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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


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

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 about their hilarious hind limbs which are utterly tiny! We also chat about the ancient whales that make a weird appearance in the Star Wars films!

If you want to see a picture of a Cynthiacetus then head to our website:

PalaeoParty! Shorts is a new weekly podcast where we ask palaeontologists and allied workers about their favourite fossil. Each episode drops on #FossilFriday and is accompanied by a mini-poster on the website.

Normally we live stream on Twitch so you can chat and ask our guests questions in real time! Find our future schedule at our website: or at PalaeoParty! is run by Dr Emma Dunne, Dr Chris Dean and Dr Thomas Clements.  This season is generously funded by the Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant.

Our theme music is "Voxel Revolution" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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