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.

http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/originstories

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 25m. Bisher sind 46 Folge(n) erschienen.
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episode 40: Episode 40: The Denisovans


A mysterious new human relative was discovered ten years ago from a pinky bone found in a Siberian cave. They're called the Denisovans, and people around the world carry their DNA today. Until just a few months ago, the sum total of all the fossils...


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episode 39: Episode 39: Piltdown Man


In this episode, we explore the story of Piltdown Man – one of the most notorious hoaxes in the history of science. 


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 2019-10-31  37m
 
 

From the Archive - Louis Leakey


In the final installment of our "From the Archive" series, Kenyan paleoanthropologist Louis S.B. Leakey shares the story of his life and work in a never-before-released interview recorded in 1969.


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 2019-08-07  32m
 
 

Episode 37: From the Archive - Mary Leakey


Mary Leakey was called the "grand dame" of archaeology. She was a methodical and exacting scientist who made some of the world's most significant archaeological discoveries. In this lecture from The Leakey Foundation archive, Mary Leakey tells the...


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 2019-06-14  46m
 
 

episode 6: From the Archive - Tepilit Ole Saitoti


Tepilit Ole Saitoti was a Maasai warrior, author, and natural resources expert. In this lecture from The Leakey Foundation archive, Saitoti tells his life story, discusses Maasai culture, and explores the challenges faced by the Maasai people.


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 2019-03-14  56m
 
 

episode 5: Episode 35: From the Archive - Raymond Dart


Raymond Dart was getting dressed for a wedding when he was given two boxes of rocks and fossils. Inside the boxes, he found the first evidence of humanity’s African origins. This episode tells the story of the 1924 discovery of the Taung Child...


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 2019-02-14  31m
 
 

episode 34: Episode 34: From the Archive - Margaret Mead


In this never-before-released archival lecture from 1974, anthropologist Margaret Mead discusses the lives of women from prehistoric through modern times.


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 2019-01-10  51m
 
 

episode 3: From the Archive - Dian Fossey


In this never-before-released archival lecture from 1973, the legendary primatologist Dian Fossey tells the story of the early years of her groundbreaking mountain gorilla research.


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 2018-12-13  54m
 
 

episode 2: From the Archive - Carl Sagan


Carl Sagan explores the evolution of human intelligence from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, through today in this never-before-released archival lecture.


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 2018-11-29  48m
 
 

episode 1: The Four Year War


A scientist solves the mystery of the only known chimpanzee civil war...thus far.


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 2018-11-15  26m