Cockroaches, cockchafers and the insect armageddon cock-upThe Critter Shed add
This episode features The Great Cockroach Challenge where Collie & Colette search for the beauty and majesty in cockroaches. Collie shows Colette his cockchafer (beetle), and we find out why insect numbers are dropping like flies and how we can all help them recover.
It's a cock-a-doodle of a show.
Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.
Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.
How to save our bugs! The Guardian
More about the cockchafer.
Music: Podington Bear.
Tracks: Curious, Firefly, Netherland, Samara, Bell Club.
Holy axolotl (hot) nun juice!The Critter Shed add
Ever wanted to visit a frog orgy? Or take a trip to Mexico to meet the local salamanders and the nuns who are helping save them from extinction? (Get this: it involves holy salamander juice!)
If so, this is the episode for you.
And if not, tag along regardless because it's a cracker of a journey.
Join Collie Ennis & Colette Kinsella in the critter shed as they delve into the world of these two amazing, amorous amphibians.
Produced by Red Hare Media
Presented by Collie Ennis & Colette Kinsella
Read about the nuns who breed endangered salamanders in Mexico.
Find out how Chester Zoo in the UK is working to save the rare Lake Pátzcuaro salamander from extinction.
Read about citizen science and how you can get involved.
Tracks: 'Curious', 'Dimmy', 'Sunset', 'Netherland' and 'Bell Club'.
Mexican axolotl photograph: copyright Colette Kinsella
Parasite PuppeteersThe Critter Shed add
So, you think you have free will, right? Well, have we got news for you!
As it turns out, many of our actions - from what we wear, to how we drive, or even to our business skills - may be controlled by microscopic parasites.
Today in the shed Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella chat with passionate parasitologist Maureen Williams of Trinity College Dublin about fungi that control their hosts like puppets on a string, crustaceans that bite off and replace their hosts' tongues, and parasitic wasps that feast on the fresh meat of their still-living hosts.
Latch on and listen in!
Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella
A Red Hare Media production.
Tracks: 'Curious' and 'Sunset'
The accompanying image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Nipples No NipplesThe Critter Shed add
A milky session in the critter shed where Colette and Collie find out how some animals nourish their young without nipples - from lactating spiders and frogs who feed their tadpoles in the treetops, to sharks whose young fight to the death in utero.
You’d be a right tit to miss this one.
The Critter Shed. A podcast with legs… and without nipples.
Produced by Red Hare Media.
Podington Bear - Curious
Podington Bear - Firefly
Podington Bear - Bell Club
How the supercontinent Pangea was created: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYD2Ee5ABYE
Shark pups and in utero competition: https://www.livescience.com/29198-shark-embryos-cannibalize-others.html
Spider Ridin'The Critter Shed add
"Ridin'" is an Irish colloquial term for "sex".
Science research associate Collie Ennis and audio producer Colette Kinsella meet in the critter shed to talk about the saucy (and sad) world of spider sex, where your first act of procreation might be your last. We also find out what it feels like to fall victim to a venom-packing tarantula, and why spiders are your friends (no, really, they are).
A podcast with legs. In a shed.
The Critter Shed - podcast trailerThe Critter Shed add
If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-toting frogs, mind-controlling parasites, and more - then this is the podcast for you!
Coming at you fortnightly from 15th January 2019.
Oh, and it's in a shed.
With Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.
Produced by Red Hare Media.
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