This is a podcast by and for kids giving you the coolest facts about the coolest animals. We research our episodes carefully, distilling the information into manageable segments, focusing on the things that really make these animals unusual. Thanks for listening!
How Kids Can Stop Plastic Pollution
Our plastic episode is here! In this episode, we learn about how much plastic is in the ocean, why that’s a problem for animals, how it all got there, and, most importantly, how you can help.
We talked to so many experts to make this episode. Thank you to:
Senator Jeff Merkley
Dr. Jenna Jambeck, University of Georgia
Christopher Joyce, NPR
Rachel Giles, Chelsea Rochman’s lab
Shaye DiPasquale, Terracycle
David Clark, Amcor
Thank you also to our fabulous editor, Eric Klein. If you need editing help, send him an email at email@example.com
Thank you to Andrew Barkan of Ear Snacks for our theme music.
Thank you also to our Patreon sponsors who made this possible! We really appreciate you!
We have a lot of show notes on this one:
Want to do a waste audit? Here’s the link to the waste audit Rachel mentioned: https://rochmanlab.com/waste-audit/
Here’s a link to Terracycle’s website, where you can figure out what to collect and recycle: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/
Learn more about Senator Merkley’s Break Free from Plastic Act: https://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/pollution-act/
Don’t know whether it’s recyclable? Check out: http://recycleornot.org
And be sure to download the Marine Debris Tracker app: https://debristracker.org
Please let us know what steps you’re taking to battle plastic pollution and we can share our progress together! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @coolanimalspod
Spread the word about this episode! The more kids helping, the more of a difference we can make.
Jaguar Presents: All About Cooking Meow Meow
This is Jaguar meow meow! Learn how to cook endangered meat with just a flame thrower, trebuchet and elbow grease in this best ever episode!
In this episode we learn all about lake cow bacon, otherwise known as the hippopotamus! You’ll learn about poop-flinging, built-in sunscreen, mouth gape, how huge they are, and more.
Thanks for listening! If you would like to support us on Patreon, please head here: https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals We have fun benefits like shout-outs and outtakes (including a funny one on poop today).
Here’s our website. https://coolfactsaboutanimalspodcast.wordpress.com/2021/06/06/hippopotamus-hippo/
I’ve loaded a picture of Teddy when he was smaller at the zoo, with a wide-mouthed hippo behind him.
Here’s a link to buying hippo poop: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/618838/buy-fiona-hippos-poop
And to hippo poop flinging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-jXMeo4a4k
If you know the creature quiz answer or do the kid challenge, send us an email at email@example.com or tweet us at @coolanimalspod.
Thanks to Andrew at Ear Snacks for our theme music!
Finally, check out the fellow Kids Listen podcast Fairies and Dragons, Ponies and Knights. It’s a fun, episodic storytelling podcast that we think you’ll really enjoy! https://dirtroadtheater.com/fadpak/
Cicadas - Brood X
We at Cool Facts About Animals are pretty jealous of our east coast listeners who are about to get visited by TRILLIONS of cicadas! In this episode, we give you all the information you need to know about this amazing insects, which have been waiting for the past 17 years to emerge. Included in that is a zombie fungus disease that makes their butts fall off! You don't want to miss this one.
Thanks to our Patreon sponsors August and Wren! If you would like to be a Patreon sponsor, you can sign up here. https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals
If you haven't yet sent us your cool fact for an upcoming episode, please send it to us, along with your name, age and where you're from by May 31, 2021. We'd love to have an audio clip of you, but email is just fine. Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth Day! Endangered and Comeback Animals
Happy Earth Day! In this special bonus episode, we each choose an endangered or extinct animal to learn about, then we choose an animal that’s making a rebound, and share an idea for how you can help to keep animals of the endangered list!
In this episode, we learn about:
Black rhinoceros White rhinoceros European Jaguar Blackfooted pigeon Tooth-billed pigeon Condor Vaquita American alligator Here’s a great website to learn more about ethical and sustainably-produced seafood:
Here are the episodes that we mentioned on this episode:
Past earth day episodes
Submit your cool animal facts to us at email@example.com and we will play them in an upcoming episode!
In this special double episode, we learn all about herons. First, we are joined by Patreon supporter and friend Meryl to learn all about the third biggest heron, the great blue heron. Then, the usual crew learn more about the second biggest and biggest herons - the white bellied heron and the Goliath heron.
We want to hear from you too! Send us an audio clip with your cool animal fact to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them in an upcoming episode.
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