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May 17, 2019
Are dogs the next Avengers? Daniel Ferguson's newest giant screen documentary Superpower Dogs explores the real-life powers that help dogs perform extraordinary tasks. We sat down with Ferguson and discussed his approach to filmmaking for the giant screen and his experiences directing his various films, including "Jerusalem." Be sure to like, rate and subscribe to Beyond Bones wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. Visit hmns.org/giantscreen to find out how you can see Superpower Dogs at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre this summer!
May 2, 2019
Fifty years ago, the astronauts aboard Apollo 11 took their first steps on the moon. We talk to our VP of astronomy Dr. Carolyn Sumners and professor of physics and astronomy at Rice University Dr. Patricia Dr. Reiff about the day we took a giant leap for humankind. Be sure to like, rate and subscribe to Beyond Bones wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. Visit hmns.org/moon for more info about Moon by Luke Jerram.
April 22, 2019
Disease can transform cities and have lasting effects on society. On this episode of Beyond Bones, our host Chris talks to professor and vice-chair of research at McGovern School of Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Steve Norris and curator of our special exhibit Death by Natural Causes, Nicole Temple. Together, we cover the topic of syphilis, a disease with significant cultural effects on Victorian culture, and its lasting implications. Be sure to like, rate and subscribe to Beyond Bones wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. Visit hmns.org/DBNC for more info about our special exhibit Death by Natural Causes.
April 4, 2019
You might not have heard of Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, but you've probably heard his work. Covered by artists like Nirvana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash and Eric Clapton, Lead Belly's music continues to influence music today. Our host Chris talks to music historian and author of "Down In Houston: Bayou City Blues" Roger Wood and HMNS associate curator of paleontology (and expert on local history) David Temple about the legacy of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and the influence of prison life on blues music. Be sure to like, rate and subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts. Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. To learn more about our connection with Lead Belly and the history of Sugar Land, visit HMNS at Sugar Land (hmns.org/sugarland).
March 21, 2019
Beyond Bones is back! This episode, our host Chris talks to artist and naturalist Chris Marley. Marley is the mastermind behind Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science, an exhibit that takes reclaimed specimens and arranges them on clean, crisp backgrounds, emphasizing their color and geometry. He talks about the life of a working artist, his travels and how curiosity is all you need to be a scientist. Follow the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hmns. Visit hmns.org/biophilia for more info about Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science.
March 7, 2019
Your favorite science museum is back with a whole new season! From biological art to the historical impact of STIs, this season is all about going Beyond the Bones and straight to the stories that inspire the Houston Museum of Natural Science's collections. Episode 1 drops in TWO WEEKS. You don't want to miss it. Like, follow and subscribe to listen first.
December 18, 2018
Alakazam! We’re closing out our first season with a truly magical episode. Chris talks to local magician Ben Jackson and HMNS curriculum director Kat Havens about the history of magic and the intrigue and science behind your favorite tricks. If you like what you hear, be sure to like, rate and subscribe. Beyond Bones season 2 will drop in spring 2019!
November 20, 2018
In our Thanksgiving episode, Chris talks to Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, HMNS Curator of Anthropology, and Merrianne Timko, culinary historian, about what else? Food! They focus on the Aztec culinary tradition and whether you can find traces of Aztec influence on your own table.
October 24, 2018
In our inaugural episode, Chris sits down with Nancy Greig, Director Emeritus and Jeff Cummins, Horticulturalist of the Cockrell Butterfly Center to talk about the great monarch migration and how our backyards affect the lives of thousands of pollinators.
October 18, 2018
Come one come all to the Beyond Bones Podcast! If you're a museum fanatic, this podcast is for you, and if you're not a museum fanatic, this podcast is still for you. You see, museums are like onions, once you peel back the dull and crusty outside, there's layers of stuff that may be smelly and a bit hard on the eyes, but they're full of delicious possibilities! The Beyond Bones podcast is all about peeling back the crusty veneer of our museum collection to reveal fascinating stories of discovery, deception and in one episode, delicious treats. Our first episode airs October 24th! For first access be sure to go to hmns.org/email to sign up for our email newsletter!
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