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Eons

Eons

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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. The evolutionary history of mammals including humans and other modern species is explored with these amazing paleontology experts.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Eons

#1 - That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

9.00

Season 2018 - Episode 19

At the beginning of the Triassic Period, with the continents locked together from pole-to-pole in the supercontinent of Pangea, the world is hot, flat, and very, very dry. But then 234 million years ago, the climate suddenly changed for the wetter.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#2 - Your Place in the Primate Family Tree

9.00

Season 2018 - Episode 37

Purgatorius, a kind of mammal called a plesiadapiform, might’ve been one of your earliest ancestors. But how did we get from a mouse-sized creature that looked more like a squirrel than a monkey -- to you, a member of Homo sapiens?

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#3 - What Colors Were Dinosaurs?

8.00

Season 2017 - Episode 5

We know a lot about dinosaurs but there’s one question that has plagued paleontologists for decades: what color were they?

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#4 - History's Most Powerful Plants

8.00

Season 2017 - Episode 13

Fossil fuels are made from the remains of extinct organisms that have been exposed to millions of years of heat and pressure. But in the case of coal, these organisms consisted largely of some downright bizarre plants that once covered the Earth, from Colorado to China.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#5 - When Giant Fungi Ruled

8.00

Season 2017 - Episode 24

420 million years ago, a giant feasted on the dead, growing slowly into the largest living thing on land. It belonged to an unlikely group of pioneers that ultimately made life on land possible -- the fungi.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#6 - What a Dinosaur Looks Like Under a Microscope

8.00

Season 2018 - Episode 10

We traveled to Bozeman, Montana to meet with Dr. Ellen-Thérèse Lamm who explores ancient life by studying it at the cellular level. Kallie and Dr. Lamm discuss how she does this, and what she’s learned by putting dinosaur bones under a microscope.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#7 - The Most Useful Fossils in the World

8.00

Season 2018 - Episode 11

For decades, one of the most abundant kinds of fossils on Earth, numbering in the millions of specimens, was a mystery to paleontologists. But geologists discovered that these mysterious fossils could basically be used to tell time in the deep past.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#8 - When Fish First Breathed Air

8.00

Season 2018 - Episode 22

385 million years ago, a group of fish would undertake one of the most important journeys in the history of life and become the first vertebrates to live on dry ground. But first, they had to acquire the ability to breathe air.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#9 - How a Supervolcano Made the Cenozoic’s Coolest Fossils

8.00

Season 2018 - Episode 30

One of the most dynamic, transformative, and potentially dangerous features in North America is also responsible for some of the continent’s most amazing fossil deposits. It’s a supervolcano we now call Yellowstone.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#10 - The Evolution of the Heart (A Love Story)

8.00

Season 2019 - Episode 5

In order to understand where hearts came from, we have to go back to the earliest common ancestor of everything that has a heart. It took hundreds of millions of years, and countless different iterations of the same basic structure to lead to the heart that you have today.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#11 - When Giant Scorpions Swarmed the Seas
8.00
Season 2019 - Episode 10

Sea scorpions thrived for 200 million years, coming in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Over time, they developed a number of adaptations--from crushing claws to flattened tails for swimming. And some of them adapted by getting so big that they still hold the record as the largest arthropods of all time.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#12 - The Croc That Ran on Hooves
8.00
Season 2019 - Episode 13

In the Eocene Epoch, there was a reptile that had teeth equipped for biting through flesh, its hind legs were a lot longer than its front legs and instead of claws, its toes were each capped with hooves. How did this living nightmare come to evolve?

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#13 - When We Met Other Human Species
8.00
Season 2019 - Episode 21

We all belong to the only group of hominins on the planet today. But we weren’t always alone. 100,000 years ago, Eurasia was home to other hominin species, some of which we know our ancestors met, and spent some quality time with.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#14 - The Missing Link That Wasn’t
8.00
Season 2019 - Episode 26

The myth of the Missing Link--the idea that there must be a specimen that partly resembles an ape but also partly resembles a modern human--is persistent. But the reality is that there is no missing link in our lineage, because that’s not how evolution works.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#15 - The Giant Dinosaur That Was Missing a Body
8.00
Season 2020 - Episode 3

From end to end, its forelimbs alone measured an incredible 2.4 meters long and were tipped with big, comma-shaped claws. But other than its bizarre arms, very little material from this dinosaur had been found: no skull, no feet, almost nothing that could give experts a fuller picture of what this dinosaur actually was.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#16 - The Dinosaur Who Was Buried at Sea
8.00
Season 2020 - Episode 24

Paleontologists have been studying these dinosaurs since the 1830s, but nobody had ever found a specimen like Borealopelta before. The key to all of this exceptional preservation was where ended up after it died and how it got there.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#17 - When Rodents Had Horns
8.00
Season 2020 - Episode 29

These odd rodents belong to a genus known as Ceratogaulus, but they’re more commonly called horned gophers, because, you guessed it, they had horns. And it turns out the horns probably had a purpose - one that rodents would likely benefit from today.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#18 - Why Do Things Keep Evolving Into Crabs?
8.00
Season 2020 - Episode 33

For some reason, animals keep evolving into things that look like crabs, independently, over and over again. What is it about the crab’s form that makes it so evolutionarily successful that non-crabs are apparently jealous of it?

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#19 - The Rise and Fall of the Tallest Mammal to Walk the Earth
8.00
Season 2020 - Episode 35

It arose from rhino ancestors that were a lot smaller, but Paraceratherium would take a different evolutionary path. Believe it or not, it actually became so big that it probably got close to what scientists think might be the actual upper limit for a land mammal.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

#20 - How Humans Lost Their Fur
8.00
Season 2020 - Episode 36

We’re the only primate without a coat of thick fur. It turns out that this small change in our appearance has had huge consequences for our ability to regulate our body temperature, and ultimately, it helped shape the evolution of our entire lineage.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Eons from 1 votes.

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