Macken Murphy is a scientist and writer, whose public works on evolutionary biology and anthropology have been praised by the BBC, the CBC, Booklist, Apple, the Press Association, and The New York Times, among others. Macken spoke for his class at Boston University's 2020 commencement, where he graduated magna cum laude as a Trustee Scholar from Kilachand Honors College, and he completed an MSc at Oxford with the highest possible mark. He received a Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award for his volunteer work, and a Segal Award for his service in the Americorps during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before entering academia, Macken was an amateur boxer, winning a New England championship by first-round knockout, and competing in the Golden Gloves twice. He lives in England.
" Macken Murphy is able to condense vast chunks of information into engaging and digestible episodes."
—The New York Times
Species is a podcast about animals, including humans. It is one of the most popular science podcasts in the world, with listeners in over 150 countries and endorsements from The New York Times, the BBC, the CBC, and Apple, among others. It is one of the only shows in the top 0.5% of podcasts that is funded entirely by the generosity of donors; no paywalls, no advertisements. Thank you so much for your support.
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Human Evolution is an audio course that tells the human story in all its wonder. It has ranked among Listenable's most popular courses since its publication last year. Listen and learn all about our peculiar lack of body hair, opposable thumbs, bipedalism, and, of course, our big brains.
Animal Sidekicks is a children's book about symbiosis, available in bookstores across the US and UK. Written with an accessible, humorous tone and full of fun facts, it received praise from Booklist and was named Children's Book of the Week by The Herald. A perfect gift for children who love animals.
Macken is available for interviews, especially on topics relevant to human behavioral biology and evolution, and he is accepting animal suggestions for his show, Species.
He is easily reached for these and other matters on Twitter, @MackenMurphy, or by using the form below.