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We take a critter’s eye view to explore how animal behavior parallels humans. Join comedians and science-lovers as we get inside the minds of animals

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We take a critter’s eye view to explore how animal behavior parallels humans. Join comedians and science-lovers as we get inside the minds of animals

    Sibling Rivalries

    Sibling Rivalries

    I got my brother, Aaron Goldin, to come on the podcast to talk about siblings in the animal kingdom! From siblicide to unstoppable armies of siblings! 
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    Baby sand tiger sharks eat each other in the womb! 


    Tiger salamander cannibal morph! 

    Baby bald eagles

    A giant caterpillar?

    Millipede baby buddy ball! 

    Black lace weaver spiders at a uh, family dinner... 

    Copidosoma floridanum wasp caterpillar thunderdome (warning: NSFE, not safe for eating)


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Hobbees

    Hobbees

    While us humans are all trying to figure out our favorite hobbies to occupy our time, animals are already running, crocheting, and baking circles around us! We’re talking bee bakers, web-spinners, carpenters, fake astronomers, and dolphin shenanigans with our guest, Teresa Lee!

    Footnotes: 


    Bee bread! 


    Bee sorbet! 


    Webspinner! 

    Carpenter ants handiwork!

    Honeypot ants! 


    Carnivorous stars! 

    Dolphin vape tricks!


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Birds and the Horny Murder Bees

    The Birds and the Horny Murder Bees

    Reproduction is the key to evolution, which means that mother nature can get a little strange when it comes to sex. We’re talking about strange equipment, bizarre courtship, and fatal attraction with Arden Myrin!

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    Crane Fly!

    Echidna! 

    Echidna penis (NSFW)


    Bull penis cane? 

    Whiptail lizards

    Hanging flies hanging out

    North American Porcupine!

    Old world porcupine

    Brown widows (yes that little guy is a male) 

    Anaconda breeding ball

    Dawson's burrowing bees (NSFW: BEE SEX) 


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Friends 5ever!

    Friends 5ever!

    Today on the show, we’re talking about INTERSPECIES BUDDIES! We’ll talk about the difference between mutualism and commensalism, why every birdy loves a capybara, how the beaches of the Galapagos are a great place for friendship, and the only time you want to be inside the mouth of a giant moray.

    Footnotes:
    Marine iguana! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Amblyrhynchus_cristatus_%283838137696%29.jpg

    Marine iguana and lava lizard! https://i.pinimg.com/originals/28/f5/aa/28f5aab7039f29b4f33bb950a12c1395.jpg

    Marine iguana with a bad case of crabs! https://dhtt.smugmug.com/Other/Galapagos-789/i-NbXhP5D/0/L/P1030305-L.jpg

    Capybaras with a bad case of birds! https://www.researchgate.net/figure/FIGuReS-21-26-Capybaras-as-clients-of-cleaner-birds-21-A-disturbed-capybara_fig5_277776494

    Ducks walking all over a capybara! 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D6lrkc81Js&app=desktop

    Moray eel and cleaner wrasse! https://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/giant-moray-eel-and-cleaner-wrasse-mathieu-meur.jpg

    Meat ant eating butt syrup! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/Common_jassid_nymph_and_ant02.jpg/1024px-Common_jassid_nymph_and_ant02.jpg

    Dolphins and birds coming together to screw over fish! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE49xEU_z7g
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    What Did You Call Me???

    What Did You Call Me???

    Today on the show we’re talking about ridiculous species names, and learning all about the animals behind them. Can you really judge a pigbutt worm by its name? Or a screaming hairy armadillo? Or a lumpsucker fish?
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    Pigbutt worm:


    Pigbutt worm face: 

    Lumpsuckers! 

    Lil lumpsucker sucking on a finger

    Lumpsuckers on balloons

    Lumpsuckers sucking on lumpsuckers

    Tassled wobbegong

    Hellbender salamander

    Screaming hairy armadillo

    Screaming hairy armadillo, well, screaming

    Cinereous mourner

    Cinereous mourner acting

    Fried egg jellyfish

    Red-lipped batfish

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/p/proboscis-monkey/


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    It's Just A Prank, Bro

    It's Just A Prank, Bro

    Animal pranks aren’t always just for fun, they can be crucial for survival. We’re going to fall down a web of lies, deceit, and outright mockery. Discover this and more as we answer the age-old question: you can pick your nose, you can pick your friend’s nose, but can you pick a monkey’s nose? 

    Footnotes: 
    Portia spider
    Iranian spider-tailed viper 
    Fork-tailed drongo
    Capuchins pranking eachother
    Chimps pranking visitors
    Octopuses pranking everyone
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    • 1 hr 16 min

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