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.

Episode 032: Hyena, Warrior Princess

In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel attempt some image rehabilitation on hyenas, those perennial underdogs. They’re such underdogs, in fact, that they’re technically more closely related to cats.  We present a remarkably tight analysis of these remarkably tight mammals. Stick with us, and you’ll never go hangry again!

 

Episode 031: Cod Save the Queen

We barrel triumphantly into 2019 and a new, biweekly schedule. In this episode, we discuss the mighty cod, and also take time to spotlight Carl Linnaeus, father of binomial nomenclature (if you’ve ever seen a Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner cartoon, you know what binomial nomenclature is). Marvel as Nathaniel “um, actually”s a bunch of pronunciations, while getting Linnaeus’s name wrong literally every time he says it. Thrill as Randi somehow keeps the podcast on course while under a fever of 103 degrees (Celsius). From the coasts of Greenland to a slow boat to China, this is one of our most expansive episodes yet. And we talk about fish!

Episode 029: Better Call Saltwater Crocodiles

In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss one of Randi’s favorite animals: the tyrant known as the Saltwater Crocodile. Tremble in fear!