Podcast 252 - It's A Live (Birth)
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
3d ago
The gang discusses two papers that look at live birth in squamates. The first paper is fossil evidence of live birth in an ancient snake species, and the second paper looks at the evolutionary pressures that might drive some lizards towards live birth. Meanwhile, James has advice for reptiles, Curt celebrates a belated “spooky season”, Amanda continues to have extreme face blindness, and we are all haunted by a corrupted PDF.   Up-Goer Five (Curt Edition): Our friends talk about animals that have cold blood but also have babies inside of them. The first paper looks at some old animals tha ..read more
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Podcast 251c - D&D Part 3 - Hearts and Minds
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
2w ago
After meeting the denizens of this vast contraption and escaping the tight and claustrophobic engine our heroes have nowhere to go but up. Will they meet the master of this grand device and bring its movements to an end or fall foul to some unfortunate fate on the way? Join Bepo the Bard (James), Bix the Druid (Aly), Gregg the Ranger (Curtis) and Kinross the Wizard (Amanda) for the conclusion to their adventure. "Skye Cuillin", “Moonlight Hall”, “The Pyre”, “The Snow Queen”, “Mystic Force”, “Final Battle of the Dark Wizards”, “Ascending the Vale”, “Soaring”, “Eternal Terminal”, by Kevin MacLeo ..read more
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Podcast 251b - D&D Part 2 - Deep within the Machine
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
1M ago
After managing a precarious ascent up a magical clockwork limb we rejoin our heroes Bepo the Bard (James), Bix the Druid (Aly), Gregg the Ranger (Curtis) and Kinross the Wizard (Amanda) in the next stage of their journey to bring the roaming fortress to a halt. "Skye Cuillin", “Mystic Force”, “Malicious”, “Scheming Weasel slower”, “Holiday Weasel”, “Krampus Workshop”, “Sneaky Snitch”, “Magic Escape Room”, “Volatile Reaction”, “Darkling” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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Podcast 251a - D&D Part 1 - In the Footsteps of Giants
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
1M ago
Dispatched to pursue a giant roaming monolith laying waste wherever it walks join our heroes Bepo the Bard (James), Bix the Druid (Aly), Gregg the Ranger (Curtis) and Kinroth the Wizard (Amanda) as they set out to bring a halt to this lumbering gargantuan structure's meandering path of destruction in a story orchestrated and told by our visiting Dungeon Master (Antony). "Skye Cuillin", “Lord of the Land”, “Mountain Emperor”, “Black Vortex”, “Evening of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4 ..read more
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Podcast 250 - Penguin Death Land 2; Death Harder
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
2M ago
The gang goes back to their favorite hypothetical deathtrap amusement park, Penguin Deathland. They discuss two papers that look at the taphonomy of penguin fossil deposits and what they can tell us about ancient environments and the processes that can break down bone. Meanwhile, James loves old movie cliches, Amanda upsets the natural order, and Curt enjoys totally real colors.   Up-Goer Five (Amanda): Today our friends talk about animals with no hair that usually can fly but these can't fly. These are found on an small place surrounded by water that is very cold. These animals lived dur ..read more
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Podcast 249 - The Fishiest Podcast
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
2M ago
The gang discusses two papers from a new locality of early fishes that give a lot of new insights into fish evolution. Meanwhile, Curt loves new Discord features, James shares some fun stories, and Amanda know how best/worst to keep everyone on track.   Up-Goer Five (Curt Edition): Our friends look at two papers from a group of papers that just came out about a place where you can get really good parts from very very old things that live in the water and have hard parts on the inside and would be great great great great mom and dad to a lot of things that have hard parts inside and live o ..read more
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Podcast 248 - Chucky D Facts
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
3M ago
The gang discusses two papers that look at two papers that discuss the origin and evolution of a sessile filter feeding life habit. The first paper discusses how a new tommotiid fossil helps us better understand lophophorate evolution, and the second paper looks at the genetic pathways that barnacles and molluscs use to generate their shells. Meanwhile, James makes a sound, Amanda gets a surprise, and Curt shares totally real facts.   Up-Goer Five (Curt Edition): Our friends look at how animals that make hard parts and do not do much moving around first started. The first looks at one typ ..read more
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Podcast 247 - GSA 2022 Denver Meeting
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
3M ago
James, Curt, Carlie, and Brendan talk about the 2022 Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver ..read more
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Podcast 246 - Fossil Record of Parental Care
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
4M ago
The gang talks about two papers that look at evidence of parental care in the fossil record, in early synapsids and in insects. Meanwhile, Amanda is going to have an island, Curt is trying not to die, and James has some unique alternative interpretations to explain these fossils.   Up-Goer Five (Curt Edition): Our friends talk about two papers that look at moms and dads from a long long time ago. Not all animals have moms and dads that stick around or do anything to keep the babies from not getting dead. The first paper looks at a group of animals that looks like some animals today and is ..read more
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Podcast 245 - The Fishopodcast
Palaeo After Dark
by James Lamsdell, Amanda Falk, and Curtis Congreve
4M ago
The gang discusses two papers that look at the complicated path tetrapods took to getting on land. The first paper looks at a more derived stem tetrapod that went back into the water, and the second paper uses trace fossils to investigate the foodweb of a community dominated by some early tetrapods. Meanwhile, Amanda has a friend over, James knows how to be silent, and Curt teaches everyone that things continue to exist even when we don’t see them.   Up-Goer Five (Curt Edition): Our friends talk about two animals that are great great great great great great father and mother to all of the ..read more
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