Episode 13 - Be My Guest: Dinosaur Walk & Talk

May 14, 2009 13:42 by andi

Be my guest is a new series of podcast adventures that gatecrash Museum Victoria exhibition openings. Forget trying to get onto the VIP invite list, just sneak in with me and we’ll munch finger food with the A-list guests, pop a cork with curators and ask the critics what they think of the exhibition.

In this episode we find out what a teenage Mongolian Tarbosaurus has to say about the world, eavesdrop on an Amargasaurus on its mobile phone and take a joy ride on a flying Quetzalcoatlus. Yep, we will be chatting with fossils, walking with dinosaurs and dancing with ancient wolves.

Be my guest, Dr Andi

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dinosaur.jpg Toy dinosaurs walking off the shelf at the shop. Photo Andi Horvath | Kate Phillips, Senior Curator holding fossilised dinosaur poo, or coprolite. Photo Rodney Start | Tarbosaurus bataar greets visitors at the start of the exhibition. Photo Andi Horvath


Episode 2 - Dinos of a Feather

July 1, 2008 11:43 by andi

Hi there and Hej! (hello in Swedish).

I've been doing a bit of travel recently - I've been in Washington, Toronto, Stockholm and I'm on my way to Copenhagn today. What makes cities round the world really feel like foreign places to me is not the architecture, the language on the street, or the different flavoured kiosk snacks... It's the amazing range of bird life. As a Melbournian I got very excited at seeing a gaggle (love that word) of geese out the bus window on the freeway in Toronto and yelled "look everybody - geese!". I got that quick bemused smile from my fellow travellers. In Sweden I keep seeing an unusual (well unusal for me as a Melbournian) grey brown bird (it could be the same one that is following me).

Anyway, what is even more extraordinary is that the ancestors of all this bird life around our planet were therapod dinosuars. Now that is exciting to all of us on the bus!

Cheers and chirps, and enjoy this month's episode - Dr Andi

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Archaeopteryx, A bird's eye view of the dinosaurs at Melbourne Museum, Chef Sean serves up a tasty dish at the cafe. (all images by Dr Andi)