Strange by Nature Podcast
It’s Poop from Here on Out

It’s Poop from Here on Out

September 28, 2022

We really step into it this week. Rachel starts things off all innocent with a story about Sea Stars and then Victoria and Kirk both somehow end up doing stories about fecal material. Victoria talks about a strange effect that makes people have to poop in book stores and Kirk discusses which animal has the tastiest droppings. 

Putting 3D Glasses on Cuttlefish for Science

Putting 3D Glasses on Cuttlefish for Science

September 21, 2022

This week, Kirk reveals how Dung beetles navigate using the Milky Way, Rachel dives into research that put 3D glasses on Cuttlefish and Victoria brings 30,000 year old plants and animals back from the dead. 

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The Dolphins that Work for the Navy

The Dolphins that Work for the Navy

September 14, 2022

This week Victoria tells us about a mysterious and giant plant that is missing major plant parts, Kirk talks about the dolphins that work for the US Navy and Rachel get down with the puzzle of what makes cacti so strange. 

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Faking Death to Avoid Sex

Faking Death to Avoid Sex

September 7, 2022

This week, Rachel details the absolutely bonkers migration strategy of Monarch butterflies, Victoria goes into the bizarre properties of heavy water and Kirk talks about research into dragonflies that fake their own deaths to avoid having sex. 

 

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Cookie Cutter Sharks Ate My Thigh

Cookie Cutter Sharks Ate My Thigh

August 31, 2022

Pulsars, Things that Eat Dragonflies and Cookie Cutter Sharks. How's that for a diverse set of topics this week?

Excuse me, you left your natural nuclear reactor running

Excuse me, you left your natural nuclear reactor running

August 24, 2022

This week, Victoria talks about the time nature created a naturally occurring nuclear reactor, Kirk takes on the very real magic "Bezoars" from Harry Potter and Rachel explains why a Banana is a berry but a Strawberry is not. 

Recursive Island Madness

Recursive Island Madness

August 17, 2022

This week, Rachel kicks things off with truly bizarre looking sharks, Victoria pushes out brains to the breaking point with recursive islands, and Kirk brings us the bizarre tale of hibernating birds. 

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The Hoatzin has a Pretty Metal Hairdoo

The Hoatzin has a Pretty Metal Hairdoo

August 10, 2022

This week, Kirk kicks things off with cows, farts, burps and global warming, Rachel then tells us about Bone-house wasps using dead ants for camouflage and finally Victoria presents her case for the Hoatzin being declared the weirdest bird on Earth. 

 

 

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Please Don’t Eat the Tiny Baby Frogs

Please Don’t Eat the Tiny Baby Frogs

August 3, 2022

Victoria kicks things off this week with the tiny Pumpkin Toadlet, Kirk talks about the biggest lightning on Earth and Rachel shares her love/hate with Buckthorn. 

Photosynthetic Shawn the Sheep

Photosynthetic Shawn the Sheep

July 27, 2022

This week, Rachel rolls on in with strange tales of Tumbleweeds, Victoria thaws out a very recent (and silky) wooly mammoth and Kirk introduces us to a super cute animal with the power to photosynthesize. So much goodness here!

 

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