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Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
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Explore the magic of fantasy that gets a little…feral. Romantasy is the erotic audio podcast for readers and listeners who like their fae, vampires, and werewolves with extra spice. Each sexy audiobook features a new series with new characters, episodes, and behind the scenes content. Listen during bedtime or me time. This podcast is intended for mature listeners…Headphones highly recommended. Created by Dipsea. Can’t wait till the next episode drops? Want more sexy audiobooks and even spici ...
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This Feels Terrible

This Feels Terrible

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Comedian and repeat relationship failure, Erin McGathy talks love, sex and all matters of heartbreak in the audio version of her live show originally performed at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Let's get terrible.
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Ian's Gone Postal

Feral Penguin Productions

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Having gained a fairly useless philosophy degree, Ian takes a job delivering the mail in a disaster of an ex-mining town. Vital life lessons are learned by our sort of hero as he struggles to fit in with the oddball locals and desperately tries to figure out where it all went wrong.
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This feed only contains Cmakesp's public audio. If you wish to listen to her exclusive content, please subscribe to one of her subscription accounts or purchase them off of her storefront. Check Shownotes for trigger and content warnings!!!
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Singsongers

Starburns Audio

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Singsongers is a songwriting-focused interview show hosted by writer/Starburns Industries founder Dino Stamatopoulos. The description we have for the show is: Dino has no business writing music, except for the fact that he loves doing it. Hear him interview singer songwriters and learn about their processes, like where do they get their ideas and how important is it to really to learn how to bar chords on a guitar?
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Natch Beaut

Jackie Johnson

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Comedian and beauty expert Jackie Johnson explores the self care space while laughing, yelling, singing, and keeping things cruelty free. Jackie gabs with celebs, makeup artists, indie brand owners, and fellow funny folks about what beauty and self care mean to them (as well as what’s in their bags!). Grab your neck cream and join her as she takes the seriousness, mystery, and intimidation out of this robust topic. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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You're Welcome World News

Eric Stolze, Zane Grant, Madeline Wager, Feral Audio

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First came This American Life, then came All Things Considered, now, from creators Eric Stolze and Zane Grant, a holier-than-thou glance at all the first-world-issues. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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This horror-comedy features a chupacabra exterminator and a marine biology student who become unlikely allies while solving a monstrous murder. Ever since the Florida swamps went feral a few years back, Brad Marlin has been killing chupacabras. But on a standard house call for a student new to the area, things go horribly wrong. Brad’s coworker is murdered, and not, Brad suspects, by the standard sucker they’ve all gotten used to. A new monster is in their midst. But there’s more than one se ...
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Iridesco: A Homer’s Odyssey is an almost fictional story about a flock of feral pigeons in lockdown. Set in Brighton, London and the countryside in between, it follows the lives of Iridesco, Lulu, Dolly and Dove as they embark on a journey that teaches them about the dangers and delights of life as a bird and the relationship between humans, pigeons and homing pigeons.Part adventure story, part rom-com, the series features raucous crows that speak in iambic pentameter, a trip along the Regen ...
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First published in 1885, After London, or Wild England is considered to be one of the earliest instances of post-apocalyptic fiction, describing the effects of an unspecified catastrophe that dramatically changes the face of England and its population. Divided into two parts, the first depicts the fall of civilization, as society reverts to its more primitive roots, while the second part is set years after the apocalyptic event and examines the evident changes in both natural scenery and soc ...
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Go behind the scenes of Wings of Winter. In this bonus episode, you'll hear the creative team behind the story spill all the series' secrets. This podcast is intended for mature listeners…Headphones highly recommended. Can’t wait till the next episode drops? Want more sexy audiobooks and even spicier episodes? Get access to 1,000+ spicy stories on …
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How big are black holes? Is time elastic? What is spacetime foam? Why is there a place called “elsewhere?” Enjoy this dazzling two-parter that starts with the absolute basics with NASA’s Goddard Theoretical Astrophysicist and Black Hole Theory Cosmologist Dr. Ronald Gamble, Jr. We talk busting of flim-flam, how do we image them, what's the most gia…
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Ah, charismatic megafauna! Teeth, claws, fur, poop, hibernation, hiking, nature preserves, and living your childhood dreams with Alie’s longtime -ologist crush, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. The large carnivore ecologist, researcher and TV presenter tells us all about her field work, what it’s like to stuff a baby bear in your coat, carnivore microbiomes, ho…
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CAPYBARAS! Blocky faces. Chill vibes. Spa days. Finally. Hydrochoerologist, Dr. Elizabeth Congdon, leads us into the muddy pond of Rodents of Unusual Size, weird feet, pet questions, interspecies snuggles, capybara cafes, natural habitats, escaped capybara, a fossil record that will rock you, and what the Pope thinks of them. An instant classic tha…
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After escaping the Royal Kingdom, you, Rowan, and Hawthorne take refuge in the wintry kingdom of the witches. Your wounds are not fatal, but dangerous, and you’re immediately taken to the healing ward. And from there, Rowan takes you back to your bedchambers to rest. You aren’t used to being taken care of, but Rowan knows just how to tend to you. T…
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The final challenge of The Gleaning has finally arrived and it’s more dangerous than each that came before it: the remaining competitors are tasked with racing dragons. Rowan is concerned that you’ll not survive, but dragons are hardly are not the only danger… as the games begin, The King kidnaps you and Rowan must fight to set you free. This podca…
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Environmental models! Poetry! Scientists who are poets! Novelists who are scientists! Art + science = an actual -ology. Creative Ecologist, climate scientist, theoretical ecologist, author and celebrated poet Dr. Madhur Anand sits on a porch with me on an island to chat about storytelling, narratives in science, forest beetles, carbon stability, hu…
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This one’s got it all: teeny tiny cellular factories, mitochondrial relevancy, what big smelly vats of poop have to do with curing cancer, how many trips to the sun your unravelled DNA could make, and mysteries of the brain. Dr. Raven The Science Maven has a background in molecular biology and a Ph.D in Science Communication, which she puts to work…
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Following elemental training, your magical abilities strengthen, making you, Rowan, and Hawthorne an even more formidable team. However, such success only triggers The King's determination to expel you from The Gleaning. And when you effortlessly conquer the third challenge, his retaliation is swift—he declares Rowan's impending marriage to the elv…
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*Content warning up top: This episode discusses sensitive themes like diet culture, caloric intake, the psychological & physical effects of food restriction and includes many listeners’ personal experience with the term “obesity." It may be triggering for those with a history of or sensitivity to disordered eating. We also discuss the Body Mass Ind…
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Following another remarkable performance in The Gleaning, Rowan becomes increasingly suspicious that you may not be entirely human. Convinced that there's untapped magical potential within you, he persuades Hawthorne to lead both of you to a secluded mountain cabin for training, where you'll be safe from the prying eyes of the royal watch. And afte…
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Hairy crabs! Shell swaps! Carcinization! Will we all evolve to be crabs? What’s with having one giant claw? Why would a crab stab you? Adam Wall, a carcinologist at the Natural History Museum of LA covers all of this and more in this thrilling conclusion of our two-part episode on crabs. Also: did the Little Mermaid get it right, and does Adam enjo…
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Plumage! Dance battles! Possible holographic disco birds? Natural History Museum of LA ornithology curator Dr. Allison Shultz is a professional plumologist aka feather expert. We visit the museum’s collection of rare specimens and chat about everything from fossilized dinosaur feathers to peacock tails, the fanciest roosters, quill pens, pigments, …
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The next challenge is mere days away and Rowan is summoned to see his father. He tells the fae prince that in the next game each competitor will battle a magical creature of the game-makers choosing. He offers to tell Rowan what creature he will battle if he promises to end any and all relations with the human, but Rowan does not accept: he’s tired…
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Claw hands! Beady eyes! Pinching forces that could crack your skull! Gentleman, scholar, curator of the Natural History Museum’s crustacea collection and Carcinologist Adam Wall takes us on a tour of the museum’s crab bunker to discuss everything from the tiniest to the most hauntingly giant crabs, discovering new species, crabs that are NOT crabs,…
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The first challenge of The Gleaning has come to a close, but danger still lurks around every corner. Upon return to the castle, Rowan receives an ominous warning from his father: end your alliance with the human or there will be consequences. But in the alluring blue light of The Opening Fire ceremony, he can’t seem to stay away from you. This podc…
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The what, where, and who of native plants is … ethnobotany! Which is under the umbrella of Ethnoecology! The wonderful botanist Leigh Joseph shares what steered her to this field, how she includes her Squamish First Nation community in her research, and how we relate to plants – both native and invasive. She’ll chat about how to identify plants, La…
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At just 22, Iddris Sandu’s life story was already legendary. This Architectural Technologist learned to program at the age of 11 and has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Nipsey Hussle to Space X. In this episode from 2020 we talk coding, holograms, what ancient flutes have to do with computers, how programming works and why it's important. T…
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Episode 28: This Was Not the Plan by Molly O'Laughlin Kemper This week we have a guest essay. "This Was Not the Plan," an essay about birth and grief in the early pandemic, first appeared in MUTHA Magazine in June 2022. Molly O'Laughlin Kemper is a writer, translator, editor, and reader based in New York City. A 2022 resident of St. Nell's Humor Wr…
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You and Rowan awake after sharing the same bed, but gone is the passion from the night before—you must now focus on the dangerous task at hand. You both still require an amulet to move forward into the next round of the competition. So together you journey into the bog, intent to find a creature that Rowan suspects will have what you need. This pod…
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Episode 27: Dear Gen XXX by Emily Flake This week we have a guest essay from Emily Flake's sex and relationship advice column for AARP The Arrow aimed at Gen X men called Dear Gen XXX, but I promise her reponses are real gems. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Emily Flake is the author of several books, including Mama Tried, a book of essays…
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When the clock strikes midnight, and The Gleaning begins, all hell breaks loose. You and Rowan, caught in the crosshairs, form an unlikely alliance between human huntress and fae prince. He needs to sleep before the first competition starts and you have a very creative idea on how you might both be able to settle down… This podcast is intended for …
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It’s like a whole episode of secrets. And your questions. And your podmom, Jarrett, hanging out in a guest room answering all kinds of inquiries. This week between the holidays I thought I’d take it easy and dip into the mail bag to explain my free-range childhood, the goth days, podcasting tips, favorite bugs, hair dye, yellow sweaters, episodes t…
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Do penguins have flippers or wings? What’s up with pebble gifts? Are they squishy or dense? And why why why are they so cute? We sit down with renowned penguinologist Dr. Tom Hart, a research fellow with Oxford University, to chat all about life on Antarctica, penguin cities, icy cuddle parties, ocean camouflage and how to become a flightless bird.…
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When the clock strikes midnight, and The Gleaning begins, all hell breaks loose. You and Rowan, caught in the crosshairs, form an unlikely alliance between human huntress and fae prince. He needs to sleep before the first competition starts and you have a very creative idea on how you might both be able to settle down… This podcast is intended for …
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How did these tree-hopping furry angels evolve to be the cutest thing in the world, objectively speaking? They have saucer eyes, wet noses, chunky tails, toe claws, matriarchies, a feature film starring role, and all the mystery of 100 species spending millions of years on a remote island. Wildlife ecologist and official Lemurologist Dr. Lydia Gree…
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