October 16, 2019
Today on the show, SUPERSTITION! Black cats, crows, ravens, and a mysterious demonic monster… where do superstitions come from? What are the facts behind the superstition? And are crows really conspiring against us. Discover this and more as we answer the age-old question, do satanists like to kiss cat butt? With special guest Joey Clift. FOOTNOTES: 1. 50% of polled Americans are superstitious 2. The Papal Bull behind black cat superstition 3. Kattenstoet cat parade in Ypres, Belgium!! 4. The legend of the Catsith 5. Do satanists sacrifice black cats on Halloween, probably not 6. Black cat's protective fur 7. BF Skinner's pigeon experiment 8. Study: Ravens can make complex plans 9. Ravens can talk! 10. This raven can talk too! 11. The aye aye hunting Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 9, 2019
Happy October everyone! This week: Dunanunanunanuna BAT FACTS! Why do bats hang upside down? How did bats become associated with Dracula? What are some of the craziest bat species in the world? Discover this and more as we answer the age-old question: If Batman was bitten by a radioactive bat, what powers would he have? With special guest Molly Lambert from the Night Call Podcast. FOOTNOTES:1. Bats in folklore2. Common vampire bat3. Hairy legged vampire bat4. Trumpet-nosed bat5. Lesser long-nosed bat covered in pollen6. The effects of myth on attitudes towards bats7. Bats and Halloween8. BATS ON A TREADMILL! 9. Madagascar Sucker footed bats10. Bats & Rabies facts11. Flying fox bat12. Bumblebee bat13. Big-eared bat14. Hammer headed bat15. Honduran white bat16. Honduran white bats snuggling17. Wrinkle-faced bat18. Chapin's bat (punk rock bat)19. How to do bat real estate20. DANCING BATS Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 2, 2019
Giant bugs, animals that clone themselves, things that come back to life after being eviscerated... if you're looking for aliens, you can find them under the sea. And later on the show, we’ll be speaking to a professor of marine biology who invited an octopus into his home! With special guests comedian Chris Crofton and Professor of Marine Biology David Scheel.FOOTNOTES:1. Goblin Sharks (they look like MR. BURNS not MR. SMITHERS whoops)2. Giant isopod3. Atolla jellyfish4. Proboscis worm5. Sand dollars are freaky6. Planarians regrow their bodies7. Octopus, Making Contact Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 25, 2019
Today on the show we’re talking PSEUDOSCIENCE! Did you know that sometimes people claim things are scientific, but whoops, they’re not? We’ll be looking at some scammers, some flim-flammers, some people who claim things are scientific but they’re maaaaaaybe not really. With special guests Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston. FOOTNOTES: 1. Study on redness and association with sex2. Snub nosed monkeys3. Bearded vulture makeup4. Baboon utopian society5. Testosterone not correlated with attractiveness6. Races do not differ genetically7. LET'S GIVE BIRDS TEETH8. Whoops, sometimes snakes have legs9. Horses with extra hooves10. Neural crest cells are what make dogs so cute11. Pseudoscience whistleblowers12. Hey, guess what? Physiognomy is still dumb!13. Darwin almost thwarted by pseudoscience Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 18, 2019
Today on the show we’re talking WEIRD DIETS! Animals eating other animals eating other animals! Humans eating well… some pretty freaky things. Discover this and more as we answer the age old question: is cannibalism good for you? With special guest Smart Mouth's Katherine Spiers. FOOTNOTES: 1. A lotl Axolotl2. Greenland sharks3. Horrifying Fine Dining Lovers article4. Vilhjalmur Stefansson5. Butterflies drinking turtle tears6. Tear drinking moths harassing birbs7. Vegan ortolan8. Marijuana-fed pigs9. Potato-washing macaques10. Red colobus monkeys detoxing11. Peruvian parrots eating dirt12. Spices as defensive weapons13. Blind snakes survive being eaten and escapes toad's b-hole14. The Honey Hunters of Nepal15. Bee getting punched in the face by a flower16. Tapir "climbing" a tree17. GET ON THE CHEVROTAIN TRAIN Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 11, 2019
We’re going to explode some myths about human and animal biology & psychology, and discover that the truth really is stranger than fiction. With special guest comedian and Nerdificent co-host Ify Nwadiwe.Footnotes:1. Komodo dragon venom2. Bees are angered by the color red3. Mathematician & grandfather of the scientific method, Ḥasan Ibn al-Haytham4. Unihemispheric slow wave sleep5. Lionesses synchronize their "periods" (estrus)6. Immortal jellyfish7. Scallop eyeballs8. Horse mustaches!!!9. Bornean bearded pig10. The mystery of wombat cube poop, solved? Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 4, 2019
The truth behind Mothman, The Chupacabra, and Bigfoot! Today, we’ll be looking at the facts behind cryptids, what it would mean if they actually existed, and the real animals that are just as crazy as the cryptids themselves. With special guest Tess Lynch of the Night Call podcast. FOOTNOTES:1. Mothman2. Sandhill crane3. Barred owl4. Owls or aliens?5. Owl without feathers (artistic rendering)6. Do those legs go owl the way up7. Vampire bats8. Giant Gippsland earthworm9. Giant Gippsland earthworm sounds10. Gigantopithecus blacki Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 28, 2019
Right now, the Amazon is burning — we’re going to talk about why this is happening, what’s at stake, and what you can do to help. With special guest Miles Gray. FOOTNOTES: How you can help the Amazon! 1. WWF 5 Ways To Help The Amazon2. Donate to protect an acre of rainforest3. Rainforest Trust4. Defend Indigenous rights and protect the rainforest by donating or signing a pledge5. Signal boost the Indigenous Women's March6. Learn more about Indigenous RightsImages of the beautiful animals on this episode!7. The glass frog8. A very Kermit looking glass frog9. The incredible & freaky decoy building spider10. Boto river dolphins (plus bonus picture of a boto dolphin peeing)11. Giant otters KILL A FREAKING CAIMAN while squeaking adorably12. Bald Uakari monkey looking red-headed and pink-faced13. Adorable hyacinth macaw interview Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 21, 2019
Today we’re talking about getting bamboozled, pulling shenanigans, getting conned by caterpillars and hoaxed by horses. With special guest Laci Mosley. FOOTNOTES:1. Chinstrap penguin stealing rocks2. Gelada male3. Firefly femme fatale4. Hawk moth caterpillar mimics viper5. Passion flower mimicry6. Automimicry7. Conformity elevator experiment8. Jumping spider ant mimics9. Jumping spider mimicking one ant carrying another (this is ONE spider) Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 14, 2019
Today, we’re going to talk about CUTENESS! Why do we love baby animals? Do baby animals love us? What are some of the cutest studies in science? Discover this and more as we answer the age old question: yikes, what’s it like to give birth to a baby porcupine? With special guest Bridgett Greenberg. FOOTNOTES:1. Peak-a-boo researcher2. Sea turtle swim suits3. Cutest age for a dog study4. Sea lion puppy covered in sand5. Prehensile Tailed Porcupine "talking"6. Image of Prehensile Tailed Porcupine's boopable snoot 7. Daily Herald cuteness article8. Hamster wheel study9. Mosha the elephant gets a prosthetic leg10. Rampaging elephant stops to save baby11. Selfie quokkas12. Image of Quokka13. Dik Dik alarm call14. Shy Dumbo Octopus15. "Venezuelan Poodle Moth"16. Birb bounces golf ball Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 7, 2019
Join us today as we talk about the history and stories behind mythological creatures, and find out that they have real-life animal counterparts who are just as magical. With special guest Alex Shifman.FOOTNOTES:1. Bombardier Beetles2. Warsaw Basilisk3. Basilisk lizard running on water4. Argentavis Magnificens5. Terror Birds6. Detachable penis7. Horrible picture of a Stegodyphus lineatus spider being eaten by her babies8. Atacama skeleton9. Horrible picture of a "real" Jackalope (papilloma virus infected rabbit) Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 31, 2019
We’re answering some of the weirdest questions about evolution and anatomy, like how do woodpeckers keep from scrambling their brains? What animals have not one, not two, but three vaginas? Why would a doctor want to sew your leg on backwards? Discover this and more as we answer the age old question: what are some of the most bodacious boobs in the animal kingdom. With special guests hosts of the podcast Ridiculous History, Noel Brown and Ben Bowlin. FOOTNOTES:1. Weird woodpecker tongues2. A kangaroo's three amazing vaginas3. Elephant honkers4. The Colugo Flying Lemur (who is not a lemur)5. Woman whose organs were flipped6. The popcorn-smelling Binturong7. The dank Maned Wolf8. The beautiful Snub-nosed Monkey9. Pterosaurs were flying death machines10. Video of the Iranian Spider-Tailed Viper11. Video of the Mexican Mole Lizard12. Katie's slideshow! Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 24, 2019
We’re going to look at some wild animal teams, how they compare to humans, and what the robot-dominated future may hold! Discover this and more as we answer the age old riddle: what animal doesn’t feel pain and loves eating poop? With special guest comedian Blake Wexler. FOOTNOTES: 1. Dog frees friends from a kennel2. Dog frees tied up dog3. Do Dogs Know Other Dogs Are Dogs?4. More info on nake mole rats than you even want to know5. Naked mole rats eat poop6. Zombees7. Social spider web8. Dogs and humans dream team defeat neanderthals9. Cattle tyrant majestically riding a capybara10. Devil's gardens Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 17, 2019
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 Snail2. Noodling for catfish3. Poison pass: the man who became immune to snake venom5. Slow Loris6. Platypus venom7. leopard seal feeds photographer8. Hippo's skull, showing the large canines and incisors used for fighting. Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 10, 2019
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 sponges2. Video of a tailor bird sewing leaves together3. New Caledonian crows create their own hooks4. The Brazen Bull torture device5. Butcher bird impaling its prey6. Macaques using human hair to floss7. Palm cockatoos drumming to get the ladies8. Elephant's big D energy9. The weird world of dragonfly wieners10. The woman who has trained herself how to run like a horseCorrection: Living root bridges are found in Meghalaya, Northeast India.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 3, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 26, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 19, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 12, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 7, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 5, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 29, 2019
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 22, 2019
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! Learn more about your ad-choices at
January 2, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 26, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 19, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 12, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 5, 2018
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 dearest is mommy deadliest. With special guest Miles Gray of The Daily Zeitgeist. Learn more about your ad-choices at
November 28, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
November 21, 2018
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 Learn more about your ad-choices at
November 14, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
November 7, 2018
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.) Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 31, 2018
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.” Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 25, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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