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Podcast Animal Geeks – 40th Episode Celebration

Our 40th episode,  we have a look back at the last 15 months and 40 episodes of Animal Geeks. We have a talk about our favourite episodes and animal sightings.  Our favourite episodes by downloads tend to feature discussion about Jeremy Wade’s River Monsters and Steve Backshall’s Deadly 60.  Anything dangerous and venomous does tend to rate highly!River Monster for dinner!

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Podcast Episode 38 Animal Geeks – Marsupials

After two years in our new home, Australia we thought it was about time we got around to discussing marsupials.  Kangaroos, wallabies, numbats, quolls, thylacines…..you name it we cover it.  Xanthe and Harri have had ten days camping at Cape Bathurst and give us a trip report.

Fir0002/Flagstaffotos  Kangaroo and Joey

Fir0002/Flagstaffotos Kangaroo and Joey

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Podcast Episode 35 Animal Geeks – Pakicetus

We are back to the old school team of Duncan and Harri this week. We look at Whale evolution, heading back in the time machine to have a look at PakicetusAmbulocetus and Remingtonocetus.  Harri also hatches a plan to corner the whale milk market, but realises the practicalities of whale milking might prove problematic.

"Skull Pakicetus inachus" by Nordelch - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skull_Pakicetus_inachus.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Skull_Pakicetus_inachus.jpg

“Skull Pakicetus inachus” by Nordelch – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skull_Pakicetus_inachus.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Skull_Pakicetus_inachus.jpg

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Podcast Episode 30 Animal Geeks – Bugs

This week we indulge in a bit of Q & A about bugs. Somehow we also mention rhinos, body farms, savannahs, edible insects and maggots. Stories via Steve Backshall,  Stuff You Should Know Podcast and Entomologist Alex Wild’s www.myrmecos.net

Harri recommends the Body Farm episode of Stuff You Should Know for some gross fun

 

Charts

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Special Episode – Nighttime Animal Spotting at Kingfisher Bay Resort Part2

Nighttime Wildlife Spotting at Kingfisher Bay Resort Part 2   In Part 2 of our nighttime walk with Super Ranger Hannah we discuss bandicoots, sugar gliders, snakes, and frogmouth owls with brief forays into classic video games and introduce our new Youtube channel.  @kingfisherbay @Fraser Island

Monty and Shrek

Monty and Shrek

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Podcast Episode 12 Animal Geeks – Bats and Rats

Episode 12 Animal Geeks – Bats and Rats Our Halloween special, a couple of weeks late due to some sickness in the team.  Between the coughs and sniffs we discuss the creatures of the night; vampire bats, ghost bats and giant rats all get a mention.