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Join Melissa as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. How is a horse responsible for the FDA? How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go!
 
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Season 3 Finale: Three headlines from around the US: A javelina commits light B&E and steals a motor vehicle over Cheetos; a fugitive flamingo from Kansas is found in TEXAS; homeowners in Colorado file an unusual claim that Goldilocks would be envious. ******************* Resources: Javelina Cheeto Caper https://animalcorner.org/animals/peccary-jav…
 
This week a look at the less-greats in horse racing, including a horse named after a fruit, a horse named after a tuber, and an announcer has to call a race with a horse evidently named by a 17th century pirate. Let's GO! ***** Resources for this week's episode: Youtube video of Tom Durkin calling the ARRRRR race….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf…
 
A personal note from Melissa re: Roe v. Wade and a throwback episode about feminism by way of First Daughter, Alice Roosevelt's pet garder snake, Emily Spinach. Also, panda cologne is eau d'number 2, and our favorite bad taxidermy, "Sad Otter". All resources for this episode can be found in the shownotes of episode 24, "Emily Spinach" Visit Bewilde…
 
One sheep in Australia goes on the "lamb" and comes back from his "ram"springa needing a haircut of epic proportions. Please visit Bewilderbeastspod.com for more information about the show, and pretty please with cherry on top, leave a written review or tell a friend about the show! Resources: https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/baarack-sheep-dome…
 
When violent militarized police attack school children protesting for the right to education in Chile, hundreds of homeless street dogs stand in the way. This story focuses on two of the hundreds of Chilean protesting dogs: the infamous Negro Matapacos (Bebe), whose likeness pops up wherever social injustice involving police brutality and injustice…
 
Three shorter stories that couldn't quite make an entire episode on their own: A cat on the Queen's payroll in the UK and a pig who started a nearly 13 year war over land in the Pacific Northwest between the US and Canada. ***** I got today’s information from a variety of sources - On the Queen’s Chief Mouser: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VI…
 
April Fool's Day is in full swing on this episode of not-exactly BewilderBeasts! Let's learn about a bit about by way of a New York Yankee's baseball player and an ostrich. When a NY Yankee Challenged an Ostrich To A Spaghetti Eating Competition More about Nick Charlie Key and his incredible show, "The Fantastic History of Food" can be found here: …
 
Missing historical appendages? Fierce women who get it done? Big goofy hero dogs? Quirky facts and serious history? It's all here. If there is one episode that encompasses Bewilderbeasts, it's this one. All information about this episode can be found on the show notes of episode 33: Ann Harvey, Hairy Man and the Island of the Dead. Support the show…
 
McNugget, the coffee shop rooster; Cosmo, the rowdy raven who befriended an elementary school; an update on Magawa, the land-mind detection rat from episode 10; and scheduling updates! Resources: McNugget the Rooster https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/one-tough-old-bird-rules-the-parking-lot/ https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/beloved…
 
This week is part two of the prosthetics arc where we look exclusively at one dolphin who lost her tail but not her spirit - how that dolphin's journey saved the wildlife rehabilitation center she lived in, helped humans with advancements in prosthetic tech, and saved countless animals after her death in 2021, all while schmoozing with Morgan Freem…
 
This week's show is all about the real life Animal Avengers, animal prosthetics, osseointegration, and the magic of 3D printing to save animals from euthanasia while advancing prosthetic technologies to help humans. Resources for today's episode include: https://youtu.be/yIiXqyoxZEA https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/04…
 
Hi everyone! Episode 21, Fishfart Diplomacy, had a segment dedicated to all things Groundhog Day and let's bring back the term Bear Rat for our favorite meteorological rodents! All sources can be found on the original airing of the show, episode 21: https://bewilderbeastspod.podcastpage.io/episode/ep-21-fish-fart-diplomacy Support the show (https:/…
 
The time Kentucky Fried Chicken teamed up with NASA, some space ready chickens, and an 8th Grader FOR SCIENCE. I got today's information from: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/background/facts/adf.html https://www.audubon.org/news/the-amazing-story-cold-war-space-egg-race https://techshot.com/aerospace/technology/ https://www.sciencefocus…
 
This week, the Soviet dogs who went to space, their descendants, and one named Pushinka who had a minor role in stopping nuclear Armageddon during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Resources for this week's episode: The Smithsonian BBC Wikipedia on Pushinka Presidential Pet Museum NPR The Atlantic JFK Library Cultura Colectiva Contact the show: bewilderbea…
 
In Australia there is a rescue service for frogs who get trapped in produce that saves upwards of 1500 frogs every single year. We also meet Tony the Frog from Twitter who was saved from a head of lettuce in America, and why voting in America is important in off-presidential years if you want to save amphibians. Alright, let's go! I got today’s inf…
 
This week we talk about the effects of invasive species and how robotic fish employing scare tactics as invasive species birth control, another robot fish explores the deep sea floor, and a dead chipmunk on a stick may solve the mystery of an extinct bird while saving another. Ready? Let's go! Resources for today's episode: Thesaurus.com https://ar…
 
Let's go to Wales, a country where they are trying to put the call-and-response singing horse skull back in Christmas, where it belongs. This is going to be fun. Let's go! More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com Questions, comments, sourdough recipes? Send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com Tweet @bewilderedpod Bewilderbeast…
 
How much would the 12 days of Christmas cost someone today? How many birds is the True Love gifting? And where is the recipient going to put 224 birds? Let's take a peak at the ill-gifted birds in the mathiest holiday song on holiday playlists everywhere! Resources for today's throwback episode can be found on Episode 15: "Christmas Carol Creatures…
 
Julia Child was rejected from the army in WW2, so she got in on the ground-floor of the CIA, whipping up her first ever recipe: Shark Repellent Cakes. * * * * Resources for today's episode include: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/gfc.2005.5.3.44 https://vintagesmith.tumblr.com/post/10267501885/in-1924-the-politeness-police-was-formed-as https:…
 
This week, Melissa explains how we know Santa's sleigh is pulled by 8 reinDOEs who can see predators urine (that's not in the movie!), how shaman made reindeer fly, and the story of Rudolph uncovered. Parents: Melissa is fully on Team Santa, so learn awesome holiday facts with a supportive parent host. All resources can be found at Episode 15: Chri…
 
This is a recording of Oné R. Pagán's book launch for "Drunk Flies and Stoned Dolphins" where a tipsy Melissa asks him about cocaine addiction in flatworms, "bouncer bees" who decapitate drunk bees coming back to the hive, a few side tracks into pjs and tattoos, then circling back to stoned dolphins, spiders on LSD, phobias, and misadventures in we…
 
Melissa addresses sex changing animals who can do it all, condors who have had enough of their male cage mates, lesbian lizards, proposes a Finding Nemo #3, and the myth of the sexual binary. I got today’s information from Theresa Thorn of the podcast, "One Bad Mother" (the podcast that saved my sanity while parenting in the early years - profanity…
 
This week, Melissa has a special announcement and revisit of three African animal stories for the History Class of RSU 40 in Waldoboro, Maine. #GoPanthers For information on Dr. One Pagan's book launch ("Drunk Flies and Stoned Dolphins: A Trip Through The World of Animal Intoxication") please visit @BaldScientist on Twitter, or Dr. Oné R. Pagán's w…
 
In this 50th episode, we meet Olga of Kiev, a PATRON SAINT who murdered a lot of people using earth, wind, fire, ale and homing pigeons. She inspired the character of Cersei Lannister, a death metal band's concept album, a ballet and the US Military in WW2. Let's go! Resources for today's episode! Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Her…
 
Today Melissa takes a series of shallow dives into more royalty who were killed by hubris which changed the world forever, and has some fun with the worst nicknames in royal history. Let's go! Resources for today's episode include: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_of_France_(11O16%E2%80%931131) https://allthatsinteresting.com/royal-titles-nickn…
 
Today, there is a sign that says no pets allowed on the fence surrounding Elysian Heights Elementary - but the very foundation of this school's culture is built on the spirit of a cat named Room 8 who went to school every single day for 16 years. Let's learn about the most famous cat in the US that you likely never heard of because the Internet did…
 
In 1783 a duck, a rooster and a sheep named Montauciel were heading straight for the sky. How does their unlikely story change lead to three Billionaires ending up in space over 200 years later? * * * * * * * * * * https://storytellershat.com/2016/08/30/montauctiel-the-flying-sheep/ https://time.com/3583782/hot-air-balloon-history/ https://www.atla…
 
Why scientists are looking to potty train 1 billion cows to combat a growing acid rain crisis. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Resources on The Moo Loo: USGS.gov The Guardian Chick a Pig board game NPR Beef Market Central And if you want to watch a cow open a door, go pee - a LOT of pee, then get a treat, you can go to YouTube.com - the Telegraph has a…
 
A Smithsonian Museum exhibit depicting the skeletal remains of Dr. Grover Krantz and his beloved Irish wolfhound, Clyde. But, who was Dr. Krantz, and why is he - and his dogs - at the Smithsonian? And, why is this photo of their posthumous posed parts circulating social media? Resources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/grover…
 
As there is talk of suicide and class one narcotics, listener discretion is advised. How magicians, debleated goats, LSD, a maybe murder, and a CIA holiday party are tied into the misinformation effect. Resources: Jon Ronson: "The Men Who Stared at Goats" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Men_Who_Stare_at_Goats http://www.jonronson.com/goats.html E…
 
This week is all about Michael Packard, a man who went out to catch lobster but instead got an inside view of a humpback whale. . . . . . . . Resources and references on Michael Packard and the whale The Cape Cod Times article by Doug Frasier dated June 11, 2021, “I was completely inside” Fisheries.noaa.gov Dumb People Town - episode dated July 23,…
 
A truck of hens heading to a slaughterhouse turns over on a California Highway, leading to the funniest trilogy in chicken-cinema. . . . . . . . Resources: on the California Freeway Chickens: Terry Pratchett's book of short stories, "A Blink of the Screen" LA Times Wikipedia Snopes Jessica Tandy Deseret News Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by …
 
There is a place called the Diamond Coast where humanity clings to a thread, and pigeons are angels and lifelines. Let's go. Resources: Flight of the Diamond Smugglers by Matthew Gavin Frank Just the Zoo of Us - Pigeons / Varmints - Pigeons / Strange Animals Podcast - Pigeons Adam Ruins Everything (Diamonds) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5kWu1if…
 
Today, a quick update and a revisit of episode 8: the naughty bird who got evicted from a President's funeral for swearing, some birds who were separated for turning the zoo into an R rated experience for school kids, and some birds who use fire to catch prey, much to the dismay of firefighters. This episode is also playing this week over at Meliss…
 
Updates on the wanderlust walrus who is now sinking boats in Spain, a bomb sniffing rat retires, and a revisit of the raven who inspired two old-timey authors, Charles Dickens & Edgar Allan Poe. Resources: Magawa the land mine sniffing rat (original resources found on Episode 10) NPR: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/04/1003258540/after-years-of-detecti…
 
A father's devotion to his daughter is saving the monarch butterfly; condors go all Spinal Tap on a woman's home; Melissa gets real with how local and state government officials in Massachusetts can get inspiration from wildlife overpasses before another Somerville resident is killed in a crosswalk in her city. ***** Resources: Butterfly Connection…
 
Melissa presents three happy stories about animals and humans - Yoriko the fish makes an unusual friend at an underwater shrine; a service dog flunk out becomes the first arson detection dog in Saginaw, TX; how scientists are using googley eyes to save birds. Resources: Love is Blind: Yoriko and Hiroyuki Arakawa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfwd…
 
This week all about dogs and sight! We have a greyhound who gets corrective lenses, the first seeing eye dogs, and a guardian livestock dog gets an unusual flock to tend. ***** Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and BewilderedPod on Twitter, BewilderbeastsPod on Facebook, Bewilderbeasts on Instagram and email BewilderBeastsPod@gmail.co…
 
On this shortie, Melissa got vaccinated and wanted to revisit the horseshoe crabs who made our vaccines --- and nearly every medical instrument and medication --- possible. Thanks, horseshoe crabs! ***** Big thanks to Freesound.org and Joshua Empyre for additional music for this week's episode. For all other information regarding this shortie, incl…
 
Melissa talks about some animals who could easily end up in a police lineup, a horse to thank every time Romaine lettuce is recalled, and cat butt science. ***** Fingerprint Folly: Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/koalas-make-monkey-out-police-1313275.html Ripleys https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/koala-fingerprints/ New Scientist ht…
 
An animal control investigator gets a delicious surprise; emus beat the Australian Army, and we finally have a spi...spi….a story about my phobia that we had to include, so if you hear a thud, it’s just me passing out from fear. ****** The Mysterious Tree Creature https://www.delish.com/food-news/a36163171/animal-control-croissant-call/ https://www…
 
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