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Digital Studios: Eons

Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. From the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era — the so-called “Age of Dinosaurs” -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age.

Episodes

Season 2
Episode 25
As a scientific concept, evolution was revolutionary when it was first introduced. With...
Season 2
Episode 24
Despite the name, we don’t know where the so-called “hell pigs” belong in the mammalian...
Season 2
Episode 23
Throughout the Pleistocene Epoch, the range of the woolly rhino grew and shrank in sync...
Season 2
Episode 21
All of today’s big cat species evolved less than 11 million years ago and yet their...
Season 2
Episode 20
From our deepest origins in Africa all the way to the Americas, by looking at the fossils...
Season 2
Episode 19
The short-faced bears turned out to be remarkably adaptable, undergoing radical changes...
Season 2
Episode 18
The ability to make and use fire has fundamentally changed the arc of our evolution. The...
Season 2
Episode 17
Sea scorpions thrived for 200 million years, coming in a wide variety of shapes and sizes...
Season 2
Episode 16
The tools made by our human ancestors may not seem like much when you compare them to the...
Season 2
Episode 14
Back in the late Miocene epoch, there was an island--or maybe a group of islands-- in the...
Season 2
Episode 13
Strange geologic landmarks in the Pacific Northwest are the lingering remains of a...
Season 2
Episode 12
In order to understand where hearts came from, we have to go back to the earliest common...
Season 2
Episode 10
As more and more fossil ancestors have been found, our genus has become more and more...
Season 2
Episode 9
Blood is one of the most revolutionary features in our evolutionary history. Over...
Season 2
Episode 8
Not too long ago, our early human ancestors were under constant threat of attack from...
Season 2
Episode 7
For more than 10 million years, Megalodon was at the top of its game as the oceans’ apex...
Season 2
Episode 6
Today, our closest evolutionary relatives, the apes, live only in small pockets of Africa...
Season 2
Episode 4
The story of sloths is one of astounding ecological variability, with some foraging in...
Season 2
Episode 3
Camels are famous for adaptations that have allowed them to flourish where most other...


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From the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era — the so-called “Age of