All posts tagged history

Episode 159: Ancestors

Nick tries to be melodramatic about a historical record error, and Virginia attempts to convince Nick that she’s Dallas royalty. Also, is it sad that we know so little about our ancestors?

Episode 139: NerdAbsurd Retrospective

Nick and Virginia discuss a rather awkward podcast guest and how their attempted to deal with uncomfortable conversation topics. Click here to listen!

Episode 138: Gregory Cochran Part II

Virginia and Nick interview Gregory Cochran, the co-author of, “The 10,000 Year Explosion” about humanity’s genetic past and what it means for the present. Learn more here: 10,000 Year Explosion Website Buy on Amazon

Episode 137: Gregory Cochran Part I

Virginia and Nick interview Gregory Cochran, the co-author of, “The 10,000 Year Explosion” about humanity’s genetic past and what it means for the present. Learn more here: 10,000 Year Explosion Website Buy on Amazon

Episode 126: Dinosaurs having sex

Nick and Virginia interview dinosaur expert, Brian Switek about how dinosaurs likely mated.  Brian explains how dinosaurs likely raised their young, and Nick asks more questions about how scientists know so much about dinosaurs.  Brian Switek is the author of “My Beloved Brontosaurus” and “Written in Stone.”  You can learn more about Brian on his website, www.BrianSwitek.com, on his paleo-adventure site, Dinologue, on his National Geographic blog, Laelaps, and on his Twitter page. Read More...

Virginia Asks Where Grown-Ups (and Kids) Should go to Learn about Dinosaurs

NerdAbsurd recently interviewed dinosaur blogger and expert Brian Switek about dinosaurs, and we couldn’t help but put together a list of his travel recommendations for the ultimate dinosaur enthusiast: Utah’s Dinosaur Diamond.  It connects sites in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.  Start in Salt Lake City at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  See the “Past Worlds” exhibit, which you can’t see anywhere else. Then visit Dinosaur National Monument. Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. Morrison, Colorado has a ton Read More...