In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty and mysterious tanuki–both the animal and the folklore figure.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the majestic monarch butterfly. Many references to The Venture Brothers are made, and French accents are butchered. Join us to find out if monarch butterflies are great, or just okay.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty box turtle. More specifically, they delve in the western box turtle, which Randi has actual, real experience with. Seriously, she’s kind of a box turtle expert, so hit her up, turtle scientists! Tune in to find out if box turtles are great, or just okay.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the deadly anaconda. Join our intrepid hosts as they make obvious cultural references and recount the plot of Anaconda (1997) in remarkable detail. Oh, and they spend a little bit of time talking about the actual animal. Tune in to find whether it’s great, or just okay.
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.
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.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss camels. Like, all of them. Not just dromedaries.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the American icon that is the black bear. The two wonder over this food-stealing creature, and a special guest drops by the studio.
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.
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.
In this episode, Randi regains control of the podcast and Nathaniel returns to his lowly co-hosting duties. Oh, and also they talk about toucans.
Toucans! Can’t live with them (they’re terrible pets) and can’t live without them (their poop builds forests!). They are also one of the more delightful animals Randi and Nathaniel have talked about to date: they playfight with their bills, they grace the boxes of some of our favorite cereal, and they have feather-esque tongues. Tune in to find out if toucans are great, or just okay.
In this episode, Nathaniel and Randi discuss the adorable aye-aye. Nathaniel takes over hosting duties, so you know what? No show notes this week. ‘Cause Randi ain’t gonna write nothin’ if she ain’t in charge.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Nathaniel has a natural phobia of microphones. When called upon to host this episode, he agreed to do so only on condition that he be allowed to perform his lines from an adjoining room, with the result that portions of his performance are nearly inaudible, while Randi’s voice remains a model of crystalline perfection throughout. Please consider this a blessing in disguise rather than the unfortunate technical error it technically is.