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.
In this crazy mixed up episode Darren leaves out all the juicy bits from his trip to Romania, pterosaurs landing, domesticated horses in sub-saharan Africa, and the evolution of beaks in dinosaurs. Also the return of Brontosaurus, and the return of paraphyletic taxonomy. Trailers are discussed by Darren, scoffed at by John.
Also, Age of Voltron.
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.
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).
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):
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).