Episode 018: Making the Tardigrade

In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the breakout star of Ant-Man and the Wasp: the tardigrade. Also known as “water bears,” tardigrades are a phylum of microscopic animal. That’s right–our hosts are really testing the “all creatures” part of the title.

Show Notes

Tardigrades are a microscopic animal, maxing out at .4mm in length. They were originally discovered by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773; he gave the animal the delightful name “kleiner wasserbär” (little water bear). True to their name, tardigrades 1) live in water and 2) kinda look like bears if you squint a little. Join Randi and Nathaniel as they marvel over this creature, and find out if it’s great or just okay.

Episode 015: Unfriendly Neighborhood-less Wandering Spiders

In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss Brazilian wandering spiders. Brazilian wandering spiders have almost a six inch leg span, a knack for hiding in produce, and a bite that causes boners.

Show Notes

Let’s not beat around the bush: the venom of Brazilian wandering spiders causes priapism in its victim. As a result, our worldly co-hosts spend most of the episode dragging that fact out as long as possible. Randi also gives a spider anatomy lesson, and describes sultry spider mating habits in alarming detail. Nathaniel demonstrates his astounding knowledge of the god Priapus, while Randi misinterprets logical positivism. Tune in to find out if Brazilian wandering spiders are great, or just okay.