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Discovering Us with Ashley Judd

Actor, activist, and wildlife conservationist Ashley Judd became an advisor to The Leakey Foundation in 2019. Photo by Victor Demarchelier.

Actor and Leakey Foundation advisor Ashley Judd explores the thrilling stories behind important scientific discoveries in a new audio series based on the book Discovering Us: 50 Great Discoveries in Human Evolution.

In the past fifty years, researchers have made extraordinary discoveries that have helped us understand who we are, where we come from, and what makes us human. In Discovering Us, Ashley Judd brings our shared history to life, exploring the human story from our evolutionary roots to our uncertain future. This short series celebrates science, exploration, and the search for what it means to be human.

Discovering Us: 50 Great Discoveries in Human Origins was written for The Leakey Foundation by Evan Hadingham, Senior Science Editor for the award-winning PBS series NOVA

All 12 episodes of the show are available now. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Discovering Us was made possible by support from Camilla and George Smith, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, and the Joan and Arnold Travis Education Fund.



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