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Fossils and Fiction is a podcast of conversations about prehistoric life, featuring paleontologists, creators, authors, experts, and fans. 

Latest Episodes

  • Episode 34: Nature is not drab: Amanda Perry’s Palaeo Art

    Episode 34: Nature is not drab: Amanda Perry’s Palaeo Art

    Amanda Perry, science communicator and palaeoartist, discusses her love for bugs and extinct animals. Amanda believes it is important to show vibrancy in representing animals, including extinct ones, through her artwork. She shares her journey into becoming a palaeoartist and science communicator, which involved working at science center cafeteria. Amanda’s career now involves science communication…

  • Episode 33: The Science of Dance at Prehistoric Body Theatre

    Episode 33: The Science of Dance at Prehistoric Body Theatre

    Ari Dharminalan Rudenko, the artistic director of Prehistoric Body Theater, discusses his background and how his childhood fascination with dinosaurs led him to combine dance and science communication. He explains the formation of Prehistoric Body Theater in Surakarta, Indonesia, and its focus on accuracy in science communication. Ari also shares his collaboration with palaeontologists and…

  • Episode 32: Jac O’Connor’s Art and Science

    Episode 32: Jac O’Connor’s Art and Science

    Jac O’Connor is a PhD researcher in the Evans EvoLab at Monash University. Jac undertakes a fascinating mix of research and creative work including immensely detailed 3D reconstructions of extinct animals. This conversation charts Jac’s journey into and through palaeo. Follow Jac on Instagram.