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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

    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!

    Footnotes:

    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?
    Footnotes:


    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
    Creatures of the Night!

    Creatures of the Night!

    Why are some animals nocturnal? What evolutionary adaptations do you have to make to be awake during the GRAVEYARD SHIFT with horror expert with Sabina Graves? And what lurks in the ocean… at night? Discover this and more as we answer the age-old question, why is owls? I mean, why… why is owls? 

    Footnotes: 

    The cathemeral fossa


    Barking gecko mating call

    Australian greater glider

    THE TAILS

    The tarsier

    Incredible zooplankton

    Spiny tiger shrimp



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Creature Beats

    Creature Beats

    We’re talking animals that are unusually musical, from up in the skies to deep under the ocean. We have a special guest Dajae Williams, an Engineer at NASA, who uses music to educate and inspire, as answer the age-old question: do all birds like Taylor Swift, or just the swifts?

    Footnotes:

    Dajae Williams' website

    SongHive

    Musician wren

    Wood thrush

    Humpback whale song

    Blue whale song


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    • 1 hr 10 min

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