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The Critter Shed

If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more - then this is the podcast for you! Oh, and it's in a shed.

If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more - then this is the podcast for you! Oh, and it's in a shed.
4/29/2021

Seduced by Sharks

Season 3, Ep. 41
SHARKS ARE NOT JAWS!!We set the story straight on sharks, seriously misunderstood and maligned ocean dwellers. We chat to shark researcher Jenny Bortoluzzi who fell in love with sharks a long time ago and now studies them at Trinity College Dublin.We think you'll fall in love with them too, once you've heard her stories about sharks and how they survive in one of the world's toughest environments, the open sea.You can follow Jenny on Twitter to access gorgeous underwater images: @SharkyJennyBecome a citizen scientist! If you spot shark egg cases (mermaid's purses) on the beach, you can report your find online at the websites of Marine Dimensions if you're in Ireland and The Shark Trust if you're in the UK.If you want to find out more about the fish you eat and how it's caught, you can get some good information here: The Good Fish GuideAs usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/TWITTER: @crittershedpodEMAIL: crittershed@gmail.comMusic:Podington: Curious, Seashore, Funk, Belfast, Glitter, Swale.Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.Image:Creative Commons: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Hammerhead_shark%2C_Cocos_Island%2C_Costa_Rica.jpgsThe Warren:The Critter Shed is a founding member of https://www.thewarren.ie/ podcast network.The Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.The Critter Shed is still available in all the usual places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!
1/30/2021

Animal Games in Ancient Rome

Season 3, Ep. 38
A very special chat with Kathryn Murphy from Trinity College Dublin about the way exotic animals were used for entertainment and hunting in ancient Rome. With a particularly gruesome (i.e. fascinating) tale of a human-bull mating. Yeah, we know.The Critter Shed is now on Patreon! We make this show for free, in our own time, but it does incur costs for us. A donation from you - even the price of a cup of coffee - would help us stay afloat and allow us to keep sharing stories about the weird and wonderful side of nature.We are grateful for every donation, however small.https://www.patreon.com/thecrittershedDon't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/TWITTER: @crittershedpodEMAIL: crittershed@gmail.comMusic:Podington: Curious, Gizmo, 808 and Moog Out, JuliettePresented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.The Warren:The Critter Shed is a founding member of The Warren podcast network. https://www.thewarren.ieThe Warren is a collection of some of the most innovative podcasts in Ireland, all of which are independently owned and produced. Pop on over to discover great new podcasts to listen to and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what you hear.Our newest member, the Hazbeanz Show, is here.AND please give us a rating on Apple Podcasts if you like the show. We really appreciate it!