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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Turi King. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Turi King, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Turi King. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Turi King, often where they are interviewed.

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S2.07 New Light on Old Britons - Professor Turi King

Genetics Unzipped
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Professor Turi King from the University of Leicester reveals the secrets of the Y chromosome and how the remains of Richard III were identified.

Part of our special series from the 2019 Galton Institute Symposium - New Light on Old Britons.

Presented and produced by Georgia Mills for First Create The Media.

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Visit the Galton Institute website to find out more about the society and its work and follow them on Twitter @GaltonInstitute

Dec 19 2019

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Turi King: Solving the mystery of Richard III through DNA

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When a skeleton was unearthed in 2012 from under the tarmac of a car park in Leicester in the English East Midlands, Turi King needed to gather irrefutable evidence to prove that this really was the body of Richard III, England's infamous medieval monarch.

Under the microscope was not only the king's genetic identity, but his entire reputation. Was Richard a ruthless villain, as depicted by Shakespeare? Or did the incoming Tudors spread 'fake news' to besmirch his name? As presenter Jim al-Khalili discovers, clues in his skeletal remains have helped to solve some of these mysteries, and reveal the real Richard III.

When she was young, Turi King wanted to be the next Indiana Jones. Her love of archaeology led her to study genetics so she could use ancient DNA to solve historic mysteries.

She tells Jim how genetic testing, of both the dead skeleton and his living relatives, provided the vital evidence they needed to identify Richard III. But first, she had to extract his DNA, by pulling out one of his teeth.

Main Image: Turi King Credit: Jonathan Sisson

Nov 04 2019

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DNA detective Turi King

The Life Scientific
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When a skeleton was unearthed in 2012 from under the tarmac of a car park in Leicester, Turi King needed to gather irrefutable evidence to prove that this really was the body of Richard III, England's infamous medieval monarch.

Under the microscope was not only the king's genetic identity, but his entire reputation. Was Richard a ruthless villain, as depicted by Shakespeare? Or did the incoming Tudors spread 'fake news' to besmirch his name? As Jim discovers, clues in his skeletal remains have helped to solve some of these mysteries, and reveal the real Richard III.

When she was young, Turi King wanted to be the next Indiana Jones. Her love of archaeology led her to study genetics so she could use ancient DNA to solve historic mysteries.

She tells Jim how genetic testing, of both the dead skeleton and his living relatives, provided the vital evidence they needed to identify Richard III. But first, she had to extract his DNA, by pulling out one of his teeth.

Producer: Michelle Martin

Main image: Turi King
Credit: Jonathan Sisson

Jul 09 2019

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Professor Turi King on the Eddowes Shawl Paper

Rippercast- Your Podcast on the Jack the Ripper murders
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We are pleased to welcome Professor Turi King from the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at the University of Leicester to talk about the 2019 publication of the 'Forensic Investigation of a Shawl Linked to the "Jack the Ripper" Murders by Jari Louhelainen, Ph.D and David Miller, Ph.D in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.


Professor King led the famous genome sequencing project on the remains of Richard III and we are very grateful for the time she was able to spend with us discussing this topic.


Joining the round table discussion were numerous Ripperologists. Those who questioned the Professor were:


Robert House, the author of 'Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect'.


Steve Blomer, researcher and writer.


Jon Rees, researcher, writer and lecturer.


Brian Young, researcher, writer and lecturer.


Hosted by Jonathan Menges


Very special thanks to Chris Phillips, Paul Begg, Tom Wescott and John Malcolm.

Mar 23 2019

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Episode 152 - Interview with Dr. Turi King at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London

The Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke - Your Family History Show
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Show Notes Lisa Louise Cooke I am back from speaking at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live conference in London, and I’ve brought back some gems for you for this episode which I’m excited about. I got to spend about a week in England and this time around got to do some touring with my friend Janet Hovorka owner of Family ChartMasters. We went to Windsor castle which I’ve always wanted to see, and it did not disappoint. What windsor castle can teach us about family history. It’s all in the details! The highlight for me was going to Jane Austen’s house in Chawton, Hampshire. I’m an Austenphile, and I soaked in nooks and crannies of the home where she lived with her sister Cassandra. It was fantastic seeing the little desk where she worked on her books like “Pride and Prejudice” and “Emma.” Janet and finished up the tour with tea at across the street, where hundreds of china tea cups hang from the ceiling, and where I had the best bowl of tomato soup in my entire life! Oh yeah, I was there for a genealogy conference. And yes, WDYTYA Live lived up to all expectations. Janet and I had a booth and I taught classes on Google Search and using your iPad and tablet for genealogy. The classes were sold out and people were lined up around the walls. The turn-out they get for this event is just incredible. I haven’t heard the final numbers, but word is it was well over 12,000 people over the three days. So here’s my own genealogy story from the event. Now, if you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while then you may remember me telling you about my first trip to WDYTYA Live and how after one of my presentations several of my husband’s distant English Cook cousins met up with us and we sort of had an impromptu family reunion upstairs in the expo hall. One of those in attendance was Louise Cook (without the “e”) who is married to my husband’s cousin Peter. I know, it gets a little confusing with Louise Cook and Lisa Louise Cooke! But anyway, Louise and I stay regularly in touch, and we met up at the conference this year.  She found me after one of my classes and we got to visit, and she told me that she was going to help out with her friend’s society booth. So we are walking back to my booth, and when we arrive, she looks up and laughs because the Lincolnshire booth was right next to ours and there was her chair!  Can you imagine if we had not already met, that Lisa Louise Cooke, and Louise Cook would have been sitting right next to each other throughout the conference not knowing that our husbands were related by way of their third Great Grandfather? ! The moral of the story: Next time you sit down at a genealogy conference introduce yourself to those next to you, you never know who you might be related to.     NEWS: Find My Past Series now on the website Find My Past, the hit UK television show, is now available to view via . Find My Past, now entering its second season, links living individuals to real historical events found in their family tree and now on for free and watch Find My Past episodes that aired in the last 30 days at no cost. Missed an episode or want to watch your favorites again? Findmypast subscribers can watch all episodes for an unlimited time. Every episode will be available to watch on a week after it airs.      MAILBOX: Delray wants to know where the Family History Podcast Show Notes have gone... “I've been listening to your podcasts for over two years now:  GenealogyGems and GenealogyGems Premium.  ALL of the podcasts are on my iPod, so that I can listen to them over and over.  It seems each time I listen to your podcast, I learn something new that I missed last time.  Somehow I missed the fact that you used to have a podcast called Family History: Genealogy Made Easy.  I'm going to be teaching a class to genealogy newbies in April, so I've been listening to these older podcasts to see what you shared with beginners.  You mention the "show notes" like you do in GenealogyGems, which are always a life saver when I miss a web address or something; however, I cannot locate any "show notes" for the Genealogy Made Easy show.” Lisa’s Answer: The Family History podcast is in a bit of transition right now. We are no longer part of the Personal Life Media network and so all of the show notes pages that they previously hosted have been removed from their website. We are now working to transition the Tunes podcast feed. As soon as that happens, we will start republishing the show on the Genealogy Gems website. Gus chimes in on Genealogy Podcast No. 148 “Here are my thoughts on internet rip offs. I have both a blog and a web site and my feelings are that if I put anything up there, people will steal anything and use it for their own use. I have copied myself from two books, one published in 1888 and another published in 1895, I don't feel that I am really stealing from these old books. In the book from 1888, I gave credit to the original author, (my ancestor) in a new book." Dan shares his experience with copyright: “When rock legend Ronnie James Dio died in 2010 I used his obituaries as a starting point for genealogical research on his ancestry, blogging about what I found at "".  Two people contacted me politely requesting permission to reprint the information, so in my experience people have been quite respectful of copyright.  One of those people wanted to add my findings to the Hungarian Wikipedia page on Dio, increasing my reach as a blogging genealogist beyond my wildest dreams.  Getting the Word out on a Genealogy Blog “I regularly listen to your podcast through iTunes and see that sometimes you feature blogs on your show.  I've been meaning to write to you for quite some time now and am hoping you can let your audience know of my genealogy blog. My blog, called “,” features a family history of the Breeding family.  Our roots are specifically in the following areas: Wythe County, VA; Overton County, TN; Carroll County, AR and Tulsa, OK.  Over the past two years, I have tackled genealogy from a different perspective: that of looking at my great-grandpa Hugh Breeding’s trucking company.  At first, I merely intended on putting together some basic facts and figures on the company and calling it a day.  However, I have really gotten into the history of the company and the place it held in the trucking industry…the employee vignettes featured throughout my company research really drives home the story of the company on a more personal level as well as adding much more color to the overall history of the firm.   GEM: WDYTYA Round Up Interview with Dr. Turi King Full interview on Premium Episode 97   Lisa’s Articles: Check out my two article in the March / April 2013 issue of Family Tree Magazine The Evernote vs. Microsoft OneNote Quick Guide  and The Toolkit Tutorial Using the David Rumsey Map Collection

Mar 08 2013

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