A familiar name to modern biologists and paleontologists, Sir Richard Owen is famous for his pioneering work in the fields of paleontology and comparative anatomy, his contributions to public appreciation of biological sciences, and his often antagonistic relationships with contemporary scientists. This episode, we’ll explore Owen’s major scientific contributions and his long-standing reputation as a villain of 19th Century science.

In the news: temnospondyl survivors, big sauropods, dinosaur hunting, and mammoth journeys.

Time markers:Intro & Announcements: 00:00:00 News: 00:04:50 Main discussion, Part 1: 00:32:10 Main discussion, Part 2: 01:04:30Patron question: 01:36:35

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