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!
Piranhas get a bad rap. They’re thought of as vicious, human killing machines. While piranhas do have some impressive teeth and an even more impressive bite force, they’re really not quite as dangerous as they’re made out to be. In this episode, we do some piranha myth busting and learn more about this impressive creature.
Thank you to RACC for our audio equipment. We really think you can tell the difference! We’re so glad to be able to share some clearer audio with you.
Thank you also to Andrew Barkan of Earsnacks for our theme music.
Do you know the answer to our creature quiz or riddle? Did you do the kid power challenge? Let us know and we’ll send you a bookmark! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @coolanimalspod
Finally, if you would like to support us financially, head on over to our Patreon page! We are using the money raised there for some in-person trip (once safe to do so) to meet with scientists and share our interviews with you.
On this episode, we learn all about the venomous (not poisonous) rhinoceros viper. Learn about its cool retractable fangs, the not one but TWO types of venom it has, and take a listen to Jaguar's new evolution music.
Thank you to the Regional Arts & Culture Council for our awesome new podcasting equipment! We are excited to give you better and better audio as we learn the tricks of our new equipment.
Thank you also to Nora for being our Patreon sponsor! If you would like to be a Patreon sponsor, head here: https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals
If you know the answer to our creature quiz or riddle, send us the answers at email@example.com or Tweet us at @coolanimalspod.
Thanks Andrew of Ear Snacks for our theme music!
Episode Swap! Newsy Jacuzzi
Hello listeners! We are doing an episode swap with Newsy Jacuzzi! We think you’ll love this podcast, another kid-grownup collaboration. They help find some of the coolest news stories from all across the world and share them with their listeners. There are often stories about animals, the environment, and other things that I know our listeners care about. We hope you like this episode, which has news stories about hangry fruit flies, air purification, and lots more. If you like Newsy Jacuzzi, add it to your feed!
We will be back soon to talk to you about a new animal, on our new podcasting equipment thanks to RACC.
Ants and Other Bugs with Dr. Mark Moffett
Have you ever watched ants hurry busily along and wonder what they're doing? Dr. Moffett did, and decided to turn that interest into ants and other bugs into a career. In this episode, we learn about ants - from the kind in your backyard to the kind that can eat people, how Dr. Moffett almost got trampled by elephants, hit by blowdarts, and other adventures. We also are joined by his wife Melissa, who tells us about their travels and more.
Thanks to Andrew Barkan of Ear Snacks for our theme song!
Our next episode will be recorded on our new audio equipment! Thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council for awarding us our grant!
Questions? Want to reach out? You can find us on Twitter at @coolanimalspod or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Facts from Our Listeners
We asked, you answered! In this episode, we hear facts about sea slugs, lions, zombie caterpillars, wild horses, and lots more. And of course, Jaguar evolves to become even more powerful.
Thanks to Ari, August, Cristian, Gracelyn, Lucy, Oliver, Sally, Tristan, Quinn, Harry, Iris, and Theo for their facts!
Be sure to check out the Kids Listen podcast Best Day Yet for positivity, affirmations, and animal explorations. You can find the podcast here: https://www.bestdayyetpodcast.com
Thanks to Andrew Barkan for our theme song!
Don't forget to check out our mega plastic episode. We encourage you to try out one or more of our kid challenges!
And if you'd like to support us financially on our Patreon page, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals
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.
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Things I like about your podcast
Jaguar makes me laugh
I love all your cool facts
My favorite episode was koalas
And Jaguar sop eating spider monkeys