Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs
Episode 17: Crystal Palace Concrete and Russell’s Brushstrokes (Featuring Mark Witton)

Episode 17: Crystal Palace Concrete and Russell’s Brushstrokes (Featuring Mark Witton)

May 31, 2022

Due to illness, we missed an episode of the podcast, but we are back on track with the episode recorded in April! This time, Dr. Mark Witton takes us back to what might be the first large-scale expression of palaeoart in 3D: The dinosaurs at the Geological Court at Crystal Palace Park! Tying in with his new book with Ellinor Michel, he tells us all about their history, their surprising influence and their uncertain future. Also, a lot of unashamed bashing of Evil Bastard Richard Owen! The Vintage Dinosaur Art segment takes us back to the 1950s, as we discuss an odd but charming oddity full of interesting art. How can we save what’s left of the Geological Court for future generations? Is pre-renaissance dinosaur art more experimental? Why is naming dinosaurs after other dinosaurs still a thing? Does Marc sound like Darth Vader? And why are we suddenly listening to Franz Schubert? Listen to find out!

 

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Episode 16: Bernard’s Beginnings and Riley’s Apocalypse (Featuring Riley Black)

Episode 16: Bernard’s Beginnings and Riley’s Apocalypse (Featuring Riley Black)

March 30, 2022

There's a new episode of the LITC podcast! In this one, Marc, Niels and Natee tackle one of Britain's most well-liked childhood heroes of palaeoart, the late Bernard Robinson. From this innocuous children's book, we then discuss the worst day in the history of the world with Riley Black, wirter of the upcoming The Last Days of the Dinosaurs. It turns out to be a surprisingly personal yet universal book. We discuss the metaphoric resonance of the story of how the Earth witnessed its most rapid mass extinction event and how life managed to move on from catastrophe. Plus: Are there dinosaurs and/or dinosaur fans in Thailand? Is Marc throwing away all his old Amargasaurus toys? Just how nasty was the heat pulse that followed the Chixchulub impact? Have we secretly become witches? That and much more in this wonderful episode.

 

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Episode 15: Russian Railleries and the Life of Levi (Featuring Levi Hastings)

Episode 15: Russian Railleries and the Life of Levi (Featuring Levi Hastings)

March 5, 2022

In the fifteenth episode of the LITC podcast, Niels, Natee and Marc tackle some controversial subjects. We start with the end of the world, and things go downhill from there. Today's palaeoart subject is the inimitable and insufferable genius of Konstantin Flyorov, and Natee interviews the wonderful Levi Hastings. Did we really have to choose this month to be talking about Russian palaeoart? Which dinosaur can bite your hand off? Are Natee and Levi kindred spirits? What does Niels mean when he calls someone "a character"? And can we get one of Bex Groom's new Dearc plushies, pretty please?

The episode was recorded before Greg Paul's most recent paper came out, so expect no tyrannosaur three-ways.

 

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Episode 14: Greer’s Kaleidoscope and the Zallinger Dynasty (Featuring Greer Stothers)

Episode 14: Greer’s Kaleidoscope and the Zallinger Dynasty (Featuring Greer Stothers)

February 4, 2022

Slightly late but sure as rain comes the fourteenth episode of the world-famous Chasmosaurs Podcast! After covering Rudolph’s famous mural, this time we shine a light on his son Peter Zallinger. Natee interviews Greer Stothers, who has a book coming out called Kaleidoscope of Dinosaurs (a great title for a book). We also have a brief interview with Tom van der Linden, who may just have discovered a new dinosaur! Are all dinosaurs in fact tan and green? Are hadrosaurs boring for their lack of feathers? Will the mainstream media ever get their reporting on dinosaurs right? What’s Alan Rickman doing here? And will we ever, ever stop talking about that John Sibblick? Find out on this riveting episode.

 

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Episode 13: Comics and Colours with Raven and Ruth (Featuring Raven Amos)

Episode 13: Comics and Colours with Raven and Ruth (Featuring Raven Amos)

December 31, 2021

It's lucky number thirteen! In the last podcast episode of 2021, the Chasmo Crew discusses comics and colours as we dive into the work of comic book artist turned dinosaur man Rod Ruth and his retro but innovative 1970s dinosaurs. Marc and Natee interview Raven Amos about dinosaur linework, colour theory and living in Alaska. Is there such a thing as a Dinosaur Proto-Renaissance? Why is Raven Amos an Enemy of Science? Will we work John Sibbick into every damn conversation we have? How hard can Natee roll their eyes? Do we need to censor naughty words, such as Sp*cies R*cognition H*pothesis? All shall be revealed in episode thirteen. Happy New Year!

 

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Episode 12: Darren‘s Dinopedia and Maidi‘s Misadventures (Featuring Darren Naish)

Episode 12: Darren‘s Dinopedia and Maidi‘s Misadventures (Featuring Darren Naish)

November 30, 2021

It's our one-year anniversary! In this insightful episode, the Chasmo Crew discuss Maidi Wiebe, another unfairly forgotten female palaeoartist whose body of work includes masterpieces for the Chicago Field Museum, stepping into the footsteps of Charles Knight. But does the book, What Is A Dinosaur, adequately show off her talents? Marc then talks to the renowned palaeontologist, author and illustrator Darren Naish about his recent adventures in science and publishing. Is the TetZoo podcast cancelled FOREVER? What was up with dinosaurs in the sixties? When is a four-legged snake not a snake? Did Natee really make a fool of themself? Find out in November's podcast.

Episode 11: Revenge of the Greg and Steve‘s Wilderness Years (Featuring Steve White)

Episode 11: Revenge of the Greg and Steve‘s Wilderness Years (Featuring Steve White)

October 29, 2021

Marc, Niels and Natee discuss perhaps the single most influential book of dinosaur art in the entire world: Predatory Dinosaurs of the World, by one Gregory S. Paul (tm). Marc interviews Friend Of The Blog Steve White about his upcoming compendium of Mesozoic Art, his new, gruesome alphabet book, and of course his legendary work for Dinosaurs! Magazine and the wilderness years that followed. In the news, Niels and Natee desperately try to give the ornithischians some love while the prima donna theropods soak up all the attention. How boring is Greg Paul? Does the Middle Jurassic even exist? Is working with palaeoartists like herding cats? Will Marc finish his licorice coin on time? All these questions and more will be answered.

 

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Episode 10: The Age of Reptiles and Sharon‘s Psychedelica (Featuring Sharon Wegner-Larsen)

Episode 10: The Age of Reptiles and Sharon‘s Psychedelica (Featuring Sharon Wegner-Larsen)

September 27, 2021

It's a big moment for us: We've made our tenth episode! For such a hallmark occasion, what better than to cover a true hallmark of palaeoart? Today is the day the LITC team finally tackles what is both literally and figuratively one of the biggest pieces of classic dinosaur art of all time: Rudolph Zallinger's The Age of Reptiles at the Yale Peabody Museum in Connecticut. In another hallmark moment, LITC founder David Orr joins us as he and Natee interview Sharon Wegner-Larsen, who blends palaeoart and science art with design and art nouveau. How do old Yes albums influcence palaeoart? Is Zallinger's colour study better than the real deal? Will Marc's studies at Lincoln finally pay off? Will we ever know if the "p" is silent? Find out in episode ten!

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Episode 9: David’s Dinosauria and Great Aunt Marie (Featuring David Armsby)

Episode 9: David’s Dinosauria and Great Aunt Marie (Featuring David Armsby)

August 29, 2021

August 2021. In this long-awaited episode, we cross a big one from our wishlist as Natee, Niels and Marc tackle Verdwenen Werelden, the monumentally ambitious and even more monumentally strange masterpiece of the indomitable Maria Hubrecht. Natee gets a chance to put their art historian hat on once more. The journey off the beaten path continues as Niels interviews Scottish filmmaker and animator David Armsby about his upcoming Dinosauria series, an anthology of short animated films about dinosaurs. Is there a little tribute to our blog hidden in one of Dinosauria's features?

 

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Episode 8: The valley of Ely and the Dromaeosaur Sanctuary (Featuring Jed Taylor)

Episode 8: The valley of Ely and the Dromaeosaur Sanctuary (Featuring Jed Taylor)

July 30, 2021

In which we finally answer the age old question: Is the "P" in "pterosaur" silent? (no, it isn't). The LITC crew discuss one of history's most celebrated palaeoartists, the late Ely Kish, and her work for Dale Russell's An Oddyssey in Time. Some uf us are big fans, while others need some convincing... Jed Taylor discusses the trials and tribulations of the beginning palaeoartist whose work blew up out of nowhere, and guides us through his famous Dromaeosaur Sanctuary. Who is Ray Jurassic and where did he get those two Deinonychus?

 

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