat) with Franz Anthony

June 17th, 2021


In today's episode we chat with Franz Anthony, an Indonesian paleoartist, fossil crab king and #1 invertebrate iNaturalist (T&Cs apply). We chat about why chickens are a seriously underrated animal, how Franz got …

S2 Ep2. Fossil Mollusks and Beautiful Bivalves with Dr Katie Collins

June 10th, 2021


In today's episode we chat with Dr Katie Collins, a malacologist - a zoologist specializing in the study of mollusks, curator and pupper parent (a …

S2 Ep1. Fossil DNA with Dr Ross Barnett

June 4th, 2021


In today's episode we chat with Dr Ross Barnett, a palaeogeneticist, author and sabercat enthusiast. We chat about DNA, what it is and how scientists can use it to figure out who ancient bones belong to! We also chat …

What is Palaeoparty?

June 3rd, 2021


What even is a Palaeoparty? It's a new podcast about palaeontology, that's what! We live stream each episode on so you can ask …

Ep. 6 Experimental Taphonomy and the Burgess Shale with Dr Orla Bath Enright

December 10th, 2020


PalaeoParty! is a biweekly interactive podcast about palaeontology.

In today's episode we chat  with Dr Orla Bath Enright, a Postdoctoral researcher …

Ep. 5 Dinosaurs and extinctions with Dr Alessandro Chiarenza

November 26th, 2020


PalaeoParty! is a biweekly interactive podcast about palaeontology.

In today's episode we chat (and laugh a lot) with Dr Alessandro Chiarenza, a …

Ep. 4 Fossil fishies with Dr Richard Dearden

November 12th, 2020


PalaeoParty! is a biweekly interactive podcast about palaeontology.

In today's episode we chat with Dr Richard Dearden, a Postdoctoral researcher at …

Ep. 3 Working out the climate of Earth 550 million years ago with Dr Thomas Wong-Hearing

October 29th, 2020


PalaeoParty! is a biweekly interactive podcast about palaeontology.

In today's episode we chat with Dr Thomas Wong-Hearing, a Postdoctoral …

Ep. 2 Fossil crocodiles (green snaps) with Cecily Nicholl

October 15th, 2020


PalaeoParty! is a biweekly interactive podcast about palaeontology.

In todays episode we chat with Cecily Nicholl, a PhD student at University …

Ep. 1 Fossil Poop With Hannah Byrne

October 8th, 2020


PalaeoParty! is a biweekly interactive podcast about palaeontology.

In todays episode we chat with Hannah Byrne, a PhD student at the University of …

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