About Us

Hello listeners!

Welcome to Common Descent, a podcast (and blog!) about the fascinating diversity of life, past and present!


We are David Moscato and Will Harris, paleontologists and science communicators, and we love talking about fossils, evolution, and life history! Each episode of the podcast focuses on a main topic requested by our listeners, plus some discussion about recent science news.

This blog is where we put the extra stuff that doesn’t work in a podcast: pictures, names, and links to more information. When you want to dive deeper into the topic of a particular episode, this is the place to go.

New episodes (and blog posts) release every fortnight, on Sundays!

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