Is this your podcast?
Sign up to track ranks and reviews from iTunes, Stitcher and more
Common Descent
The Common Descent Podcast
Two paleontologists-turned-science-communicators chatting about the diversity of life: past and present!
Listen now
Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 559 ratings
My favourite podcast!
Been listening for a few years and can’t recommend enough. Really great deep dives into every topic, clearly presented, with enough info for a beginner to the subject or someone who works in the field. Love the news portion as well! Keep up the great work.
Scar Taylor via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/19/21
Superb!
This is a highly informative show with just a touch of giggling that prevents it from sounding like an 8am lecture. Every episode is rich in detail and the snippets of news at the top are an added bonus. The companion blog is also fantastic and really puts a bow on the already impressive...Read full review »
Furxy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/21
Some interesting material in here, but - as a listener in the UK - the unstructured comic dialogue between the two presenters ( try counting how many times one says “oh man” to the other) means you have to listen very, very hard to find that interesting content. It is not to my taste.
Makeasif via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/29/21
Recent Episodes
Published 01/23/22
Volcanoes are fascinating, devastating, and fundamental to Earth systems. Volcanic eruptions can transform ecosystems, landscapes, and even the atmosphere, and at their most extreme, the effects of volcanism can be global and long-lasting. In this overstuffed episode, we discuss the many forms...
Published 01/23/22
With every breath you take, you’re collecting information about your surroundings. We humans are actually pretty skilled smellers, as these things go, but olfactory abilities vary widely across the animal kingdom (and beyond). In this episode, we discuss how smelling works, what smelling is good...
Published 01/09/22
Do you host a podcast?
Track your ranks and reviews from iTunes, Stitcher and more.
See hourly chart positions and more than 30 days of history.
Get Chartable Analytics »