8-Year-Old Calls Out NPR For Lack Of Dinosaur Stories

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A caller to All things Considered accurately dubbed the show “newsy things considered.” I think we all need more dinosaur content these days. Read or listen to Leo ask his burning dino questions.

Leo has a point. All Things Considered is about to turn 50 years old. NPR’s archivists found the word “dinosaur” appearing in stories 294 times in the show’s history. By comparison, “senator” has appeared 20,447 times.

To remedy the situation, All Things Considered invited Leo to ask some questions about dinosaurs to Ashley Poust, a research associate at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Leo wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up.

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