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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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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

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

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
The New Metabolism

How do human bodies use energy? In this episode, Leakey Foundation grantee Dr. Herman Pontzer shares groundbreaking research that upends... more

01 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Top Human Origins Discoveries of 2022

2022 was another exciting year in human origins research! New fossil discoveries and ancient DNA research expanded our understanding of... more

31 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
Origin Stories is back!

We've been hard at work on a new season of stories about how we became human. Origin Stories returns on... more

24 Jan 2023 · 1 minute
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