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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 583 ratings
Great find!
Love the episodes, they are amazing. I love prehistory - but love the live talks by amazing speakers as well.
Bonnie in NZ via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/14/24
Fascinating
This show offers us a view of the evolutionary paths taken by our ancestors. It is presented in simple language and we share the joy and wonder of the presenters as they explain their work and research.
Zind Tokay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/27/23
Stop the cutesy talk!
Interesting topics and information. The hosts delivery verges on simplistic baby talk. Makes listening almost unbearable.
All Ferg via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/27/23
Recent Episodes
Published 06/06/24
Published 06/06/24
Why do humans have most of our hair on our heads, not our bodies? Why do we have so many varieties of hair color, thickness, and curliness? Dr. Tina Lasisi is a biological anthropologist whose work explores these evolutionary mysteries. In this episode, she shares her research into why humans...
Published 04/30/24
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