Episode 041: Mosquit-Oh Nos!

Not content to just talk about animals, we take another deep dive into the history of animal research with a discussion of taxonomist, naturalist historian, and professional Roman PLINY THE ELDER. Then, belatedly, tragically, reluctantly, we get to the most abhorrent of all the earth’s creatures, The Mosquito. Find out if mosquitoes are great, or just… who are we kidding? Mosquitoes suck.

Episode 040: Weasel Words

We must, we must, we must increase our… Mustelid coverage. Yes, we’re back into the world of stoats, otters, badgers and pals for one of our most ubiquitous beasts, the weasel. Special attention is given to the inaptly named Least Weasel, and Nathaniel takes us on a global tour of weasel-based mythology, if the globe only had nine countries. And we somehow go the whole episode without making an Elie Wiesel pun, which really doesn’t sound like us. Enjoy!

Episode 038: Shrew You, Buddy!

In honor of shrews – those short, annoying, but adorable animals – we bring you a short, annoying, but adorable episode. Randi finds that the real shrew was inside of her all along, and Nathaniel won’t shut up about that Shakespeare guy, thus putting the savant in idiot savant. Make like a shrew and burrow into this great new installment of All Creatures Great and Okay. (EDITOR’S NOTE: double-check if shrews are burrowing animals).

Episode 037: The Real Hoax Blues

Oru Kaiju Daishingeki! It’s our one-year anniversary, so we’re bringing you twice the goodness with a double dip of crazy creatures. Join us as the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus squares off against its eternal adversary: the Bavarian Wolpertinger. Do these two “hoax animals” really exist? Some say maybe. Other aren’t so sure. The raddest hosts in Podsylvania will grant you more wisdom than you ever particularly wanted. All of this and more in a special regular-length episode of All Creatures Great and Okay!

Episode 035: Kakapo Joy Juice

In this episode, Nathaniel and Randi discuss the rotund kakapo, the parrot that is not particularly good at being a parrot. Listen intently as they mispronounce its name at least, like, five hundred times, and Nathaniel pours one out for a late, great comedy writer and conservationist – a comservationist, if you won’t. Join us in New Zealand and meet the bird that makes the kiwi look like an apex predator.