Episodes

  • Collie introduces us to some of his new, rescued critters: red-eared sliders.


    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:


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    Music:

    Podington: Curious


    Image:

    Creative commons image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Red-eared_Slider_(14585091976).jpg

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of https://www.thewarren.ie/ podcast network.

    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.

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    The Critter Shed is presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    It's a Red Hare Media production.


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  • African clawed frog image used under Creative Commons:

    Muffet, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


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  • This festive season we visi an island in the Indian ocean where crabs and ants battle for dominance.


    Prsented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media


    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:


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    Christmas Island red crab image:

    By DIAC images - Christmas Island, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24284778


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  • We visit the Phoenix Park in Dublin to learn about its iconic wild residents. We also hear what happens to these animals when humans just won't leave them the heck alone. Spoiler alert: it's not good.


    Image:

    By Daveleicuk - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22830244


    Credits:

    The Critter Shed is presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella, and produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


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  • Matricidal spiderlings, zombie tarantulas and intestine-splurging sea cucumbers... welcome to THE CREEPY SHED Hallowe'en special!


    The Critter Shed is presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella, and produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    You can watch the Suriname toad doing its thing here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ7b4spjXhw


    Footage of the tarantula hawk wasp immobilizing a tarantula https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq8916ZbjfE


    Assassin bug, Acanthaspis petax: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/this-insect-uses-its-victims-carcasses-as-camouflage-83656246/


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  • Ireland has one dedicated wildlife rehabilitation and teaching hospital. It's run by volunteers and is an incredibly demanding, emotional and tireless job, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They get very little government support and they need help to help our wildlife.


    If you have a few quid to spare, please think about supporting them: www.wri.ie


    You can also report wildlife crime here: https://wildlifecrime.ie/


    The Critter Shed is presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella, and produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.

    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:

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    TWITTER: @crittershedpod

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  • Collie and Colette visit a local pond in search the elusive dragonfly larvae.


    Further reading:

    For more information on how to identify dragonflies, click here.


    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella, produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:

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    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Rope Swing


    Image:

    Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dragonfly_15.jpg#filehistory


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    We enter the wilds of the Co. Wicklow countryside on the east coast of Ireland to visit Collie's new home. We find out how to build a very simple pond to attract amphibians, and there's an investigation into a curious duck tale.


    Thanks to Geoff McQueen for sharing his duck tales with us. If you want hilarious Twitter content with updates about his garden shenanigans, running adventures, and father-in-law woes, follow him here: @theGeoffMcQ


    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:


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    Music:

    Podington: Camp, Curious, Galoshes


    The Critter Shed is a founding member of https://www.thewarren.ie/ podcast network.

    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.


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  • SHARKS ARE NOT JAWS!!


    We set the story straight on sharks, seriously misunderstood and maligned ocean dwellers. We chat to shark researcher Jenny Bortoluzzi who fell in love with sharks a long time ago and now studies them at Trinity College Dublin.


    We think you'll fall in love with them too, once you've heard her stories about sharks and how they survive in one of the world's toughest environments, the open sea.


    You can follow Jenny on Twitter to access gorgeous underwater images: @SharkyJenny


    Become a citizen scientist! If you spot shark egg cases (mermaid's purses) on the beach, you can report your find online at the websites of Marine Dimensions if you're in Ireland and The Shark Trust if you're in the UK.


    If you want to find out more about the fish you eat and how it's caught, you can get some good information here: The Good Fish Guide


    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:


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    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Seashore, Funk, Belfast, Glitter, Swale.

    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    Image:

    Creative Commons: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Hammerhead_shark%2C_Cocos_Island%2C_Costa_Rica.jpgs


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of https://www.thewarren.ie/ podcast network.


    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.


    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


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  • Collie gets excited about reported sightings of an animal that was declared extinct in the early 20th century. Are the stories true?


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    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Camp, Algo Rhythm

    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of thewarren.ie podcast network.

    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.

    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


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  • A peek into the private lives of one of our oldest companions, the house mouse.


    Produced by Red Hare Media

    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella


    The Critter Shed is now on Patreon! We make this show for free, in our own time, but it does incur costs for us. A donation from you - even the price of a cup of coffee - will help us stay afloat and allow us to keep sharing stories about the weird and wonderful side of nature.

    We are grateful for every donation, however small.


    If you want to buy us that coffee, you can do it here: https://www.patreon.com/thecrittershed


    You are TOADLY awesome!


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    Image source:

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nat_mouse_-_Christopher_Watson.jpg


    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Algo Rhythm, Sunset, Tuxes


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  • For the romantic day that's in it, we're chatting about one of nature's greatest lovers...

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  • A very special chat with Kathryn Murphy from Trinity College Dublin about the way exotic animals were used for entertainment and hunting in ancient Rome. With a particularly gruesome (i.e. fascinating) tale of a human-bull mating. Yeah, we know.


    The Critter Shed is now on Patreon! We make this show for free, in our own time, but it does incur costs for us. A donation from you - even the price of a cup of coffee - would help us stay afloat and allow us to keep sharing stories about the weird and wonderful side of nature.

    We are grateful for every donation, however small.


    https://www.patreon.com/thecrittershed


    Don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:


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    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Gizmo, 808 and Moog Out, Juliette


    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of The Warren podcast network. https://www.thewarren.ie


    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.


    Our newest member, the Hazbeanz Show, is here.


    AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


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  • Today we chat with Dublin Zoo keeper Brendan Walsh about the role of zoos in modern society and modern conservation.


    For more information on Dublin Zoo conservation projects: https://www.dublinzoo.ie/


    The Critter Shed is now on Patreon! We make this show for free, in our own time, but it does incur costs for us. A donation from you - even the price of a cup of coffee - would help us stay afloat and allow us to keep sharing stories about the weird and wonderful side of nature.

    We are grateful for every donation, however small.


    If you want to buy us that coffee, you can do it here: https://www.patreon.com/thecrittershed


    You are TOADLY awesome!


    Don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:


    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/

    TWITTER: @crittershedpod

    EMAIL: [email protected]


    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Tuxes, Algo Rhythm


    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of The Warren podcast network. https://www.thewarren.ie


    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.


    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


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  • A special Christmas episode celebrating an iconic seasonal bird, the robin.


    If you have queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about, we'd love to hear from you.


    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/

    TWITTER: @crittershedpod

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    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of https://www.thewarren.ie/ podcast network.


    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.


    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


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  • We meet some lucky garden ladies who are literally out of this world - it's the ladybird show!


    If you'd like to donate to Dublin Zoo to help them through their COVID-induced financial bottleneck, you can do that here: https://www.dublinzoo.ie/


    Don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:


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    TWITTER: @crittershedpod

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    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Dimmy


    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of thewarren.ie podcast network.


    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.

    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


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  • Have you heard the one about the cuddly Australian mammal that has a venomous spur on its heel? Or, how about the gorgeous bird whose feathers contain toxin? Today we're all about creatures that pack a toxic - and unexpected - punch.


    More on the blue-capped ifrit here.


    Don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about. Or tell us about some of the oddly toxic animals in your life.


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    TWITTER: @crittershedpod

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    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Sunset, Texus

    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of thewarren.ie podcast network.

    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.

    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


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  • Meet Sindbad the Stowaway, Collie's newest housemate. And we have an update on Sam the Fox from Trinity College Dublin.


    Click here for more information on the Kildare Animal Wildlife Unit: https://www.facebook.com/Wildlifeunitkildare/


    Don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:


    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/

    TWITTER: @crittershedpod

    EMAIL: [email protected]


    Music:

    Podington: Curious

    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of thewarren.ie podcast network.


    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.


    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


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  • Collie finds a living fossil, and also becomes a surrogate mother to 15 feathery offspring...


    Image:

    Creative Commons Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/59/Lamprey_mouth.jpg


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    TWITTER: @crittershedpod

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    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Tuxes

    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of thewarren.ie podcast network.


    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.


    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


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  • Holly English watched a wildlife documentary when she was 10 and it changed her life. The documentary was about the beautiful and enigmatic African wild dogs and now she studies them for a living. This episode is an ode to African wild dogs.


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    Music:

    Podington: Curious, Sunset

    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


    The Warren:

    The Critter Shed is a founding member of thewarren.ie podcast network.


    The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.


    The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!


    Wild Dog image:

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:African_wild_dog_(Lycaon_pictus_pictus)_play_fighting.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/African_wild_dog_%28Lycaon_pictus_pictus%29_play_fighting.jpg

    Charles J Sharp / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)


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