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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

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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.

    Cicadas

    Cicadas

    It's Brood X emergence time, everyone! Join Paul and Donna to chat about cicadas and their buggy, buggy ways. 
    US researchers seek citizen scientists as billions of Brood X cicadas set to emerge
    https://cicadasafari.org/
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-cicadas-180977361/
    https://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/category/pop-culture/
    https://youtu.be/0ThPKyYG4hQ
    How to eat cicadas: Just in time for the swarm, tips on cooking the bug-eyed bugs
     
     
    Featured Image:
    "Periodical Cicada" by treegrow is licensed under CC BY 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.

    • 45 min
    LEMMY

    LEMMY

    Sources for this show:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk886pOS4Mo&t=4074s
    https://loudwire.com/lemmy-kilmister-facial-masks/
    https://shop.imotorhead.com/products/faces-of-lemmy-mask-3-packhttps://shop.imotorhead.com/products/faces-of-lemmy-mask-3-packhttps://youtu.be/skGEBgePHtk
    https://youtu.be/RTvyZZsHOYI
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/dec/12/lemmy-favourite-foods-interview#:~:text=I%20don't%20eat%20vegetables,brussels%20sprouts%2C%20foul
    https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/08/11/542647145/motorheads-lemmy-gets-a-giant-prehistoric-crocodile-as-a-namesake
    http://www.10tons.dk/kalloprion-kilmisteri
    https://henryandheidi.libsyn.com/henry-heidi-lemmy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk886pOS4Mo&t=4074s
    Featured image "Motörhead’s front-man Lemmy – Live at Red’s, Edmonton (Canada), 2005" by Mark Marek Photography (THIS LINK IS NSFW) and is shared with a CC BY-SA 3.0 license. Thanks, Mark!
     
     
     

    • 22 min
    Hippogryphs

    Hippogryphs

    Join us for a special episode with Roswell, New Mexico rancher, Cotton Shorts, as we take advantage of the short window of internet availability to chat about Hippogryphs!
    Featured Image:
    "Hippogriff" by Benimoto is licensed under CC BY 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.
     

    • 34 min
    Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish

    Swim on down to Cuttlefish Town with Paul and Donna as they find out all sorts of interesting things about these adorable cephalopods!
    But first, the news!
    Cuttlefish show self-control, pass 'marshmallow test'
    Tricky Cuttlefish Put on Gender-Bending Disguise
    NOVA: Kings of Camouflage, Anatomy of a Cuttlefish
    Animal Guide: Cuttlefish
    Filipino Tales: Cuttlefish and Squid
    ZeFrank: True Facts about the Cuttlefish
    Cuttlefish learn from watching potential prey even before they are born
    Yes, this Cuttlefish is Wearing 3-D Glasses
     
    With technical support by Matthew Csomo, bed music by Kevin MacLeod, our logo was created by Imran Javed. Our vocal talent by Kari McGinnis, Chris Braaten, Josh Hallmark, Chris “The Toph” Green, Jennifer Csomo, Stacey and Frosty, Justine and Santiago. 
     
    Featured Image:
    "A winsome cuttlefish. P4181345" by wbaiv 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.
     
     

    • 49 min
    Crickets

    Crickets

    Hop on over and join Paul and Donna for the bounciest, chirpiest conversation about the tiny insect musicians, crickets!
     
    But first, the news!
    RHOD Recap: Dr. Tiffany's Party Ends in Disaster as Brandi Falls Ill After Eating Tiffany's Crickets Pizza
     
    How Do Crickets Talk?
     
    Cricket acoustic communication
     
    IUCN Crickets
     
    The Crickets
     
    Sonorous Science: Have a Cricket Tell You the Temperature!
     
    Crickets are invading Texas with a fury, as weather conditions are ‘perfect,’ experts say
     
    Technical support by Matthew Csomo, bed music by Kevin MacLeod, our logo was created by Imran Javed. Our vocal talent by Kari McGinnis, Josh Hallmark, Stacey and Frosty
     
    Featured Image:
     
    "File:Gryllus pennsylvanicus female 01.jpg" by Kevinjudge is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
     
    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.
     
     

    • 46 min
    Aye-Ayes

    Aye-Ayes

    Weird. Misunderstood. Funny looking. This is not an episode about Paul. This is a solo episode about aye-ayes.
    Sources:https://theconversation.com/new-discovery-madagascars-bizarre-aye-aye-has-six-fingers-on-each-hand-126520
    https://ielc.libguides.com/sdzg/factsheets/ayeaye/taxonomy
    https://youtu.be/3k2m2xIvSik
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSWIHyVeoig
    https://www.madamagazine.com/en/das-tier-das-den-tod-bringt/
    With technical support by Matthew Csomo, bed music by Kevin MacLeod, our logo was created by Imran Javed. Our vocal talent was Stacey and Frosty and Justine and Santiago.
    Featured images:"Aye-Aye 1" by Mark Dumont is licensed under CC BY 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.

    • 24 min

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