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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

Pick an animal.

    Kangaroo

    Kangaroo

    The slower they go, the harder they work. Learn about why kangaroos hop, why they have pouches, and why they are the weirdest grazing animals on earth on this episode of Species.
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x7yA0OS_iHuNiXATwFOZwkvcrpkqg1ivIgIO5W_P5eY/edit?usp=sharing

    • 20 min
    Boxer Crab

    Boxer Crab

    Did humans evolve to punch each other in the face? Are we more violent than ever? This crab uses sea anemones as boxing gloves. Come learn about them.
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pXgDZZrpqYz_CJm9M-hg7UZ1ibwVgbgu3s-FfmvTMsA/edit?usp=sharing

    • 19 min
    Rockhopper Penguin

    Rockhopper Penguin

    Why did penguins lose the ability to fly? What's up with those yellow eyebrows? Does expertise come at a cost? Find out all of these things and more on this episode of Species.
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xoa9Z6KnhD-WTvWYoWfnlnUI9YAxz3mba5r7YQRusbI/edit?usp=sharing

    • 22 min
    Remora

    Remora

    How do suction cups work? Did Caligula get murdered due to remoras? Are remoras good or bad for their hosts? Find out on this episode of Species.
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y30oSBdF0feRKLpSOVYBZ3PFlHtqSaQ9u25dqBwaPCY/edit?usp=sharing

    • 23 min
    Tiger

    Tiger

    Who is the most prolific serial killer of all time? How do ligers get so big? Why do tigers have stripes? Find out everything you could possibly want to know about tigers on this episode of Species.
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LUBGGbhJOwxTaDOFzYehXlOF87OTSEA74HnPwbiSlgc/edit?usp=sharing

    • 20 min
    Diabolical Ironclad Beetle

    Diabolical Ironclad Beetle

    This insect can survive being run over by a Toyota Camry. Here's how...
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-HFHQ9iJgTHDQKs8Tl3SzVZYrs2g7KzaRnkuqaEAork/edit?usp=sharing

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

nettt mannnnnn ,

Episode idea

Hi Macken my birthday is coming up can you do an episode on bearded dragons I am going to get one

emilyxsarah13 ,

Amazing storytelling!

Hey Macken! I’m from Melbourne Australia and started listening to this podcast around a month ago, since then I’ve been hooked! The way you tell stories and have genuine wonder and awe in your voice when you explain some of the most unreal facts about your species is so engaging, and I catch my self laughing from the pure astonishment I feel. Next year I am starting a Wildlife biology and conservation degree and am so grateful to have this podcast in my pocket to join me on my conservation adventures.
It’s hard to think of an animal to request but recently the Pygmy Possum was discovered after fears it was wiped out in our most recent bushfires, and would love to hear more on them and other Aussie species! Keep up the great work!

Amelia g gray ,

Thank you Macken <3

Hi Macken, im 16 years old and live in Australia, your podcast brings me so much joy and the fact that is free and accessable to anyone is amazing. you do such a good job at sharing the wonders of the natural world in a way that can interest even my most uninterested friends. I recomend this podcast to every animal lover i meet.
Im a huge reptile person and if you wanted something a little different to add to your list i would suggest the true gharial! they are super interesting and probably the most unique member of the crocodillia family. (also axolotls are pretty cool).
Keep up the amazing work - you can expect a donation from me in the near future (:

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