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Evolution Talk

Rick Coste Productions

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Evolution Talk

Evolution Talk

Rick Coste Productions

16
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50
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Everything you wanted to know about evolution by natural selection in short, easy to digest, episodes. Hosted, and produced by writer Rick Coste.

Latest Episodes

The Human Eye

Evolution by natural selection can build complex features through small, incremental changes. But can it build an eye?

9 MINJAN 28
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The Human Eye

Denisovans

Caves hide many things. Be it shards of glass, arrowheads... or bones. It's to whom these bones might have belonged to which often leads us on a path to great discoveries... and forgotten 'cousins'.

8 MINJAN 21
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Denisovans

Survival of the Fittest Part 2

Consider this a 'lost episode' of Evolution Talk. In it I talk with Stephanie Keep of BiteScis.org about the origins and misconceptions around the term 'survival of the fittest'.

12 MINJAN 15
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Survival of the Fittest Part 2

Update: Video Series

There is now a new way to enjoy the show. A video series is being created to add visuals to the podcast. Learn more at EvolutionTalk.com !

58 s2019 AUG 15
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Update: Video Series

Mary Anning

In 1811 , or 1812, a young girl by the name of Mary Anning, along with her little brother, happened upon an incredible find while digging around the cliffs of Lyme Regis in England. It was a skull. A very large skull.

13 MIN2016 FEB 22
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Mary Anning

Rosalind Franklin

It’s safe to say, and very few would disagree, that without Rosalind Franklin the double helix structure would not have been discovered when it was, nor perhaps by the same team of discoverers.

14 MIN2016 FEB 8
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Rosalind Franklin

An Interview With Emma Darwin

Way back in Episode 30 I stepped into a time machine and traveled back to 1869 in order to interview Charles Darwin. This time around I brought someone forward in time... his wife Emma Darwin.

14 MIN2016 JAN 25
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An Interview With Emma Darwin

Convergent Evolution

Convergent evolution has shown us that nature will find similar solutions under similar conditions. So too might it be on other planets. Life might not look that much different that it does here

14 MIN2016 JAN 18
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Convergent Evolution

Cladistics

A cladogram will show those animals that share similar form and structures. It’s not about animals which have evolved from one another. In this episode we are going to look at clades and cladistics. We will also create a cladogram... an audio cladogram.

12 MIN2016 JAN 11
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Cladistics

An Interview With Jonathan Tweet

Jonathan Tweet has authored a very remarkable book for children. He wasn’t just trying to make evolution and its concepts easier to understand for kids in elementary school, Jonathan was shooting for an even younger audience. The result is the book 'Grandmother Fish'.

16 MIN2016 JAN 4
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An Interview With Jonathan Tweet

Latest Episodes

The Human Eye

Evolution by natural selection can build complex features through small, incremental changes. But can it build an eye?

9 MINJAN 28
Comments
The Human Eye

Denisovans

Caves hide many things. Be it shards of glass, arrowheads... or bones. It's to whom these bones might have belonged to which often leads us on a path to great discoveries... and forgotten 'cousins'.

8 MINJAN 21
Comments
Denisovans

Survival of the Fittest Part 2

Consider this a 'lost episode' of Evolution Talk. In it I talk with Stephanie Keep of BiteScis.org about the origins and misconceptions around the term 'survival of the fittest'.

12 MINJAN 15
Comments
Survival of the Fittest Part 2

Update: Video Series

There is now a new way to enjoy the show. A video series is being created to add visuals to the podcast. Learn more at EvolutionTalk.com !

58 s2019 AUG 15
Comments
Update: Video Series

Mary Anning

In 1811 , or 1812, a young girl by the name of Mary Anning, along with her little brother, happened upon an incredible find while digging around the cliffs of Lyme Regis in England. It was a skull. A very large skull.

13 MIN2016 FEB 22
Comments
Mary Anning

Rosalind Franklin

It’s safe to say, and very few would disagree, that without Rosalind Franklin the double helix structure would not have been discovered when it was, nor perhaps by the same team of discoverers.

14 MIN2016 FEB 8
Comments
Rosalind Franklin

An Interview With Emma Darwin

Way back in Episode 30 I stepped into a time machine and traveled back to 1869 in order to interview Charles Darwin. This time around I brought someone forward in time... his wife Emma Darwin.

14 MIN2016 JAN 25
Comments
An Interview With Emma Darwin

Convergent Evolution

Convergent evolution has shown us that nature will find similar solutions under similar conditions. So too might it be on other planets. Life might not look that much different that it does here

14 MIN2016 JAN 18
Comments
Convergent Evolution

Cladistics

A cladogram will show those animals that share similar form and structures. It’s not about animals which have evolved from one another. In this episode we are going to look at clades and cladistics. We will also create a cladogram... an audio cladogram.

12 MIN2016 JAN 11
Comments
Cladistics

An Interview With Jonathan Tweet

Jonathan Tweet has authored a very remarkable book for children. He wasn’t just trying to make evolution and its concepts easier to understand for kids in elementary school, Jonathan was shooting for an even younger audience. The result is the book 'Grandmother Fish'.

16 MIN2016 JAN 4
Comments
An Interview With Jonathan Tweet
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