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Listen to the stories of extraordinary species that have influenced human society and changed the way we see the world.
With help from the Museum's collection, the series takes you on a journey through the ages to explore our colourful and complex relationship with the natural world, and how it has shaped our beliefs, behaviour and art.
Listen to previous episodes involving Museum scientists on BBC iPlayer Radio:
Discover more about the series and enjoy facts, features and comedy about the species on the BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories website.