227 episodes

Podcast by Dominique DiFalco & Joe Phelan

Modern Medusa Reptile Podcast - Where we talk everything cold-blooded (Snake Podcast‪)‬ Dominique DiFalco & Joe Phelan

    • Science
    • 4.4 • 90 Ratings

Podcast by Dominique DiFalco & Joe Phelan

    31: Importation and Uncommon Species with Ashley Dezan

    31: Importation and Uncommon Species with Ashley Dezan

    Growing up falling in ponds looking for critters and observing frogs in vernal pools on her dad’s property, Ashley Dezan has been a reptile and amphibian lover for life. Passionate about advancing the keeping of rarer animals, Ashley is the owner and operator of Northern Lights Reptile Imports. This was an awesome conversation learning about the ins and outs of reptile imports and exports and hearing about her experiences working with some really unique species!

    Find Ashley on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NLRImports
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    30: Blood Suckers & “Milk Flies” with Nicole Tam!

    30: Blood Suckers & “Milk Flies” with Nicole Tam!

    Nicole Tam is an entomologist and herp enthusiast. Growing up with a love for arthropods, Nicole went on to conduct research on vector-borne diseases, mosquitos, and the reproductive cycle of tsetse flies. In addition to her work, Nicole talks about her experience with entomological museums and caring for and breeding beaked snakes!

    Tsetse fly image: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/A-Life-cycle-of-the-tsetse-fly-B-Viviparous-reproduction-cycle-of-tsetse-flies_fig2_329179423

    Find Nicole on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/nt.buglord
    Find Nicole on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poikilo_/

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    29: Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer with Shannon Wild

    29: Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer with Shannon Wild

    Shannon Wild is a world-renowned wildlife photographer and cinematographer. Her work has taken her all over the world coming face to face with some of the most amazing animals many of us will only see on TV (because Shannon got the footage for us!). In this episode, we talk in depth about how Shannon got her start in photography, her adventures tracking a melanistic leopard through the jungle in India, and some of her other incredible experiences with animals ranging from Komodo Dragons to Cheetahs to Malagasy Giant Chameleons!

    Follow Shannon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shannon__wild/
    Check out “Wild in Africa: Bracelets for Wildlife”: https://wildinafrica.store/

    Watch “Pursuit of the Black Panther”: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/shannon-wild-pursuit-black-panther/

    Watch “The Wilds” The documentary about Shannon and Russell! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw-qEKR5uv8

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    28: Talking All Things Isopod with Laura Mae Riepl!

    28: Talking All Things Isopod with Laura Mae Riepl!

    This week I sat down with Laura Mae Riepl and we learn all about isopods! Not only is Laura at the forefront of bringing isopods to the layperson through her partnership providing clean up crews to Petsmart but we also talk about how she manages and maintains over 500 isopod cultures! We learn all about her tips for feeding and housing isopods, talk about the legalities of shipping isopods, and we express a mutual amazement (and a bit of fear) for the giant marine isopods!
    Check out Smug Bug and learn about all your isopod needs here! https://www.smug-bug.com/

    Follow Laura on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smugbug
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    27: 2022 Updates & Honoring Betty White

    27: 2022 Updates & Honoring Betty White

    This week I took some time to answer questions about me, give an update on the podcast, and honor animal advocate and enthusiast Betty White.

    If you want to buy merch to support the Betty White Challenge, look here: https://difalco-reptiles.creator-spring.com/

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    Want to learn more? Check out the sources from my research here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_White
    https://woofrepublic.com/blog/betty-white-dogs
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/02/us/betty-white-animal-charities-iyw/index.html
    https://www.southernliving.com/culture/celebrities/betty-white-animals-hurricane-katrina-audubon-aquarium
    https://www.cnet.com/news/betty-white-challenge-urges-fans-to-donate-to-animals-in-late-stars-honor/
    https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/betty-white-animal-advocate-pet-set-la-zoo-1235145541/
    https://www.today.com/pets/betty-white-animal-lover-rcna10067
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/betty-white-on-her-love-for-animals-92610121/
    https://www.lazoo.org/explore-your-zoo/blog/bettys-animal-business/

    Image credit: Getty Images

    • 30 min
    26: Aussie Keeper Special with Tie Eipper & Emma Dixon

    26: Aussie Keeper Special with Tie Eipper & Emma Dixon

    This week I had the pleasure of speaking with two amazing Aussie keepers – Tie Eipper & Emma Dixon! Join us as we talk all about how Emma and Tie got into herps, laws and rules regarding keeping reptiles in Australia, and how the reptile hobby differs in the US and Australia!

    Tie & Emma are admins for the HERpers facebook group and they both have their own businesses as well! Tie focuses on elapids, perenties, and other cool venomous with Nature 4 You and Emma is building some incredible jungle carpet morph projects!

    Follow Nature 4 You on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/naturefouryou
    Follow Nature 4 You on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/wildlifedemonstrations
    Follow Zemac Reptiles on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/zemac_reptiles
    Follow Zemac Reptiles on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/zemacreptiles

    Join HERpers! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2741262562643265

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    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

ConundrumFischer ,

Great podcast

The cohost talks way too much. Often interrupting the guest while they are saying something interesting. She needs to learn that people don’t come to this podcast to listen to her. We come to listen to the guests.

Bmitch1989 ,

Is Joe ever coming back?

Is there going to be a regular show again? Dominique is very knowledgeable however the topic of conversation on being non binary or a woman in the hobby is becoming draining as a regular listener. I’m here to learn about reptiles and hear about the collections of amazing people- I don’t care if they are men women whatever. This isn’t denying that there are people who the hobby has been and is less welcoming to; however we don’t need to hear about that every week and what it was like to be XYZ in the reptile community or if we do can you get your own feed? This podcast is so far from Joe’s format and content it shouldn’t be under the same label.

Y.A.M. Productions ,

Great consistent content

Can always count being entertain with this guy

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