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The Beginning of the End

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Not much was left roaming Earth after the Dinosaurs were wiped out. But among the few survivors there was one little creature that crawled out of the ground and gave rise to nearly every mammal on Earth, including us. We meet our great, great, great, great, great...etc!...grandmother and try to give her a name worthy of the ages. Then, comedic force of nature Reggie Watts unleashes some dino-inspired musical mayhem. And Jad and Robert get poetic about the element that introduces death to the Periodic Table: bismuth.



Maureen O'Leary and Reggie Watts

Comments [6]

The full paragraph from "The Star Thrower" essay / chapter is posted at A nice piece of writing, and thanks to the Radiolab team for reprising it.

Dec. 22 2015 02:03 PM
Joey from Arizona

Loren Eiseley quote is from The Star Thrower featured in The Unexpected Universe 1969. I'll be checking it out from the library.

Jan. 28 2014 01:10 PM

minus the quotation marks in the middle

Dec. 18 2013 01:00 PM

I think quote comes from "Starthrower" in "Unexpected Universe" (1969), don't have it handy to check but it might a trace to pursue

Dec. 18 2013 12:39 PM
Tom from Syracuse, NY

Does anybody know the Loren Eisely work Robert quotes?

Dec. 13 2013 01:12 PM
Kyle von Bose from Anchorage, Alaska

Could have done without the Reggie Watts shenanigans.

Dec. 12 2013 03:36 PM

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