Over the course of the three-week-long Rising Star Expedition in November, Lee Berger posted individual updates by the minute on Twitter, and we had blog posts and videos almost daily, revealing chapters of the story right as they happened.

Now that the field season has wrapped there’s been time to look back and see the story as a whole, from Pedro Boshoff’s original commission to seek out new fossil sites in the caves of the Cradle of Humankind, to the phenomenal final tally of more than a thousand hominid fossil elements discovered and identified.

On the latest episode of the National Geographic Weekend radio show hosted by Boyd Matson, Lee finally speaks at length, telling the story of the expedition from start to finish.

Part One Listen here.

Part Two Listen here.

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