Guests: Ed Luce, Kenneth Lacovara, Ted Daeschler
Digging up 350 million year old fish fossils in Antarctica and unearthing gigantic dinosaur bones in the Patagonian Desert – that’s the work of our two guests today. KENNETH LACOVARA and TED DAESCHLER are two local fossil hunters who comb the Earth for clues to our prehistoric past. Lacovara is a Rowan University paleontologist and Dean who discovered the enormous dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus, a few years ago. He has a new book, Why Dinosaurs Matter, that argues that ancient life has a lot to teach us about ourselves. Daeschler, an associate curator of vertebrate zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, recently returned from an expedition to Antarctica where he was searching for fossils that will reveal how life transitioned from sea to land. Marty talks with Daeschler and Lacovara about their work, their adventures, and what we’re learning about Earth and its creatures that lives hundreds of millions of years ago. But first, we’ll talk with Financial Times columnist, ED LUCE, about President Trump’s speech to the U.N. on Tuesday.