We are celebrating 8 lucky, wonderful years of hosting our podcast I Know Dino. When we started, it was as a passion project, because we loved dinosaurs and wanted to stay on top of all the latest discoveries.
Since then, we’ve learned so much, met so many amazing people, and got to experience so many great trips, all thanks to our listeners.
To celebrate, here are some of our favorite interviews, episodes, fun facts, and topics. We chose one to feature for every day this January. It was incredibly hard to narrow down to just 31 episodes, and unfortunately we did have to leave some out (we’ve interviewed over 150 people, and they’ve all been fantastic).
Without further ado…
Interview with Victoria Arbour
In episode 137, we chatted with Victoria Arbour about Zuul crurivastator.
Interview with Jim Kirkland
In episode 147, we chatted with Jim Kirkland about the Utahraptor Project.
Interview with Ashley and Lee Hall
In episode 207, we chatted with Ashley and Lee Hall (another wife and husband team!) about their work and their own dinosaur-themed wedding.
Interview with Dustin Growick
In episode 213, we chatted with Dustin Growick about his work at Museum Hack and his dinosaur whisperings on YouTube.
Interview with Tom Holtz
In episode 217, we chatted with Tom Holtz about his (very well known) books and his work with theropods.
Interview with Brian Engh
In episode 235, we chatted with Brian Engh about his work as a paleoartist.
Interview with Karen Chin
In episode 258, we chatted with Karen Chin about her expertise in fossilized poop.
Interview with Jo Pegler and Corey Richards
In episode 263, we chatted with Jo Pegler and Corey Richards about running the Eromanga Natural History Museum.
Interview with Tom Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich
In episode 267, we chatted with Tom Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich (another husband and wife team!) about all their work in Australia, including naming two dinosaurs after their kids.
Interview with Alida Bailleul
In episode 279, we chatted with Alida Bailleul about her work on microscopic structure of dinosaur bone and tissue.
Interview with Phil Tippett
In episode 283, we chatted with Phil Tippett about his work on the movie Jurassic Park.
Interview with Tony and James Pinto
In episode 303, we chatted with Tony and James Pinto, the father and son team behind the documentary Why Dinosaurs?
Interview with Dean Lomax
In episode 342, we chatted with Dean Lomax about his work as a scientific consultant for shows and his book about 50 extraordinary fossils.
Interview with Sibusiso Biyela
In episode 373, we chatted with Sibusiso Biyela about his work as a science communicator, and bringing scientific terminology to multiple African languages.
Interview with Riley Black
In episode 387, we chatted with Riley Black about her latest book and what it would have been like to live through the Chicxulub impact event.
Interview with Tito Aureliano and Aline Ghilardi
In episode 391, we chatted with Tito Aureliano and Aline Ghilardi about their work with dinosaurs in Brazil and their sci-comm franchise.
Interview with Glen McIntosh
In episode 393, we chatted with Glen McIntosh about his work on the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies.
Episode 100: Brontosaurus is Back
In our milestone episode 100, we chatted with Emanuel Tschopp, who brought back Brontosaurus, and deep dive into this sauropod.
Episode 200: T. rex Revisited
In our milestone episode 200, we chatted with Thomas Carr about Tyrannosaurus rex and deep dive into this theropod.
Episode 250: Hardcore Bone Wars
In our milestone episode 250, we discuss Cope and Marsh and their infamous Bone Wars, which made dinosaurs popular.
Episode 300: Spinosaurus Revisited
In our milestone episode 300, we chatted with Nizar Ibrahim about all the new things we now know about Spinosaurus.
Episode 350: Hadrosaur Hootenanny
In our milestone episode 350, we chatted with Albert Prieto-Marquez about his hadrosaur expertise and deep dive into more than 50 hadrosaurs.
Episode 400: Michael Benton and Hațeg Island
In our milestone episode 400, we chatted with Michael Benton about dwarf dinosaurs and new techniques in paleontology, and we discussed the the Baron Franz Nopcsa and Hațeg Island.
Fun Fact: How to De-extinct a Species
In episode 332, we went down an Oryctodromeus burrow on five ways you could de-extinct a species (and whether or not that applies to dinosaurs).
Fun Fact: Which Dinosaur Would You Ride?
In episode 349, we discussed what features you’d want in a dinosaur in order to ride one, as well as which dinosaur we’d want to ride.
Fun Fact: How Long Fossils Take to Form
In episode 398, we talked about how long fossils take to fossilize, and the answer may surprise you. As a bonus, we also chatted with Cameron Muskelly about fossil hunting.
Timeless Topics: How Dinosaurs Evolved Flight
In episode 390, we explored the radical transformation that dinosaurs went through to become birds.
Timeless Topics: What Makes a Dinosaur, a Dinosaur?
In episode 392, we discussed how we differentiate dinosaurs from their closest relatives like pterosaurs and crocodilians.
Timeless Topics: The Paleontologist Who Inspired Indiana Jones
In episode 402, we dove deep into Roy Chapman Andrews, and his fight through the Gobi Desert to make some amazing dinosaur discoveries (with his team), including Velociraptor, Oviraptor, and some of the first dinosaur eggs.
Timeless Topics: Common Dinosaur Misconceptions
In episode 404, we discussed a lot of the common dinosaur mistakes in movies, TV shows, toys, games, and art.
It All Comes Back to Dinosaurs
In episode 411, we started a new segment where we connected a seemingly unrelated topic to dinosaurs. It all began with sandwiches.