Hello from Finland! While I’m far from home, I’m thinking of animals of my native land. So join me to learn about crawdads (aka crayfish aka crawfish aka freshwater lobsters aka everything) and cicadas! A lovely blue crayfish from Indonesia Fite me The giant Tasmanian crayfish A periodical cicada. A cicada killer about to do … [Read more…]
This week is our six-month anniversary! To celebrate, we’ll learn about some of the creatures that live at the bottom of the Mariana Trench’s deepest section, Challenger Deep, as well as other animals who live in deep caves on land. We also learn what I will and will not do for a million dollars (hint: … [Read more…]
Part two of our humans episode is about a couple of our more distant cousins, the Flores little people (Homo floresiensis) and Homo naledi, with side trips to think about Rumpelstiltskin, trolls, and the Ebu gogo. Homo floresiensis skull compared to a human skull. We are bigheaded monsters in comparison. Also, we got chins. Homo … [Read more…]
This week is our first two-parter ever! I don’t intend to do that often but there was just too much to go over for one episode. This week we’ll talk about humans: where we come from, how we evolved, and who our closest cousins are–Neanderthals and Denisovans. Some young humans. Humans can do many surprising … [Read more…]
Here’s my schedule for August and early September for anyone who wants to maybe meet up! The best way to get in touch with me is by emailing me at email@example.com or messaging me on Twitter @strangebeasties. Definitely feel comfortable saying hi and offering to meet up–I don’t bite! Although I will likely want to … [Read more…]
This week’s episode is about two solved mysteries that aren’t exactly solved after all, the water owl and the devil bird! Let’s figure out what those two might really be! Cuvier’s Beaked Whale: A swordfish, swording everywhere it goes: Seems definitive: A possible culprit for the devil bird, the spot-bellied eagle owl: The brown wood … [Read more…]
Episode 22 is all about megatherium, the giant extinct ground sloth–and a little bit about glyptodon, the giant extinct…thing. Megatherium vs trees was basically no contest. Giant ground sloth FTW! Giant sloth big, yeah yeah yeah, it’s not small, no no no Glyptodon. Like a giant armadillo that can’t roll up and doesn’t need to.
We’ve reached the big two-oh! Episode 20 catches us up on listener suggestions. Crossover University podcast wants to know about geckos and Bearly Ready Broadcast wants to know about the shoe-billed stork! Your wish is my command! Also those are some neato animals. Behold the majestic shoebill! 12/10 would pet softly Pterodactyl-y Adorable crested gecko, … [Read more…]