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Episode 024: You Go, Glen Coconut Crab!

10/15/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty coconut crab, Devourer of Amelia Earhart.

Duration:00:50:54

Episode 023: Kooky About Tanuki

10/10/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty and mysterious tanuki–both the animal and the folklore figure.

Duration:01:01:48

Episode 022: Raiders of the Lost Monarch

9/25/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the majestic monarch butterfly. Many references to The Venture Brothers are made, and French accents are butchered. Join us to find out if monarch butterflies are great, or just okay.

Duration:00:50:27

Episode 021: Think Outside the Box Turtles

9/11/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty box turtle. More specifically, they delve in the western box turtle, which Randi has actual, real experience with. Seriously, she’s kind of a box turtle expert, so hit her up, turtle scientists! Tune in to find out if box turtles are great, or just okay.

Duration:01:07:59

Episode 020: Proboscis Kiss Bang Bang

8/29/2018
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In this episode, Nathaniel and Randi discuss the majestic Proboscis Monkey! Since Randi didn’t research, she’s not going to bother writing show notes. Enjoy!

Duration:00:54:13

Episode 019: My Anaconda DO Want Some

8/20/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the deadly anaconda. Join our intrepid hosts as they make obvious cultural references and recount the plot of Anaconda (1997) in remarkable detail. Oh, and they spend a little bit of time talking about the actual animal. Tune in to find whether it’s great, or just okay.

Duration:00:54:58

Episode 018: Making the Tardigrade

8/13/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the breakout star of Ant-Man and the Wasp: the tardigrade. Also known as “water bears,” tardigrades are a phylum of microscopic animal. That’s right–our hosts are really testing the “all creatures” part of the title. Show Notes Tardigrades are a microscopic animal, maxing out at .4mm in length. They were...

Duration:00:56:28

Episode 017: Dromedary Queens

8/6/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss camels. Like, all of them. Not just dromedaries.

Duration:01:03:48

Episode 016: The Black Bear Necessities

7/30/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the American icon that is the black bear. The two wonder over this food-stealing creature, and a special guest drops by the studio.

Duration:01:22:39

Episode 015: Unfriendly Neighborhood-less Wandering Spiders

7/23/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss Brazilian wandering spiders. Brazilian wandering spiders have almost a six inch leg span, a knack for hiding in produce, and a bite that causes boners. Show Notes Let’s not beat around the bush: the venom of Brazilian wandering spiders causes priapism in its victim. As a result, our...

Duration:01:11:38

Episode 014: Toucan Keep A Secret

7/16/2018
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In this episode, Randi regains control of the podcast and Nathaniel returns to his lowly co-hosting duties. Oh, and also they talk about toucans. Show Notes Toucans! Can’t live with them (they’re terrible pets) and can’t live without them (their poop builds forests!). They are also one of the more delightful animals Randi and Nathaniel...

Duration:01:12:43

Episode 013: Aye-Aye Carumba

7/9/2018
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In this episode, Nathaniel and Randi discuss the adorable aye-aye. Nathaniel takes over hosting duties, so you know what? No show notes this week. ‘Cause Randi ain’t gonna write nothin’ if she ain’t in charge. EDITOR’S NOTE: Nathaniel has a natural phobia of microphones. When called upon to host this episode, he agreed to do...

Duration:01:03:02

Episode 012: This Man…This Mongoose!!!

6/25/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty mongoose. You know, like Rikki-Tikki-Tavi! Show Notes Let’s just get to the good part: mongooses are resistant to the neurotoxins in snake venom. That means if they were a comic book character, they would be Anti-Venom (or possessed by the Anti-Venom symbiote, if you’re a pedant). ...

Duration:01:13:39

Episode 011: Sea Wasp. Sea Wasp Run.

6/19/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the peerless sea wasp. Sea wasps have been described as “the most lethal jellyfish in the world,” which seems super-duper fun. Show Notes Sea wasps are a type of box jellyfish. They are also incredibly venomous, and have been responsible for about 63 deaths in Australia since 1884. Adult...

Duration:01:03:37

Episode 010: What a Load of Bull Shark

6/11/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty bull shark. The bull sharks are unique since they can survive–and thrive–in both freshwater and saltwater. Tune in to find out if bull sharks are great, or just okay.

Duration:01:10:11

Episode 009: Stand by Your Mantis

6/4/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss Praying Mantises. You know, those super cute critters that featured heavily in a season one episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Show Notes There are so many interesting things about praying mantises: their hunting tactics (they have surprisingly good eyesight), their anatomy (their heads can rotate 180 degrees!), and...

Duration:01:16:40

Episode 008: Cassowary and Peace

5/21/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the cunning cassowary–that’s right, that awful flightless bird that lives in the land down under. Cassowaries have the reputation of being quite dangerous, although a human hasn’t been killed by a cassowary since 1926. The fear of cassowaries probably comes from their horrific, Uma Thurman-esque feet, which include...

Duration:01:09:20

Episode 007: Breaking Badgers

5/14/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel explore the wonderful, funderful world of European badgers. European badgers are native to most of Europe, as well as parts of Asia (which is why they are sometimes referred to as the Eurasian badgers). They are also notorious homebodies, which is why the European badger can only teach our plucky...

Duration:01:19:32

Episode 006: Live Nude Nudibranchs

5/7/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel lose their damn minds over one of the coolest animals ever: the nudibranch. Nudibranchs are commonly called sea slugs, but they are actually gastropod molluscs. While they are born with shells, they shed them after their larval stage. More importantly, nudibranchs are the Kirby of the animal kingdom. Show...

Duration:01:16:37

Episode 005: A Flash in the Pangolin

4/30/2018
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In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel explore the enchanting world of pangolins. That’s right, pangolins–that adorable animal that looks like it a mixture of an armadillo and an anteater, but it fact very, very, VERY distantly related to them Show Notes Guys, this is it–the episode in which our intrepid hosts get serious. Pangolins are...

Duration:01:19:48