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Life is strange, naturally you want to hear about it. Strange by Nature is your guide to the strange, weird and unbelievable side of nature. Professional naturalists present weekly curated stories about just how strange nature can get.

Life is strange, naturally you want to hear about it. Strange by Nature is your guide to the strange, weird and unbelievable side of nature. Professional naturalists present weekly curated stories about just how strange nature can get.

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Life is strange, naturally you want to hear about it. Strange by Nature is your guide to the strange, weird and unbelievable side of nature. Professional naturalists present weekly curated stories about just how strange nature can get.

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English

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Episodes

Rachel Doesn’t Have Crabs

6/22/2022
More aquatic fun this week as Victoria kicks things off by talking about the famous Shackleton expedition. Kirk stays in the sea for a deep dive on bizarre boxer crabs that use anemone as pom-poms and finally Rachel brings us back to land with a primer on chameleons. As always, this week's show was made possible by our patrons. You can join at patreon.com/strangebynature

Duration:00:35:37

Baby Shrunk My Brain

6/15/2022
Rachel kicks things off by taking us to the ocean to meet the insanely colorful Mandarin Dragonet. Victoria talks about animals that can both shrink and grow their brains. Kirk cuts through the waves with the weirdness that is Storm Oil. We hope you enjoy eclectic topics! This week's show is made possible by the generous support of listeners who are members of the Society of Strange. Join us today over at patreon.com/strangebynature

Duration:00:36:30

The Wandering Meatloaf

6/8/2022
This week Kirk brings us the adorable pokemon of a mammal the Lowland Streaked Tenrec, Rachel tells us why the color Magenta doesn't really exist and Victoria talks about bizarre teeth of Chitons. You'll just have to listen to figure out where the episode title comes from! As usual, this week's episode was made possible by the support of members of The Society of Strange. You can join in the fun and support the show you love over at patreon.com/strangebynature

Duration:00:34:40

Washing Scat in a Washing Machine (for science)

6/1/2022
Victoria kicks things off this week with an overview of Extremophiles, Kirk talks about blueberry eating wolves and Rachel kicks off Pride week by talking about the colorful rainbow colored Peacock Mantis Shrimp.

Duration:00:37:36

Dead Man’s Fingers

5/25/2022
This week, Rachel kicks things off with the chilling story of dead man's fingers, Victoria explores the inner workings of a termite mound and Kirk takes us to the Burning Mountain in Australia.

Duration:00:34:16

Did life on Earth come from Space?

5/18/2022
This week, Kirk takes on the mustard plant you don't realize you eat all the time, Rachel tells the tail of how to ferret out a problem in a particle accelerator and Victoria explores the origins of life on Earth. Once again this week's episode is made possible by the awesome members of the Society of Strange. Producing a podcast isn't free and these fine folks help us pay the bills. If you're enjoying the show head on over to patreon.com/strangebynature to find out about the perks of...

Duration:00:36:13

This Loaf of Bread will Make Your Limbs Fall Off

5/11/2022
This week, Victoria brings us the horrific story of Ergotism that ranges all the way from limbs falling off bodies to LSD. Kirk tackles the question of the Biggest Earthquake in the World and Rachel unwraps the mystery of the disappearing Devils Kettle waterfall. This week's show was made possible by the generous support of the members of the Society of Strange! You can join the society and get perks at patreon.com/strangebynature.

Duration:00:33:57

The Genital Arms Race

5/4/2022
We almost called this one, I'm Going to Eat My Siblings when Rachel started off talking about Frilled Sharks. Victoria then upped the ante by making reference to The Genital Arms Race in her story about duck sex. We pretty much had to go with that right? Kirk rounds off this week's show with a story on feathered prehistoric animals. This episode was made possible by the generous support of our patrons a.k.a. The Society of Strange. You can support the show and join us at...

Duration:00:32:21

Is That a Fish in your Urethra?

4/27/2022
Kirk bring us the tale of the Candiru and horrifying stories of how they want to invade your body. Rachel talks about surprisingly sinking hippos and Victoria takes on Saturn's weirdest moon, Enceladus.

Duration:00:30:59

Armpit licking venomous primates!

4/20/2022
We're all over the place this week. Victoria swerves into outer space for a ride to the Rings of Saturn. Kirk takes us to the Racetrack Playa to unlock the 100-year-old mystery of the Sliding Stones and Rachel subverts our expectations by introducing us to armpit licking Venomous Primates. This episode was made possible because of our patrons who are members of the Society of Strange. You can join the fun and support the show at www.patreon.com/strangebynature

Duration:00:35:57

Ants on Stilts

4/13/2022
Rachel details bizarre research that gave ants stilts, Victoria talks about planet-wide magnetic field reversal and Kirk does a deep dive on Sea Monkeys. This one's got it all! This episode was made possible though the support of the Society of Strange members over at patreon.com/strangebynature. Thank you to all of our patrons!

Duration:00:34:15

Moss Piglets in Space

4/6/2022
Kirk finally brings us stories of Tardigrades, Rachel blows our minds with the explosive and poisonous Dynamite Tree and Victoria talks about giant spiders falling from the sky. This episode is made possible because of the generous support the members of the Society of Strange. You can join the society and support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/strangebynature

Duration:00:31:48

Pleasure cruise at night though eel infested waters

3/30/2022
This week, Victoria tracks down the mystery of where eels come from, Kirk bring us the tale of Australian Camels, and Rachel also heads down under for a story about Idiot fruit.

Duration:00:39:23

Crows know what you did last summer

3/23/2022
This week Rachel tackles different pupil shapes in nature, Victoria brings us the shocking story of the spot on Earth with non-stop lightening, and Kirk talks about the amazing memories of crows. This episode was made possible by the generous support of our patrons, members of the Society of Strange. You can support the show and join the Society of Strange at patreon.com/strangebynature

Duration:00:36:08

Aggressive Placenta is my Band’s Name

3/16/2022
Kirk glowing sea jelly "brains", Rachel details the decades long quest to see if bees could tell time and Victoria talks about why humans menstruate. Yes, we say the words moist and sloughing repeatedly. Special thank you to all of our patrons that made this episode possible. You can support the show and become a member of the Society of Strange at patreon.com/strangebynature

Duration:00:39:55

Season Two Extravaganza feat. Brett Sieberer

3/9/2022
Welcome to Season Two! This begins our second year of the show. Thanks for coming along for the ride. This week we have something special. We're joined by professional naturalist Brett Sieberer who also happens to be a huge fan of the show. He takes us on a hilarious journey though 5 questions to get to know the show hosts better. We had so much fun it is sure to be a yearly tradition!

Duration:00:43:20

Don’t put Fish in a Blender

3/2/2022
Victoria weaves a tale of a strange ancient desert plant, Kirk talks about magnets in the heads of fish, and Rachel tells us why the sky is blue

Duration:00:39:42

Bird Call Time Machine

2/23/2022
Rachel takes on Orcas Vs. Blue whales, Victoria takes us to the ancient Atacama desert and Kirk asks the question, "Could we recognize bird calls if we traveled back in time?"

Duration:00:38:10

Echinoderms are heartless

2/16/2022
Kirk gives us all deja vu with a story about an accidental discovery in Antarctica, Rachel talks hearts for Valentine's Day and Victoria talks about female sexual selection and interesting experiments to prove it exists.

Duration:00:43:45

Glowing Humans, Immortal Humans and Ancient Hidden Life

2/9/2022
This episode is really cool. (apologies for all the puns) Victoria illuminates the cool light of bioluminescence, Kirk takes us thousands of feet under the chilly Antarctic ice for a change scientific discovery and Rachel fills us in on immortal human cells. Thank you to all of our patrons for making this episode possible. Support the show and your love of strange nature by joining the Society of Strange over at patreon.com/strangebynature

Duration:00:39:18