James Lamsdell

James wins. I bet you didn't even know you were playing.

When not being deliberately obnoxious for the podcast, James studies arthropod evolution and macroevolutionary and macroecological processes as a postdoc at the American Museum of Natural History. Prior to this he has slummed around departments at Yale, University of Kansas, University of Bristol, and University of Birmingham. He also (very) occasionally tweets under @FossilDetective



Amanda Falk

Amanda is a level 8 druid priestess and a grand poobah in the Kentucky chapter of the CCC (Cat Collective Cultists). She also moonlights as an ornithologist.





Curtis Congreve

Curtis is a phylogeneticist who focuses on beer and editing podcasts. He also sometimes works on studying mass extinction events. He's currently employed as a post-doc at Penn State. He likes long walks, short piers, and Sisyphean tasks.


Sir David Attenborough fon Ronsenburg,
Duke of Burble

A distant relative of the House of Hohenzollern and as such fifty-sixth in line for the throne of Prussia, His Grace is disdainful of his noble heritage (because he is a cat) and often goes by the name of Mr. Jowls or sometimes just Butt. While expecting to be pampered and treated with utmost respect (not because he is noble, but because he is a cat), Mr. Jowls is perhaps the most disruptive member of the podcast crew but in many ways the most honest and insightful (because he is a cat). When not sleeping (because he is a cat) he likes to interrupt the podcast to doof the microphone (because he is a cat) or stand on Amanda's computer while recording (because he is a cat).