The idea of South Africa billions of years ago

You know South Africa is basically the global hotspot for ancient rocks and fossils, but you didn't know how COOL they are. Jessica interviews paleontologist (amongst other things) Dr Robyn Pickering, who is back in South Africa after a decade abroad, about the pre-historic origins of SA's gold, #FeesMustFall, being a woman in science, and that time there were cockroaches the size of Citi Golfs roaming around.

The books Dr Pickering mentions are:

'Darwin's Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins' by Christa Kuljian:


'Lab Girl' by Hope Jahren: