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The podcast where we dive deeper into the insects, fish, and fossils you can find in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Hosted and produced by Olivia deBourcier and Sofia Osborne, with art by Olivia deBourcier and music by Max Hoosier. This podcast is not associated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo, we just love this game! @beyondblathers on Instagram and Twitter, email: beyondblathers@gmail.com.

Beyond Blathers Olivia deBourcier & Sofia Osborne

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The podcast where we dive deeper into the insects, fish, and fossils you can find in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Hosted and produced by Olivia deBourcier and Sofia Osborne, with art by Olivia deBourcier and music by Max Hoosier. This podcast is not associated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo, we just love this game! @beyondblathers on Instagram and Twitter, email: beyondblathers@gmail.com.

    Goliath Beetle

    Goliath Beetle

    This week we're going to talk about the huge (and not-so-terrifying) goliath beetle! Tune in to learn more about where they live, what they eat, and why it's so hard to figure out the real weight of insects!

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, postcards, keychains, and hand-made needle-felted ornaments. We're having a holiday sale where you can get 30% off everything in our store until December 15, so make sure to take a look!

    Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a rating and review. To stay up to date and see our weekly episode illustrations, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    Beyond Blathers is hosted and produced by Olivia deBourcier and Sofia Osborne, with art by Olivia deBourcier and music by Max Hoosier. This podcast is not associated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo, we just love this game.

    • 20 min
    At the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

    At the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

    Come along with us as we explore the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia! We're on the hunt for the insects, fish, and fossils you can find at Blathers' museum.

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, postcards, keychains, and hand-made needle-felted ornaments. Olivia is also open for commissions for adorable pet portraits, pins, and custom illustrations — take a look at the highlight on our Instagram!

    Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a rating and review. To stay up to date and see our weekly episode illustrations, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    Beyond Blathers is hosted and produced by Olivia deBourcier and Sofia Osborne, with art by Olivia deBourcier and music by Max Hoosier. This podcast is not associated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo, we just love this game.

    • 24 min
    Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

    Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

    This week we're talking about the huge and beautiful Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Butterfly! Join us as we talk about this butterfly's biology, and go off on tangents into conservation and the fascinating Wikipedia page of Walter Rothschild. 

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, postcards, keychains, and hand-made needle-felted ornaments. Olivia is also open for commissions for adorable pet portraits, pins, and custom illustrations — take a look at the highlight on our Instagram!

    Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a rating and review. To stay up to date and see our weekly episode illustrations, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    Beyond Blathers is hosted and produced by Olivia deBourcier and Sofia Osborne, with art by Olivia deBourcier and music by Max Hoosier. This podcast is not associated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo, we just love this game.

    • 35 min
    Moray Eel

    Moray Eel

    This spooky Halloween weekend, we're bringing you an episode on the slithery, slimy moray eel! What is up with their jaws and teeth? Are they as fierce predators as they seem? Listen to find out!

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, postcards, keychains, and hand-made needle-felted ornaments. Olivia is also open for commissions for adorable pet portraits, pins, and custom illustrations — take a look at the highlight on our Instagram!

    Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a rating and review. To stay up to date and see our weekly episode illustrations, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    Beyond Blathers is hosted and produced by Olivia deBourcier and Sofia Osborne, with art by Olivia deBourcier and music by Max Hoosier. This podcast is not associated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo, we just love this game.

    • 25 min
    Acanthostega

    Acanthostega

    This week we're talking about an interesting fossil — the acanthostega! Were they an evolutionary stepping stone to get from water to land? The answer is a bit more complicated than that! Listen to find out more.

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, postcards, keychains, and hand-made needle-felted ornaments.

    Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a rating and review. To stay up to date and see our weekly episode illustrations, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    Beyond Blathers is hosted and produced by Olivia deBourcier and Sofia Osborne, with art by Olivia deBourcier and music by Max Hoosier. This podcast is not associated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo, we just love this game.

    • 22 min
    Mantis Shrimp

    Mantis Shrimp

    This week we're talking about the Mantis Shrimp, a crustacean that's gained a lot of popularity recently, and for good reason! But with fame comes gossip, and we're here to unpack all the flim flam, from their deadly punch to their renowned eyesight.

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, postcards, keychains, and hand-made needle-felted ornaments.

    Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a rating and review. To stay up to date and see our weekly episode illustrations, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    Beyond Blathers is hosted and produced by Olivia deBourcier and Sofia Osborne, with art by Olivia deBourcier and music by Max Hoosier. This podcast is not associated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo, we just love this game.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

LeCalmar ,

Entertaining and educational!

I’m honestly shocked that this podcast doesn’t have more reviews- it’s fantastic! I have never played Animal Crossing and was worried that I would miss things in the podcast, but they use it more as a prompt for the species they cover- so both players and non-players of AC can fully enjoy! The hosts are super well spoken, knowledgeable, and have perfect podcasting voices. 11/10

WFH Lily ,

Perfect for ACNH+the natural world nerds!!

I was looking for some new podcasts to listen to in the natural history realm, and I found this one after listening to Ologies one afternoon (another amazing science pod btw). If you love Animal Crossing as much as I do and the virtual world of catching bugs and hunting for fossils then give this a listen! It is truly beyond Blathers bird brains! These ladies grace us with their perspectives on all critters and how staying curious is always so exciting and interesting. Keep it up!

Mence999 ,

Delightful and imformative

I absolutely love listening to this podcast. I enjoy the recount of Blathers’ description, as well as the deep dive info about each creature/fossil. Also the conservation efforts and what a listener can do (for instance, I live in a monarch migration path and got good info on how to help our butterflies, looking for my native milkweed to plant!). Hosts voices are soothing as well. Looking forward to more episodes!

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