Extinct

Extinct is a podcast about dead things. Host Alice Leggett and a selection of renowned scientists paint a picture of ancient life in Australia, and seek to safeguard our ecosystems and their inhabitants. Produced on Turrbal land. Instagram: @extinct.podcast Linktree: https://linktr.ee/extinctpodcast

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Episodes

Monday Jun 26, 2023

Feral cat populations have boomed in Australia since their introduction into the country by colonisers. But how has this impacted native species? Ecologist Professor Sarah Legge joins Extinct to talk about the decline of wildlife populations due to introduced predators, and what is being done to manage this problem and avoid further extinction.
 
Produced on Turrbal land.

Monday Jun 19, 2023

A dinosaur fossil found in Queensland has marked an important discovery - the most complete sauropod skull identified in Australia. Paleontologist Dr Stephen Poropat joins Extinct to talk about this important Diamantinasaurus matildae specimen (nicknamed “Ann”), and what this discovery reveals about this extinct species’ past.
 
Produced on Turrbal land.

Monday Jun 12, 2023

The Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) famously went extinct after the last known individual died in 1936 - but what if we brought it back? Epigeneticist Professor Andrew Pask joins Extinct to talk about de-extinction and why reviving this Australian icon is crucial.
 
Produced on Turrbal land.
 
Read more about the Thylacine Integrated Genomic Restoration Research Lab: https://tigrrlab.science.unimelb.edu.au/

Extinct - Trailer

Saturday Jun 03, 2023

Saturday Jun 03, 2023

Extinct is a podcast about dead things. Host Alice Leggett and a selection of renowned scientists paint a picture of ancient life in Australia, and seek to safeguard our ecosystems and their inhabitants.

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