We have a new enemy, the SquaMates Podcast. News from Darren and John: John's new superhero/Pokemon crossover fanart, BTCon2018, the Eotyrannus monograph, TetZooCon. News from World of News includes, Loch Ness eDNA, Foro is a touraco, Summerside, Kram, and Ahmed human gait study, leading to a discussion of variation within humans.
In this ramshackle episode, FU: how to pronounce generic names for cheetahs. News from World of Darren and John: Darren needs to leave SciAm (give hime money!), Jurassic World and Lego, trees, magpies, and abstract expressionist dinosaurs (yes you need them).
News from World of News (da da dah!): Rashid et al. pygostyle paper, Electrorana a stupid successful frog, which wasn't even actually electric. Also, pterosaurs in amber... or art they? No they're not... unless...
Popular tat: 25 years of Jurassic Park, and John has been made to see Jurassic World 2 against his will. Spoiler - he didn't like it.
In this episode, FU on white-eyes, liberal left and anti-vaxxers, CTO not TCO or was the TCO not CTO? News from the World of "Science and Books": After Man new edition, is the giant cheetah really a cheetah, and sweaty wolverines. News from World John and Darren: sexual selection conference, Ford vs Naish, Dinosaurs HTLE 2nd edition cover. A long-lost (and still lost but remembered) Cash for Question!
A new segment: Darren Summarises TV and Film, including Lost in Space, Cloverfield Paradox, and Infinity War (more like Infinity BORE amirite?).
In this episode, John finds his mute switch, News from World of News: giant Rhaetian ichthyosaurs, Dracula pterosaur, Art Bell, and the final (maybe?) Cash for Questions; Aurochs, glands, and finding things.
In this episode, Darren meta-review and actual review of God's Word or Human Reason, News from World of News: Occultonectia and polycotylids, seafloor ziphiid fossils, and Chilesaurus AGAIN. Cash for Questions too.
Popular Tat, we've both seen Annihilation, and... we agree!
In this episode, FU listeners! with glowbones, enantiornithine, Beelzebufo, pterosaurs. Also NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF NEWS Chendytes, Penkalski ankylosaurids, and pterosaurs. More cash for questions and no popular tat (no time!).
The podcats is back for reals, and bigger than ever. In this episode fluorescence in chameleons, bite force in frogs, Neanderthal cave art, and cash for questions. Also, a good deal of popular tat, and very special reading, by Darren Naish.
Episode 61, which has laid dormant for eight months, is here! I don't remember what's in it. Enjoy!
In this Cash for Questions!-filled episode, cats, dogs, toads, wolverines, hominids, caseids, tortoises, stupid ratites, nasty honey badgers, and not everything you wanted to know about turtles. Also phylogenetic trees.
In this shamefully delayed, but convincingly long episode: Ornithoscelida, the faces of Tyrannosaurs, and quite the rant on Arrival:
In the brand-spankin' new episode, Darren and John let chaos reign while still trying to say some stuff. Cash for Questions! includes vampires big and small, and a chemistry question which gets a predictably well thought out, knowledgeable and precise answer not read form Wikipedia. Also geology.
Popular Tat is Westworld.
An episode so short, we hardly say anything.
The much-anticipated Episode 56 is here. Darren and John discuss the the dinosaur controv-ersy or contra-versy (it controversial) of dinosaur soft tissue, the origin or affinities of Jar Jar Binks, and what we know about dinosaur eyes. Also, Darren's and Mark (Witton - take a drink)'s new azhdarchid paper is out.
Finally, Rogue One, which - in a shocking twist - we agree on:
In this thrilling episode, Darren and John discuss, unsurprising phylogenetic studies, why birds won't get in the water and frogs won't get out, the patheticness of viverrids, and whether other animals go to war intentionally (if, indeed, humans do). Also what we think of the Walking With [...] series.
In this long-awaired episode, remedies for epidemics, the mystery of Eshanosaurus, and xenarthran origins. Probably other things too, but we've recorded so many in the last couple of days I've forgotten (also I have no memory).
In this episode, tool use in not-avian dinosaurs, tetrapods riding tetrapods, and Darren and John give career advice* (yes, really). Then, discussion of Star Wars VII, the first film since the abysmal Lucy John rates higher than Darren.
*Advice not sound, do not use for any purpose
In this very special episode of the The Tetrapood Zoology Procarts, big cat books, plesiosaur papers, and Cash for Questions! on Amargasaurus spines, and speculation on the replacements for amphibians. Also, discussion of Star Wars the original series, and a bit of prequel bashing, before moving on to the SPECIAL EVENT.
In this episode, Darren and John get progressively less serious. Starting White Nose Syndrome in bats and the history of such events, giant herbivores of the Permian, and tool use in snakes, discussion concludes with a chaotic rundown of the merits of Jurassic Hunters AKA Cowboys vs Dinosaurs. Conclusion: better than Jurassic World.