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!
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.
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 Pakicetus, Ambulocetus and Remingtonocetus. Harri also hatches a plan to corner the whale milk market, but realises the practicalities of whale milking might prove problematic.
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
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
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.
In a special midweek episode we look at Humpback Whales. We look at whalewatching, breeding patterns and all the unique features that make Humpbacks such special whales.