Better Worlds

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4: Old News

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This week we discuss news stories about old things. That’s right: dinosaur news. They’re terrible lizards, Brent.

Pre-Show discussion:

Dinosaur science news:

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals // A paleoartist explores the unknown unknowns of how dinosaurs looked, including speculative paleoart renderings of modern animals. Scroll to the end for the paleoartist’s renderings of a baboon, a cow, and a house cat, or check out the book on Amazon.

Sea-monster or Shark?: An Analysis of a Supposed Plesiosaur Carcass Netted in 1977

Dinosaur ‘Baby Teeth’ Reveal That Dino Eggs Hatched Slowly

First Dinosaur Fossils Discovered in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Smithsonian’s dinosaur hall to close Monday for five-year, $48M renovation

T. rex dinosaur gets long-term lease at Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum

Jeffco commissioners put brakes on car lots at highly contested Dino Ridge site

Places to see:

The Field Museum in Chicago

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Wait until 2020 or so. We’ll do a podcast meet up.)

Museum of Natural History at the University of Michigan

Perry Mastadon of Wheaton College

We also encourage you to try out smaller museums that might surprise you. A lot of universities have surprisingly cool exhibits.

Mastadon State Historic Site

On our list, but we haven’t visited yet:

Things to watch:

  • Dinosaur 13 | Netflix | iTunes | Amazon
  • Walking With Dinosaurs | iTunes | Amazon
  • Dino Mummy | No link available. Let us know if you find it.
  • Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special | Amazon

One for the road:

U.S. State Dinosaurs

Why is this here:

99% Invisible - La Mascotte | We didn’t want to talk about the Philly Phanatic, so we’ll let Roman Mars handle it.