Episode 56: Rogue Eyes

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:

Darren: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
John: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

Episode 49: Cowboys vs Tetrapodcats

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.

Darren: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
John: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

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Episode 41: Forward-Staring Goats

Brace yourselves listeners, as we MOVE THE SEGMENTS AROUND. First up is Cash for Questions! with the gait of synapsids, the homology of scales, and Myotragus and the giant Minorcan lagomorphs. 

News From World of Darren & John includes the new short-necked azhdarchid and News From World of News include a new tapir, a (not new) albino tapir, theropod neoflightlessness from Feduccia & Czerkas, and Carnufex.

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Episode 40: Darren Heard an Owl, John Saw a Dog in a Jumper, but No One has Seen a Monkey Playing a Banjo

It’s the big four-oh, and FU is a complete mess: Red Letter Media guy, Rio 2, How Big is Texas (bigger or smaller than France !), Spotted owlet. News from World of Darren & John includes the news from The Scholarly Research of the Anomalous Conference, and John's new Twitter handle (@thejohnconway).

News from World of News includes, Eotaria, Purussaurus bite strength, diverse docodonts, BD in Madagascar, and the the passing of Stephen Czerkas, Vladimir Krb, Eugenie Clark, and Leonard Nimoy.

Cash for Questions! include aquatic sloths, the musical ability of tetrapods, and how to respond to cranks (with a nice little excursion into x-came-first hypotheses).

Darren and John now both have Patreon rewards that include free Cash for Questions! Support Darren here, and John here.

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Episode 39: #Batfacts #Podcats

In this #batfacts episode, FU Darren, Rio stars a cockatoo, more  #Batfacts and other #hashtags: #BuildaBetterFakeTheropod and #TetZooNameGame.  News From World of News includes #SaveDippy, Finding Bigfoot UK, Jurassic snakes, Hume’s owl revelation, and shock of the century, a new tapir! Cash for questions include whether Godzilla should have feathers, archaeocryptozoology and parthenogenesis.

This episode's Popular Tat is the film Lucy, which was not popular with us (especially not Darren):

Darren: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
John: 
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆

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Episode 38: A Not Too Shabby Podcarts

In this not to shabby episode, FU on Planet of the Apes, Darren talks to school kids, Scholarly Research of the Anomalous Conference, FROGS, Tet Zoo 9th birthday. News from world of news is Darren's take on Conquest of the Skies David Attenborough series (not too shabby).

Cash for Questions! include why archosaur replaced synapsids in the Triassic, what the adaptive advantage is of being able to regenerate limbs, and Darren's opinion on the film Rio (terrible).

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