31 episodes

If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more - then this is the podcast for you!
Oh, and it's in a shed.

The Critter Shed Collie Ennis & Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media

    • Nature
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more - then this is the podcast for you!
Oh, and it's in a shed.

    Animal Crossing meets The Critter Shed

    Animal Crossing meets The Critter Shed

    There's a Nintendo Switch video game doing the rounds now that is basically Collie's life in digital: Animal Crossing.
    Podcaster and writer Rosemary Mac Cabe and producer Liam Geraghty are both big fans of the game, and they take us to their digital islands and introduce us to the animals they meet there. We also visit the natural history museum and find out how much real natural history information you can glean from this game.
     
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    • 34 min
    Lockdown nature around the world

    Lockdown nature around the world

    Isn't nature sounding amazing at the moment? Now that many of us are in lockdown, and there are fewer noisy machines on the road on in the air, we can actually hear nature more clearly than ever.

    Collie and Colette listen in to the nature sounds collected and sent in by listeners from around the world, and it's a treat.
     
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    • 29 min
    Budgie Business

    Budgie Business

    Today we soothe your corona-isolated soul with one of the most beautiful sounds of all: chattering budgies!
    Do you know where they are native to? Well, struth, we have the answer!
     
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    • 21 min
    The Murder Rope

    The Murder Rope

    Like centipedes? Then you'll love this giant carnivorous animal that can take out BATS!
     
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    • 16 min
    The Curious Case of the Dead Duck F%*ks

    The Curious Case of the Dead Duck F%*ks

    Like zombie movies? Then you'll love this episode because we examine the darker side of the mating season... and it gets very dark...


    Further reading:
    Here's a great read from The Guardian.


    Don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:


    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/
    TWITTER: @crittershedpod
    EMAIL: crittershed@gmail.com


    Music:
    Podington: Curious, Algo Rhythm Natural.
    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.
    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:
    The Critter Shed is now part of thewarren.ie podcast network.


    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.


    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like our show. We really appreciate it!
     
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    • 19 min
    Toadageddon!

    Toadageddon!

    In these socially distant times of ours, we have a special episode dedicated to an underrated amphibian: the cane toad!


    We dispel myths like: "they're Australian, aren't they?" Er, no.
    Or "they are sadistic killers of all life on Earth, aren't they?" Again, no... and after this episode, we hope you will agree that they are just gorgeous animals.
     
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Give a listen.

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Great listen

Love this. Really informative and funny !

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