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Origin Stories
Origin Stories
The Leakey Foundation

Explore human evolution one story at a time. This award-winning show blends storytelling with science that will change your understanding of who... more

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Episodes

Custodian of the Ancestors

What is it like to be responsible for the safekeeping of the ancestors of everyone in the world? In this... more

27 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
A Brief History of Bling

Travel through 50,000 years of human history following clues hidden inside beads made from ostrich eggshells. In this episode, researchers... more

31 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
Top Human Origins Discoveries of 2023

2023 was another exciting year in human origins research! Fossil discoveries and long-term primate studies expanded our understanding of what... more

27 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
Siblings

Sibling relationships can include everything from love and support–to tension, competition, and conflict. They might also play a fundamental role... more

31 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
Fatherhood

Humans invest enormous amounts of time and energy into bringing up our babies. This unique investment is a fundamental... more

26 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
Motherhood

Humans invest enormous amounts of time and energy into bringing up our babies. This unique investment is a fundamental part... more

29 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Boomplaas Cave - Bonus Interview

How did climate change impact ancient human behavior? This is one of the questions Justin Pargeter and his team are... more

02 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Field School Diaries

This special episode takes you inside the world of archaeology students at Boomplaas Cave, one of South Africa’s flagship human... more

06 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
The Hobbit

In this episode, we explore the fascinating tale of the Hobbit, an unexpected fossil find that shook the world's understanding... more

30 May 2023 · 30 minutes
A Giganto Mystery

Dr. Kira Westaway is part of an international research team working to solve the mystery of Gigantopithecus, the largest ape... more

28 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
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Travel through 50,000 years of human history following clues hidden inside beads made from ostrich eggshells. In this episode, researchers Jennifer Miller... more