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CBC interview on Paleoscatology?
July 22, 2010 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Trying to locate a recording of an interview I heard on CBC in the early 90s about paleoscatology. THE most fascinating radio interview I've ever heard. Searches on CBC sites, Google, have turned up nothing.
posted by Mayree to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Was it a piece about the Lloyds Bank coprolite? "In 1991, paleoscatologist Andrew Jones made international news with his appraisal of the item for insurance purposes: "This is the most exciting piece of excrement I've ever seen. In its own way, it's as valuable as the Crown Jewels," says Wikipedia. (Picture.)

Maybe that will help you in your search?

This may also be a lead: "Vickie Gabereau interviewing the Englishman who studied coprolites and who had worms as a child. I laughed so hard I cried."
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:05 AM on July 22, 2010


FYI, there was an interesting coprolite find in Oregon not long ago, discussed here and many other places.
posted by neuron at 12:46 PM on July 22, 2010


I bet MonkeyToes has it. I heard the interview Vickie Gabereau did, and it was one of the best things I have ever, ever heard on the radio.

Oh, jeez--MonkeyToes' link is, uh, me.
posted by Savannah at 5:11 PM on July 22, 2010


Savannah: Small web, huh?
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:52 PM on July 22, 2010


It was probably part of a Quirks & Quarks episode - here are the archives - http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/archives.htm
posted by jkaczor at 8:38 PM on July 23, 2010


Not resolved yet! But closer----yes, it was Vicki Gabereau's interview. Me, too, MonkeyToes. I was driving while listening; probably would have been safer to pull over I was laughing so hard.

Wasn't on Quirks & Quarks which I think is a newer show, as I heard it in the early 90s. Have searched the CBC website ("coprolites" got the Oregon info, "paleoscatology" gets nothing)and this interview of Gabereau's doesn't appear in her archives. Google gets me right back to my original question in Ask MetaFilter! Will keep searching as I have time.
posted by Mayree at 3:01 PM on April 29, 2011


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