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A totally serious herpetological podcast

A totally serious herpetological podcast

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United States

Description:

A totally serious herpetological podcast

Language:

English


Episodes

SquaMates Ep. 18: Amici manere domi!

6/20/2020
Here’s episode 18, a Works in Froggress episode, featuring the Mates, Dr Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, talking about what’s going on in their new lives stuck inside—Ethan’s setting off on a freelancing lifestyle, Gabriel has been tweaking the same illustration forever, and Mark is working on FIIIIIIIIIISH! The Mates then dive into… Read more

Duration:01:42:10

SquaMates Ep. 17: Malayopython and the Glowing Tail

6/1/2020
We’re back with Episode 17! In this Breaking Newts episode, the Mates, Dr Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, talk about the coolest new research in herpetology and Gabriel’s extremely squeaky chair! Featuring a few controversial new bits of science, some amazing turtles, diverse salamanders, and glowing, bony amphibians! Episode notes sometimes get… Read more

Duration:01:43:28

SquaMates Ep. 16: Sex-bias in herpetology

4/12/2020
Episode 16 is here, in this episode we—Dr Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak—feature an interview with Professor Emily Taylor of Cal Poly, and two of her students, Isabelle Barnes and Katie Rock, talking about their amazing dataset about sex biases in publishing in herpetology, recorded at the 9th World Congress of Herpetology… Read more

Duration:00:41:11

SquaMates Ep. 15: And now for something completely different

3/8/2020
We’re back with Episode 15! In this Works in Froggress and Discussion episode, the Mates, Dr Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, talk about what they’ve been up to since October 2019, and discuss the event of the year, the 9th World Congress of Herpetology in Dunedin, New Zealand. Episode notes sometimes get… Read more

Duration:01:13:30

SquaMates Ep. 14: And Another Thing…

2/20/2020
Dr Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak are back for a new start in 2020 and a small change to our episode format! In this Breaking Newts episode, we highlight important herpetological papers published since October 2019! Episode Citations Post, Y., Puschhof, J., Beumer, J., Kerkkamp, H.M., de Bakker, M.A.G., Slagboom, J., de… Read more

Duration:00:57:41

Squamates Ep. 13: Mostly Humbugs

11/15/2019
We are the worst, but at least we have an Episode 13, unlike a certain podcast we know. In this long-delayed episode, it’s just two of your normal co-hosts, Dr Mark D. Scherz and Gabriel Ugueto, in a more laid-back, chatty format than the usual! In this thirteenth episode, the structure of the show is a… Read more

Duration:01:27:36

SquaMates Ep. 12: So Long, and Tanks for all our Frogs

8/8/2019
Here it is, Episode 12! In this episode, the Mates, Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, have some hot takes on wasp taxonomy (wtf?) and lizard functional groups! In this twelfth episode, we talk sailing frogs, how fast you have to walk to find the most snakes, lizard skulls, and flying geckos, and… Read more

Duration:02:06:40

SquaMates Ep. 11: Life, the Sphaerodactylidae, and Everything

7/9/2019
We’re back for our belated anniversary episode, episode 11! In this episode, the Mates, Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, talk about the hottest new research in herpetology since April 2019! In this eleventh episode, we talk about salamander feet, burrowing lizard eyes, and the incredible gecko family Sphaerodactylidae. Episode notes sometimes get… Read more

Duration:02:06:31

SquaMates Ep. 10: The Rhacodactylus at the End of the Universe

5/9/2019
Belated and disorganised, but it is finally here! Episode ten, with the Mates, Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, talking about the hottest new research in herpetology since March 2019! In this tenth episode, we talk about glowing frogs, diving snakes, twitter’s greatest HERpetologists, and New Caledonian geckos! Episode notes sometimes get clipped… Read more

Duration:01:59:11

SquaMates Ep. 9: The Herpetologist’s Guide to the Galaxy

3/25/2019
What? Another episode? So soon after the last? yes indeed! Episode nine is here, with the Mates, Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, talking about the hottest new research in herpetology since December 2018! In this ninth episode, we talk about Eleutherodactylus, yellow anacondas, painting with snake pee, and blind snakes in a… Read more

Duration:02:18:14

SquaMates Ep. 8: The Last Anole

3/15/2019
After a work-frenzied hiatus, the SquaMates are back with an eighth episode! And it’s a special episode devoted to discussing the recent Anolis Newsletter! The show is hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, and we are joined by a special guest host, Dr. James T. Stroud! In this eighth episode, we… Read more

Duration:02:00:03

SquaMates Ep. 7: The Frog Awakens

12/22/2018
The seventh episode of the SquaMates podcast—more amazing news, including five new herp genomes and a new siren, and a discussion that focusses on taxonomy! The show is hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak. In this seventh episode, we talk about a selection of new and newsworthy papers, including a new… Read more

Duration:02:21:02

SquaMates Ep. 6: Return of the ‘Anoli’

11/22/2018
The sixth episode of the SquaMates podcast—featuring some amazing new stories, including new iguanas and crocodiles, high-elevation herps, and some spectacular sea serpents! The show is hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak. In this sixth episode, we talk about the many newsworthy papers published in the last month, from complex genomic… Read more

Duration:02:46:28

SquaMates Ep. 5: The Pythons Strike Back

10/22/2018
The fifth episode of the SquaMates podcast—with cool new papers, and a special surprise. The show is hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, and this week we’re joined by guest host, #HERper Helen Plylar! In this fifth episode, we talk about amphibian genome size evolution, the speciation of dusky salamanders (Desmognathus),… Read more

Duration:02:21:37

SquaMates Ep. 4: A Newt Hope

9/22/2018
The fourth episode of the SquaMates podcast! You wanted more snake genomes? You got them! You wanted more controversy? Double dose! This show is rife with bad puns and brilliant science, hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak! In this fourth episode, we revisit the Toxicofera, whinge about how busy we all… Read more

Duration:02:07:04

SquaMates Ep. 3: Revenge of the Toxicofera

8/22/2018
The third episode of the SquaMates podcast—bigger, better, and much, much longer than ever before! The show is rife with bad puns and brilliant science, and hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak! In this third episode, an unplanned drinking game is introduced, as well as a new section title! We talk… Read more

Duration:02:53:25

SquaMates Ep. 2: Attack of the Genomes

7/22/2018
The much-anticipated second episode of the SquaMates podcast, hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak, here for your ears at last! The this second episode, we give an overview of some of the biggest new research in herpetology since the start of 2018, and the topic of the week is axolotls and… Read more

Duration:02:16:35

SquaMates Ep. 1: The Fishopod Menace

6/22/2018
It’s finally here! The first episode of SquaMates, the totally serious herpetology podcast, hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak! In this first episode, we introduce you to the show and its format, then cover all of herpetological history, and then discuss all reptiles and amphibians ever. Show References: Caruso, N. &… Read more

Duration:02:20:04