Podcasts

Adorable Animals Who Want To Murder You

Today we’re talking about some adorable animals who look so sweet and cute, and who want to murder you to death. We’re talking the most surprisingly scary animals you should be afraid of. Discover this and more as we answer the age old question: what the heck is catfish noodling? With special guest Sofiya Alexandra.

FOOTNOTES:

1. World's Weirdest: Killer Cone Snail

2. Noodling for catfish

3. Poison pass: the man who became immune to snake venom

5. Slow Loris

6. Platypus venom

7. leopard seal feeds photographer

8. Hippo's skull, showing the large canines and incisors used for fighting.

What A Tool!

Today we’ll be talking about tools! Tools of the trade, tools of torture, and tools of, well, hehe, you know. Bow-chika-wa-wah! What’s a butcher, a tailor, and a bendy-stick maker got in common? They’re all birds! Discover this and more as we answer the age-old question: what’s the most humiliating thing to happen to an eel? With special guest Carmen Angelica.

FOOTNOTES: 

1. Bottlenose dolphins wielding sponges

2. Video of a tailor bird sewing leaves together

3. New Caledonian crows create their own hooks

4. The Brazen Bull torture device

5. Butcher bird impaling its prey

6. Macaques using human hair to floss

7. Palm cockatoos drumming to get the ladies

8. Elephant's big D energy

9. The weird world of dragonfly wieners

10. The woman who has trained herself how to run like a horse

Correction: Living root bridges are found in Meghalaya, Northeast India. 

David and Goliath

Today, we’re talking the classic tale of David and Goliath, unlikely matchups with even unlikelier conclusions. Discover this and more as we answer the age-old question: what’s the best way to round-house kick a wasp? With special guests Alex Schmidt and Dr. Greg Pauly. 

Real Life Superheroes!

Did you know there are animals out there with real comic-book super powers? And people with superhuman abilities? Today, we’ll be looking at the real life animal and human counterparts to famous superheroes, and maybe some super villains too. With special guest Soren Bowie. 

Aw, Rats!

Join us today as we look at some of the most mind-blowing, most important, and weirdest scientific studies that have been done on rats. Discover this and more as we answer the age old question: is there eternal sunshine of the spotless rat mind? With special guest comedian Pallavi Gunalan.

Transformers (Octopuses In Disguise)

Today we’ll be talking about SHAPE SHIFTERS, tales of terrific transformers who have some shocking before and after pics. What’s got two thumbs and started life out as a tiny donut? Can snails take laziness to a freaky new level? Humans and animals on the lam: how would you escape the heat? With special guests Anna Hossnieh and Shereen Younes of the Ethnically Ambiguous podcast. 

BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye

Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world— one phone call at a time. On his new podcast, Science Rules!, he tackles the curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? Science Rules! Is out NOW - find it in your favorite podcast app.

Weapons of ASS Destruction

Insect butts explode, spraying deadly chemicals! Hippos make poop rockets! Scorpions are willing to literally throw away their anus in deadly combat! We’re talking about some of the nastiest acts of foul-play in the animal and human kingdom. With special guest Kimia Behpoornia. 

City Slickers

Today, we’re talking about city slickers: how do animals cope with human cities?  What are some of the ways animals have adapted to human society? And did we domesticate dogs, or did dogs domesticate us? With special guest Katie Willert. 

Seven Deadly Sins Part II: Electric Bonobo

On this nail-biting conclusion to The Seven Deadly Sins, we're covering lustful birds, greedy chimps, and gluttonous sea squirts. We'll also discuss some freaky stories of human sinners! Join us today as we excommunicate some tunicates!