Strange by Nature Podcast
57. Season Two Extravaganza feat. Brett Sieberer

57. Season Two Extravaganza feat. Brett Sieberer

March 9, 2022

Welcome to Season Two! This begins our second year of the show. Thanks for coming along for the ride. This week we have something special. We're joined by professional naturalist Brett Sieberer who also happens to be a huge fan of the show. He takes us on a hilarious journey though 5 questions to get to know the show hosts better. We had so much fun it is sure to be a yearly tradition!

56.Don’t put Fish in a Blender

56.Don’t put Fish in a Blender

March 2, 2022

Victoria weaves a tale of a strange ancient desert plant, Kirk talks about magnets in the heads of fish, and Rachel tells us why the sky is blue

55. Bird Call Time Machine

55. Bird Call Time Machine

February 23, 2022

Rachel takes on Orcas Vs. Blue whales, Victoria takes us to the ancient Atacama desert and Kirk asks the question, "Could we recognize bird calls if we traveled back in time?"

54. Echinoderms are heartless

54. Echinoderms are heartless

February 16, 2022

Kirk gives us all deja vu with a story about an accidental discovery in Antarctica, Rachel talks hearts for Valentine's Day and Victoria talks about female sexual selection and interesting experiments to prove it exists. 

53. Glowing Humans, Immortal Humans and Ancient Hidden Life

53. Glowing Humans, Immortal Humans and Ancient Hidden Life

February 9, 2022

This episode is really cool. (apologies for all the puns) Victoria illuminates the cool light of bioluminescence, Kirk takes us thousands of feet under the chilly Antarctic ice for a change scientific discovery and Rachel fills us in on immortal human cells. 

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52. All Hail the Trash Panda

52. All Hail the Trash Panda

February 2, 2022

This week, Rachel tells us about the bizarrely miniature Java Mouse Deer, Victoria talks about Staghorn Ferns and how they may actually form amazing social colonies with division of labor and Kirk delves into the important question, just how smart are Trash Pandas?

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51. Weird Nature Stories with Laura

51. Weird Nature Stories with Laura

January 26, 2022

This week we're excited to welcome Laura from the For the Love of Nature Podcast to the show. Be sure to check out the fun they have on their show as well. In this episode, Kirk talks Quantum Entanglement in bird eyes, Laura does a redux on Quicksand, Rachel talks frozen frogs and beetles that can walk on the UNDERSIDE of water. Weird indeed. 

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50. Flesh-eating Vulture Bees!

50. Flesh-eating Vulture Bees!

January 19, 2022

Victoria kicks us off this week with a story about flesh eating vulture bees. Kirk talks about Mt. Tambora, the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history and Rachel finishes her two-parter on the bizarre world of anaerobic respiration. 

49. Turtles Breathe with their Butts

49. Turtles Breathe with their Butts

January 12, 2022

Rachel begins a Two Part expose on how turtles breathe with their butts in the winter. Victoria uncovers the truth about a mysterious plant we just discovered is actually carnivorous and Kirk takes on the bizarre Mpemba Effect. Does hot water really freeze faster than cold water?

 

48.The Great Krakatoa Volcanic Explosion

48.The Great Krakatoa Volcanic Explosion

January 5, 2022

Kirk kicks us off with the story of Krakatoa, possibly the most famous volcanic explosion of all time. We then all bond over our collective dislike of Pineapple (which is Rachel's topic), and Victoria tells us the mysterious tale of the Army Ants with two butts. 

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