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Host Melissa McCue-McGrath dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. How is a horse responsible for the FDA? How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? Which pigeon saved 194 soldiers in WW1? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go!

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Host Melissa McCue-McGrath dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. How is a horse responsible for the FDA? How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? Which pigeon saved 194 soldiers in WW1? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go!

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Bonus: BOTY goes Batty

6/9/2024
First Aired: Nov 5, 2021 This month, New Zealand's Bird of the Year competition ruffled feathers, as per usual, when a bat took the gold. A look at the complex and controversial BotY awards and mean tweets at the non-tweety bats. I got today’s information from : https://www.npr.org/2020/11/14/934749679/for-the-birds-voter-fraud-ruffles-new-zealand-bird-of-the-year-competition https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2110/S00189/native-bats-cause-a-flap-entering-bird-of-the-year-competition.htm?fbclid=IwAR3B_D_QYsUdlLl848tHVjdzs_GWYV0sBPcr3YUueZMbT1Iu69UGmRJsAdQ https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/bat-flies-off-with-new-zealands-bird-year-title-2021-11-02/ https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/stpeterscitymissouri https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/12/new-zealand-twitchy-amid-claims-of-russian-meddling-in-bird-of-the-year-contest https://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz/ https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-national-news/tens-of-thousands-experiencing-long-covid-19-symptoms-in-ontario-science-group-4331926 https://www.livescience.com/bat-named-bird-of-the-year https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_of_the_Year https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-zealands-long-tailed-bat-is-crowned-bird-of-the-year-180978979/ Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:21:54

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Bonus: A Monkey Could Work Here

6/2/2024
First aired April 19, 2022 Let's learn about the time an actual chimpanzee saved the Today Show, and changed morning news-ertainment forever. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Fred_Muggs https://allthatsinteresting.com/j-fred-muggs https://www.ebay.com/itm/324954729281 https://www.grunge.com/598607/the-truth-about-celebrity-chimp-j-fred-muggs/ And an episode of Ridiculous Crime - a 99% murder-free podcast on capers, crime, and utter ridiculousness, where I first heard about J. Fred Muggs - if your older kids - I’d let Acey listen at 9, are into something like this, it’s clean language, silly, and great hosts. I don’t know the hosts, I have nothing to gain from it - just thought you might like it if you or family like to listen to such things. Check it out first before letting littles listen but I think, and you hear my show - you know what I’m cool with letting my kiddo listen to - it might be a lot more than you’d be ok with, so check it out first. Ridiculous crime Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:13:16

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Bonus: Monique

5/28/2024
First aired: Nov 26, 2023 One man dreams of being completely alone, but it turns out, companionship is human nature. An unlikely meal ticket doesn't just save his life - but saves his humanity in 70 days of darkness, in Greenland's icy solar night. Big thanks to The Outlook Podcast Archive from BBC World Service for a podcast called “The chicken who sailed the world” https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct34pm Fowl Play - a book I’m reading on the history of chickens by Sally Coulthard. So much of our language - cooped up, henpecked, cocky, flew the coop - comes from these tiny evolved dinosaurs. https://www.yachtingworld.com/all-latest-posts/the-hen-that-sailed-around-the-world-a-farewell-to-monique-144044 https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/apr/21/why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-globe-french-sailor-guirec-soudee-monique https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36475672 https://www.guirecsoudee.com/ Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:29:54

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Bonus: A Troubling of Goldfish

5/26/2024
First aired Nov. 2022 A man recently caught a goldfish the size of a 5th grader and Melissa is waiting for the goldfish food-delivery uprising. Resources: https://www.livescience.com/man-catches-enormous-goldfish-in-france https://largest.org/animals/goldfish/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2021/07/11/minnesota-goldfish-invasive/ https://www.khq.com/news/thousands-of-goldfish-found-in-west-medical-lake-whats-next/article_15244861-1a80-5273-a27b-4e34db5160cb.html https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-this-fish-out-of-water-drive-a-mini-vehicle-on-land-180979328/ Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:14:39

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Bonus: Methed Snails

5/19/2024
First Aired August, 2023: A series of scientific studies to understand the human mind, but using a slimy gastropod in our place. Because using meth on a human is illegal. I got today’s information from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/snails-memory-molecules-spd https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3vww3/scientists-are-repeatedly-fucking-with-snails-memory https://www.livescience.com/62559-snail-memory-rna-transfer.html https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/memory-transferred-between-snails-challenging-standard-theory-of-how-the-brain-remembers/ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/science/memory-transfer-snails.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/search/research-news/2596/#:~:text=Scientists%20Made%20Snails%20Remember%20Something,remembered%20the%20trained%20snails'%20experiences. https://www.iflscience.com/scientists-have-managed-to-erase-memories-in-a-snails-brain-42331 https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs3/3981/index.htm https://www.apa.org/monitor/2010/09/snails Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:25:23

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Bonus: Monarchy Charlies

5/12/2024
First aired: Sept 13, 2022 As promised - this week there was just TOO MUCH to put in a main feed episode. The Unkindness episode was really, really long. This 10-minute tangent was added after the Queen of England died last week and her son, Charles, ascended to the throne, assuming the name "King Charles III", but then promptly had to cut because of time. Also, it didn't fit as well as I had hoped, and I wanted to get to the buffet menu for the ravens. So, we look at what legacy he's looking to satisfy by taking the name Charles III (eeek, it's not great), and a little more tie-in to Charles' tie-in to environmental issues. All resources at episode 73, The Unkindness Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:13:01

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Bonus: Jail Birds

5/5/2024
First aired July 28, 2022 A bunch of stitchin' women in a Washington Women's Correctional Facility who have put their knitting needles to good use - helping the chickens who helped them in jail, plus some other unusual animals who find themselves behind bars. Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:23:32

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Bonus: Oh, Canada

4/28/2024
First Aired on Dec 25, 2022 When a farmer in small-town St. Severe, Quebec, noticed 20 head of cattle broke through a fence during a thunderstorm, he thought, "Easy. I'll just get them back." Listener. He did not "just get them back." It's been 5 months and these uncatchable ungulates are now terrorizing the neighboring town of St. Barnabee. Resources for today's episode: https://thecanadaguide.com/basics/money/ https://www.saint-severe.ca/ https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/12/1/herd-of-fugitive-cows-frustrates-tiny-village-in-canada https://globalnews.ca/news/9357994/four-cows-have-been-captured-in-a-small-quebec-town-after-months-on-the-loose/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/cows-captured-after-months-on-the-loose-1.6690530 https://www.wsj.com/articles/fugitive-cows-in-quebec-elude-captors-and-inspire-a-following-11671464755 https://www.tiktok.com/@matnessmtl Mathieu Murphy-Perron's TikTok where you can also follow #TeamCow hashtag and updates as they happen : ) Also, buy a shirt! https://www.redbubble.com/people/MatnessMtl/shop (buy the Wild, Dirty, Free shirt and others!) Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:22:09

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Bonus: Longshot

4/21/2024
First Aired June 8, 2022 Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby with 80-1 odds - meaning out of every 81 races, he's thought to win ONE. Well, he won the Kentucky Derby. If you're going to win a horse race, that's the one to win! Today, we dive deeper into Rich Strike's inspiring underdog win, and investigate a few other longshot winners in horse racing who made a few people some pretty pennies. Let's GO! ************************* I got today’s information from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Strike https://edge.twinspires.com/racing/top-10-fastest-kentucky-derby-times-in-history/ https://theathletic.com/3299361/2022/05/07/long-shot-rich-strike-wins-kentucky-derby/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donerail https://www.espn.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/14454980/rb-wild-promise-one-longest-shots-horse-racing-history-206-1-wins-mahoning-valley-race-track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWDGFQDa_As Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:25:49

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Bonus: Gettysburg

4/14/2024
First aired June 22, 2023: Two sisters combined their love of historically accurate dioramas, the Civil War, and clay-making to pen an ode to the US in one of the most historically significant cities in the United States. They even purchased a building with deep roots in the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg to bring the stories of the dead to life. But, the clay characters aren't human - they are a different species entirely telling the accurate tale of the bloodiest battle of the civil war. A diorama of the Civil War Cat Museum: https://youtu.be/N1yc1UFnVYY I got today’s information from my friend Lydia who sent a Tik Tok about the Civil War Cat’s museum, which is actually called Civil War Tails https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/gettysburg-address/ https://civilwartails.com/the-homestead/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1yc1UFnVYY https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/theres-a-museum-for-everything-even-civil-war-battles--depicted-by-cats/2016/05/26/1f8c4674-1d30-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html https://civilwartails.com/ https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/civil-war-tails-at-the-homestead-diorama-museum https://www.achs-pa.org/news-events/achsblog.html/article/2020/07/08/national-soldiers-orphans-homestead https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm The full text of the Gettysburg Address, took up less space on a page than my 5th grader’s 5 paragraph essay, is at: https://www.loc.gov/resource/rbpe.24404500/?st=text Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:22:14

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Bonus: The Dogs Who Mapped Australia

4/7/2024
First aired July 2023: In 1912 when the "adventurer" was a job description & also an alibi, two brothers took their dogs on a road trip - before roads existed. These brothers loved their dogs and hated shirts but that didn't stop them from circumnavigating Australia several times by bike and car - often digging their own roads IN THE OUTBACK! Resources (Hey, look, I remembered!) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Birtles which includes THE photo I keep referencing https://www.whichcar.com.au/explore/francis-birtles-australias-greatest-overlander (the awesome WhichCar.com article by the Moons that I heavily quoted) https://www.cartalk.com/blogs/fido-blog/wowser-and-dinkums-australian-road-trip (the article from CarTalk that Sip and I wrote) Photos of Wowser (which is a name that has been on a journey), Francis and Clive are attached. Francis digging out a car without a shirt.jpg Clive and Wowser.jpg The Shirtless Francis Birtles.png Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:28:46

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Bonus: Pika Who?

3/31/2024
This Patreon Exclusive episode (#2) first aired on August 4, 2021. This is a fun turn I never saw coming, that Pikachu is based on a squirrel and there are new species of real animals named after fictional Pokethings. My favorite? An animal called a Pika who survives on ...yak poop. Why didn't they show THAT in the kid's show? Regular episodes will resume in September, but for now, enjoy your Patreon exclusive content! Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:15:24

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Bonus: Oh, Evolution

3/31/2024
The very first Patreon Exclusive episode was ....super short. It first aired on July 22, 2021. I wasn't sure if it would play or work at all. But, this test led directly to another 28+ episodes, so thank you, evolution ;) Here's a shortie for you to enjoy about a #1 moth who looks like #2. Stay Curious - Xx M3 Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:07:43

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Bonus: Daddy Shortlegs

3/24/2024
Patreon exclusive #6: First aired Dec 7 2021 Geneticists made Daddy Shortlegs. (WHY GOD, WHY?) We imagine the Jane Fonda workout with 50' human legs (WHY GOD, WHY?!?) And we learn about some very sneaky males who look like females in a devious plot to slide into her DMs. Let's get right into it :) Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:18:12

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Bonus: Ukraine's Little Bullet

3/17/2024
This Patreon Exclusive Episode first aired May 16, 2022 Patron started his life in entertainment by illustrating how dogs can be trained for search work. And now, he's employed by the government. He found over 200 bombs in the town of Chimigov since February. Let's meet Patron, the hero dog who has a similar entertainer-turned-hero storyline as Ukrainian President Zelensky himself. (Thank you, Christy, for the suggestion!) https://www.insider.com/patron-dog-sniffing-for-bombs-in-ukraine-2022-4 https://mymodernmet.com/patron-bomb-sniffing-dog-hero/ https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/tene3h/the_pups_name_is_patron_cartridge/ https://english.nv.ua/life/social-media-craze-about-ukrainian-sapper-dog-patron-50235197.html https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-61099213 https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/the-jack-russell-terrier-detecting-bombs-in-ukraine-138688069962 @Patron_dns/instagram https://www.yahoo.com/now/meet-patron-dog-loves-cheese-173647625.html https://www.usip.org/public-education-new/dogs-detecting-landmines-building-peacehttps://www.theverge.com/2022/5/2/23053944/russian-troops-steal-millions-farm-equipment-ukraine-disabled-remotely-john-deere https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/27/22953398/go-read-this-researchers-google-maps-russian-troops-ukraine-invasion https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60506682 - the intentionally targeted misinformation attacks and straight-up lies in Russian state media - a common war tactic to get people on your side for terrible things, we see it here, too, will continue to persuade those who consume Russian media to believe this isn’t real. The attacks by Putin, using Russian tanks, bombs, and guns on the Ukrainian people is real. And a powerful interview, mandatory reading, I think, from Time Magazine with Volodymyr Zelenski: https://time.com/6171277/volodymyr-zelensky-interview-ukraine-war/ Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:24:00

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BONUS: Luck o' the Irish Setter

3/10/2024
Patreon exclusive number 9: Originally aired March 16, 2022 Let's learn about the only place in Ireland where citizens could get a pint on St. Patrick's Day ----the Royal National Dog Show! And, an Irishman steps up to help injured wildlife by converting his pub to Ireland's FIRST wildlife hospital during the 2020 pandemic. "There's no bad press except an Obituary" - Brendan Behan, Irish Poet Resources: https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/all-pubs-ireland-closed-st-patricks-day https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/niallodowd/irish-pubs-will-finally-have-beer-on-good-friday https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/desperate-for-a-drink-on-dry-good-friday-in-ireland-146406725-237584801 https://www.history.com/news/st-patricks-day-origins-america https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Kavanagh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Behan https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210221-locked-down-pub-becomes-ireland-s-first-wildlife-hospital https://www.wbur.org/news/2010/03/12/evacuation-day-holiday https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/03/17/the-irish-american-population-is-seven-times-larger-than-ireland/ http://traleetoday.ie/greyhound-stadium-to-receive-boost-with-good-friday-drinking/ https://news.sky.com/video/irelands-wildlife-hospital-under-threat-12503946 https://www.independent.ie/life/the-curious-history-of-our-disappearing-dogs-35519917.html And for fans of Ted Lasso - Trent Crimm, the Independent would support this: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/alcohol-on-good-fridaywhat-you-need-to-know-from-off-licences-and-supermarkets-to-takeaway-pints-40266929.html#:~:text=While%20buying%20alcohol%20on%20Good,the%20first%20time%20since%201927. Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:19:42

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Ep 100: The Center

3/3/2024
We close out the series by discussing the humans who dedicate their lives as the bridge between wildlife and education, and a left-hand turn into the vultures who perform sky burials. Thank you for everything. Peace out, yo. <3 -M3 I got today's information from: https://www.thecenterforwildlife.org/ambassadors https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_burial https://radiolab.org/podcast/corpse-demon reported by Avir Mitra via RadioLab podcast. GO LISTEN to this RIGHT now. Maine.gov on rehabilitation Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:40:27

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Ep 99: Rises and Falls

2/25/2024
'We can never have luck without a cat on board' he said. If this were true, the crew would have been better off with a different cat. " The story, about what goes up, must eventually come down, perfectly weaves the tale of the rise and fall of nearly every subject in the story. I got today's information from: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/kiddo-the-cat.htm https://www.airships.net/first-attempt-fly-atlantic-wellman-vaniman-airship-america/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley_Harvey_Crippen https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/paul-von-hindenburg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_(airship) https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hindenburg-adorned-swastika/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvin_Vaniman https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/paul-von-hindenburg Look up Melvin Vaniman - his artwork and what he did before getting on these ships is a whole other story that someone else can tell. He climbed skyscraper poles to take photos, he was like, a stunt cameraman before getting into dirigible business! And there is a famous photo of him with Kiddo the “lucky” cat - he didn’t look unhappy given how upset he was with the cat at the beginning of their journey. I’d like to think they made up before parting ways. Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:25:30

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Ep 98: Buzzzzzzz

2/18/2024
Bees make one last appearance on the show, this time getting hammered on college campuses to help scientists understand the neural pathways of human addiction. Resources for today's episode: https://www.vice.com/en/article/zmjgxj/bees-australia-get-drunk-on-fermented-nectar-and-refused-re-entry-to-hive https://savannahbee.com/blogs/the-latest-buzz/yes-bees-can-get-drunk#:~:text=Bees%20act%20a%20lot%20like,was%20going%20and%20getting%20lost. https://www.zmescience.com/feature-post/natural-sciences/animals/animal-facts/animals-drunk-feature/ Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) Show a Preference for the Consumption of Ethanol Julie A. Mustard, Ramiro Oquita, Paulina Garza, Alexander Stoker found via https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/ https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=PgBd-F0AAAAJ&hl=en Cocaine bees: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2008/dec/23/cocaine-bees-australia-drug-research Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:19:41

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Ep 97: Shockoe

2/4/2024
Some dogs work to close decades-old cold cases. Others are tasked with finding long-lost burial grounds, shining a light on America's racist foundation while uncovering the truth that some today wish would stay buried. ********** Cat Warren author of "What the Dog Knows" (thank you!) Thanks to Kimberly Chen for sharing the public reports of what HRDs found at Shockoe African Burial Ground II. Peabody Essex Museum Talk National Geographic Discover Magazine NY Times The Guardian Canine Forensics Foundation Indigenous Science ICFK9 WTHR.com Baumeister Martin Archeology APTN News McGill Historical Richmond Saving Places PODCAST RVA Body Snatching Richmond Cemeteries Ryan Smith Palm Beach Florida Weekly Scripps News LA Times US News TCIF.orgSapiens.org Support the Show. Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz Interstitial Music: MK2 Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org Instagram: @EggAndNugget (chicken stan account) or @MelissaMcCueMcGrath Website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show and get stuff! Patreon.com/BewilderbeastsPod Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)

Duration:00:42:12