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Common Descent
The Common Descent Podcast
Join David and Will as they explore the paleontologists’ perspective on various topics in life and earth history. Each episode features a main discussion on a topic requested by the listeners, presented as a lighthearted and educational conversation about fossils, evolution, deep time, and more. Before the main discussion, each episode also includes a news segment, covering recent research related to paleontology and evolution. Each episode ends with the answer to a question submitted by subscribers on Patreon. New episodes with new topics every fortnight!
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 896 ratings
Can’t over-recommend.
An absolute joy.
Franklin box via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/24
Absolutely Recommend
Hi! As someone who has listened to every episode and has loved this podcast for almost a year, I would like to recommend it to you, dear reader. If you are interested in prehistoric life, evolution, and fossils but you don’t want pretentious hosts or mind melting technical discussions, this one...Read full review »
LuvWallpaperzYasss!!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/24
Keep your politics out of your podcast.
Dino girl 25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/24
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Published 06/09/24
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