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Created by: Christian & Ellen Weatherford

USA 6-1011+

Started: May 14th, 2019

Status: Active, 252 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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243: Diving Bell Spider & Oarfish
01:04:18 | Episode: 243 | June 5th, 2024

Christian bubbles over with hype for the diving bell spider & Ellen tells some fish tales about the legendary oarfish. We discuss Hotwheels sisyphus, Doordash for spiders, diving technology, Pokemon, sea serpent mythology,  bioluminescence and so much more.

242: Blue Jay w/ Dara Miles Wilson!
00:46:38 | Episode: 242 | May 30th, 2024

Join Ellen & special guest, naturalist and birder Dara Miles Wilson, about some of the brightest and boldest members of the corvid family: the tenacious and charming blue jays. We discuss the audacity of jays and their amazing hawk impressions, what to put in your birdfeeder and why you might want to add a little spice, why blue jays aren’t actually blue, and so much more.

241: Peregrine Falcon w/ Sophie Osborn!
00:55:03 | Episode: 241 | May 23rd, 2024

Join Ellen & special guest, wildlife biologist and author Sophie Osborn, for a review of the skydiving champions of the animal kingdom: peregrine falcons. We discuss the adaptations that let these incredible birds tear through the sky at literally breakneck speeds, biomimicry in aircraft design and sporting goods, the plague of pesticide and how we almost lost some of our most iconic birds, and the lessons that birds can teach us about our own role in the environment.

240: Zebras & Honey Badger
01:09:28 | Episode: 240 | May 17th, 2024

Ellen earns her stripes with zebras & Christian DOES care about the honey badger. We discuss the mysteries of stripes, video games as scientific experiments, the important role of cool jackets in wildlife rehabilitation, zebras in unusual places, viral videos from 2011, venom resistance, cheetah mimicry, and so much more.

239: Chameleons w/ Dr. Chris Anderson!
00:56:37 | Episode: 239 | May 8th, 2024

Join Ellen & special guest, biologist Dr. Chris Anderson, for a review of the funkiest lizards in the world: chameleons! We discuss  ballistic tongue projection, color changing and how cartoons get it wrong, eyes that move independently of each other, prehensile tails that act like a fifth leg, and so much more.

238: Red Wolf w/ Peter Gros!
00:48:25 | Episode: 238 | May 2nd, 2024

Join Ellen & special guest, conservationist and co-host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Peter Gros, to talk about the iconic red wolf and their ongoing recovery from the brink of extinction. We discuss the shifting landscape and attitudes in wildlife conservation over the last few decades, the role that captive breeding and re-introduction have played in reviving nearly lost red wolf populations, what makes these iconic animals so special, why large predators are so integral to a thriving ecosystem, and so much more.

237: Kid Questions with Isaac!
00:51:58 | Episode: 237 | April 24th, 2024

Ellen & special guest Isaac answer questions from young listeners! We discuss the smallest animals, giraffe sounds, polar bear buoyancy, sturgeon skin, metabolism, and more. 

236: American Crow w/ Dr. Kaeli Swift!
00:59:55 | Episode: 236 | April 18th, 2024

Join Ellen & corvid scientist Dr. Kaeli Swift for a review of the clever little goths rummaging through a trash can near you: American crows. We discuss the twists and turns of a career in science, what crows can learn from funerals, how to tell a crow from a raven, and lessons in crucial skills like cheeto thievery and pizza crust gardening.

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Created by: Christian & Ellen Weatherford
Started: May 14th, 2019
Status: Active, 252 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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