About This Show
Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation's podcast about why humans are the way we are and the science behind what we know about ourselves.
It's a monthly show about anthropology, human origins, primatology, biology, and evolution. We'll have stories of exploration, discovery and adventure, and we'll investigate what it is that makes us human.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 21: Follow the Leader?
Every animal that lives in groups has to make decisions as a group. Even a seemingly simple decision like "where should we go for dinner?" can be complicated to negotiate. Is there a simple rule behind how humans and other animals make group decisions? Margaret Crofoot is a primatologist and Leakey Foundation grantee whose research on baboons suggests there is a rule, and it's not what you might think. You can read more about Margaret Crofoot's research and see a video of her GPS data on our blog! Links Margaret Crofoot's Lab Shared decision-making drives collective movement in wild baboons Sponsors Origin Stories is a project of The Leakey Foundation. You can support this podcast and the research we talk about by making a tax-deductible donation. All donations will be doubled! This episode is part of the Being Human initiative. A joint project of the Baumann Foundation and The Leakey Foundation dedicated to understanding modern life from an evolutionary perspective. Thanks to Adept Word Management for their transcription service. Visit Adept Word Management for your transcription needs. You can download transcripts of our episodes at leakeyfoundation.org/originstories Credits Produced by Meredith Johnson, edited by Julia Barton. Theme music by Henry Nagle. Additional music from: Tech Toys by Lee Rosevere Grand Caravan by Blue Dot Sessions Stars are Out by Podington Bear
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Love this show! Its a show about evolution and human ancestors (and other primates) with stories from the researchers themselves told in a style similar to Serial or TAL. So far, most episodes are less than 20 minutes, and very well made. I can't wait to hear more!
Date published: 2015-07-17