24 episodes

The podcast for all your animal attack needs! Nilo & Jen share harrowing tales of real-life animal attacks, discuss how to keep your animal encounters positive, and recommend the best animal horror movies for your viewing pleasure.

When Animals Attack Podcast Jen & Nilo

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 33 Ratings

The podcast for all your animal attack needs! Nilo & Jen share harrowing tales of real-life animal attacks, discuss how to keep your animal encounters positive, and recommend the best animal horror movies for your viewing pleasure.

    24 - The Last Laugh

    24 - The Last Laugh

    Known variously as vampires, witch’s steeds, and sexual perverts, across myriad cultures and throughout human history the hyena has haunted our collective imagination. In episode 24, Jen and Nilo share stories of some unfortunate humans’ encounters with these cackling creatures and discuss the dubious merits of Hyenas (2011) and Endangered Species (2021).

    • 1 hr 30 min
    23 - Itsy Bitsy Nightmares

    23 - Itsy Bitsy Nightmares

    In Episode 23, Jen and Nilo swap stories of unfortunate arachnid encounters before discussing the invading spider armies of Arachnophobia (1990) and Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) and the far more disturbing spider sex of Latvian art-horror curiosity Spider (1992).

    • 1 hr 48 min
    22 - Feathered Foes

    22 - Feathered Foes

    In episode 22, Jen and Nilo share stories of a variety of avian attacks, from magpies mobbing cyclists to starlings crashing planes to the terrifying exploits of the living velociraptor known as the cassowary. Then they discuss some of the best animal horror movies ever put to celluloid – The Birds and The Lighthouse – and possibly the worst film ever made, Birdemic. But the most fun entry this go-round was the 1987 schlockfest, Beaks (aka Birds of Prey).

    • 1 hr 41 min
    21 - Tiger Kweens

    21 - Tiger Kweens

    In episode 21, Jen & Nilo share stories about a recent mountain lion attack and the Zanesville Massacre, before hashing out their reactions to the Netflix limited series Tiger King. 

    For more information about how you can contribute to organizing around the issues raised in this conversation check out:

    Panthera, an org that advocates for big cats and their ecosystems, https://www.panthera.org/

    DSA, an org dedicated to building progressive movements for social change, https://www.dsausa.org/

    • 57 min
    20 - Pig Mood

    20 - Pig Mood

    In episode 20, Jen & Nilo are joined by two special guests, Ash & Jon of Horror Vanguard podcast, to dig into the 1984 Ozploitation classic, Razorback. Then they discuss the 1973 oddity Pigs, before sharing some true stories of pig and boar attacks.

    To hear more from Jon and Ash about spooky movies and even spookier theory, check out Horror Vanguard wherever you get your podcasts, or find them on Twitter @HorrorVanguard. If you liked what you heard, you can also support their Patreon. 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    19 - Abominable Snow Bears

    19 - Abominable Snow Bears

    In episode 19, Jen & Nilo share true stories of harrowing encounters with the world's largest land predator in Canada, Alaska, Norway, and Russia. They also discuss two animal horror films: Unnatural and Wild Beasts. In the latter, a variety of animals get high on PCP and rampage through an unnamed German city; listen to learn more about a tiger tearing up a train, elephants rampaging on a runway, and the film's centerpiece, in which a polar bear busts in on a children's ballet class. 
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    Sources:
    I Was Prey, episode 1.4
    Sabrina Shankman, Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World, InsideClimate News: 2014. 
    https://polarbearsinternational.org/news/article-polar-bears/polar-bear-questions-do-polar-bears-undergo-walking-hibernation/
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xd537z/polar-bear-man-full-151
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44996873
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/05/polar-bear-mauls-british-death
    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/one-hunter-dead-two-injured-after-nunavut-polar-bear-attack
    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/12/trouble-in-polar-bear-capital/510839/
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/11/russian-islands-emergency-mass-invasion-polar-bears-novaya-zemlya

    • 2 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

juniper873 ,

Really great!

Great chemistry between the hosts and some really solid facts and details. I’ll definitely be listening to more!

onthedont ,

Fran B

You gals crack me up, love the stories though the predatory Dolphins was a little disturbing.
Thanks
I’m so glad you girls a back, we missed U!

Bbrat465 ,

I like it

It is a very good show and I enjoy the hosts. Reminds me a bit of Force of Nature podcast, but also different.

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