July 14, 2020

105: Scorpion fly

This bug man is neither a scorpion or a fly...so what's up with that name? We answer those questions that keep you up at night, such as: Excuse me...what is a genital bulb? What would you present as your nuptial gift? Is Jennie Maria Arms actually a Spiderman villain? What does the scorpion fly have in common with Hannibal Lecter? (Hint: it's a lot) How does he play in to forensic entomology? And what do we have to do to earn our girl scout badge for cryptids?

 

We talk Flora's roller-skating tips, Fauna's medical expertise, and we put an ad out for a personal shopper. 

July 7, 2020

104: White Ibis

BIN CHICKEN time. This stupid thing. It's a white plague doctor looking bird. We chat about both the American White Ibis and the Australian White Ibis.

We answer questions like: Why do Australian's gotta say weird stuff all the time? Were Flora and Fauna once conjoined twins? What's the difference between an Australian and American white ibis? Why do they call the ibis a bin chicken? Are they sinners or not?

June 30, 2020

103: Binturong

How can it be Binturong, when it feels so Binturight? This week we learn all about this popcorn-smelling boy and answer some of your burning questions, like:

 

Was Jacob from Twilight actually a binturong all along? What is up with guts? Why do binturongs smell like popcorn and does this mean they love movies? and Can I actually just poop in my garden though?

 

Both Flora and Fauna's cats make special appearances. Yay?

June 23, 2020

Quick & Dirty Ep: 20

Welcome to another Quick & Dirty, where we answer questions we receive from our listeners! We talk life after zookeeping, how to live your best glowing life among the hAtErZ, some promising job prospects, and we answer some OUTRAGEOUS Would You Rathers. There are plenty of background cat sounds, cat lovers rejoice!

 

We answer:

- What point should someone move on from zookeeping? And how to navigate short-term vs long-term workplace issues?

- How to leave keeping when it's such a specialized job and how to relate current skills to non-animal jobs?

June 16, 2020

102: Leopard Seal

Let's finally talk about something that exists in Antarctica. Great idea, but why did it have to be Satan's son?  Flora has feelings about wet boys that eat tuxedo boys.

We answer questions like: What is a pinniped? What's the difference between a seal and a sea lion? How many krillion krill are there in the ocean? Do seals do the worm or can they walk on their flippers? Does the leopard seal need conservation help? Or should we just leave it to it's own devices since it has chosen a life of absolute sin?

June 9, 2020

101: Sea Otter

Take a deep dive into the ocean this week and learn about the Sea Otter! You all have been BUGGING us to do them so we HOPE it was WORTH the WAIT.

 

We answer your tantalizing questions like: Do they really hold hands when they sleep? Are they the fluffiest animal in existence? Why are the males insane? What ON EARTH is spraint? Why can't I have an armpit pocket? and Are sea otters basically the dogs of the ocean?

June 2, 2020

100: Centipede

What else were we supposed to do for the big 100?! Filled with fun information and a confirmation that Flora hates these very much.

We answer your burning bug facts like: How many legs do centipedes actually have? If locked in a room with a Nintendo Switch, would we eat it? What is the love life of a centipede even like? Does gravity have an effect on centipedes? Tune in to find out.

Sweet slamma jamma, check out this root tootin' man! We learn all about the Diamondback rattlesnake in this week's episode, and have the answers to all of your burning questions, like: What's the rattle made of and why do they have it? Who gave them permission to be SO GOOD at swimming? What that venom do? What should you do if you're bitten by a rattlesnake? Why should you avoid killing any rattlesnake you come across? and Is he just one big meat tube? 

This week we also have our first *lost episode* experience, which really just means the butt end of this episode fell off. Cue up the spooky music and join us in the audio void.

May 19, 2020

98: Manta Ray

A big beautiful ocean boy! We chat about the biggest ray in the world and how absolutely cool it is. We also chat about Jigsaw and some kind of evil batman.

We answer your burning questions like: How big is a manta ray? Are mantas self aware? How many species of manta ray are there? What would Flora do for $5? When is length not length, but width? Does tourism have an affect on manta ray populations?

May 12, 2020

97: Ducks

*Heads up, in this episode we discuss the sexual violence present within duck communities, so please listen with caution if this subject may be triggering for you. Discussion begins around the 36 minute mark and lasts until the 47 minute mark.*

Duck the patriarchy! This week we take a stand with our waterfowl sisters and learn all about ducks (and a bit of their problematic nature). We answer questions like: Why do ducks waddle? Why should you avoid feeding them bread at the park? Why are their genitals absolutely WHACK? And we find a great new way to make all those pesky phone autocorrects into what we meant all along. 

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