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The Mother of Paleontology: Mary Anning

March 2, 2023

Before Darwin and evolution, there was Mary Anning and her mysterious fossils. Mary was a working class girl on the Jurassic Coast of England, and she loved to hunt for fossils on the beach. But when her dad died unexpectedly, Mary was forced to turn her hobby into a job. Her discoveries were so big they called theories about life on earth and even God into question. On this episode, the story of the mother of paleontology: Mary Anning. A Sony Music Entertainment and Somethin' Else production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.