Dinosaurs: The Last Days

Around 66 million years ago, an asteroid the size of Mount Everest slammed into our planet, triggering the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and countless other species unable to adapt to the sudden environmental catastrophe that followed. What exactly happened on that fateful day, and what about the thousands of years after? Why did the most prominent creatures on the planet, the huge dinosaurs we know and love, die instantly, and how did other creatures like birds and crocodiles survive through to today?

In this episode, Tristan is joined by author Riley Black to take a deep dive into the disaster’s immediate effects, including the massive shockwaves, earthquakes, tsunamis and years of darkness that would trigger the extinction of three-quarters of all plant and animal species on our planet. Welcome to the single worst day in the history of life on Earth.

Riley's new book The Last Days of the DInosaurs is available here.

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