80 episodes

Life is strange, naturally you want to hear about it. Strange by Nature is your guide to the strange, weird and unbelievable side of nature. Professional naturalists present weekly curated stories about just how strange nature can get. Chosen as one of the best science podcasts of 2021 by Find That Pod.

Strange by Nature Podcast Strange by Nature

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Life is strange, naturally you want to hear about it. Strange by Nature is your guide to the strange, weird and unbelievable side of nature. Professional naturalists present weekly curated stories about just how strange nature can get. Chosen as one of the best science podcasts of 2021 by Find That Pod.

    Please Don’t Eat the Tiny Baby Frogs

    Please Don’t Eat the Tiny Baby Frogs

    Victoria kicks things off this week with the tiny Pumpkin Toadlet, Kirk talks about the biggest lightning on Earth and Rachel shares her love/hate with Buckthorn. 

    • 41 min
    Photosynthetic Shawn the Sheep

    Photosynthetic Shawn the Sheep

    This week, Rachel rolls on in with strange tales of Tumbleweeds, Victoria thaws out a very recent (and silky) wooly mammoth and Kirk introduces us to a super cute animal with the power to photosynthesize. So much goodness here!

     

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    • 39 min
    The Biggest Bacteria Ever

    The Biggest Bacteria Ever

    Kirk kicks things off by talking about new islands, Rachel takes us to the Dead Sea and Victoria brings us the tale of the largest bacteria in the world. We got a little aquatic this week. 

    • 41 min
    Corpses, Corpses, Corpses

    Corpses, Corpses, Corpses

    More corpses than you would expect in one episode. Victoria starts things off with an assassin bug that camouflages itself with the corpses of its prey. Kirk brings more corpses to the table, or mountain as it were with a discussion of sky burials and vultures. Rachel rounds things out by talking about silk production, which, admittedly, ends with millions of tiny corpses. So, yeah. This episode happened. 

    • 39 min
    Bees are Legally Fish

    Bees are Legally Fish

    We're on a fun journey this week. Rachel talks about the bone crushing abilities of bearded vultures, Victoria regales us with tales of Trash Pandas and other N. American creatures invading foreign lands and Kirk explains why, at least legally, Bees are Fish. 

    • 35 min
    The Largest Living Thing on Earth

    The Largest Living Thing on Earth

    This week, Kirk starts things off by telling us about the newly discovered largest organism in the world, Rachel finishes up pride month with a rainbow colored tree and Victoria dives into the briny sea to fetch us a handful of poisonous cone snails. 

     

    This episode was made possible by our patrons over at patreon.com/strangebynature. Come join us!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

JesssMpls ,

Super fun and fascinating

I enjoy this podcast so much. Each episode is utterly fascinating and often very funny. I love learning all about the strangeness and brilliance of nature. Keep up the good work, guys!

DrinkEatnBeMary ,

Fascinating and factual

I’d say the sign of a great podcast is skeptically observing your cat from afar after finding out the parasitic power they just may have over your brain from said podcast.

Bob Vaughan 2 ,

Very interesting

The three naturalists have a nice rapport and the topics are definitely intriguing and kind of “oh wow” all the time.

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