I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast

Garret and Sabrina

New dinosaurs are discovered all the time. Have fun and relax with hosts Garret and Sabrina each week as they explore the latest dinosaur news, chat with paleontology experts, dive deep into a “dinosaur of the day,” go down Oryctodromeus burrows with their fun facts, answer your burning questions, and connect dinosaurs to topics ranging from chocolate to the Titanic and more! Educational and entertaining, I Know Dino is a must listen dinosaur podcast for experts and newcomers alike.

Dinosaurs have been found on every continent of planet earth: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America, in places like the Badlands in Black Hills, the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Haddonfield, New Jersey, Munich, Germany, Hateg Island and more. Dinosaurs lived in the north and south hemisphere, in forests, swamps, and more habitats.

The podcast talks about types of dinosaurs that lived in the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous—all of the Mesozoic. Different kinds of dinosaurs covered include Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Archaeopteryx, Baryonyx, Brachiosaurus, Brontosaurus, Diplodocus, Dilophosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Oviraptor, Parasaurolophus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Therizinosaurus, Triceratops, Troodon, Tyrannosaurus (sometimes known as t-rex), Utahraptor, Velociraptor, and many raptors.

Past interviewees include Brian Engh, Bolorsetseg Minjin, Darren Naish, Dustin Growick, Glen McIntosh, Gregory Paul, Hans Sues, Jack Horner, Jim Kirkland, Jingmai O-Connor, Matt Lamanna, Michael Benton, Mike Gunton, Nizar Ibrahim, Phil Currie, Phil Tippett, Riley Black, Steve Brusatte, Tim Walker, Thomas Carr, Tom Holtz, and Victoria Arbour.

Topics covered include paleontology (paleo), natural history, history (and prehistory), geology, art, mathematics, geography, earth sciences, life science, zoology, evolution, and culture.

Past dino episodes have dealt with dinosaur armor, big dinosaurs, small dinosaurs, bones, cannibalism, cartilage, carnivorous animals and predators, herbivorous animals and prey, claw, crest, courtship, dueling, facial features, feathers, being flightless, gliding, natural disasters (like with a volcano and lava, which forms igneous rock, and tsunami), natural science, opals, sail, sedimentary layers, skeletons, skulls, smell, species, spikes, termites, mating, microscopes, the last days of the dinos (and how the asteroid impact crater made them go extinct). Also, the atmosphere, bacterial infections, a cabin made of fossils, calcium, charcoal, comets, dinosaur hunter, and common misconceptions.

Past episodes about dinosaurs in the media include topics like how accurate the dinosaurs are, computer animation, Arlo from The Good Dinosaur, science fiction movies, Rexy, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, King Kong, Gertie, Victorian sculptures like Crystal Palace, dinosaur animatronics, dinosaur game, dinosaur world, and Prehistoric Planet.

Famous people in history covered in the podcast include Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, Charles Knight, Charles Marsh, Edward Cope, Franz Nopsca, J. R. R. Tolkien, Richard Owen (who coined the term Dinosauria), Roy Chapman Andrews (who indirectly inspired Indiana Jones), and Thomas Jefferson.

Museum of science covered include the American Museum of Natural History, Yale Peabody Museum, Royal Tyrrell, Field Museum, and more, as well as state parks.

Additional past topics include different animals of the animal kingdom like the armadillo, sloth, crocodile, birds (like hummingbirds, the kiwi, ostrich, wild turkey, the dodo bird, and vulture), turtles, marine mammals like Mosasaurus, pterosaurs like Pteranodon, and other prehistoric reptiles.

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Our Editor's Take

I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast reveals everything about the creatures who used to roam the earth. Hosts Sabrina and Garret are passionate about all things dinosaurs. They share their enthusiasm and talk with today's most knowledgeable dinosaur specialists. The hosts interview paleontologists, paleo artists, filmmakers, authors, and other dinosaur professionals. They promise listeners they'll "always be up to date" on dinosaur news.

Garret and Sabrina met, fell in love, and had a dinosaur-themed wedding in 2014. Soon after, they started I Know Dino. Almost every week, it seems like someone discovers a new kind of dinosaur. Yet, Garret and Sabrina had never found a weekly dinosaur podcast. The newlyweds decided it was time to fix that problem.

Those newer to dinosaur studies can start the podcast with "Episode 0." It begins with the basics and prepares novices for more advanced discussions. They'll be ready to hear about "the oldest diplodocoid" and "Egyptian titanosaurs" in no time. Listeners may share Garret's and Sabrina's excitement about the new dicraeosaurid sauropod. It may amaze listeners to hear that Brazil is the proud owner of a Ubiraja fossil.

When paleontologist Cary Woodruff joins, he discusses dinosaur illnesses. Cary talks about Dolly, a non-avian dinosaur who got a respiratory infection. How does he know? Podcast listeners will have to find out.

"The Best Dinosaur Museums in the World" offers tips for those eager to see dinosaur remains. Sabrina and Garret have visited many of the museums on their list. These natural history museums may have real fossils on exhibit. If not, they at least have recreations for teaching purposes. Their favorite is the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. It has more than 100 specimens on exhibit. Podcast listeners may soon start searching for the museums nearest them.

Every episode of I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast includes "dinosaur news this week." The hosts fill their discussions with fascinating facts and stories. Listeners can learn what the planet was like millions of years ago and which creatures ruled above all. New episodes appear weekly.

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A new stegosaur posing as an ankylosaur
4d ago
A new stegosaur posing as an ankylosaur
Thyreosaurus was a stegosaur, but wore its armor like an ankylosaur; A new iguanodontian, Hesperonyx, was named from Portugal; and dinosaur of the day Eotyrannus, a large early tyrannosauroidFor links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Eotyrannus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Eotyrannus-Episode-490/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Eotyrannus, a tyrannosauroid from the Early Cretaceous which was surprisingly large for its time—aptly named the "dawn tyrant".In dinosaur news this week:A new stegosaur, Thyreosaurus atlasicus, had large oval plates different than any other stegosaurA new iguanodontian, Hesperonyx martinhotomasorum, was found in PortugalDinosaurs and concrete have a lot in common This episode is brought to you by Rosetta Stone - The all-in-one language app. With Rosetta Stone, you’ll have everything you need to learn a language and use it in the real world. They offer immersive lessons, writing prompts, and engaging activities to prepare you for real life conversations. You can pick and choose the lessons that work best for you and create a personalized experience that is both fun and engaging. Get ready for life's adventures with over 50% off for I Know Dino listeners at RosettaStone.com/dinoHave a question or some feedback for us? Let us know at bit.ly/dinoquestions!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
South America Spectacular with Tito & Aline
Apr 11 2024
South America Spectacular with Tito & Aline
A new titanosaur from Uruguay is the most complete ever found in the country; Northern Alaska had even more dinosaur diversity than we thought; A site in Brazil shows dinosaur enthusiasts have been there for 1,000s of yearsFor links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Orkoraptor, links from Tito Aureliano and Aline Ghilardi, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Orkoraptor-Episode-489/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Orkoraptor, a 20ft long megaraptorid from Argentina with specialized teeth for hunting.Interview with Tito Aureliano and Aline Ghilardi, two amazing paleontologists from Brazil. Tito is a paleontologist, geologist, science communicator, and a postdoc at URCA university in Northeast Brazil. line Ghilardi, a scientist, science communicator, and professor of paleontology at UFRN.In dinosaur news this week:A new titanosaur from Uruguay, Udelartitan celeste, is the most complete ever found in the countryAlaska had a vibrant dinosaur community in the CretaceousPaleontology and archaeology come together at a site in Brazil with petroglyphs and dinosaur footprints This episode is brought to you by Rosetta Stone - The all-in-one language app. With Rosetta Stone, you’ll have everything you need to learn a language and use it in the real world. They offer immersive lessons, writing prompts, and engaging activities to prepare you for real life conversations. You can pick and choose the lessons that work best for you and create a personalized experience that is both fun and engaging. Get ready for life's adventures with over 50% off for I Know Dino listeners at RosettaStone.com/dinoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Microraptor revisited and April Fowl's Day
Apr 3 2024
Microraptor revisited and April Fowl's Day
We have so many Microraptor specimens we know the color of their feathers, how they molted, what they ate, and much more. Plus a new hypothesis for why the first wings may have evolved. On a lighter note we cover some famous pop-culture dinosaurs: Rodan, Godzillasaurus, Ultimasaurus, and Toronto's Raptor mascot.For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Microraptor, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Microraptor revisited-Episode-488/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Microraptor, a small 4 or 5 winged dinosaur that we first knew from just a tail, but now we even know what it ate.In dinosaur news this week:Dinosaur feathers were a lot more like bird feathers than we thoughtScientists have a new framework for figuring out if a dinosaur could flyA robotic Caudipteryx demonstrated how dinosaurs could have used their “half” wings to startle insects (and eat them) This episode is brought to you by Rosetta Stone - The all-in-one language app. With Rosetta Stone, you’ll have everything you need to learn a language and use it in the real world. They offer immersive lessons, engaging activities, and even tutors to prepare you for real-life conversations. You can pick and choose what works best for you and create a personalized experience that is both fun and engaging. Get ready for life's adventures with 50% off for I Know Dino listeners at RosettaStone.com/dinoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
A strong-tailed ornithopod and a strong-armed enantiornithine
Mar 27 2024
A strong-tailed ornithopod and a strong-armed enantiornithine
Also, a nearly complete titanosaur was recently found! How long did it take for fossils in Australia to turn into opal? And how much do really exceptional fossil sites skew paleontological research?For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Zanclodon, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Zanclodon-Episode-487/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Zanclodon, An archosauriform originally named "Smilodon" because of its dagger-like teeth (but that name was already taken by the saber-toothed cat).In dinosaur news this week:There’s a new ornithopod, Chakisaurus nekul, which was much smaller than the titanosaurs that surrounded it in what is now ArgentinaA new dinosaur, Imparavis attenboroughi, is a rare toothless enantiornithine that also likely had very powerful wingsA man out walking his dog found a nearly complete 70-million-year-old titanosaurFossils at Lightning Ridge, Australia took their sweet time to opalizeReally exceptional fossil sites (lagerstätten) are important, but they can influence our understanding of biodiversity and development on a global scale You can dig up real dinosaur bones this summer with Colorado Northwestern Community College! Join them for a two week immersive field paleontology experience digging up dinosaur bones from the Jurassic period in Northwest Colorado. There are two scheduled digs: July 6–July 20 and July 22–August 5. There are also two concurrent immersive lab techniques programs available. Get all the details and register online at cncc.edu/dinodigSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How Dinosaurs Got So Big
Mar 21 2024
How Dinosaurs Got So Big
Sauropods were the longest, tallest, and heaviest animals to ever walk the Earth. What adaptations did they have to get so large? And which dinosaurs were the largest in other groups?For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Uberabatitan, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Uberabatitan-Episode-486/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Uberabatitan, A giant titanosaur that may have had the largest teeth of any known sauropod.In dinosaur news this week:Sauropods grew to be the largest land animals of all time with many special adaptations that helped them reach "super giant" sizesBruhathkayosaurus may have been the heaviest land animal of all time with weight estimates from 80–190 tonnesSauroposeidon may be the tallest sauropod (and land animal) of all time—with Giraffatitan proportions bringing it to about 17m (56ft) tallSauropod babies were already built to grow largeIt's not just sauropods that had special adaptations to grow so large—Theropods had them tooEarly sauropod ancestors evolved very rapid growth before they evolved gigantic sizesA new study found 36 unique times that sauropods evolved gigantismA hadrosaur long thought to be an island dwarf turned out to just be young and was still growingYou can dig up real dinosaur bones this summer with Colorado Northwestern Community College! Join them for a two week immersive field paleontology experience digging up dinosaur bones from the Jurassic period in Northwest Colorado. There are two scheduled digs: July 6–July 20 and July 22–August 5. There are also two concurrent immersive lab techniques programs available. Get all the details and register online at cncc.edu/dinodigSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Hadrosaur holotypes and duck-billed diets
Feb 28 2024
Hadrosaur holotypes and duck-billed diets
A new small African hadrosaur, Minqaria, was named; Mantellisaurus was redescribed and found to be a valid genus; Maiasaura had a high metabolism; and much moreFor links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Titanoceratops, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Titanoceratops-Episode-483/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Titanoceratops, a large ceratopsid which, despite the name, is probably smaller than Triceratops.In dinosaur news this week:New lambeosaurine dinosaur from Morocco, Minqaria bataA new description of Mantellisaurus (including a complete 3D scan of the 80% complete holotype) confirms that it is a unique genusMaiasaura was an active hadrosaur that grew quickly and used lots of energyHadrosaurs were so successful because they were good at chewingUpdate on Hypsibema/Parrosaurus missouriensis You can dig up real dinosaur bones this summer with Colorado Northwestern Community College! Join them for a two week immersive field paleontology experience digging up dinosaur bones from the Jurassic period in Northwest Colorado. There are two scheduled digs: July 6–July 20 and July 22–August 5. There are also two concurrent immersive lab techniques programs available. Get all the details and register online at cncc.edu/dinodigSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Two Enormous New Sauropods from Argentina!
Jan 31 2024
Two Enormous New Sauropods from Argentina!
“One of the largest sauropods ever recorded” and a contender for the largest rebbachisaurid were both found in Argentina. Plus a new titanosaur from China. And Cary Woodruff joins to discuss his recent finds and plans for a new permanent dinosaur exhibit in Miami, FloridaFor links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Hungarosaurus, links from Cary Woodruff, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Hungarosaurus-Episode-479/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Hungarosaurus, .Interview with Cary Woodruff. Cary is the Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida. Follow him on twitter @DoubleBeam and check out his papers on Research Gate.In dinosaur news this week:A new rebbachisaurid sauropod, Sidersaura marae, had star shaped bones in its tail and lived alongside ArgentinosaurusA new titanosaur named Gandititan cavocaudatus was found with a skull and 6 articulated neck vertebraeA new enormous titanosaur, Bustingorrytitan shiva, is estimated to have weighed over 70 tons This episode is brought to you by our patrons. Their generous contributions make our podcast possible! You can join our community, help us keep the show going, and get hundreds of hours of premium content, for $9/month as an annual member. Go to Patreon.com/join/iknowdino for details and to sign up.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Is Nanotyrannus back?
Jan 25 2024
Is Nanotyrannus back?
Lots of tyrannosaur news: Nanotyrannus debate continues (was it its own dinosaur or was it actually T. rex?), plus a new debate about the evolution of another ferocious tyrannosaur, Daspletosaurus. And a fun fact about a baby T. rex you've probably never heard of.For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Bistahieversor, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Bistahieversor-Episode-478/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Bistahieversor, a large, powerful, tyrannosaur that lived almost 10 million years before T. rex in what is now New Mexico.In dinosaur news this week:A new paper considers Nanotyrannus to be a valid genus (separate from Tyrannosaurus)Daspletosaurus may not have evolved via anagenesisThe Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has a new Allosaurus with skin impressions, belly ribs, and evidence of injuriesTrinity the T. rex will be on display at the Aathal Dinosaur Museum in Zurich, Switzerland for most of 2024The Royal Mint has three new dinosaur coins Last chance to get an exclusive Parasaurolophus patch! Join our patreon at the Triceratops tier or above by the January 31, 2024 to get yours. If we reach 300 patrons we'll also send everyone at the Triceratops level and up a Styracosaurus patch! patreon.com/iknowdinoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Top 23 Dinosaur Discoveries of 2023
Dec 27 2023
Top 23 Dinosaur Discoveries of 2023
For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Elopteryx, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Elopteryx-Episode-474/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Elopteryx, a bird like troodontid from what is now Romania (Hateg island) whose name means "marsh wing".Our top 23 segments of 2023 (with a bonus):Best hadrosauroid: GonkokenCutest new dinosaur: MinimocursorBest sauropod tail: RuixiniaBest sauropod neck: InawentuMost forgotten dinosaur: OblitosaurusMost forgotten sauropod: IgaiBest new ankylosaur: PatagopeltaBiggest impact from a small fragment: AmanasaurusBest new ceratopsid: FurcatoceratopsBest new ornithomimosaur: TyrannomimusBest basal sauropodomorph: QianlongBest alvarezsaurid: JaculinykusGarret's most popular dinosaur connection: TitanicSabrina's most popular dinosaur connection: Alexander the GreatMost shared interview: John Holmes on Tolkien's presentation On DragonsMost impressive (and controversial) fossil: Repenomamus interlocked with PsittacosaurusBest paleopathology: Nodules in an ankylosaur nasal passagePaleopathology runner up: Ornithomimosaur with blunt force trauma to its footPaleopathology runner up: T. rex biting through Triceratops frillBest ankylosaur paper: Zuul fighting each otherDinosaur egg hiding in plain sight: Agate in LondonBiggest disappointment: Therizinosaur clawsBest mohawk study: Amargasaurus neck spinesBiggest change to a popular dinosaur: Utahraptor's ageSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Seven New Dinosaurs!
Dec 6 2023
Seven New Dinosaurs!
For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Tawa, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Tawa-Episode-471/Join us at www.patreon.com/iknowdino for dinosaur requests, bonus content, ad-free episodes, and more.Dinosaur of the day Tawa, a Late Triassic carnivorous dinosaur with an upper jaw like Herrerasaurus and a snout like Coelophysis.In dinosaur news this week:The mammoth cheese we discussed in episode 469 was eaten and kept at the White HouseDr. Martin Lockley passed away at the end of NovemberThere’s a new titanosaur that looks a lot like its rebbachisaurid sauropod relatives: Inawentu oslatusThere’s a new ceratopsian dinosaur, Gremlin slobodorumNew ornithopod dinosaur, Ampelognathus coheniThere are two new small pachycephalosaurines: Sphaerotholus triregnum and Sphaerotholus lyonsiScientists described two new (fragmentary, but also most complete) caenagnathid dinosaurs that lived in the Late Cretaceous in what is now southern North AmericaCarthage Paleontology Institute, led by paleontologist and professor Thomas Carr, is at risk of shutting down Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide is available now! Find the perfect gift for the dinosaur enthusiast in your life (or yourself). This year's guide features a LEGO Therizinosaurus, real dinosaur teeth, a brand new dinosaur encyclopedia, board games, decorations, jewelry, and more! Head to iknowdino.com/the-ultimate-dinosaur-holiday-gift-guide/ to see the full list of gift ideas.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.