Published on July 15th, 2020 | by David Marshall


Episode 113: PBS Eons

With palaeontology as popular as it is you will never be short of content online, whether that be articles, blogs, podcasts (of which there are now many others you should also be listening to) or videos. This allows you, the public, to enjoy learning about past life on demand and in a format that best suits you. The only issue with having so many sources of information/ entertainment is that the quality can be highly variable and it can be difficult to determine whether any given outlet/channel values more the accurate communication of palaeontological science or the number of viewers/ad revenue they get.

Amongst some notable exceptions to this issue is the YouTube channel PBS Eons, who have produced a hugely successful series that stands up to scientific scrutiny. In this interview, we’re joined by Eons host Kallie Moore who discusses everything to do with the show, from how it is researched and shot, to the benefits of using YouTube for outreach.

Kallie Moore is the Collections Manager at University of Montana Paleontology Center and is also one of the hosts of PBS Eons.
PBS Eons is produced as a collaboration between PBS Digital Studios and YouTube science creators Complexly.

PBS Eons’ most popular video to date.

The show is shot in front of a green screen in the basement of the Complexly HQ, Missoula, Montana. This is situated in the basement of an old funeral home.
The show has also been recorded out of the studio including this one on ‘How Evolution Works (and How We Figured It Out)’ filmed at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Deep Time Hall.

Kallie recording an episode of the Eonite Only Podcast (for Patreon).

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