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A science podcast about everything herpetological: reptiles and amphibians and other advanced fishopods. Hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak.
||ExplicitSquaMates Ep. 7: The Frog Awakens||Amazing herpetology news, including five new herp genomes and a new siren, and a discussion that focusses on taxonomy! The show is hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak.||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSquaMates Ep. 6: Return of the ‘Anoli’||The sixth episode of the SquaMates podcast—featuring some amazing new stories, including new iguanas and crocodiles, high-elevation herps, and some spectacular sea serpents! The show is hosted by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSquaMates Ep. 5: The Pythons Strike Back||In this fifth episode: amphibian genome size (again), dusky salamanders, and the Great Anolis Debate. We talk with Helen Plylar about her experience as a #HERper, and our main topic of discussion is her research on heat 'vision' in snakes.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSquaMates Ep. 4: A Newt Hope||The fourth episode of the SquaMates podcast! You wanted more snake genomes? You got them! You wanted more controversy? Double dose! For show notes and literature references, go to www.squamatespod.com||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSquaMates Ep. 3: Revenge of the Toxicofera||The third episode of the SquaMates podcast! Mark, Ethan, and Gabriel talk Gymnophalmidae, Toxicofera, and other weirdly named clades! For more info and literature, go to www.squamatespod.com||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSquaMates Ep. 2: Attack of the Genomes||The second episode—the first run of the 'normal' segments! News: fossils, chytrid, snakes & cats. #HERper: Prof. Marvalee Wake. Discussion: Axolotls & their huge genomes! Qs: very brief! For more info and literature, go to www.squamatespod.com||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSquaMates Ep. 1: The Fishopod Menace||An introduction to the podcast! Mark, Ethan, and Gabriel introduce themselves, give a history of all herpetology ever, and then cover all reptiles and amphibians. For more info and literature, go to www.squamatespod.com||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast! Especially if I’m on my way out to go herping! Keep up the great work guys!
I am an aspiring paleoartist and while not going into herpetology, was drawn to this podcast through my appreciation of Gabriel Ugueto, whose work is stunning. SquaMates is incredibly in-depth for being so humorous, and incredibly humorous for being so in-depth. The differing backgrounds and palpable chemistry of the show's hosts make it a breeze to listen to hours of phylogenetic debate and discussion. This was the first podcast I have ever listened to on my own accord, and I was disappointed to later learn not all podcasts are as good as this one! Keep up the amazing puns
My favorite podcast for long car trips
If you like questionable herp puns, long podcasts, and herpetology, SquaMates is the right podcast for you. Mark, Gabriel, and Ethan are three enthusiastic and hilarious hosts, whose differently similar backgrounds really compliment one another as they explain/talk about new herp papers, their work, the correct pronunciation of anole, and other exciting herp tidbits and topics. Really great pod, the only thing I don’t like is that they only upload a podcast once a month, but I feel like the length of the podcast helps makes up for it.