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