100 episodes

The Varmints! podcast is an education/comedy podcast that's all about animals! Every week two nerds name Paul and Donna do a whole bunch of research to bring you a mix of science, education, pop culture and comedy about all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, jump, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time.

Varmints! Paul Csomo & Donna Hume

    • Pets & Animals
    • 4.7, 126 Ratings

The Varmints! podcast is an education/comedy podcast that's all about animals! Every week two nerds name Paul and Donna do a whole bunch of research to bring you a mix of science, education, pop culture and comedy about all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, jump, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time.

    Leopards

    Leopards

    Leap into a discussion of Leopards with Paul and Donna, on the spot for more Varmints! podcast!

    • 51 min
    Squid with Dr. Sarah McAnulty!

    Squid with Dr. Sarah McAnulty!

    On this special follow-up episode Dr. Sarah McAnulty, we talk about squid butts, delicious squid recipes and Skype A Scientist!
    Sarah McAnulty, is the Executive director for the science communication non-profit Skype a Scientist and an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Connecticut. She is also an all-around squid nerd. It was a total delight to talk to her.Do visit Skype a Scientist. It's one of the most incredible free science resources we've ever seen. https://www.skypeascientist.com/
    You can follow Sarah on Twitter and Instagram! She is @SarahMackAttack on both.
    We support Skype A Scientist on Patreon. You should consider it too. https://www.patreon.com/SkypeAScientist.
     
     

    • 34 min
    Squid

    Squid

    Release the Kraken! Paul and Donna discuss squads of squid this week!
    Sources:
    https://www.change.org/p/noaa-office-of-science-and-technology-marine-ecosystems-st7-division-the-scientific-community-change-squid-scientific-name-to-a-squad-of-squid
    https://www.sciencealert.com/an-amazing-underwater-blob-turned-out-to-be-a-gelatinous-ball-of-squid-eggs
    https://aqua.org/blog/2017/October/Cephalopods-Arms-or-Tentacles
    https://www.nature.com/news/deep-sea-squid-uses-tentacles-to-attract-prey-1.13614
    https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/deep-sea-squid-can-break-off-all-its-arms-onto-an-enemy
    https://nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/Inkling
    https://youtu.be/VbWXXWGomYk
    https://youtu.be/7yLxva_nSAU
    https://oceana.org/marine-life/cephalopods-crustaceans-other-shellfish/humboldt-squid
    https://thedishonscience.stanford.edu/posts/if-squids-could-talk/
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/fourteen-fun-facts-about-squid-octopuses-and-other-cephalopods-45444510/
    Featured image: "Bigfin Reef Squid" by Doug Finney is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 
    Any other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. "Fair use" is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
    About our voice actors:The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime B******t.Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

    • 53 min
    Fur Bearing Trout

    Fur Bearing Trout

    This week our good buddy Clay Groves from the Fish Nerds podcast joins Paul and Donna to talk about the rare and mysterious fur bearing trout!About our voice actors:The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime B******t.Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

    • 43 min
    A Noisy Bunch Of Sea Lions!

    A Noisy Bunch Of Sea Lions!

    Once you're caught up on Varmints and you need things to listen to because you're stuck at home please listen to:
    The Soapy Madams Podcast: https://anchor.fm/soapymadams
    Checkin' In With Csomo: https://anchor.fm/paul-csomo
    Planthropology: https://www.planthropologypod.com/
    Just the Zoo Of Us: https://anchor.fm/justthezooofus
    CritterCast: https://crittercastpodcast.blubrry.net/
    Animals To The Max: https://corbinmaxey.com/podcast-1
    Hannah and Erik Go Birding: https://www.gobirdingpodcast.com/
    Strange Animals Podcast: https://strangeanimalspodcast.blubrry.net/Be safe, wash your hands, stay indoors and be nice to EVERYONE.  

    • 9 min
    Pelicans

    Pelicans

    Join us this week and guest Rob Lang from Underdone Comics to talk about those goofballs of the sea and sky, pelicans!

    Sources:
    https://www.fws.gov/refuge/McNary/Wildlife_Habitats/Pelicans.html
    https://www.audubon.org/news/how-brown-pelicans-dive-after-fish-without-breaking-their-necks
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Pelicans
    https://pelicanbrewing.com/
    https://youtu.be/NSE-Vt50UZs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijWYAuOJjSg
    https://www.fws.gov/sacramento/es_kids/CA-Brown-Pelican/Documents/brown_pelicanbio.pdf
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wxgEuvWKD8
     
    Featuredimage: "Four Pelicans in Pelican Park Clontarf-1=" by Sheba_Also 46000 + photos-Videos is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 
    Any other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. "Fair use" is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
    About our voice actors:The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime B******t.Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

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So fun and entertaining!

They are so awesome. They are as cool as the animals they talk about.

Nerdy Plant Nerd ,

Favorite new show

I'm just getting into it, but I love this show so much. The conversations are fun and engaging, Paul and Donna are excellent hosts, and this plant nerd is really learning a lot about animals. Thanks for doing what y'all do!

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