62 episodes

Join us, Christian and Ellen Weatherford, while we review your favorite species of animals and rate them out of ten in the categories of effectiveness, ingenuity and aesthetics.
Transcripts can be found at justthezooofus.com 😊
Got a species you want us to review? Submit your animal friend to us at ellen@justthezooofus.com and when we review your animal we'll give you a shoutout 😊
Cover art by Taylor Gordon Art!

Just the Zoo of Us Christian & Ellen Weatherford

    • Nature
    • 5.0, 53 Ratings

Join us, Christian and Ellen Weatherford, while we review your favorite species of animals and rate them out of ten in the categories of effectiveness, ingenuity and aesthetics.
Transcripts can be found at justthezooofus.com 😊
Got a species you want us to review? Submit your animal friend to us at ellen@justthezooofus.com and when we review your animal we'll give you a shoutout 😊
Cover art by Taylor Gordon Art!

    62: Golden Mole & Red-Bellied Piranha

    62: Golden Mole & Red-Bellied Piranha

    Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Christian gives us the lowdown on a shimmering jelly bean, the golden mole, and Ellen sets the record straight on piranhas.
    Photos: Galen Rathbun (golden mole), Gregory Moine (red-bellied piranha)

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    • 58 min
    61: Geladas w/ Patsy DeLacey!

    61: Geladas w/ Patsy DeLacey!

    Join Ellen and special guest Patsy DeLacey for a review of the "bleeding heart" monkey, the gelada! In this episode we talk about what makes this monkey so unique AND so beautiful, as well as what it's like to work with them in the Simien Mountains.

    • 40 min
    60: Wolverine & Suriname Toad

    60: Wolverine & Suriname Toad

    Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen squares up with the wolverine & Christian takes us on a leisurely stroll down Nightmare Lane with the Suriname toad. Check it out!

    Photos: Jonathan Othén (wolverine) & Matthieu Berroneau (Suriname toad)


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    • 49 min
    59: Planarians w/ Prof. Oné R. Pagán!

    59: Planarians w/ Prof. Oné R. Pagán!

    Join Ellen and special guest, the bookworm with a worm book,  Prof. Oné R. Pagán for a review of the mysterious squiggles straight out of science fiction, planarians! In this episode we learn about what makes these worms so fascinating and how they serve as research models that could help save human lives.

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    58: Bold Jumping Spider & North American Porcupine

    58: Bold Jumping Spider & North American Porcupine

    Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Christian leaps to new heights with the bold jumping spider & Ellen desperately resists giving the North American porcupine a great big hug.

    ***Photos by Tibor Nagy (bold jumping spider) and Janice Sveda (porcupine)***


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    • 47 min
    57: Snow Leopard w/ Charlotte Hacker!

    57: Snow Leopard w/ Charlotte Hacker!

    Join Ellen and special guest Charlotte Hacker for a review of the elusive fluffball of the mountains, the snow leopard! In this week's episode we talk about what makes these beautiful cats so hard to find and so worth protecting.

    ***Photo: Dennis W. Donohue***

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Madddddyyyyy:) ,

So good!

Your voices are so soothing! Love it! :’)

LeCalmar ,

Wholesome AF

Listening to this podcast makes me happy. Like you literally can’t listen without somehow ending up with a smile on your face. Ellen and Christian have such a wonderful dynamic, with neither talking over the other and both share a great sense of humor. You can tell they’re really passionate about all the creatures they talk about, and I find myself interested in things I had never heard of/thought about before. The guest scientist interviews are also fantastic, as you get to hear directly from the people who are at the heart of research. That said, Ellen and Christian do an impeccable job of researching themselves, especially for not being actual biologists. I strongly recommend this podcast to you and to your friends! Also, follow them on Twitter for some great extra content and science chatter!

kw80304 ,

Such fun to listen

We love listening with our almost six year old and are all learning new things with every episode! It’s exceptionally fun because the hosts inspire is to do our own family research! Thanks so much!

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