65 minutes | May 27, 2021

Alex Hastings - Palaeontologist

Love science and conservation? Want to discover new ways to protect our species? Elle Kaye chats with guests who work within the science genre, but whose job titles may need a little unpacking. Strap in for entomology, taxidermy, diaphonization, pet remains, human pathology and all those that work with specimens. In episode 017, Elle chats with Alex about his love for dinosaurs and how this led to him becoming a professional palaeontologist. He discusses some of the work he undertakes as Fitzpatrick chair of Palaeontology at the museum of Minnesota, but also some of the field work and external projects he has embarked on in the pursuit of discovery. Alex Hastings Socials www.instagram.com/@Dr_Crocogator www.twitter.com/@Dr_Crocogator https://www.tiktok.com/@dr_crocogator Early Blog from Science Museum https://www.smm.org/pluggedin/welcome-dr-alex-hastings-fitzpatrick-chair-paleontology Titanoboa - Largest Snake https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-titanoboa-the-40-foot-long-snake-was-found-115791429/ TPT TV Feature https://www.tpt.org/almanac/video/exploring-deep-time-with-alex-hastings-35541/ Alex's Palaeontology work in Minnesota https://www.marshallindependent.com/news/local-news/2020/10/rare-fossil-found-in-new-ulm/ Science Museum of Minnesota https://new.smm.org/ Interview with Alex about his role at the Museum https://www.smm.org/pluggedin/hastings-Q%26A PBS Feature https://www.pbs.org/video/the-wrap-paleontologist-alex-hastings-35544/ https://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/graveyard-giant-beasts-preview/3140/ Age of the Dinosaurs Fossil Finding Facebook group for Northern Minnesota https://www.facebook.com/groups/373774663482849/ ­Elle Kaye Socials www.instagram.com/ellekayetaxidermy www.ellekayetaxidermy.co.uk Specimens Pod www.twitter.com/specimenspod https://linktr.ee/specimenspod www.instagram.com/specimenspod Merch https://www.ellekayetaxidermy.co.uk/product-page/specimenspodmerch Artwork © 2020 Madison Erin Mayfield  http://madisonerinmayfield.com/ https://www.instagram.com/madisonerinmayfield/ Music Giraffes – Harrison Amer via PremiumBeat.com  Edited and Produced by Elle Kaye Concept/Title © 2020 Elle Kaye    
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