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Episode 148: Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

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This week we welcome special guest Jim Miller, brother of past guest Jen Miller but also his own person! Jim’s book pick was Jurassic Park, a novel he loved as a kid and continues to love. We talk about dinosaurs, how our knowledge of them has grown and why certain images have endured in popular culture, even if we know they’re not accurate.

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In the second half of the show we talk to Jim about his work as a cartographer and an app developer. We also talk to him about his appearance in Sports Illustrated, and his lifelong interest in dinosaurs. Here’s a photo one of his coworkers captured of Jim in the field.

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As always, you can stream the episode right here on our site, or download the mp3 file. You can also visit us in the iTunes store, where you can download past episodes and subscribe (for free!) so you never miss another weekly installment.

Check out Jim’s site for more info on the apps he designed, and check out his Pose & Draw Dinosaur app, which is free this week only, in the iTunes store.

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