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The Wild Life is a show by two brothers: one, a Minnesota science teacher with a background in wildlife biology; the other, a space science student in Texas. The Wild Life blends science, nature, and the human experience through storytelling and interviews with earths experts---with a few detours!

The Wild Life Devon Bowker

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    • 5.0, 16 Ratings

The Wild Life is a show by two brothers: one, a Minnesota science teacher with a background in wildlife biology; the other, a space science student in Texas. The Wild Life blends science, nature, and the human experience through storytelling and interviews with earths experts---with a few detours!

    The Man with the Planarian with Dr. Oné R. Pagán

    The Man with the Planarian with Dr. Oné R. Pagán

    This episode starts with a major announcement, but then...


    Tattoos, superheroes, opportunities, regeneration, Men in Black, phallic fencing, 1st brains, discoveries, cocaine, addiction, belly button mouths, and so much more. So, wherever you are, maybe a floaty in a pool gliding around like a flatworm in a petri dish, get ready for our conversation with Dr. Oné R. Pagán ! His enthusiasm will have you hooked. By the end, you'll never want to stop talking about flatworms in any and all social settings, no matter how appropriate or inappropriate.


    Follow Dr. Oné R. Pagán on Twitter @BaldScientist


    Read his blog at baldscientist.wordpress.com


    Purchase his books at https://www.amazon.com/One-R.-Pagan/e/B00J6J1FCI%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share (https://www.amazon.com/One-R.-Pagan/e/B00J6J1FCI%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share)


    Follow us on Twitter @TheWildLifepod and @Devthenatureguy


    Follow us on Instagram @TheWildLife.blog and @Devonthenatureguy


    Check out our website at thewildlife.blog and purchase merch at thewildlife.blog/merch


    Join Our Book Club at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2678194339079182 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2678194339079182)


    Support our organization at patreon.com/thewildlife


    Acoustic Meditation 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Artist: http://audionautix.com/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    An Absolutely Major Announcement

    An Absolutely Major Announcement

    This is the start, the real start, of what our mission should have been from the beginning.


    Before the end of the summer, we will have initiated all of the necessary filing paperwork establishing ourselves as a Nonprofit Organization!


    YOU can help us to reach that goal even faster, and to begin the work on some of our first major initiatives. Our current goal is that $300 per month (just over double our current patronage) through our patrons at Patreon.com/TheWildLife is what we need to get this thing off of the ground.


    We're starting a Binoculars for Young Birders Fund, a Scholarship and Training Scholarship, and a Field Trip Fund, as well as increasing our community outreach efforts and doing more to amplify the voices and work of BIPOC SciCommers, nature enthusiasts, and scientists as we strive to become an anti-racist entity fighting to break down barriers of exclusivity in science and nature.


    Read More Here: https://thewildlife.blog/2020/06/17/an-absolutely-major-announcement/


    Book Recommendations


    White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/white-fragility-robin-diangelo/1127171010)


    Black Faces, White Space by Carolyn Finney (https://uncpress.org/book/9781469614489/black-faces-white-spaces/)


    Follow us on Twitter @devthenatureguy and @thewildlifepod


    Follow us on Instagram @devonthenatureguy and @thewildlife.blog

    • 22 min
    Snow Leopards with Dr Koustubh Sharma

    Snow Leopards with Dr Koustubh Sharma

    Dog person? Cat person? No, no, no. We’re all Snow Leopard people.


    AI, the difficulty of finding snow leopards, a strange form of social networking, tricky trail cam footage, using their floofness as a conservation tool, what to call a group of snow leopards, how snow leopards are world-class experts at social distancing, and so much more, with Dr Koustubh Sharma, Senior Regional Ecologist and the International Coordinator of the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection program for Snow Leopard Trust!


    Learn more about Snow Leopard Trust at www.snowleopard.org


    Follow: @koustubh_sharma and @snowleopard


    Become a Patron of The Wild Life for as little as $1 per month at patreon.com/TheWildLife


    https://thewildlife.blog/shop/ (https://thewildlife.blog/shop/) for shirts, mugs, stickers, phone cases. and more!


    Follow on Twitter @thewildlifepod and @devthenatureguy


    Follow on Instagram @thewildlife.blog and @devonthenatureguy

    • 1 hr 23 min
    BONUS: Mary Anning, The Greatest Fossil Hunter You Never Knew

    BONUS: Mary Anning, The Greatest Fossil Hunter You Never Knew

    Today, May 21, is the 221st anniversary of Mary Anning’s birth. She is not a household name, by any means—though she is believed to be the inspiration behind the well-known tongue-twister “she sells sea shells by the sea shore”.

    However, it wasn’t shells she was selling, but fossils of long extinct creatures of a bygone era. She was ‘the greatest fossilist the world ever knew’. Though, the sad truth is much of the world never knew, and still does not.

    221 years after Mary Anning's birth, a young girl from the very town where Mary lived her entire life is fighting to rectify a historical injustice in recognizing Anning in bronze—a fitting honor for a woman who spent her life uncovering creatures lost to time.

    If you would like to support Mary Anning Rocks, you can do so by visiting http://www.maryanningrocks.co.uk. I strongly encourage you to pledge your support and purchase one of their stellar t-shirts. Friends, family, and strangers alike will want to know just who this Mary Anning is, and now you can tell them.

    Become a Patron of The Wild Life for as little as $1 per month at patreon.com/TheWildLife

    Read this at https://thewildlife.blog/2019/05/22/women-in-science-meet-mary-anning-fossil-hunter-and-the-11-year-old-fighting-for-her-recognition/

    https://thewildlife.blog/shop/ for shirts, mugs, stickers, phone cases. and more!

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    Elaphrosaur paper: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1342937X20301234

    • 12 min
    NEWS: A Rare Blue Bee and the So-Called Murder Hornet

    NEWS: A Rare Blue Bee and the So-Called Murder Hornet

    A rare blue bee has been spotted in Florida for the first time in 4 years according to a news release from the Florida Museum of Natural History! (https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/science/floridas-rare-blue-calamintha-bee-rediscovered/)


    This isn't the only winged critter there has been a lot of buzz about. By now, you've all hear of the 'Murder' Hornet. We'll tell you why you need to chill out.


    We have one more bonus episode coming this week to celebrate the birthday of fossil hunter Mary Anning, and then a new full-length episode on Friday! It's a busy week.


    Support The Wild Life by becoming a member at patreon.com/TheWildLife or by purchasing official merch at thewildlife.blog/shop


    Follow us on instagram @devonthenatureguy and @thewildlife.blog


    or on Twitter @thewildlifepod or @devthenatureguy


    Wherever you are listening, be sure to leave us a rating and review. It's not just a review, it's a very real source of serotonin! Also, leave us a review on Podchaser, the IMDB of podcasts, at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-wild-life-1023165 (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-wild-life-1023165)

    • 9 min
    Orangutan Conservation with Leif Cocks

    Orangutan Conservation with Leif Cocks

    Everybody loves Orangutans, but how much do we really know about them? We are currently living in a world where we may lose all wild orangutans within the next decade as a result of human activity, but many of us are live our day to day lives unaware of that tragic fact. In this episode, we sit down with Leif Cocks, World-Renowned Orangutan Expert, whose worked in the field for nearly 30 years.

    He's the author of “Orangutans and their Battle for Survival”, “Orangutans: My Cousins, My Friends” and “Finding our Humanity: An Inner Journey Towards Understanding Ourselves and Our Way Forward”. Leif has leadership roles in 10 organizations, including The Orangutan Project which he founded in 1998, and was responsible for the first ever reintroduction of a zoo born orangutan!

    Find out more about the Orangutan Project at www.theorangutanproject.org

    Support The Wild Life by becoming a member at patreon.com/TheWildLife or by purchasing official merch at thewildlife.blog/shop

    Follow us on instagram @devonthenatureguy and @thewildlife.blog

    or on Twitter @thewildlifepod or @devthenatureguy

    Wherever you are listening, be sure to leave us a rating and review. It's not just a review, it's a very real source of serotonin! Also, leave us a review on Podchaser, the IMDB of podcasts, at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-wild-life-1023165

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

AlphaMHC ,

An informative variety nature show

The Wild Life is chock full of interesting information, in episodes both short and long. Interview episodes tend to be longer ones, with scientists talking about their research. The unifying theme of the show is science/nature facts, which I think a lot of people are intrinsically interested in. Learn more about the natural world!

The show is hosted by two brothers, both science oriented but one is more nature focused and kind of takes the lead. The show seems to be pretty SFW and I think kids would really enjoy the info in this podcast, especially if they’re passionate about the outdoors and animals.

Hoff222 ,

Great podcast

Love how fun and informative this podcast is.

Nerdy Plant Nerd ,

Fun an educational!

I love the tone of this show! The hosts deliver a HUGE amount of information and education in a way that keeps it fun and engaging. The best kind of educational podcast is the kind that makes you laugh and smile. Everyone learns better when they're happy!

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