The Varmints! podcast is an education/comedy podcast that’s all about animals! Every week a couple of nerds a do a whole bunch of research to bring you a mix of science, education, pop culture and comedy about all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, jump, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time.
Listen to the musings of Cotton Shorts about day-to-day doings on the esoteric animal ranch.
Join Curt and Donna for a new episode! We go to Animal Class and learn all about the strange and adorable quoll! "tiger quoll (3)" by herper715 is marked with CC BY 2.0.
The first full length episode for Varmints! 2.0, we jump right in and learn about pronghorn! Featured image is from the National Parks Service.
Join us for a talk with exotic animal rancher, Cotton Shorts, to hear about his friend the Cyclops! Image credit: "'I see you've noticed my patch.'" by internets_dairy is marked with CC BY 2.0.
Come and meet new Varmints! cohost, Curtis Craddock!
Come get to know Megan Danger, a new cohost on Varmints! 2.0.
Join us for an interview with one of the three new Varmints! Podcast cohosts, Moss, also known as the Science Dude.
Chad from the PodFix Network interviews Donna about what is next for Varmints! Podcast.
Back in 2017 when our podcast was still very new, we did an episode on Hippos! This episode featured the lovely and charming baby hippo, Fiona from the Cincinnati Zoo. As a celebration of her 5th birthday, we're republishing that episode! Enjoy! And Happy Birthday, Fiona, from the Varmints! Podcast and all our loyal listeners, the Varminions. We hope your day was super special! Picture of Fiona credit goes to: DarthBotto, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Time for fireflies to light up the night on a new episode of Varmints! Podcast. Join Paul and Donna to talk about these special critters. "firefly 0877" by art farmer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
To kick off 2022 Paul flies solo this with an episode about the weird, amazing tapir! Featured images: "Singapore Zoo Tapir-2=" by Sheba Also 18 Million Views is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
At last, the promised second half of Varmints! Podcast pigeons series has flown in! Grab your birdseed, strap on your bird watching binocs and let's get ready to adventure in the urban jungle to learn more about pigeons! ALL IS NEST! "Pigeons" by zigazou76 is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Learn about spiders a bit each day with Donna and Paul.
Learn about spiders a little bit each day with Donna and Paul. "File:لحظه شکار عنکبوت پورشا.png" by احمد is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 "Dandy Jumping Spider (Portia schultzi)" by berniedup is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Learn about spiders a bit at a time with Donna and Paul. "Spined Micrathena Web" by treegrow is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Learn about spiders in little bits each day from Donna and Paul.
Learn about spiders in little bits each day with Donna and Paul. Today is Part Two of a surprise phone call from our special guest, Cotton Shorts, who is an Exotic Animal Rancher. Cotton ordinarily, (or perhaps extraordinarily), joins us on our April 1st episodes. Today some giant spiders have invaded his ranch and Donna does her best to explain them.
Learn about spiders in little bits each day with Donna and Paul. Today our special guest is Cotton Shorts, Exotic Animal Rancher who ordinarily, (or perhaps extraordinarily), joins us on our April 1st episodes. Today some giant spiders have invaded his ranch and Donna does her best to explain them.
Learn about spiders in little bits each day with Donna and Paul. Today's special spider guest is the banana spider!
Learn about spiders in little bits each day with Paul and Donna. Today's special guest is Tea, from ScienTEAfic with tips on how to figure out if a web is still occupied.
Learn about spiders in little bits each day with Paul and Donna. Today's special guest is Tea, from ScienTEAfic, letting us know why spiders sometimes land on us. Whoops!
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo. "Goldenrod crab spider" by hedera.baltica is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo. Crazy Good Article about Spider Myths from the Burke Museum
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo. Super smarty scientific cartwheel spider paper Could not find a shareable image to put in these notes, so give it a Google and you'll see it. :)
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume.
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume.
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. https://www.treehugger.com/facts-about-misunderstood-house-spider-4868827
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. "A fishing spider, near tadpoles" by Benimoto is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. "Zebra Jumping Spider" by Wild Lens is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. "A beautiful spider. (Araneus Diadematus ♀/ European Garden Spider)" by fotopamas is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. Today: Donna sent Paul on a mission to find out what kind of spiders he had in and around his home, and report! These are the results.
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. "Ogre-faced net-casting spider" by zleng is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. Today Spider Q&A! Myth: Spiders only "suck juices" of prey
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. "File:Argyroneta aquatica Paar.jpg" by Norbert Schuller Baupi is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. Today: The Black Widow Spider
Hey everyone! It's your buddy Paul. You may have noticed that there has been no episodes lately and if you don't follow us on Twitter or Facebook you might not know why so here I am to tell you. Back on September 3rd I found out that my someone at my day job tested positive for COVID-19. The next day I also tested positive for COVID-19. I had a breakthrough infection which means that I was fully vaccinated at the end of April and got sick anyway. Which is fine. I knew that was a possibility....more
Flap on over and join Paul and Donna for a coo episode about those head-bobbin', saucy-walkin', statue-poopin' pigeons and doves! Did Thousands of Pigeons Poop on Spectators at 1936 Olympic Games? Quiz for Paul: Pigeon or Dove? https://birdfeederexpert.com/pigeon-diet-list/ https://www.amesgroup.uk.com/blog/what-do-pigeons-eat/ https://pigeonpedia.com/why-do-pigeons-poop-so-much/ A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching Mighty Bird Brains How Two Pigeons Helped Scientists Confirm the B...more
Wanna hear one person talk about a krillion of something? Paul goes solo this week to talk about the planet's biggest, coolest swarm: krill! Our sources: https://www.theonion.com/red-lobster-celebrates-return-of-annual-all-you-can-eat-1819576667 https://www.superbakrill.com/blog/5-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-krill https://happyfeet.fandom.com/wiki/Will https://www.edexlive.com/news/2021/jan/29/aussie-scientists-embark-on-voyage-with-new-technology-to-count-antarctic-krill-17748...more
Join Paul and Donna this week to learn about the many and varied species of audacious, adventurous, and adorable armadillo! San Antonio man's backyard invaded by pack of adorable armadillos Nine-Banded Armadillo — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department LiveScience - Armadillo Facts Armadillomon | Ultimate Pop Culture Wiki | Fandom Armadillo (comics) Armadillos Carrying Leprosy Bacteria Spreading in Southern US 21 Pink Fairy Armadillo Facts Featured Image: "Nine-banded Armadillo" by ...more
All right everybody, let's not butt heads; it's time to stand in a circle and learn about musk ox! Ice Age Musk Ox? Nevada Man Finds Bones in Backyard | Nevada News | US News https://www.nps.gov/gaar/learn/naMusk Ox: Circle Defense by the National Park Serviceture/muskox-circle-defense.htm Inside the Mind of a Musk Ox How Musk Oxen Make It Through Arctic Nights and Never-Ending Days Featured Image: Image from Public domain images website, http://www.public-domain-image.com/full-imag...more
Take a dip into the sea with Donna and special guest Megan "Danger" Hesse to talk about the weird and wonderful sponge! Sea Sponges: Nature's Disinfectants Unusual Sea Sponge Movement in the Arctic Ocean is Remarkable But Comes at a Horrific Price “Sleezy” sponge sexuality Spongebob Squarepants Theme Song Sea Sponges Facts Featured Image: Sponges in Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands ,Twilight Zone Expedition Team 2007, NOAA-OE, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Any othe...more
Paul's segment on the Livestream for the Cure telethon for cancer research recorded on May 21, 2012. Edited for time and content. Please be advised that this episode has mild and bleeped swearing and a little bit of adult subject matter and may not be suitable for very young children.
Hop on down to Robin Town with Paul and Donna and hang out with us while we talk about Robins! Why do Robins have Red Breasts? The Beauty and Biology of Egg Color | All About Birds All About Birds How Birds Get Berry, Berry Drunk | HowStuffWorks Weatherwatch: how robins became a symbol of Christmas With technical support by Matthew Csomo, bed music by Kevin MacLeod, our logo was created by Imran Javed. Our vocal talent by Kari McGinnis, Chris Braaten, Josh Hallmark, Chris “Th...more
It's Brood X emergence time, everyone! Join Paul and Donna to chat about cicadas and their buggy, buggy ways. US researchers seek citizen scientists as billions of Brood X cicadas set to emerge https://cicadasafari.org/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-cicadas-180977361/ https://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/category/pop-culture/ https://youtu.be/0ThPKyYG4hQ How to eat cicadas: Just in time for the swarm, tips on cooking the bug-eyed bugs Feat...more
Sources for this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk886pOS4Mo&t=4074s https://loudwire.com/lemmy-kilmister-facial-masks/ https://shop.imotorhead.com/products/faces-of-lemmy-mask-3-packhttps://shop.imotorhead.com/products/faces-of-lemmy-mask-3-pack https://youtu.be/skGEBgePHtk https://youtu.be/RTvyZZsHOYI
Join us for a special episode with Roswell, New Mexico rancher, Cotton Shorts, as we take advantage of the short window of internet availability to chat about Hippogryphs! Featured Image: "Hippogriff" by Benimoto is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Any other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, schola...more
Swim on down to Cuttlefish Town with Paul and Donna as they find out all sorts of interesting things about these adorable cephalopods! But first, the news! Cuttlefish show self-control, pass 'marshmallow test' Tricky Cuttlefish Put on Gender-Bending Disguise NOVA: Kings of Camouflage, Anatomy of a Cuttlefish Animal Guide: Cuttlefish Filipino Tales: Cuttlefish and Squid ZeFrank: True Facts about the Cuttlefish Cuttlefish learn from watching potential prey even before they are born...more
Hop on over and join Paul and Donna for the bounciest, chirpiest conversation about the tiny insect musicians, crickets! But first, the news! RHOD Recap: Dr. Tiffany's Party Ends in Disaster as Brandi Falls Ill After Eating Tiffany's Crickets Pizza How Do Crickets Talk? Cricket acoustic communication IUCN Crickets The Crickets Sonorous Science: Have a Cricket Tell You the Temperature! Crickets are invading Texas with a fury, as weather conditions are ‘...more
Weird. Misunderstood. Funny looking. This is not an episode about Paul. This is a solo episode about aye-ayes. Sources: https://theconversation.com/new-discovery-madagascars-bizarre-aye-aye-has-six-fingers-on-each-hand-126520 https://ielc.libguides.com/sdzg/factsheets/ayeaye/taxonomy https://youtu.be/3k2m2xIvSik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSWIHyVeoig https://www.madamagazine.com/en/das-tier-das-den-tod-bringt/ With technical support by Matthew Csomo, bed music by Kevin MacLeod,...more
Join Paul and Donna for this pokey, thrilling and quilling episode where we talk about the many and varied porcupines of the world! https://www.wibw.com/2020/12/23/topeka-zoo-responds-to-fake-news-their-porcupine-has-been-kidnapped/ https://cincinnatizoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Prehensile-Tailed-Porcupine-complete1.pdf https://www.livescience.com/47169-animal-sex-porcupines.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znhf46fjQ00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wShTz...more
Seems like a good day to put 15 minutes of complete nonsense out there. The funny kind of nonsense. Not the scary kind of nonsense. This is for you, April.
Join Paul and Donna for the Tiny Wild Cats Variety Extravaganza on today's episode of Varmints! We'll be discussing four little wild kitties, and their adorable, but deadly ways. https://www.tunisiesoir.com/science/biology-rare-species-of-small-cats-inadequately-protected-25828-2020/ https://people.com/pets/uk-wildlife-park-two-rusty-spotted-cats-born/ http://www.porfell.co.uk/2020/two-of-the-smallest-babies-born-just-before-lockdown/ https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-porfell-wildlife...more
Join Paul on a solo episode this week to talk dingoes! Sources: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/wacky-tube-men-could-keep-dingoes-away-livestock-australia https://www.dingoden.net/facts.html https://australian.museum/learn/animals/mammals/dingo/ https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190305100635.htm#:~:text=Since%20the%20arrival%20of%20British,species%20in%20its%20own%20right https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/dingo-fence https://daily.jstor.org/the-unexpected-resu...more
Today's show is not about an animal, but we've had a number of requests over the years to talk about it, so we're going to give it a go! Donna had a chat with two scientists about this topic and gave them a few of the questions from our discussion group, and it ended up being a great conversation. Joining Donna were Dr. Seth Magle, is the Director of the Urban Wildlife Institute at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and Dr. Tobin Magle, who is the Research Data Lifecycle Manager in the Divisio...more
Join Paul and Donna to flounce around and learn about peacocks! https://www.livescience.com/tasmanian-devils-return-australia.html https://sciencing.com/peacocks-mate-4565678.html https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/peacock-crests-are-vibration-sensors/578656/ https://animals.mom.com/colors-male-peacock-reproduce-11329.html https://www.peacocksuk.com/peacock-information/are-peacocks-endangered-2/ https://www.advertisingweek360.com/the-history-of-the-nbc-peacock/ htt...more
This week Paul takes a solo look at a very misunderstood little Arctic varmint - the lemming! Sources: https://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/schoolgirl-finds-the-worlds-oldest-lemming-preserved-in-permafrost-and-dating-back-41000-years/ https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/education/wns/lemmings.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv06KicxKdc https://readonlymemory.vg/the-making-of-lemmings/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/lemmings/9wzdncrfjcdm?activetab=pivot:overviewtab ...more
This week Kate Shaw from the Strange Animals Podcast joins Paul to get really squicked out about ticks. Bleh. Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/10/health/tick-mosquito-repellant-nootkatone.html https://entomologytoday.org/2018/01/16/up-close-look-tiny-sensory-pits-ticks-use-smell/ https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/03/20/594922001/watch-how-a-tick-digs-its-hooks-into-you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_lz8hvkYVA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSbk9Vn5eCU https...more
They're the happiest animal in the world! Paul is talking about quokkas this week! Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLJ7NnpmGus https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8669563/New-special-edition-Quokka-coin-released-Perth-mint-month-30-000-sale.html https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/57159/6-things-know-about-super-cute-quokka https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quokka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTlgCk_IJDs https://youtu.be/59hHHvF9BNE https://youtu.be/aUaZtLdNT0E http...more
Let's monkey around with Paul and Donna and learn about baboons! Sources: https://mashable.com/article/baboons-on-the-loose-sydney/ https://science.jrank.org/pages/704/Baboons-Communication.html https://www.animalfactsencyclopedia.com/Baboon-facts.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_Fu! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myyQ_CTVE_4&feature=youtu.be http://www.tv.com/shows/the-amazing-world-of-gumball/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLr6QOgqevc https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm...more
Take a blindingly fast dive into the topic of falcons today with Paul and Donna on the Varmints! Podcast. http://www.rfi.fr/en/africa/20200611-south-african-kalahari-lizards-eavesdrop-on-weaver-bird-neighbours-to-avoid-becoming-lunch-pygmy-falcon https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/id https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Peregrine_Falcon/ https://youtu.be/wBzdzg_ffzw https://hanna-barbera.fandom.com/wiki/Blue_Falcon https://www.youtube.com/c/FalconryAndMe...more
This week Paul glides solo and talks about sugar gliders! Sources: https://newcastleweekly.com.au/sugar-gliders-call-lake-macquarie-home/ http://bmxglider.tripod.com/ogueyes.html https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-squirrels-fly-37372905/ https://www.facebook.com/SugarGliderComic/ https://www.reddit.com/r/sugargliders/ Any other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is mad...more
This week Paul is joined by special guest host Kate Shaw from the Strange Animals podcast to revisit an episode we did four years ago! Bats! Please go listen to the Strange Animals Podcast wherever fine podcasts are sold. You can also go to her website: https://strangeanimalspodcast.blubrry.net/ Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/22/science/vampire-bats-viruses.html https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180207151818.htm https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sound-abso...more
They're cute and hungry and LOUD! Paul and Donna explore the world of Tasmanian devils this week! Sources: https://www.livescience.com/27440-tasmanian-devils.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AU7AtY-js https://www.aussieark.org.au/devil-ark/ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47659640 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-14/tasmanian-devil-island-fundraising-program-winds-up/9147124 Any other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer ...more
It's moth season! Cover your drinks and listen to Paul and Donna talk about fluttery little weirdos! Sources: Links to our sources coming soon. Any other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. "Fair use" is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be in...more
Leopards! Paul and Donna love them. Join us as we talk about these amazing big cats. *Note, Paul and Donna discuss the appearance of a black panther in the Little House in the Big Woods, and thought this was probably a black cougar. After some research, though it appears that the cat in the book was either a jaguar (whose range was that far north at the time of the story), or, Grandpa Olsen made it up! We'll talk about that briefly next recording session. Cheers! Sources: https://www.posi...more
On this special follow-up episode Dr. Sarah McAnulty, we talk about squid butts, delicious squid recipes and Skype A Scientist! Sarah McAnulty, is the Executive director for the science communication non-profit Skype a Scientist and an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Connecticut. She is also an all-around squid nerd. It was a total delight to talk to her. Do visit Skype a Scientist. It's one of the most incredible free science resources we've ever seen. https://www.skypeas...more
Release the Kraken! Paul and Donna discuss squads of squid this week! Sources: https://www.change.org/p/noaa-office-of-science-and-technology-marine-ecosystems-st7-division-the-scientific-community-change-squid-scientific-name-to-a-squad-of-squid https://www.sciencealert.com/an-amazing-underwater-blob-turned-out-to-be-a-gelatinous-ball-of-squid-eggs https://aqua.org/blog/2017/October/Cephalopods-Arms-or-Tentacles https://www.nature.com/news/deep-sea-squid-uses-tentacles-to-attract-prey...more
This week our good buddy Clay Groves from the Fish Nerds podcast joins Paul and Donna to talk about the rare and mysterious fur bearing trout! About our voice actors: The wonderful and supportive Kari McGinnis. Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast. Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1) Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist...more
Once you're caught up on Varmints and you need things to listen to because you're stuck at home please listen to: The Soapy Madams Podcast: https://anchor.fm/soapymadams Checkin' In With Csomo: https://anchor.fm/paul-csomo Planthropology: https://www.planthropologypod.com/ Just the Zoo Of Us: https://anchor.fm/justthezooofus CritterCast: https://crittercastpodcast.blubrry.net/ Animals To The Max: https://corbinmaxey.com/podcast-1 Hannah and Erik Go Birding: https://www.gobirdingpod...more
Join us this week and guest Rob Lang from Underdone Comics to talk about those goofballs of the sea and sky, pelicans! Sources: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/McNary/Wildlife_Habitats/Pelicans.html https://www.audubon.org/news/how-brown-pelicans-dive-after-fish-without-breaking-their-necks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Pelicans https://pelicanbrewing.com/ https://youtu.be/NSE-Vt50UZs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijWYAuOJjSg https://www.fws.gov/sacramento/es_kids/CA-...more
Sources: https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/outdoors/a30382474/sea-lions-steal-boat/ https://www.sealion-world.com/sea-lion-social-structure/ http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/blogs/comments/thermoregulation https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/rio-the-logical-sea-lion http://www.seecalifornia.com/festivals/san-francisco-pier39-sealions.html https://www.pier39.com/sealions/ https://youtu.be/M5pi6wB3Nak https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/14082014...more
This week Paul is joined by his lovely daughter Baylee as they discuss that voluptuous Australian marsupial the wombat! Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/world/australia/wombat-selfie.html https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hero-wombats-australia-fires/ https://outline.com/2XGq7C https://www.livescience.com/52640-wombats.html https://www.wombania.com/wombats/wombat-behavior.htm http://www.jackiefrench.com/diary-of-a-wombat https://slate.com/culture/2016/08/fatso-the-...more
Moooooove on outta here 2019. It's a new year and here's a new episode! This week Paul and Donna chat about cattle!----more---- Sources for this episode: Image "Cattle" was provided by Washington State Department of Agriculture under a Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 International (CC BY-NC 2.0) license. Unless otherwise noted all music is by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 International (CC BY-NC 2.0) license. https://www.icelandreview.com/society/icelan...more
Llamas and Alpacas! The chief Soapy Madams drama llamas switch gears and talk about those adorable real llamas (and alpacas) on this week’s show! But [...]
This week Paul and Donna talk about those venomous, poisonous, creepiest of crawlies: centipedes and millipedes! Yecch. Unless otherwise noted all music is by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. All other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, s...more
Your Podcast Or Mine Interview! This week we are sharing an interview we did with Sherry Thomas on her show Your Podcast Or Mine. Enjoy! [...]
Meerkats! Meerkats are super cute and smart. They are also violent gang members. This week Paul and Donna talk about these little beasties and monster [...]
Manatees and Dugongs! Things get more than a little gassy and silly as Paul and Donna talk about manatees and dugongs this week! Lettuce learn [...]
Condors! Paul and special guest co-host Chris Braaten join forces this week to talk about some uniquely awesome Californian birds: condors! Chris Braaten is the [...]
Lobsters! The show notes for our episode about lobsters are on the way. Please check back for cool/interesting/funny lobster information as well as links to [...]
Koalas! Koalas are cute, cuddly and NOT BEARS! Join Paul and Donna as they unpack the fascinating lives of these adorable little varmints from Down [...]
Tiger Sharks! To wrap up our very own take on Shark Week 2019 Paul and Donna talk about fantastic and interesting tiger sharks! Show notes [...]
North American Hawks! Paul and Donna wing it today talking about those beautiful, fast, and it turns out, smartypants predators, North American Hawks! We’ll hear [...]
WARNING: This episode contains one instance of a word that may not be suitable for kids, grandparents or people who are sensitive about adult language. [...]
Honeybees! Buzz on over to the Blazing Caribou Hive and join Paul and Donna today to discuss these smartypollenpants little critters, the honeybee! But first, [...]
Seagulls! Summertime means beaches and beaches mean seagulls! Hide your corn dogs! Clay Groves joins Paul and Donna to talk about these pesky, wonderful birds! [...]
Leeches! Do you think leeches suck? Well, you are right! Join Paul and Donna today to talk about these weird little worms today on the [...]
Coyotes! Varmints! podcast is thrilled to welcome back this week our very first guest, Dr. Seth Magle to chat with us about coyotes! Dr. Seth [...]
Dolphins! Everyone loves dolphins! Will Paul and Donna help you learn a little more about them this week? They dolphinitely will. But first the news! [...]
Dragons! Join Paul and Donna with our special guest, famous exotic animal rancher Cotton Shorts, to talk about those fiery, scaly reptiles, dragons! Dragon scales [...]
Cobras! Get ready to slither and hissss with Paul and Donna this week in our very first episode about a snek; the cobra! But first, [...]
Yaks! Paul and Donna are yakkin’ about yaks on this week’s episode! By the end of this episode you’re going to be a real brainy-yak! [...]
Finches! Cute, feathery dinosaurs are the topic today on the Varmints! podcast. Come fly away with us and enjoy learning about these tiny tweeters. But [...]
Groundhogs! How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Find out the answer to that and dig into lots of [...]
Camels! Paul and Donna are back with another episode of Varmints! to talk about the amazing world of those ancient ships of the desert: camels! [...]
Salamanders and Newts! This week on Varmints! podcast, Paul and Donna slither around on the subject salamanders and newts! Join us for amphibious fun! But [...]
Cats! Paul and Donna sharpen their claws and pounce on the topic of cats! Come swat the ball of yarn around with us this week [...]
Geese! Hey you silly geese! Paul and Donna are here to talk about the fascinating, misunderstood lives of another one of our feathered friends! But [...]
Earthworms! This week on the Varmints! podcast join Paul and Donna to talk about those squishity, squiggly dirt eatin’ chums, the earthworms! But first, the [...]
Brown Bears! This week on the Varmints! podcast join Paul and Donna for the much anticipated and long awaited brown bears episode! But first, the [...]
Badgers! This week on the Varmints! podcast Paul and Donna discuss those feisty burrowing European and American badgers! But first, the news! Maine… Badgers and [...]
Scorpions! This week on Varmints! Podcast, join Paul and Donna for a discussion of those skittery little weirdos, scorpions! But first, the news! Swaner EcoCenter [...]
Emus! Woo hoo! It’s our 100th episode and we have all sorts of fun stuff in store! First, we’re joined by nationally recognized biologist and [...]
Sea Turtles! Who doesn’t love sea turtles? Paul is joined by his smart, hilarious daughter Baylee on this week’s long awaited episode about them! In [...]
Crabs! Donna is on vacation so Mandy and Melissa from Moms and Murder join Paul to discuss those crabby (and delicious) crabs! Moms and Murder [...]
Tigers! This week Paul and Donna are discussing the largest member of the cat family: tigers! These big stripey guys are incredible! But first the [...]
Hyenas! This week Paul and Donna are talking about hyenas! These smelly savanna scavengers are surprisingly super! But first the news! Don’t invite hyenas to [...]
Dragonflies! We always notice and appreciate the lovely reviews you give us. Thank you. Thanks so much to Andrea Freitas for the recommendation this week. [...]
Iguanas! This week on Varmints! podcast, we delve into the world of the extraordinary iguanas. It’s much bigger, and way weirder than you thought! But [...]
Ants! We’ve got ants in our pants to talk to you about the amazing, adaptable, astonishing ant! But first, the news! Flying ant invasion has [...]
Hammerhead Sharks! Chris Green (Toph) from the GravityBeard podcast joins Donna this week to discuss those bizarre and wonderful hammerhead sharks! Thanks so much to [...]
Hummingbirds! Suzy from The Casual Birder podcast joins Donna this week to talk about the incredible lives of hummingbirds! Thanks so much to Suzy [...]
Jellyfish! Megan from Oh No Lit Class! joins Donna this week to talk about those unusual and mysterious sea creatures: jellyfish! Thanks so much to [...]
Cheetahs! Josh Hallmark from the Our Americana network joins Donna this week to talk about the speediest of all land varmints: cheetahs! Thanks so much [...]
Giraffes! Stacey from the Rough Giraffe podcast joins Donna this week to talk about one of Africa’s most amazing creatures: giraffes! Thanks so much to [...]
Seahorses! Let’s go for a swim in the ocean this week with Paul and Donna and look at those weird wonderful little fishes: the seahorses! [...]
Chickens II: The Chickening! That’s right, the day has come, just as the prophets foretold. Brace yourself for the feathery mayhem of Chickens II: The [...]
Snails! Slowly settle in this week with Paul and Donna for a weird and fantastic, but way relaxed, examination of the weird lives of snails! [...]
Moose! Time to revisit the deer family with these special stompers, Moose! (Moosen? Come on, we can do this!) But first, the news! Handling baby [...]
Opossums! It’s a passel of fun this week as Paul and Donna talk about the varmint featured in the logo: those darling little opossums! But [...]
Butterflies! Time to flutter on in and learn about those flippity-flappity cuties, the butterflies! But first, the news! Varmints! podcast is committed to the indie [...]
Toads! Sit back and have a listen to a toad-ally awesome episode of Varmints about toads! Donna and Paul are really hoppy that you’re here! [...]
Ducks! It’s time to talk about ducks on the Varmints! Podcast! Paddle on over and join us for watery fun, but do not send us [...]
Unicorns! The incredible world of unicorns are the topic this week and Paul and Donna are pleased to welcome back New Mexico rancher Cotton Shorts [...]
Black Bears! This week on the Varmints! podcast Paul and Donna learn all about adorable, yet terrifying black bears! But first, the news! Scientists Saved [...]
Tiny Monkeys! Join us for adorable itty bitty fun as we discuss the cutest of all the primates: tiny monkeys! But first, the news! [...]
Alligators! Whether you will see us later or in a while, this episode is about alligators and not crocodiles! But first, the news! Florida man [...]
Mice! It’s time to squeak and sneak through a jumbo-sized episode with our teeny little topic: mice! These little creepers give Donna the willies! But first, [...]
Rhinos! Ready to rock and roll with the rhinos this week? So are we! Let’s laugh and learn about these very cool, very endangered varmints! [...]
Pigs! Join the Varmints! podcast for our long awaited episode on the wiggly-tailed barnyard superstars, pigs! But first, the news! You can swim with pigs [...]
Parrots! The Varmints! podcast and Rugrat Parker are crazy about parrots and now you can be too! Let’s fly off and talk about these colorful [...]
Walruses! This week on Varmints! we look at the wonderful, whopping, winsome walruses! Flop on over for a splashy adventure. Doodly doodly doodly hi hi [...]
Wolves! Summon up a howl for us, Critter Crew! We are off on an adventure to discover the facts behind the beautiful, mysterious, carnivores, wolves! [...]
Deer! Today on Varmints! podcast, we talk about the dear ol’ deer! We’ll talk about white tails and mule deer, and all the deery things [...]
Donkeys and Mules! You’re going to want to bray to everyone about today’s super fun episode, as the Varmints! podcast explores the cute, conniving, dastardly [...]
Flamingos! So you think you can dance? Few can match the goofy grace of flamingos, today’s subject on Varmints! podcast! But first let’s talk about [...]
Tarantulas! Just in time for the spooky season, the Varmints! podcast examines the creepy, crawly, charming eight legged critters known as tarantulas! We also have [...]
Polar Bears! Take off to the Great White North where we prowl around with an animal expert to learn all we can about polar bears! [...]
Orangutans! Come on in and hang out with the Varmints! podcast and the Critter Crew! It’s time to learn about orangutans! But first, the news! [...]
Hurricane Irma! On this special episode of Varmints! for International Podcast Day, join Paul and his family on their journey evacuating from Hurricane Irma. [...]
Sloths! Attention Critter Crew, aka Varminions, time to get your poo dance going on this week’s episode of Varmints! where we talk about those slowpokey [...]
Hippos! Hey Varminions! Time to get our mojo back after the horrible hurricane threw us all off track! Suggestion for this episode was from the [...]
Bison! Feel the thunder of the mighty herd as Varmints! podcast take you on a journey to learn about the incredible, edible bison! But [...]
Hedgehogs! The Varmints! podcast examines those spiky squee little pokey dudes, hedgehogs! Crikey they are spiky! Let’s learn about hedgehogs! But first, the news! Rare [...]
Chipmunks! Today the Varmints! podcast goes into the bouncy, teeny squee-makers, chipmunks! Chipmunks are itty bitty rodents with huge charisma and everyone loves them, so, [...]
Frogs! Hop on over and join Paul and Donna as they learn about wonderful, springy, sproingy critters we all love, frogs! Today on the Varmints! [...]
Weird Rodents! Varmints! podcast definitely has our fair share of rodent shows and many more scheduled in the future. But, we can hardly help it, [...]
Cockroaches! Yuck. Varmints! podcast talks about those yucky, blechy, icky-poo, nasty little critters, cockroaches. Blech. Come along and enjoy them intellectually with us. But first, [...]
Aardvarks! The Varmints! podcast takes a look at those weird and wonderful aardvarks on today’s show. We “dig” these giant insectivores and we know you [...]
Eagles! This week on the Varmints we’re releasing our episode on the 4th of July, because EAGLES! The Bald Eagle has been an official symbol for America [...]
Lions! This week on the Varmints podcast Paul and Donna travel to the savanna to present a king-sized show featuring “the king of the jungle”: [...]
Sperm Whales (and Giant Squid)! Join us for a whale of a tale on Varmints! while we talk about that most iconic of all whale [...]
Fresh Water Turtles! Paul and Donna like fresh water turtles and we know you do too! Today’s shellabration revolves around the adorable stinkpots that live [...]
Platypus! Today’s Varmints! podcast features that semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of action, the platypus! Platypodes if we’re going to get technical. Which we will. Today’s episode [...]
Ferrets! Welcome to Varmints! podcast! Today we’re talking about our tubular buddies from the Mustelid family, ferrets! In today’s episode we deal with listener mail! [...]
Rats! Well, rats, today’s episode is about ratty, ratty little rats! Be prepared to be fascinated and slightly skeeved out, but first let’s scurry on [...]
Komodo dragons! Today’s icky ol’ Varmints! episode deals with icky (but fascinating!) Komodo dragons! This is an animal with an ick factor so high, we [...]
Horses! This week on the Varmints! podcast we got to talk about horses with friend of the show, horse aficionado John Harrer from the Whoa! podcast. [...]
Chameleons! This week on the Varmints! podcast Paul and Donna geek out over chameleons! These colorful, sticky-tongued little critters are amazing! But first the news! [...]
Lampreys! Varmints! podcast were recently invited to join Clay Groves on his fishy podcast Fish Nerds! Fish Nerds is all about fish, fishing and eating fish [...]
Beavers! Varmints! podcast is proud to present this dam-tastic episode, Beavers! This critter was chosen by a friend of Varmints! podcast and fellow podcaster, Josh [...]
Mosquitoes! The studio is buzzing over here at the Varmints! podcast with all the bitey, zippity zing that are mosquitoes! But first, the news! With [...]
Jackalopes! Just in time for National Jackalope Day, the Varmints podcast lands yet another animal expert to talk about the secret world of jackalopes! Learn [...]
Prairie Dogs! On our super duper special episode of Varmints this week, we have our first ever bona fide animal expert! Dr. Seth Magle from [...]
Goldfish! This week on Varmints podcast we’re going for a swim with our finny friends the goldfish! So dive on in and join in on [...]
Rabbits! This week on the Varmints! podcast, hop on over to your preferred listening device and settle in with a good carrot, we’re talking about [...]
Skunks! The Varmints! podcast researched the stinky topic of skunks this week! Join us to learn about these animals that are so much more than [...]
Lovebirds! For Blazing Caribou’s tribute to romance for Valentines Day, in this week’s Varmints podcast we’ll talk about lovebirds! Lovebirds were suggested by BCS owner [...]
Squirrels! In this week’s Varmints podcast we’ll talk about squirrels! Squirrels were suggested by Varmints listener, Laura, so we thank her! Squirrels are cute, clever critters [...]
Otters! In this week’s Varmints podcast we’ll talk about otters! Otters were suggested by Varmints listener, Andrea. Thanks Andrea! Everyone knows otters are cute, but [...]
Ravens! In this week’s Varmints podcast we’ll talk about ravens! With their creepy reputation, it’s easy to overlook these bright, curious, and delightful critter of [...]
Great White Sharks! In this week’s Varmints podcast we’ll talk about Great White Sharks! We’re going to dive straight down with these finny denizens of [...]
Reindeer! Reindeer are the subject of this week’s installment of the Varmints podcast! Head on up to the frozen tundra with two nerds named Paul [...]
Pandas! Travel to China with two clueless guys named Paul as they explore the fascinating, poop-filled world of pandas on this week’s episode of Varmints! [...]
Foxes! Elusive, clever and possibly delicious foxes are the focus of two guys named Paul on this week’s episode of Varmints! Listen as these two [...]
Octopuses! Two guys named Paul plumb the depths of the oceans to learn more about octopuses on this week’s Varmints podcast! Join our intrepid explorers [...]
Wolverines! Join two guys named Paul as they head up to the Great White North to learn all about wolverines on this week’s edition of [...]
Bats! This week the Varmints! podcast goes spelunking into a cave full of creepy but misunderstood and fascinating bats! Join them as they talk about [...]
Penguins! This week the Varmints! podcast explores the fascinating world of penguins! Your intrepid explorers venture into the Antarctic do discuss their favorite Oswald Cobblepot, [...]
Crocodiles! Crikey! The Varmints! podcast is swimmin’ with the crocodiles this week! Join two clueless blokes named Paul as they talk about Crocodile Dundee, share [...]
Owls! Owls are the topic on this week’s Varmints podcast. This week one Paul discovers that the cake was a lie while the other Paul has his last shred [...]
Goats! The Varmints! podcast is down on the farm hanging out with the goats this week! Join Paul Csomo and Paul Wilk as they talk [...]
Beetles! It’s a brand new episode of Varmints! In this episode, animal novices Paul Csomo and Paul Wilk talk about the military, pop culture, and, oh yeah, [...]
Raccoons! While Paul Csomo coughs and sneezes and curses the allergen tree across the street, it’s another episode of Varmints! where Paul Csomo and Paul [...]
Kangaroos It’s Blazing Caribou Studios début episode of Varmints! First of all, Paul Csomo and Paul Wilk talk about their possible formation of a new metal band. They discuss a [...]