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Every Sunday, Macken tells you everything you want to know about a new species of animal. Fun facts and cool stories included in every show.
||CleanTasmanian Devil||Why are they called devils? Do they have the strongest bite on earth? Can they eat people? Will the Tasmanian devil save humanity? Find out on this episode of Species. ...||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Did St. Patrick banish the snakes from Ireland?||Snakes live almost everywhere, so why aren't there any snakes in Ireland? Legend has it that St. Patrick got rid of them! Celebrate this St. Patrick's day with knowledge. Did this primate banish the snakes from Ireland? Find out on this bonus episode...||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDung Beetle||Why do dung beetles build dung balls? Do dung beetles dance? How do polarized sunglasses work? Why did entomologists dress up dung beetles in cardboard hats and tiny mittens? Learn all about the sacred scarab on this episode of Species. Bibliography: ..||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreat Blue Heron||Who would win, a great blue heron or a golden eagle? Have chimpanzees invented spears? Are great blue herons mute? Learn the answers to all these questions and more! Learn everything about this fantastic bird on this episode of Species....||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSunfish||Why do sunfish sunbathe? Will a sunfish squash my child? Can I use a dead sunfish to pay my taxes? Is that a baby whale? Come learn about the egg-laying champion on this episode of Species....||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeaver||Did silk hats save beavers from extinction? Which is longer, the Hoover Dam, or the biggest beaver dam ever? Are humans naturally monogamous? Learn all about the North American beaver on this episode of Species....||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlying Snake||How do snakes slither? How do they climb trees? Heck, how do they "fly"?! Become an expert on the paradise flying snake, and learn all about the physics of snake movement (on the ground, up trees, and through the air!) on this episode of Species....||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCowbird||Why do we call them "cowbirds," and why are they nicknamed "mafia birds"? Does the mafia still exist? Are cowbirds running an extortion racket in my backyard? Macken answers all on this episode of Species....||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmazon Molly||The Amazon molly is an entirely female species of fish. So how do they reproduce? Why haven't they gone extinct, like biologists once predicted? Is the Greek legend of the Amazons real? Macken answers all on this episode of Species....||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiant Panda||How come giant pandas don't eat meat like other bears? Why are they black and white? Do pandas have 6 fingers? Macken answers all and more on this episode of Species....||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoconut Crab||Can coconut crabs swim? Is my cat safe from coconut crabs? What happened to Amelia Earhart? Macken answers all and more on this episode of Species. He also spoils the ending of "King Kong," so watch out for that....||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBudgerigar||Which animal is the pound for pound language champion? What is so special about bird brains? Can a budgie lead me to food? Macken answers all and more on this episode of Species....||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreenland Shark||Can a Greenland shark live for 500 years? Do Greenland sharks hunt for moose? Why did a Danish physicist need shark eyes? Macken answers all and more on this episode of Species....||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpossum||Why do opossums get hit by cars? How did the opossum, a marsupial, end up in America? Did an opossum really meet the King and Queen of Spain? Macken answers all and more on this episode of Species....||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
BEST ANIMAL PODCAST!!
This is a MUST LISTEN for any animal lover! Macken is so funny and has an amazing in-depth knowledge about all of the species he introduces to us :)
If you listen to Stuff You Should Know, you’ll love this quick witted Boston University Student exploring the beautiful complexities of nature.
Awesome opossum pod