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Join Melissa every Monday as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. Let's meet the Canadian cat who solved a murder and advanced forensic technology. 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?And, how do these animals intersect with bigger topics, like fake news, mental health, environmentalism, racism, and feminism? Curious? Good. Let's go!

Join Melissa every Monday as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. Let's meet the Canadian cat who solved a murder and advanced forensic technology. 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?And, how do these animals intersect with bigger topics, like fake news, mental health, environmentalism, racism, and feminism? Curious? Good. Let's go!

Location:

United States

Description:

Join Melissa every Monday as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. Let's meet the Canadian cat who solved a murder and advanced forensic technology. 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?And, how do these animals intersect with bigger topics, like fake news, mental health, environmentalism, racism, and feminism? Curious? Good. Let's go!

Language:

English

Contact:

6178617846


Episodes

Ep 32: The Dolphin of Dingle Bay

4/11/2021
The a cow who escaped a slaughterhouse and went on the lam, the dolphin of Dingle Bay, the town who went dark to save a nest of baby birds. Support the show: http://paypal.me/muttstuff Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Visit BewilderbeastsPod.com for all episodes and bonus content. Don't forget to rate, review and...

Duration:00:23:53

BONUS: The Cow Who Gave Us Libraries

4/7/2021
The story of the cow who didn't start the fire- no, she didn't light it, but she tried to fight it. Original episode and shownotes can be found: BewilderBeasts, Episode 3: Mrs. O'Leary's Cow Other podcasts that cover this story: Stuff You Should Know Stuff You Missed in History Class More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com Melissa's book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase on Dogwise and on Amazon. Support the...

Duration:00:11:49

Ep 31: Bears, Bees, Battlestar Galactica

4/5/2021
Bears in bear jail are in the quality assurance department; crossbow conservation, and a sleepy walrus gets a rude awakening Support the show: http://paypal.me/muttstuff Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Visit BewilderbeastsPod.com for all episodes and bonus content. Don't forget to rate, review and share with...

Duration:00:36:30

Bears, Bees, Battlestar Galactica

3/29/2021
Bears in bear jail are in the quality assurance department; crossbow conservation, and a sleepy walrus gets a rude awakening Support the show: http://paypal.me/muttstuff Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Visit BewilderbeastsPod.com for all episodes and bonus content. Don't forget to rate, review and share with...

Duration:00:36:30

Ep 30: A Crow Left of the Attempted Murder

3/28/2021
A crow tampers with a crime scene - TWICE; Nikola Tesla’s obsession with pigeons, and are you liable if your murder of crows commits murder? Support the show Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Visit BewilderbeastsPod.com for all episodes and bonus content. Don't forget to rate, review and share with your...

Duration:00:30:40

Ep 29: The Harbormaster

3/21/2021
Today, Melissa covers the legendary Andre the Seal from Rockport, Maine. Additional topics include slugs who decapitate their own heads and regrow bodies for survival, and alligators turn into popsicles to survive freezing water. Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Support the show (https://paypal.me/muttstuff) and...

Duration:00:26:01

Ep 28: The Flying Turtle Who Killed A Guy

3/15/2021
Naked mole rats can save humans, horses killed a lot of kings named Loius, and eagle killed a playwright with a turtle. Terry Pratchett's book, "Small Gods,"retells the story of the Eagle who killed Asechylus with a turtle. Other Podcasts mentioned in today's episode for kids who love science and animals: Varmints Just the Zoo of Us Wow in the World Earth Rangers Planthropology Strange Animals Podcast Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for...

Duration:00:28:55

BONUS: Balto, Togo and the Great Race For Mercy

3/10/2021
The story of the 150 dogs and 20 men who raced against odds, weather, frostbite, fake news, and the worst storm in decades to save the kids and Indigenous people of Nome, Alaska, from a deadly diphtheria outbreak 5 years after the flu of 1919. This is the first bonus episode of Bewilderbeasts- and it was originally told in Episode 10: The Dogs Who Saved a Town at the End of the World to commemorate the running of the Iditarod sled dog race that is happening right now, and the anniversary of...

Duration:00:23:05

Ep 27: Living His Best Afterlife

3/8/2021
Sea cucumbers magic superpower, a bear found and ate 76 pounds of cocaine he found in the woods, and a flock of holy geese saved Rome. Support the show (https://paypal.me/muttstuff) Send in your topic ideas via: BewilderbeastsPod@gmail.com TWITTER: @BewilderedPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod (DM, voice text or comment) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/ Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a professional dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and...

Duration:00:30:34

Ep 26: The Rebellious Runaway Reenacting Rooster

3/1/2021
Today's topics: Civil War reenacting rooster flew the coop, a dark walk through history thanks to a Border collie who inherited $5 million from her dead owner, and pigs can play video games for science! Send in your topic ideas via: BewilderbeastsPod@gmail.com, About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a dog trainer& author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com ******* Intro Music: “Tiptoe out the back” by...

Duration:00:25:07

Ep 25: The CIA's Failed Spy Cats

2/21/2021
The one time the CIA tried - and failed - to use a cat as a spy (code name Acoustic Kitty), some cats need hypoallergenic humans, and what happens when cats bail on sea shanties. #AcousticKitty Send in your topic ideas via: BewilderbeastsPod@gmail.com TWITTER: @BewilderedPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod (DM, voice text or comment) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/ About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a professional dog trainer...

Duration:00:31:37

Ep 24: Emily Spinach

2/14/2021
We meet Emily Spinach - the pet garter snake of wild-child first daughter, Alice Roosevelt. Also, the hilariously creepy, Wild Taxidermy Room in Melbourne, Australia, says goodbye and pandas throw the weirdest parties. Send in your topic ideas via: BewilderbeastsPod@gmail.com TWITTER: @BewilderedPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod (DM, voice text or comment) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/ About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a...

Duration:00:23:33

Ep 23: Dwarf Giraffes and Two Danny DeVitos

2/7/2021
Melissa talks about the cutest little toilet plunger thief, the tallest dwarfs in the animal kingdom, and how honey bees twerk murder the murder hornets while using the grossest tool to protect their hives. More at https://BewilderbeastsPod.com **** Send in your topic ideas via: BewilderbeastsPod@gmail.com TWITTER: @BewilderedPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod (DM, voice text or comment) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/ About your...

Duration:00:26:11

Ep 22: The Skydiving Beavers of 1948

1/31/2021
Melissa talks about a monkey who killed the King of Greece, skydiving beavers, and one lizard earns the number one slot for the largest number 2. Let’s go! We discuss white colonization and urban sprawl by way of parachuting beavers. If there are topics you would be interested hearing about on the podcast, know of any historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com Tweet...

Duration:00:35:44

Ep 21: Fish Fart Diplomacy

1/26/2021
How fish farts nearly caused a war between Russia and Sweden, how severed octopus arms continue to try to feed the octopus, and why we use a rodent to predict the future. More at BewilderbeastsPod.com Email: BewilderbeastsPod@gmail.com TWITTER: @BewilderedPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod (DM, voice text or comment) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/ Support the show! Paypal.me/muttstuff About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a...

Duration:00:23:20

Ep 20: Quoth the Raven, "Baltimore!"

1/19/2021
Today on BewilderBeasts, we’re going to meet a pig who wants to be a therapy dog, a headless chicken lives for 18 months & and the raven who haunted the grandaddy of creep, Edgar Allen Poe. Let’s go! **** Send in your topic ideas via: BewilderbeastsPod@gmail.com TWITTER: @BewilderedPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod (DM, voice text or comment) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/ About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a professional...

Duration:00:20:11

Ep 19: Armadillo Justice!

1/12/2021
Melissa dives deep on how horseshoe crabs are saving us from COVID19 (this was recorded before the vaccines started rolling out), platypuses are WAY weirder than imagined, and a case of armadillo justice! Love BewilderBeasts or want more of these stories? Help support the show by visiting BewilderBeastspod.com - share your favorite episodes, read about the show or leave some love via the PayPal button to help keep the show going! Let’ go! ***** Send in your topic ideas...

Duration:00:18:48

Ep 18: Side Effects Of Toad Licking

1/5/2021
Today on Bewilderbeasts Melissa explores Australia's hallucinogenic toads, New Zealand calls "fowl" in voter fraud, and a Salem, Massachusetts, landmark has its roots in animal history. Let’s go! ****** Send in your topic ideas! BewilderbeastsPod@gmail.com TWITTER : @BewilderedPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/ About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston,...

Duration:00:18:58

Ep 17: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: BewilderBeasts REMIX

12/21/2020
For the last episode of the year, Melissa reviews all the creatures we talked about in a not-so-classic retelling of Clement Clarke Moore's, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", but with more dogs, swearing parrots and an exploding whale. If you make your own version of this, please feel free to send it in or have your littles record their versions in the Voice Chat feature on Facebook Messenger at Bewilderbeasts Pod on Facebook. Send in your topic ideas...

Duration:00:11:05

Ep 16: OK, Boomer

12/15/2020
Today, Melissa explores other customs, like the "Boomers" who pull Santa's sled in Australia, how a video game about animals has given a place for practicing Muslims to find community in a pandemic, and what a confused Rooster has to do with Christmas in the Philippines. Let’s go! ***** Send in your topic ideas! BewilderbeastsPod@gmail.com TWITTER : @BewilderedPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/ About your...

Duration:00:26:10