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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 • 20 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.

    Spider Crab

    Spider Crab

    This week we're talking about a gentle giant — the spider crab! This amazing crustacean is the longest arthropod in the world, and while some might find them a bit creepy, we think they're pretty fascinating. Listen to learn more!

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, sticker sheets, and postcards.

    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. And don't forget to check out our TikTok!

    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.

    • 28 min
    Dunkleosteus

    Dunkleosteus

    This week we're travelling back in time to the Devonian oceans to meet the Dunkleosteus! These armoured fish once ruled the seas with their self-sharpening teeth and incredibly strong jaws. Listen to learn more!

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, sticker sheets, and postcards.

    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. And don't forget to check out our TikTok!

    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
    Spotted Garden Eel

    Spotted Garden Eel

    This week we're talking about the spotted garden eel! You've probably seen garden eels in nature documentaries, but how much do you really know about these burrowing fish? Listen to learn more about their habitat, how they feed, and who eats them!

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, sticker sheets, and postcards.

    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. And don't forget to check out our TikTok!

    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.

    • 17 min
    Summer Recap and Shop Update!

    Summer Recap and Shop Update!

    This week we're recapping our busy summers, including Olivia's entomology field work, Sofia's thesis first draft, and our trip together to the Royal Tyrrell Museum! And we're also telling you all about our big shop update, which is out NOW! Check it out at our Etsy shop :)

    If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, sticker sheets, and postcards.

    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. And don't forget to check out our TikTok!

    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.

    • 27 min
    Crawfish

    Crawfish

    This week we're talking about crawfish, AKA crayfish, crawdads, and much more! Listen to learn more about these fascinating arthropods.

    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. And don't forget to check out our TikTok!

    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! 

    • 27 min
    Wasps (Part 2)

    Wasps (Part 2)

    This week we're sharing even more amazing facts about wasps! There's so much to appreciate about these extremely under-appreciated insects. Listen to learn more!

    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. And don't forget to check out our TikTok!

    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!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

leif.remington ,

I love your podcast

This is Leif. You gave me a shout out in your giant snakehead episode. I love your Arapaima episode

KirdaRose ,

A perfect mix of video games and animals!

I heard about this show on another podcast and oh man am I glad I gave Beyond Blathers a listen! I adore the calm fun chats, it’s the perfect thing for my early morning commute. I never realized how much I’d love learning more about bugs and fish until they started to go into detail about them. The hosts enthusiasm rubs off on you to be honest, and I’m so happy for that! <3 11/10 would recomend.

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

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