The Amoeba People Podcast
Where science and music collide! Each episode we break down one of our songs track-by-track, then we talk to an expert about the science behind the song. Music. Science. It's The Amoeba People Podcast!
info_outline Fossil Hunting with Gabriel Santos 09/12/2019
Fossil Hunting with Gabriel Santos We break down our song "The Ballad of Barnum Brown," about the greatest fossil hunter of all time. Then we talk with paleontologist Gabe Santos about his work at the Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology as collections manager and outreach coordinator, as well as the history of fossil hunting and his work with the Cosplay for Science Initiative, a group of scientists who dress up as scientists and classic sci-fi characters and communicate real science at Comic-Cons and Nerd-Culture events everywhere. Onward!!!
info_outline The Art of Deep Time with Ray Troll 08/29/2019
The Art of Deep Time with Ray Troll In this episode we talk with the legendary paleo artist Ray Troll, whose drawings of dinosaurs, fossils, fish, and geologic rock formations have become iconic all around the world. He's produced numerous books, most notably "Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway" and "Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline" both collaborations with Dr. Kirk Johnson, the director of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. We also break down our song "Back to the Beginning track by track. Onward!!!
info_outline Volcanoes with Arianna Soldati 08/15/2019
Volcanoes with Arianna Soldati Could your head actually explode from the heat of a volcanic eruption? Is it possible to have a lightsaber duel while surfing down a lava flow? Our guest, volcanologist Dr. Arianna Soldati helps us make sense of some of the crazy stories surrounding historic volcanic eruptions, and helps us understand the complexity of volcanoes and why life wouldn't even exist without them. We also break down our song "Volcano!" track by track and put it back together. This episode erupts with volcanic goodness!
info_outline Coprolites with Tony Fiorillo 08/01/2019
Coprolites with Tony Fiorillo This episode is all about fossilized poop! First, we break down our song "Coprolites" track by track, then we talk with paleontologist Dr. Tony Fiorillo of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas about how in the world something as soft as poop can become fossilized. He also gives us some insight into the history of "dung stones" and his own experience digging for dinosaurs in Alaska and looking for traces of anything they might leave behind (including fossilized fecal matter).