July 22, 2020

Tasmanian Devils

They're cute and hungry and LOUD! Paul and Donna explore the world of Tasmanian devils this week!

Sources:
https://www.livescience.com/27440-tasmanian-devils.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AU7AtY-js

https://www.aussieark.org.au/devil-ark/

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47659640

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-14/tasmanian-devil-island-fundraising-program-winds-up/9147124

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About our voice actors:
The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

 

June 18, 2020

Moths

It's moth season! Cover your drinks and listen to Paul and Donna talk about fluttery little weirdos!

Sources:

Links to our sources coming soon.

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About our voice actors:
The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

May 21, 2020

Leopards

Leopards! Paul and Donna love them. Join us as we talk about these amazing big cats.

*Note, Paul and Donna discuss the appearance of a black panther in the Little House in the Big Woods, and thought this was probably a black cougar. After some research, though it appears that the cat in the book was either a jaguar (whose range was that far north at the time of the story), or, Grandpa Olsen made it up! We'll talk about that briefly next recording session. Cheers!

Sources:

https://www.positive.news/environment/three-good-things-animals-making-a-comeback/

https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/south-georgia-right-whale-project/south-georgia-right-whale-project-whale-tracking/

https://www.livescience.com/950-leopard-spots.html

http://www.krugerpark.co.za/Kruger_National_Park_Wildlife-travel/kruger-park-wildlife-leopards.html

https://blog.londolozi.com/2018/09/27/how-do-leopards-climb/

https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/15954/163991139

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Cat_Diary

https://www.hungertv.com/editorial/inside-the-book-celebrating-leopard-print-in-pop-culture-history/

 

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About our voice actors:
The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

On this special follow-up episode Dr. Sarah McAnulty, we talk about squid butts, delicious squid recipes and Skype A Scientist!

Sarah McAnulty, is the Executive director for the science communication non-profit Skype a Scientist and an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Connecticut. She is also an all-around squid nerd. It was a total delight to talk to her.

Do visit Skype a Scientist. It's one of the most incredible free science resources we've ever seen. https://www.skypeascientist.com/

You can follow Sarah on Twitter and Instagram! She is @SarahMackAttack on both.

We support Skype A Scientist on Patreon. You should consider it too. https://www.patreon.com/SkypeAScientist.

 

 

April 15, 2020

Squid

Release the Kraken! Paul and Donna discuss squads of squid this week!

Sources:

https://www.change.org/p/noaa-office-of-science-and-technology-marine-ecosystems-st7-division-the-scientific-community-change-squid-scientific-name-to-a-squad-of-squid

https://www.sciencealert.com/an-amazing-underwater-blob-turned-out-to-be-a-gelatinous-ball-of-squid-eggs

https://aqua.org/blog/2017/October/Cephalopods-Arms-or-Tentacles

https://www.nature.com/news/deep-sea-squid-uses-tentacles-to-attract-prey-1.13614

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/deep-sea-squid-can-break-off-all-its-arms-onto-an-enemy

https://nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/Inkling

https://youtu.be/VbWXXWGomYk

https://youtu.be/7yLxva_nSAU

https://oceana.org/marine-life/cephalopods-crustaceans-other-shellfish/humboldt-squid

https://thedishonscience.stanford.edu/posts/if-squids-could-talk/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/fourteen-fun-facts-about-squid-octopuses-and-other-cephalopods-45444510/

Featured image: "Bigfin Reef Squid" by Doug Finney is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 

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About our voice actors:
The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

April 1, 2020

Fur Bearing Trout

This week our good buddy Clay Groves from the Fish Nerds podcast joins Paul and Donna to talk about the rare and mysterious fur bearing trout!

About our voice actors:
The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

Once you're caught up on Varmints and you need things to listen to because you're stuck at home please listen to:

The Soapy Madams Podcast: https://anchor.fm/soapymadams

Checkin' In With Csomo: https://anchor.fm/paul-csomo

Planthropology: https://www.planthropologypod.com/

Just the Zoo Of Us: https://anchor.fm/justthezooofus

CritterCast: https://crittercastpodcast.blubrry.net/

Animals To The Max: https://corbinmaxey.com/podcast-1

Hannah and Erik Go Birding: https://www.gobirdingpodcast.com/

Strange Animals Podcast: https://strangeanimalspodcast.blubrry.net/

Be safe, wash your hands, stay indoors and be nice to EVERYONE.  

March 6, 2020

Pelicans

Join us this week and guest Rob Lang from Underdone Comics to talk about those goofballs of the sea and sky, pelicans!

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Sources:

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/McNary/Wildlife_Habitats/Pelicans.html

https://www.audubon.org/news/how-brown-pelicans-dive-after-fish-without-breaking-their-necks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Pelicans

https://pelicanbrewing.com/

https://youtu.be/NSE-Vt50UZs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijWYAuOJjSg

https://www.fws.gov/sacramento/es_kids/CA-Brown-Pelican/Documents/brown_pelicanbio.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wxgEuvWKD8

 

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About our voice actors:
The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

February 19, 2020

Sea Lions

Sources:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/outdoors/a30382474/sea-lions-steal-boat/

 

 

 

https://www.sealion-world.com/sea-lion-social-structure/

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/blogs/comments/thermoregulation

https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/rio-the-logical-sea-lion

http://www.seecalifornia.com/festivals/san-francisco-pier39-sealions.html

https://www.pier39.com/sealions/

https://youtu.be/M5pi6wB3Nak

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140820140023.htm

 

Hirschel the sea lion

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/animals-gone-wild/Content?oid=72236090

Featured image: "sea lions at Fanny bay" by marneejill is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 

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About our voice actors:
The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe, and Run With Me On This.

January 29, 2020

Wombats

This week Paul is joined by his lovely daughter Baylee as they discuss that voluptuous Australian marsupial the wombat!
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Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/world/australia/wombat-selfie.html

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hero-wombats-australia-fires/

https://outline.com/2XGq7C

https://www.livescience.com/52640-wombats.html

https://www.wombania.com/wombats/wombat-behavior.htm

http://www.jackiefrench.com/diary-of-a-wombat

https://slate.com/culture/2016/08/fatso-the-fat-arsed-wombat-was-the-best-olympic-mascot-ever.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cO376yWrGc

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/11/wombat-poop-cube-why-is-it-square-shaped/

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About our voice actors:
The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.

 

January 15, 2020

Cattle

Moooooove on outta here 2019. It's a new year and here's a new episode! This week Paul and Donna chat about cattle! Read the rest of this entry »

January 11, 2020

Llamas and Alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas! The chief Soapy Madams drama llamas switch gears and talk about those adorable real llamas (and alpacas) on this week’s show! But [...]

December 10, 2019

Centipedes and Millipedes

This week Paul and Donna talk about those venomous, poisonous, creepiest of crawlies: centipedes and millipedes! Yecch.
Unless otherwise noted all music is by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
All other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. "Fair use" is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
About our voice actors:
The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.
November 13, 2019

Your Podcast Or Mine Interview

Your Podcast Or Mine Interview! This week we are sharing an interview we did with Sherry Thomas on her show Your Podcast Or Mine. Enjoy! [...]

October 31, 2019

Meerkats

Meerkats! Meerkats are super cute and smart. They are also violent gang members. This week Paul and Donna talk about these little beasties and monster [...]

October 2, 2019

Manatees and Dugongs

Manatees and Dugongs! Things get more than a little gassy and silly as Paul and Donna talk about manatees and dugongs this week! Lettuce learn [...]

September 11, 2019

Condors

Condors! Paul and special guest co-host Chris Braaten join forces this week to talk about some uniquely awesome Californian birds: condors! Chris Braaten is the [...]

August 28, 2019

Lobsters

Lobsters! The show notes for our episode about lobsters are on the way. Please check back for cool/interesting/funny lobster information as well as links to [...]

August 14, 2019

Koalas

Koalas! Koalas are cute, cuddly and NOT BEARS! Join Paul and Donna as they unpack the fascinating lives of these adorable little varmints from Down [...]

August 3, 2019

Tiger Sharks

Tiger Sharks! To wrap up our very own take on Shark Week 2019 Paul and Donna talk about fantastic and interesting tiger sharks! Show notes [...]

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