128 episodes

Teaching the world about animals, one species at a time.

Species Macken

    • Education

Teaching the world about animals, one species at a time.

    Pacu

    Pacu

    The fish with human teeth, the vegetarian piranha, the genital-eating fish, the pacu.

     

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    • 21 min
    Orca

    Orca

    One of the most intelligent, complicated, mysterious and controversial animals on the planet. A Rorschach test and a mirror, wrapped into one...

     

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    • 35 min
    Basilisk

    Basilisk

    This lizard can walk on water. Listen to find out the science of how they achieve this miraculous feat, and learn a bit more about miracles, all on this episode of Species.
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    • 19 min
    Hoatzin

    Hoatzin

    This animal has been called a stink bird, a cattle bird, an avian cow, a skunk bird, and a living dinosaur. Find out what they have in common with cows, and what makes them a dinosaur, all on this episode of Species.
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    • 13 min
    Coquí

    Coquí

    Today we talk about the pride of Puerto Rico and the bane of Hawaii, a tiny frog with an enormous sound, the coquí.
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    • 21 min
    Koala

    Koala

    At first glance, the koala is one of the cutest animals on earth. But if you take a closer look, you find some surprises. Come find out about the personal lives of koalas, Australian pranks, and John Oliver, all on this episode of Species. 
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

sillybilly888 ,

Amazing!

Hey Macken!
I adore animals and love listening to your podcast. I’m constantly learning about different animals.

I love the conservation talk at the end and i’m very glad you do this! I’ve always got a great repertoire of facts to tell people when i talk about the benefits of not consuming animal products.

It’d love to hear about a lesser known Australian mammal, the wombat or echidna, sugar glider or platypus!

Thanks for everything you do!

BohemianFemme ,

Creature teacher

I love this show for a number of reasons. The topic is, naturally, amazing and varied. The research is thorough and the facts fascinating and succinctly collated. But best of all is the presenter’s clear passion for the natural world, bringing a lively and fun tone to the information. I can’t stop recommending it to my friends (between telling them facts about salamanders and pandas!).

Len Lambchop ,

Always fascinating

I started listening to Species podcast about 10 episodes ago and was instantly hooked. Always well-researched, thorough and utterly fascinating. A diverse range of animals are covered and the facts are presented with humour and within a broad context. I just love it. Now to make my way through the back-catalogue...

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