Strange by Nature Podcast
33. Scrotal sack snack pouch?

33. Scrotal sack snack pouch?

September 22, 2021

Rachel shares the story of the first ever broad-leafed tree (that is still with us today), Victoria digs on the Tasmanian Tiger and Kirk does a deep dive on these strange molecules called Carotenoids. 

32. Vampire Deer Don‘t Suck

32. Vampire Deer Don‘t Suck

September 15, 2021

Dagger moths, Vampire Deer and Midwestern earthquakes.

31.Your Flamingo Seems to be on Fire

31.Your Flamingo Seems to be on Fire

September 8, 2021

This this episode, Victoria introduces the concept of cryptically extinct animals, Kirks looks are the relationship between mosquitoes and blood type and Rachel talks about the possible real-world historical roots of the mythical Phoenix. 

30. The Evolutionary Junk Drawer

30. The Evolutionary Junk Drawer

September 1, 2021

Rachel does a deep dive on the evolutionary history of whales, Victoria rummages around the evolutions junk drawer and Kirk talk about meat eating Hippos. 

29. Bleeding Crabs for Science

29. Bleeding Crabs for Science

August 25, 2021

Rachel predictably brings us a story from the ocean and we learn about the bizarre Oar Fish. Victoria relives childhood beach trauma and tells us about the Horseshoe Crab and Kirk blows everyone's minds with amazing facts about the most numerous bird on Earth. 

28. Flying Snakes (not on a plane)

28. Flying Snakes (not on a plane)

August 18, 2021

Kirk breaks our brains with a simple question about humidity, Rachel nerds out on the Cassowary and Victoria brings us flying snakes. Why...why must there be flying snakes?

27. He with the Biggest Mouth is Dominant

27. He with the Biggest Mouth is Dominant

August 11, 2021

Kirk shares some ingenious research on bird migration, Rachel horrifies us with the Sarcastic Fringehead (and learns a geography lesson in the process) and Victoria brings on a plague of locusts. 

26. Not a Treatise on Bacon

26. Not a Treatise on Bacon

August 4, 2021

Victoria tells us that our immune systems make detergent, Kirk reveals the answer to the centuries old mystery of the Zodiacal Light and Rachel tells the tale of the Giant Chinese Salamander!

25. Orchids are named after WHAT???

25. Orchids are named after WHAT???

July 28, 2021

Victoria tells us about orchids and it gets weird. Kirk tells an unbelievable story about trees growing inside a human and Rachel does a deep dive on some of the cooler facts about dragonflies. 

24. The Horror Frog and other tales

24. The Horror Frog and other tales

July 21, 2021

This week brings three awesome stories from around the world. Rachel brings the the tale of the "Horror Frog", Victoria has a mystery plant like no other and Kirk gives us a cool research update on how carnivores affect the plants in an ecosystem. 

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