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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 442 ratings
That episode was GREAT. Really had me digging deep to translate what I couldn’t understand. Having a topic I’m interested in made so worth the effort. Thank you for this episode! Love this pod
Archmistress via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/16/21
Love this
Very inspirational
sciencepyar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/21
I’m in love!
Insanely Awesome!!!! Can’t express how great this podcast is.
ginnibug70 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/21
Recent Episodes
2021 was a big year in science! Fossil discoveries introduced new relatives to our family tree, new findings added fascinating twists to the human story, and breakthroughs in research methods opened new worlds to explore. In this episode, five scientists discuss their favorite human origins...
Published 12/21/21
Published 12/21/21
As a young girl, Biruté Mary Galdikas dreamed of going to the forests of Southeast Asia to study the least-known of all the great apes, the elusive orangutan. People told her it would be impossible. But, in 1971, she traveled to Borneo and started what is now the longest ongoing study of...
Published 11/09/21
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