Creature Feature

Creature Feature

We take a critter’s eye view to explore how animal behavior parallels humans. Join comedians and science-lovers as we get inside the minds of animals... Show More

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March 3, 2021 73 min

Pallavi Gunalan and I are going to check out some animals that you typically would think of as being small, but sometimes get super large and very hunky chunky! From moths to snails to frogs and pollywogs, these animals will give you a HUGE surprise!


Footnotes:

  • Hercules moth!
  • Hercules moth caterpillar
  • Atlas moth with snake head wingtips
  • Giant African land snail 
  • Black Sea Hare
  • Goliath frog
  • Dart the bullfrog pollywog
  • Dart, a banana, and som...
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    February 24, 2021 70 min

    We’re getting to know some of the most fascinating noses in the animal kingdom with Hana Michels and Dave Bell! From a fantastical cryptid, to the real-life incredible noses that you couldn’t make up! Discover this and more as we answer the age-old question: why are bats? 


    Footnotes:

  • Nosewalker cryptid!
  • A very "convincing" taxidermy
  • Another interesting "rhinograde"
  • Not quite factual taxidermy!
  • Unicornfish!
  • How handsome
  • Home...
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    February 17, 2021 56 min

    We’re talking about the biggest daredevils with Alex Schmidt. When it comes to derrieres, the pop stars of posteriors, the analysts of… well, you know. How do you survive a trip through a frog? What are some unconventional uses for a sea cucumber? And do you really need a butt?


    Footnotes: 

  • Water scavenger beetles 
  • The daring Houdini act of the water scavenger beetle
  • The pearlfish at home sweet home 
  • Your close and personal friend, demo...
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    February 10, 2021 83 min


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    February 3, 2021 82 min

    Today on the show we’re gonna take a BITE out of TROGLOBITES! What happens deep in the cold, dark depths of caves? How does anything stay alive down there? What happens when you don’t need eyes? Find out with guest, Michael Swaim.


    Footnotes:

  • Mexican blind cavefish!
  • Cave wolf spider!
  • Texas blind salamander! 
  • THE OLM! Aka "Human fish..." 
  • Cave leeches, oh dear...
  • White cave velvet worm :3 
  • All Yesterdays book!
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    January 27, 2021 67 min

    From the shiny and splendiferous scale worms of the deep, to scuba diving lizards, these animals all have one thing in common: they are 100% glam. Join us as we explore these extravagant trend setters with special guest Danl Goodman.


    Footnotes: 

  • Elvis worm! 
  • Elvis worms fighting, oh no! 
  • Scale worm jaws, extra oh no! 
  • Living beetle jewelry 
  • Shiny diving lizards, oh my!
  • Shiny diving lizards caught on video! 
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    January 20, 2021 81 min

    We’re talking all things Jurassic, as we fact check Jurassic Park! Was John Hammond in over his head? Could life uuuuuuuuh find a way? And are T-Rexes eyesight REALLY based on movement? We’re digging up dinos and the truth with Kay B!


    Footnotes:

  • Baby T-Rex was a cutie pie!
  • Yutyrannus was a monstrous chicken
  • More art of yutyrannus
  • Deinocheirus: world's most terrifying muppet? 
  • Deinocheirus, like Big Bird and snuffleupagus had a baby
  • W...
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    January 13, 2021 63 min

    These animals seem like hoaxes! Living tampons that walk the earth, purple blobs who walk UNDER the earth, a new animal superhero, and the weird sex-capades of horny bees! Discover this and more with guest Vanessa Guerrero, as we answer the age-old question, is that a snorkel coming out of your butt or are you just happy to see me? 


    Footnotes:

  • (Warning, icky) rat-tailed maggots look like crawling tampons
  • Purple frog (blob) 
  • Such a lit...
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    December 30, 2020 92 min

    This is the BEE MOVIE CANCELLATION SPECIAL!!! That’s right, we are TAKING ON BEE MOVIE, to HOLD IT ACCOUNTABLE for all its inaccuracies with Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante!! 

    Footnotes: 

  • Bee orchid
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    December 23, 2020 73 min

    On this holiday special, we will explore three holiday classics, Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer, Die Hard, and The Santa Clause, and recast the leading roles as even more incredible real-life animals with Joelle Monique! 

    Footnotes:

  • Rudolph the Glowing Tasmanian Devil?
  • Glowing platypus 
  • Glowing wombats
  • Glowing bilby ears 
  • Bioluminescent sea unicorns? 
  • GIANT pyrosome: 
  • Flashing pyrosome
  • Blizzard of glowing pyrosomes
  • Die Hard planarian 
  • Plana...
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    December 16, 2020 41 min

    The Creature Feature holiday special episode will air next week! In the meantime, please enjoy this soothing Q&A where I answer your questions about animals! And though we talk about alien parasites and the horrifying truth behind guinea pigs, let the soothing tones of my voice and ambient music bring you some tranquility. 


    Footnotes: 

  • Parasitic salminicola
  • Sun bear epic tongue 
  • Plough snails absolutely booking it 
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    December 9, 2020 70 min

    Today on the show, we’re talking about those tubular dudes, those little wiggle pipes, those cylindrical squamates, SNAAAAAKES! From the goofiest, to the cutest, to the most dazzling snakes, we’re going to find out how truly odd snakes can be with our guest, Maggie Mae Fish!


    Footnotes:

  • Arabian sand boa!
  • Madagascar leaf-nosed snake
  • Male and female leaf-nosed snakes
  • Tentacled snake 
  • Elephant trunk snake
  • Hognose snake 
  • Blunthead tree snake
  • Bi...
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    December 2, 2020 35 min


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    November 25, 2020 55 min

    This year I know a lot of your responsible folks are modifying your normal holiday season to be safer. But we don’t have to isolate from turkeys, so I’m gonna invite a whole flock of turkeys into your home! We’re gonna talk turkey facts, turkey romance, turkey history, and alternative turkeys with our guest Alison Stevenson!


    Show Notes:

  • A turkey snood that's... um...
  • Turkey sounds!
  • Ocellated turkey!
  • Ocellated turkey sounds!
  • Australi...
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    November 18, 2020 64 min
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    November 11, 2020 36 min

    I don’t know about you guys, but my brain is completely melted after this election week! So I thought I’d take it easy today and answer some fascinating listener questions!


    Footnotes: 

    Baby pygmy hippo ;) 

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    November 4, 2020 74 min

    Today we’re discussing some horror tropes you can find right in nature! Evil deadly lakes, fungus that isn’t fun, terrifying ANT-ics, and things that go bump in the night! Stay tuned for an audio guessing game with David Bell & Tom Reimann !


    Footnotes:

  • Lake Natron
  • Dead animal statues of Lake Natron 
  • Alien fungus
  • Uh oh more alien fungus 
  • Jumping spider ant mimic
  • Predatory female spider ant mimic
  • Predatory male spider ant mimic 
  • Ant algor...
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    October 28, 2020 91 min

    Today we’re visiting the spookiest, smartest, most spectacular family in the animal kingdom: the corvids! Crows, ravens, rooks and more! Are crows

    the smartest being on earth? Do they mourn their dead? Featuring crow expert Dr. Kaeli Swift!


    Footnotes!

    Dr. Swift's spooky crow study! 

    DO NOT BE ALARMED! CROW RESEARCH! 

    Genius New Caledonian crows 

    Crow gifts? 

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    October 21, 2020 93 min

    On this first episode of our two-episode spooktacular, Bridgett Greenberg and Abe Epperson help us flee from a chitinous terror, a ten-legged devilish decapod, a creepy crustacean crawling closer and closer! ATTACK! OF THE KILLER CRAAAAABS! 


    Footnotes: 

  • King "crab" 
  • Porcelain "crab"
  • Hairy stone "crab" 
  • Inspirational tweet 
  • Flower crab spider
  • Another crab spider 
  • Happy face spider
  • Clown face on a green crab spider...
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