Origin Stories

02.25.16

Origin Stories: Face Mites

Origin Stories
Listen as we explore the lives of face mites, and learn how studying these close personal friends of ours may help us answer new questions about our own evolution.
10.27.15

Origin Stories Episode 06: Being a Nice Animal

Origin Stories
For our sixth episode we have the first in a collection of stories looking at human behavior and how it’s been shaped by evolution.  Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth share their research on the baboon mind. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/230384817″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true”… more »
08.05.15

Origin Stories Episode 04: How to Document a Society

Origin Stories
This episode of Origin Stories is about what it takes to document the daily lives of chimpanzees, what we’ve learned, and how to handle all the data that’s been collected during the longest running study of any animal in the wild. In the 55 years since Louis Leakey sent Jane Goodall to the Gombe forest to study chimpanzees, we’ve learned a lot about the lives and behavior of these wonderful… more »
05.06.15

Origin Stories Episode 01: On Two Feet with Carol Ward

Origin Stories
Every good story starts at the beginning. In the first episode of Origin Stories we talk with Carol Ward about one of the first things that distinguished our ancestors from the other primates, the weird way we walk around. Carol Ward is Curator’s Professor and Director of Anatomical Sciences in the integrative anatomy program at the University of Missouri, where she directs the Ward Laboratory. Her… more »