Episode 43

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18th Feb 2020

Tainted Love Part 2: Spider Sex and Freaky Facts with Shakira Quiñones and Sebastian Echeverri

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We're flipping the script this Valentine's Day with a three part series where we show some love to nature's unloved: spiders and snakes!

In part 2, we talk to Shakira Quiñones about Nephilid Spiders (like North America's Golden Silk), weird spider sex, and have her and Sebastian Echeverri answer your listener submitted questions! We talk spider oral sex, copulatory plugs, Spider-Frog Buddy Comedies, flying spiders, superheroes, and more!

Special thanks to Sebastian Echeverri (Twitter: @spiderdaynight, Instagram: @spiderdaynightlive) and Shakira Quiñones (Twitter and Instagram: @shakiguani)

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Outro Theme by Ella VanLoon

Episode 42

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14th Feb 2020

Tainted Love Part 1: Spider Speed Dating with Sebastian Echeverri and Shakira Quiñones

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We're flipping the script this Valentine's Day with a three part series where we show some love to nature's unloved: spiders and snakes! In part 1, we talk to Sebastian Echeverri about everything from fear of spiders, spider VR, spider dancing, spider sex, tiny spiders on tiny treadmills, and everything in-between! Part 2 will air on February 18th!

Special thanks to Sebastian Echeverri (Twitter: @spiderdaynight, Instagram: @spiderdaynightlive) and Shakira Quiñones (Twitter: @shakiguani)

Become a patron (and our best friend), and get tons of cool perks at www.patreon.com/TheWildLife and help us to keep doing what we are doing and getting better! Also, check out our latest merch at www.thewildlife.blog/shop

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Follow Devon on Instagram @devonthenatureguy or on Twitter @devthenatureguy

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Check out Sebastian's website here: https://www.spiderdaynight.com/

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Outro Theme by Ella VanLoon

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14th Dec 2019

How to Make a Snowflake

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In this episode, Devon and Richard talk snow, Frozen 2, whether or not water has memory (and if it's good or bad), the Big Bang, the formation of planets, the secret role of bacteria, why snowflakes are intricately symmetrical, and more!

**Stay tuned for an updated episode description containing a link to 2 video demonstrations for our Try This at Home segments!

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Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

We Always Thought the Future Would Be Kind of Fun by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/darkglow/

Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

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27th Nov 2019

When the Tables are Turned (a Thanksgiving Special!)

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My how the turntables!

In today's special holiday episode, Devon and Richard summarize some recent news of tenacious turkey turmoil, and explain how it is that the wild turkey became our Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Prepare for a hearty helping of puns, unnecessarily long historical interviews, and straight facts!

Check out thewildlife.blog later this week for our favorite turkey attack footage and recent news stories!

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20th Nov 2019

Fireflies with Lynn Frierson Faust

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Discover why we are seeing less fireflies, the secrets behind their natural glow, how to find yourself a lady firefly, and so much more in this jam-packed episode.

Our guest is Lynn Frierson Faust, the lightning bug lady of Knoxville, TN. She’s the author of Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs,which details flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central United States and Canada. She has over 20 years of experience as an independent researcher working with university teams, and as an advisory consultant on firefly studies with state and national parks in Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and New York and an on-site scientific consultant with BBC Nature, the Discovery Channel, and National Geographic, she’s published plenty of her own papers, and knows more about fireflies than fireflies know about themselves. So, hold onto your glowing butts. This is gonna be...LIT!

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The Wild Life is a show by two brothers: one, a Minnesota science teacher with a background in wildlife biology; the other, a space science student in Texas. The Wild Life blends science, nature, and the human experience through storytelling and interviews with earths experts---with a few detours!
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