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Mark sits down for a cuppa with a renowned evolutionary biologist as he recalls his early research experiences painting tiny insects and collecting rotting meat.


Darwin Ate an Owl is a project by Beaker Street. Science is more than Eureka moments and flashy results. Listen in as we look beyond the headlines to uncover the often gruelling and gritty process of scientific research, and to get to know the people who devote themselves to discovery.

4 Episodes. Produced by Beaker Street, Spectral Media, and Crow’s Nest Media, with host Mark Horstman. Research and writing by Margo Adler and Mark Horstman. Recording and editing by Fraser Johnston and Andrew Tehrell, and sound design and music by Nick Sullivan.