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Varmints!

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.

Episodes

  • Cotton Shorts Diary of an Esoteric Animal Rancher - Maverick

    May 20 2022

    Listen to the musings of Cotton Shorts about day-to-day doings on the esoteric animal ranch. 

  • Animal Class: Quolls!

    May 05 2022

    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.

  • Pronghorn!

    Apr 07 2022

    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.

  • Cyclops!

    Apr 01 2022

    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.

  • Varmints! 2.0 ”What’s Your Deal” with Curtis Craddock

    Mar 24 2022

    Come and meet new Varmints! cohost, Curtis Craddock!

  • What’s Your Deal with Megan Danger!

    Mar 10 2022

    Come get to know Megan Danger, a new cohost on Varmints! 2.0.    

  • Varmints 2.0 ”What’s Your Deal” with Derek ”Moss” Schmeh

    Feb 24 2022

    Join us for an interview with one of the three new Varmints! Podcast cohosts, Moss, also known as the Science Dude. 

  • Varmints! (2.0) What’s happening, and what is next?

    Feb 10 2022

    Chad from the PodFix Network interviews Donna about what is next for Varmints! Podcast.

  • Hippos Rerun for Fiona the Hippo from Cincinnati Zoo’s 5th Birthday!

    Jan 25 2022

    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

  • Fireflies

    Jan 20 2022

    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    

  • Tapirs

    Jan 07 2022

    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

  • Pigeons II: Electric Boogaloo

    Dec 09 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Wrap Up with Donna and Paul

    Nov 30 2021

    Learn about spiders a bit each day with Donna and Paul.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The Portia Spiders, or, Super Spy-ders

    Nov 29 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: A Spiny Back Orb Weaver, The Spined Micrathena

    Nov 28 2021

    Learn about spiders a bit at a time with Donna and Paul. "Spined Micrathena Web" by treegrow is licensed under CC BY 2.0

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Spiderstitions!

    Nov 27 2021

    Learn about spiders in little bits each day from Donna and Paul.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Cotton Shorts Calls in for Some Spider Anatomy Help Part Two

    Nov 26 2021

    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. 

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Cotton Shorts Calls in for Some Spider Anatomy Help, Part One

    Nov 25 2021

    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. 

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: That‘s Bananas!

    Nov 24 2021

    Learn about spiders in little bits each day with Donna and Paul.   Today's special spider guest is the banana spider! 

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day ScienTEAfic on How to Safely Find Out if a Web is Occupied

    Nov 23 2021

    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. 

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: ScienTEAfic on Why a Spider Sometimes Lands on You

    Nov 22 2021

    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!

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Arachnophobia and How to Treat It

    Nov 21 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Goldenrod Crab Spider

    Nov 20 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider A Day: Do Spiders Have Pets?

    Nov 19 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Invasion!

    Nov 18 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Do People Eat Spiders?

    Nov 17 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Additional Spider Myths, This Time with More Paul

    Nov 16 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The Cartwheel Spider

    Nov 15 2021

    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. :)

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: A Few Weird Spider Myths

    Nov 14 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The (Mostly) Vegetarian Spider

    Nov 13 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The Bolas Spiders

    Nov 12 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohosts Donna Hume and Paul Csomo.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Spiders, Man!

    Nov 11 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. 

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The Smallest Spiders

    Nov 10 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume. 

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: House Spiders

    Nov 09 2021

    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  

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The Fishing Spiders

    Nov 08 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The Zebra Jumping Spider

    Nov 07 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The European Grass Spider or Cross Spider

    Nov 06 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: Paul Goes Spider Hunting!

    Nov 05 2021

    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.

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The Net Casting or Ogre-faced Spider

    Nov 04 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider A Day: Spider Facts! Answering Submitted Questions!

    Nov 03 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The Diving Bell Spider

    Nov 02 2021

    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

  • NaPodPoMo Spider a Day: The Black Widow

    Nov 01 2021

    Learn all about spiders in little tidbits each day from Varmints! Podcast cohost Donna Hume.  Today: The Black Widow Spider

  • Update!

    Sep 16 2021

    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

  • Pigeons and Doves Part One

    Sep 02 2021

    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

  • Krill

    Aug 12 2021

    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

  • Armadillos

    Jul 29 2021

    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

  • Musk Ox

    Jul 15 2021

    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

  • Sponges w/Megan from The Weird podcast

    Jun 30 2021

    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

  • Livestream 4 the Cure!

    Jun 16 2021

    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.

  • Robins

    May 19 2021

    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

  • Cicadas

    May 05 2021

    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

  • LEMMY

    Apr 14 2021

    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

  • Hippogryphs

    Apr 01 2021

    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

  • Cuttlefish

    Mar 17 2021

    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

  • Crickets

    Mar 03 2021

    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

  • Aye-Ayes

    Feb 10 2021

    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

  • Porcupines

    Jan 27 2021

    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

  • Outtakes, Goofs and Blunders

    Jan 06 2021

    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.  

  • Tiny Wild Cats

    Jan 06 2021

    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

  • Dingoes

    Dec 16 2020

    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

  • Viruses

    Dec 02 2020

    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

  • Peacocks

    Nov 11 2020

    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

  • Lemmings

    Oct 28 2020

    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

  • Ticks

    Oct 14 2020

    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

  • Quokkas

    Sep 29 2020

    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

  • Baboons

    Sep 16 2020

    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

  • Falcons

    Sep 03 2020

    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

  • Sugar Gliders

    Aug 19 2020

    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

  • Bats Revisited!

    Aug 05 2020

    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

  • Tasmanian Devils

    Jul 22 2020

    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

  • Moths

    Jun 18 2020

    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

    May 21 2020

    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

  • Squid with Dr. Sarah McAnulty!

    May 04 2020

    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

  • Squid

    Apr 15 2020

    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

  • Fur Bearing Trout

    Apr 01 2020

    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

  • A Noisy Bunch Of Sea Lions!

    Mar 19 2020

    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

  • Pelicans

    Mar 06 2020

    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

  • Sea Lions

    Feb 19 2020

    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

  • Wombats

    Jan 30 2020

    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

  • Cattle

    Jan 16 2020

    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

    Jan 11 2020

    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 [...]

  • Centipedes and Millipedes

    Dec 10 2019

    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

    Nov 13 2019

    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

    Oct 31 2019

    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

    Oct 02 2019

    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

    Sep 11 2019

    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

    Aug 28 2019

    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

    Aug 14 2019

    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

    Aug 03 2019

    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

    Jul 17 2019

    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 [...]

  • Livestream for the Cure 3.0

    Jul 04 2019

    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

    Jun 19 2019

    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

    May 28 2019

    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

    May 16 2019

    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

    May 01 2019

    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

    Apr 18 2019

    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

    Apr 01 2019

    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

    Mar 20 2019

    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

    Mar 06 2019

    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

    Feb 21 2019

    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

    Feb 01 2019

    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

    Jan 23 2019

    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

    Dec 12 2018

    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

    Dec 05 2018

    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

    Nov 28 2018

    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

    Nov 14 2018

    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

    Nov 07 2018

    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

    Oct 31 2018

    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

    Oct 17 2018

    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

    Oct 03 2018

    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

    Sep 26 2018

    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

    Sep 11 2018

    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

    Sep 05 2018

    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

    Aug 22 2018

    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

    Aug 08 2018

    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

    Aug 01 2018

    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

    Jul 25 2018

    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

    Jul 19 2018

    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

    Jul 12 2018

      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

    Jun 28 2018

    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

    Jun 21 2018

    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

    Jun 14 2018

    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

    May 31 2018

    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

    May 24 2018

    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

    May 17 2018

    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

    May 10 2018

     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

    May 02 2018

    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

    Apr 26 2018

    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

    Apr 12 2018

     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

    Apr 05 2018

    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

    Apr 01 2018

    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

    Mar 22 2018

    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

    Mar 08 2018

    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

    Mar 01 2018

    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

    Feb 22 2018

    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

    Feb 15 2018

    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

    Jan 25 2018

     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

    Jan 11 2018

    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

    Dec 07 2017

    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

    Nov 30 2017

    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

    Nov 16 2017

    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

    Nov 09 2017

    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

    Nov 02 2017

    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

    Oct 26 2017

    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

    Oct 12 2017

    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

    Oct 05 2017

    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! [...]

  • Irma

    Sep 30 2017

    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

    Sep 28 2017

    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

    Sep 21 2017

    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

    Aug 30 2017

    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

    Aug 24 2017

    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

    Aug 17 2017

    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

    Aug 10 2017

    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

    Jul 27 2017

    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

    Jul 20 2017

    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

    Jul 13 2017

     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

    Jul 04 2017

    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

    Jun 29 2017

    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

    Jun 22 2017

    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

    Jun 15 2017

     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

    Jun 01 2017

     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

    May 25 2017

    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

    May 18 2017

    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

    May 11 2017

    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

    May 04 2017

    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

    Apr 27 2017

    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

    Apr 20 2017

    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

    Apr 13 2017

    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

    Apr 06 2017

     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

    Apr 01 2017

    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

    Mar 30 2017

    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

    Mar 23 2017

    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

    Mar 16 2017

    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

    Mar 09 2017

    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

    Feb 16 2017

    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

    Feb 09 2017

    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

    Feb 02 2017

    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

    Jan 19 2017

    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

    Jan 05 2017

    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

    Dec 22 2016

    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

    Dec 15 2016

    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

    Dec 08 2016

    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

    Nov 10 2016

    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

    Nov 03 2016

    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

    Oct 27 2016

    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

    Oct 20 2016

    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

    Oct 13 2016

    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

    Oct 06 2016

    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

    Sep 29 2016

    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

    Sep 15 2016

    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

    Sep 08 2016

    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

    Sep 01 2016

    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 [...]