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Subscribers: 696
Reviews: 7

Jeff Hindmarsh
 Jul 6, 2019
Excellent, engaging format with entertaining and deeply factual content. A devoted listener from Australia.

galen
 Jun 6, 2019
The best show if you're into nature, animals, and whatnot. It's hysterical, but also really informative in ways you wouldn't expect. There's lots of interesting trivia, but you also learn a ton about how evolutionary biology plays out.

Ginny
 Feb 20, 2019
amazing!


 Feb 16, 2019


 Feb 5, 2019

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We take a critter’s eye view to explore how animal behavior parallels humans. Join comedians and science-lovers as we get inside the minds of animals

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Adorable Animals Who Want To Murder You
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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 <em>should </em>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. <br><br>FOOTNOTES:<br><br>1. <a href="https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/00000144-0a29-d3cb-a96c-7b2dac510000">World's Weirdest: Killer Cone Snail</a><br><br>2. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_OfdMVTsAI">Noodling for catfish</a><br><br>3.<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/11/poison-pass-the-man-who-became-immune-to-snake-venom-steve-ludwin"> Poison pass: the man who became immune to snake venom</a><br><br>5. <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/10/explore-animals-illegal-pet-trade-slow-loris/">Slow Loris</a><br><br>6. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platypus_venom">Platypus venom</a><br><br>7. <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=leopard+seal+feeds+photographer&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS853US853&amp;oq=leopard+seal+fee&amp;aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.2437j0j9&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8">leopard seal feeds photographer</a><br><br>8. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippopotamus#/media/File:Hippo_skull_dark.jpg">Hippo's skull, showing the large canines and incisors used for fighting.</a><br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jul 17, 2019
What A Tool!
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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.<br><br>FOOTNOTES:&nbsp; <br><br>1. <a href="https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/marine-mammals/sponge-wielding-bottlenose-dolphin">Bottlenose dolphins wielding sponges</a><br><br>2. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQMYpzbQIDA">Video of a tailor bird sewing leaves together</a><br><br>3.<a href="https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/00000161-1f56-d972-a3ff-dfde7b1d0000"> New Caledonian crows create their own hooks</a><br><br>4. <a href="https://allthatsinteresting.com/brazen-bull">The Brazen Bull torture device</a><br><br>5. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okQYO10MT3c">Butcher bird impaling its prey</a><br><br>6. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfiB88WmaII">Macaques using human hair to floss</a><br><br>7. <a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/cockatoos-drumming-music-birds-australia/">Palm cockatoos drumming to get the ladies</a><br><br>8. <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2009/11/07/south-african-wildlife-wait-thats-not-a-trunk/">Elephant's big D energy</a><br><br>9. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/science/18dragonfly.html">The weird world of dragonfly wieners</a><br><br>10. <a href="https://www.insider.com/norwegian-woman-runs-and-jumps-like-horse-2019-5">The woman who has trained herself how to run like a horse</a><br><br>Correction: Living root bridges are found in Meghalaya, Northeast India.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jul 10, 2019
David and Goliath
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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.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jul 03, 2019
Real Life Superheroes!
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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 <em>villains </em>too. With special guest Soren Bowie.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jun 26, 2019
Aw, Rats!
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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.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jun 19, 2019
Transformers (Octopuses In Disguise)
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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.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jun 12, 2019
BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye
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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.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jun 07, 2019
Weapons of ASS Destruction
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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.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jun 05, 2019
City Slickers
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Today, we’re talking about city slickers: how do animals cope with human cities?&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
May 29, 2019
Seven Deadly Sins Part II: Electric Bonobo
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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!&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
May 22, 2019
The Seven Deadly Sins (Part 1)
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Let the species who is without sin cast the first stone. Slap some scarlet letters on these sinful animals who best symbolize each of the seven deadly sins. We'll also look at the science behind human sin, referencing texts that may not be holy, but are certainly peer reviewed. Featuring Katy Stoll from Some More News.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jan 02, 2019
The Dark Tetrad
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Today we’ll be talking about the most evil killers, kidnappers, murderers and bloodthirsty lurkers walking… or crawling… among us. Then, we’ll answer the age old question: who’s the most prolific serial meow-derer? Featuring Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown of Ridiculous History.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Dec 26, 2018
Extra Sensory Pawception
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We go beyond the five senses to explore the uncanny ways that animals (and people) are able to perceive the world. That kid from The Sixth Sense is a lame nerd compared to the creatures featured in this episode. Featuring Jamie Loftus of the Bechdel Cast.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Dec 19, 2018
One Flew Over
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Can animals suffer from mental illness? We explore issues of mental health, imprisonment, and midlife crisis in animals and humans, while also clearing the good name of cuckoos. With special guest Hana Michels.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Dec 12, 2018
WOAH MAMA
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Holy mother of animals... from feasting upon mommy's flesh, to mom mafias, these creatures will make you rethink motherhood. Join us as we explore some of the scariest mom (and baby) monsters, both human and animal. Sometimes mommy <em>dearest</em> is mommy <em>deadliest</em>. With special guest Miles Gray of The Daily Zeitgeist.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Dec 05, 2018
Worst At Sex Awards
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Today on Creature Feature: We visit a freaky Frankenstein of fornication, the sex zombies who roam the earth, and a murderous stalker of amorous teens. Which of our animal contenders will bring home the gold in the first annual Worst at Sex Awards? With special guest comedian Eric Lampaert of the Topical Island Podcast.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Nov 28, 2018
Reefer Madness
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Apparently "Just Say No" doesn't work on animals. We look at the most seedy vices in the human and natural world. Doped up dolphins, bats with DUIs, naughty otters, and a drunken mutiny on a Russian plane. With special guest Robert Evans from Behind The Bastards and Cracked.com.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Nov 21, 2018
Eat, Prey, Die
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Death is just another part of life... or is it? Let's explore some of the strangest ways of coping with death in the animal and human world. We'll look at freaky funerals, real-life zombies, brains in jars, immortality, and most importantly... chicken hypnosis. With special guest Cody Johnston, host of the Some More News Podcast.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Nov 14, 2018
Crimanimals
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You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than in this episode. We'll cover pyromaniacs, fishy scams, kleptomaniac penguins, and what moral philosophy has to do with sex. With special guest Alex Schmidt (Cracked Podcast.)&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Nov 07, 2018
Weird Love
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It's a kink-off between humans and animals! No type of love is too strange: Man and car? Woman and Eiffel Tower? Rat and cat? We'll find out that Cupid is one sick pervert. Featuring Alex Shifman, host of the podcast “At Least There’s This.”&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Oct 31, 2018
Trailer
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We take a critter’s eye view to explore how animal behavior parallels humans. Join host Katie Goldin as she, comedians, and science-lovers get inside the minds of animals.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Oct 25, 2018