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The air we breathe, the biggest, the brainless, the shiniest, striped mysteries, penguin knees, fireflies, frogcicles, and everything in between.

The Wild Life is a place for the curious, the adventurous, the hopeful, and the hopeless to discover new knows and unknowns about the natural world and its inhabitants. Between the blog and the growing plethora of podcasts, The Wild Life seeks to bring the traditional naturalist experience into the 21st century by merging immersive storytelling and foley art with technology and creative experiences. It’s an exploration of truth, common ground, and shared places as we attempt to fill each episode with wonder, connectedness, intrigue, and humor.

Contact | hello@thewildlife.blog

The Wild Life The Wild Life

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

The air we breathe, the biggest, the brainless, the shiniest, striped mysteries, penguin knees, fireflies, frogcicles, and everything in between.

The Wild Life is a place for the curious, the adventurous, the hopeful, and the hopeless to discover new knows and unknowns about the natural world and its inhabitants. Between the blog and the growing plethora of podcasts, The Wild Life seeks to bring the traditional naturalist experience into the 21st century by merging immersive storytelling and foley art with technology and creative experiences. It’s an exploration of truth, common ground, and shared places as we attempt to fill each episode with wonder, connectedness, intrigue, and humor.

Contact | hello@thewildlife.blog

    How to Build an Animal: Body Cavities

    How to Build an Animal: Body Cavities

    So far in the How to Build an Animal series, we’ve been taking a look at the very things that make an animal, well, an animal. In https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/11/how-to-build-an-animal-part-one/ (Part One) we explored types of symmetry and got oriented with the directions of cephalization. In https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/15/how-to-build-an-animal-part-two/ (Part Two) we dove into the early development of animals, from fertilization to the gastrula. We also defined the early layers called the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm and hinted at their future by revealing what tissues they are responsible for developing into.
    Each of these things has been a branching point on the tree of animal life. Now it’s time for another.
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/17/how-to-build-an-animal-part-three/ (Transcript)

    • 8 min
    Change, Time, & Lessons from a Caterpillar

    Change, Time, & Lessons from a Caterpillar

    Time marches on, change is never ceasing, and yet in spite of it all, there are lessons to be learned from even the smallest of creatures, like the caterpillar.
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/05/19/change-time-and-the-truth-we-all-need/ (Transcript)

    • 15 min
    The Law of Conservation of Energy, and You

    The Law of Conservation of Energy, and You

    The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, just transferred and transformed.
    This means many things, not the least of which is that energy itself, across the entirety of the universe, is finite. There’s only so much that can exist. There’s only so much capacity.
    Energy comes in many forms in this universe, just as it does in the universe of your mind and body. We live lives in denial of this inconvenient truth on virtually every scale of human existence. We burn through resources in all their iterations with little thought for what is lost.
    But the truth is, it wasn’t lost at all.
    It was given away.
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/05/15/the-law-of-conservation-of-energy-and-you/ (Transcript)

    • 5 min
    How to Build An Animal: Development

    How to Build An Animal: Development

    There really is no shortage of ways to build an animal, but there are rules to be followed. To truly understand, we have to go to the very beginning. Check out Part 3 of my pre-kick-off series to my new zoology series, Class, and get oriented with the development of animal life.
    https://youtu.be/SEejivHRIbE (Link to the amazingly spectacular video I mentioned)
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/15/how-to-build-an-animal-part-two/ (Transcript)
    Support at https://my.captivate.fm/www.patreon.com/devonbowker (www.patreon.com/devonbowker)

    • 12 min
    How to Build an Animal: Symmetry

    How to Build an Animal: Symmetry

    There really is no shortage of ways to build an animal, but there are rules to be followed—rules with deep roots. Check out Part 2 of my pre-kick-off series to my new zoology series, Class, and get oriented with the basic body patterns of animal life.
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/11/how-to-build-an-animal-part-one/ (Transcript)
    Support at www.patreon.com/devonbowker

    • 8 min
    What are Animals?

    What are Animals?

    From the biggest elephant to the littlest fly. From every fish in the sea, to all the birds in the sky.
    Animals are all around us.
    Dolphins are animals. Just like owls, salamanders, and the anoles in the tree.
    A salamander may not look like an owl, and an owl definitely doesn’t look like an elephant. Yet, even still, you can tell they are animals just by looking at them.
    But why? What could all of these things possibly have in common? What makes an animal an animal?
    What is an animal?
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/07/what-are-animals/ (Transcript)
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Mina4577 ,

I love this show

Really excellent show about our world and how to step up and make things better. Gives me hope for the future :)

McCat0 ,

Great variety of wildlife and conservation topics

I really appreciate the guest experts and always learn a lot from this podcast. It’s in-depth but still accessible.

it Goes Down in the PM ,

well done

I really like this podcast I love nature the host convo was very natural and entertaining. Keep up the good work

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