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.
In this much delayed episode, the value of hybridisation in conservation, the proportions of large pterosaurs, evolving flight from gliding animals, and our choice of the best fossil taxon to find with soft tissue preservation.
In this question-tastic episode, Darren and John are back with amphibians (or lissamphibians?), the birthing habits of metriorhynchids, melanosomes in birdy dinosaurs, sperm whales, and small dinosaurs (or lack thereof).
In this late episode, Darren and John discuss the Romanian find of century, dinosaur premaxillary genetics, and Yee chee, or Yee kwee, or something. Also, Cash for Questions!: is Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour a tetrapod? and Africa as a Pleistocene remnant.