Join us, Ellen and Christian Weatherford, while we review your favorite species of animals and rate them out of ten in the categories of effectiveness, ingenuity and aesthetics.
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Got a species you want us to review? Submit your animal friend to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and when we review your animal we'll give you a shoutout 😊
Cover art by Mrs. Brainbow (Taylor Gordon-Wood)!
87: Jumping Spiders w/ Dr. Sebastian Echeverri!
Join Ellen & special guest Dr. Sebastian A. Echeverri for a review of the overpowered bards of the arachnid world, jumping spiders! In this episode, we discuss jumping spiders' incomparable processing power, hunting skill, and flair for the dramatic.
Episode cover photo by our guest himself, Dr. Sebastian Echeverri!
86: Copepods w/ Jimmy Bernot!
Join Ellen & special guest Jimmy Bernot for a review of the microscopic crustaceans truly running the world, copepods! In this episode, we discuss what makes copepods so successful at what they do, the role that parasites play in an ecosystem, and the biodiversity you can find among fish boogers.
85: Opossum & Burrowing Owl
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen's heart is stolen by the trash bandit opossum & Christian digs up all the dirt on the burrowing owl.
84: Cheetahs w/ Gabi Fleury!
Join Ellen and special guest Gabi Fleury for a review of the punk nerds of the big cat family, cheetahs! In this episode we discuss how cheetahs go so fast, what sets them apart from the rest of the cats, and conflict between humans and wildlife.
83: Tarantulas w/ Tea Francis!
Join Ellen & special guest Tea Francis for a review of our fuzzy, chunky, leggy friends: tarantulas! In this episode we discuss why tarantulas deserve admiration, how (and why) to respect their boundaries, and what it's like to live with hundreds of tiny roommates in the Spider Room.
82: Olm & Maned Wolf
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! Christian returns with the secretive underground cave puppy, the olm, and Ellen reviews the uniquely stunning maned wolf.
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WELCOME BACK Ellen and Christian, missed you so much!
WELCOME TO THE WORLD baby Finley 💚💚💚💚💚
It's a treat to listen to Ellen and Christian discuss animals. Their dynamic is totally charming. Their enthusiasm is contagious, and the animal facts are fascinating. Love the episodes featuring researcher interviews as well.
Love this I’d like to become a wildlife biologist and love learning about animals
Axolotl! So Awesome