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Pick an animal.

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    • Science
    • 4.8 • 495 Ratings

Pick an animal.



    This microscopic animal can survive in outer space. Find out how and learn about the toughest animal on earth (and off of it) by listening to today's episode!
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NXu2AzNhIj7V_9jcISMvxolWlCAim0uzCLveJDYuFtQ/edit?usp=sharing

    • 25 min
    Updates | 4.21.22

    Updates | 4.21.22

    Exam season is upon us. Until exams finish, I will be taking a hiatus from the show to focus. Donors, please feel free to pause donations until then; there are never any hard feelings from me, only gratitude towards you. Until we return, please feel free to enjoy the back catalogue, and the content below. - MM
    Animal Sidekicks: https://neonsquidbooks.com/books/animal-sidekicks/
    Sentientist Conversations (definitely not for children): https://youtu.be/vzn-AhproxE
    Human Evolution: https://frstre.com/go/?a=95595-7e38d9&s=1771291-5cf1d5&p_affiliate.referral_code=mackenmurphy
    (If you can't afford a Listenable subscription, just use the free trial to listen and then cancel. Also: I get 30% of your subscription if you subscribe through that link, and you can get 30% off online using the promo code: mackenmurphy)
    Thank you so much for your support through the years, the journey is far from over.

    • 7 min
    Japanese Spider Crab

    Japanese Spider Crab

    This crab could give your car a hug. Come learn about Scottish fairies and fisheries on this episode of Species.
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14X6sb9dx9wHqwiiPkm2-nLdnBuFYFXKOL_GzZq7dhkc/edit?usp=sharing

    • 16 min
    Parasitic Jaeger

    Parasitic Jaeger

    95% of this bird's food is stolen. Come learn about the greatest pirate in the animal kingdom and the largest cash heist in world history on this episode of Species.
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ESVjx91TyWn3VeJc9dmuYHFCbmb9IEyDvfrKzfh7H48/edit?usp=sharing

    • 17 min
    How Love Evolved | Dr. Helen Fisher

    How Love Evolved | Dr. Helen Fisher

    Why did love evolve? In this episode, we hear from Dr. Helen Fisher about the three different kinds of love, how they benefited our ancestors, and how we can use our knowledge of them to improve our romantic lives. She gives us data-driven advice on how to choose a partner and how to keep your relationship happy through the months, years, and decades.
    Dr. Helen Fisher is arguably the world’s leading expert on romantic love. She is a biological anthropologist working as the chief science advisor at Match.com. Her TED talks have been viewed millions of times, she is the author of several books, and you can find her wonderful content at her website: https://helenfisher.com/

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Brown Bear

    Brown Bear

    They run faster than Usain Bolt, they swim faster than Michael Phelps, they're stronger than Eddie Hall, and they're taller than Yao Ming. Come learn about brown bears on this episode of Species.
    Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1poCmUlq0fHLEfTgdCDLjfSKcN-9PfRzN2wU3I1eJZFA/edit?usp=sharing

    • 20 min

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4.8 out of 5
495 Ratings

495 Ratings

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