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The Leakey Foundation
Origin Stories
What makes us human? How are we different from chimpanzees? Who are our earliest ancestors and how do we know? Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation’s podcast about how we became human. This award-winning show combines science and narrative to explore our human story and explain why we are the way we are. Listen and explore human evolution one story at a time.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 501 ratings
Incredible podcast
I absolutely love this podcast, and I was so sad when new episodes weren’t coming out. It’s absolutely fascinating and brings me closer to the natural world. I hope content continues long into the future.
cjrf99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/23
I’m in love!
Insanely Awesome!!!! Can’t express how great this podcast is. Phenomenal
ginnibug70 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/23
Beautiful podcast
Fascinating topics. I can even get my 5 year old to pay attention and wonder with me about our ancestors from days gone by
djsnndk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/23
Recent Episodes
Dr. Kira Westaway is part of an international research team working to solve the mystery of Gigantopithecus, the largest ape that ever walked the earth. In this episode, we explore how this massive primate lived, why it disappeared, and what it can tell us about extinctions happening now.  Learn...
Published 03/28/23
Published 03/01/23
How do human bodies use energy? In this episode, Leakey Foundation grantee Dr. Herman Pontzer shares groundbreaking research that upends our understanding of metabolism, calories, and the history of our species.  Origin Stories is hosted by Meredith Johnson, produced and sound designed by Ray...
Published 03/01/23
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