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Join Melissa as she 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? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go!

Join Melissa as she 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? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go!

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Join Melissa as she 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? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go!

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Episodes

Ep 70: Betting on the Ponies

5/22/2022
This week a look at the less-greats in horse racing. including a horse named after a fruit, a horse named after a tuber, and an announcer has to call a race with a horse evidently named by a 17th century pirate. Let's GO! Support the show

Duration:00:40:28

Time Traveler (Ep 24)- Go Ask Alice

5/15/2022
A personal note from Melissa re: Roe v. Wade and a throwback episode about feminism by way of First Daughter, Alice Roosevelt's pet garder snake, Emily Spinach. Also, panda cologne is eau d'number 2, and our favorite bad taxidermy, "Sad Otter". All resources for this episode can be found in the shownotes of episode 24, "Emily Spinach" Visit BewilderBeastsPod.com for all episodes. Support the show

Duration:00:29:01

Ep 69: Shave and a Haircut

5/8/2022
One sheep in Australia goes on the "lamb" and comes back from his "ram"springa needing a haircut of epic proportions. Please visit Bewilderbeastspod.com for more information about the show, and pretty please with cherry on top, leave a written review or tell a friend about the...

Duration:00:23:47

Ep 68: Who Watches The Watchmen?

5/1/2022
When violent militarized police attack school children protesting for the right to education in Chile, hundreds of homeless street dogs stand in the way. This story focuses on two of the hundreds of Chilean protesting dogs: the infamous Negro Matapacos (Bebe), whose likeness pops up wherever social injustice involving police brutality and injustice to kids around the world exists, and El Vaquita, the dog who needed a fake protest to see the...

Duration:00:31:38

Ep 67: Doom Bloom

4/24/2022
An invasive little bugger is murdering trees & plants in mid-Atlantic states by sucking them dry, then uses poisonous poop to finish the job. One hero rises above to turn poisonous poop lemons into delicious vomit lemonade. Let's go! ****************** Resources: PopSci podcast: https://www.popsci.com/animals/how-to-make-honey-spotted-lanternflies Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/unusual-honey-pennsylvania Philadelphia Bee - Doom Bloom Honey...

Duration:00:24:34

Ep 66: Knights in Shining Flannel

4/17/2022
The time LL Bean teamed up with a taxidermist and a woman from New Sweden, Maine, to make an unbelievably rare event come back to life for the masses. Plus, moose are hunted by an unusual predator, and one inebriated moose gets stuck in a tree. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)

Duration:00:23:49

Ep 65:The Queen's Cat and The Pig War

4/10/2022
Three shorter stories that couldn't quite make an entire episode on their own: A cat on the Queen's payroll in the UK and a pig who started a nearly 13 year war over land in the Pacific Northwest between the US and Canada. ***** I got today’s information from a variety of sources - On the Queen’s Chief...

Duration:00:16:29

Ep 64: Ciga-crows

4/3/2022
Starting Season 3 : Swedish crows trained to pick up cigarettes in exchange for actual peanuts- it's proposed to save towns over 75% of the monetary cost of humans picking up trash, but what does that mean for the crows? ***** Resources: The American Cancer Society Quitline at...

Duration:00:36:42

April Fools-A-Roo! (The Yankee Vs Ostrich with Nick Charlie Key)

3/31/2022
April Fool's Day is in full swing on this episode of not-exactly BewilderBeasts! Let's learn about a bit about by way of a New York Yankee's baseball player and an ostrich. When a NY Yankee Challenged an Ostrich To A Spaghetti Eating Competition More about Nick Charlie Key and his incredible show, "The Fantastic History of Food" can be found here: https://www.foodhistorypodcast.com/ and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/foodhistorypod Support the show...

Duration:00:15:40

Time traveler (episode 18): Don't Do Toads, Kids!

3/27/2022
In this fan favorite, we revisit Melissa's failed foray into pharmaceutical advertising. All resources for this replay can be found in the show notes of Episode 18: The Side Effects of Toad Licking Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)

Duration:00:20:30

Time traveler (ep 33): Napoleon's WHAT was stolen?!?

3/20/2022
Missing historical appendages? Fierce women who get it done? Big goofy hero dogs? Quirky facts and serious history? It's all here. If there is one episode that encompasses Bewilderbeasts, it's this one. All information about this episode can be found on the show notes of episode 33: Ann Harvey, Hairy Man and the Island of the Dead. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)

Duration:00:28:01

Time traveler (ep 26): "Oh, He's The Dead Guy"

3/13/2022
When Melissa's asked which story sticks with her the most, it's the one of the Border Collie who unmasked the terrible racists in Tennessee. Episode notes can be found on episode 26: The Rebellious Reenacting Rooster Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)

Duration:00:24:19

Time traveler (episode 8): POLL!

3/6/2022
In this fan favorite, we meet Poll - President Andrew Jackson's swearing parrot,-who makes frequent cameos through the episodes of Bewilderbeasts. All resources can be found on episode 8, "The Profane Presidential Parrot" Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)

Duration:00:13:40

Patron Saint, Olga of Kiev

2/27/2022
Replay of Episode 50: Olga of Kiev. #StandWithUkraine #Ukraine Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)

Duration:00:28:45

Ep 63: Puckish Poultry and Cursing Corvids

2/20/2022
McNugget, the coffee shop rooster; Cosmo, the rowdy raven who befriended an elementary school; an update on Magawa, the land-mind detection rat from episode 10; and scheduling updates! Resources: McNugget the...

Duration:00:23:42

Ep 62: Winter (Prosthetics, Part 2)

2/13/2022
This week is part two of the prosthetics arc where we look exclusively at one dolphin who lost her tail but not her spirit - how that dolphin's journey saved the wildlife rehabilitation center she lived in, helped humans with advancements in prosthetic tech, and saved countless animals after her death in 2021, all while schmoozing with Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick, Jr. Let's meet Winter the Dolphin. Resources for today's...

Duration:00:21:33

Ep 61: Avengers, Assemble! (Prosthetics)

2/6/2022
This week's show is all about the real life Animal Avengers, animal prosthetics, osseointegration, and the magic of 3D printing to save animals from euthanasia while advancing prosthetic technologies to help humans. Resources for today's episode...

Duration:00:20:38

Throwback: Groundhog Day

2/2/2022
Hi everyone! Episode 21, Fishfart Diplomacy, had a segment dedicated to all things Groundhog Day and let's bring back the term Bear Rat for our favorite meteorological rodents! All sources can be found on the original airing of the show, episode 21: https://bewilderbeastspod.podcastpage.io/episode/ep-21-fish-fart-diplomacy Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)

Duration:00:23:20

Ep 60: "Chix In Space"

1/30/2022
The time Kentucky Fried Chicken teamed up with NASA, some space ready chickens, and an 8th Grader FOR SCIENCE. I got today's information...

Duration:00:25:16

Ep 59: JFK and the Pupniks

1/23/2022
This week, the Soviet dogs who went to space, their descendants, and one named Pushinka who had a minor role in stopping nuclear Armageddon during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Resources for this week's episode: The Smithsonian BBC Wikipedia on Pushinka Presidential Pet Museum NPR The Atlantic JFK Library Cultura Colectiva Contact the show: bewilderbeastspod (at) gmail (dot) com Twitter: BewilderedPod Facebook: BewilderBeasts Pod Instagram: BewilderBeasts Support the show...

Duration:00:30:10