Varmints!

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The Varmints! podcast is an education/comedy podcast that's all about animals! Every week two nerds name Paul and Donna 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.

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2018 Wrap Up Show – Varmints! – 109
2018 Wrap Up Show – Varmints! – 109
So long, 2018! This week on Varmints! podcast, Paul looks back on 2018 and says a bunch of thank yous because you Varminions are awesome. This is where the sausage gets made. Now you know a little more about the year we’ve had than you did this morning! We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show. Your feedback is always welcome! Connect with your Varmints! hosts| Paul Csomo | Donna Hume | The Show | Pinterest  And a very special welcome to the more than 1,200 of you that gave us a like on our Facebook page. Holy cow! Thank you! We hope you like what you hear and we look forward to hearing from you soon! The featured image this week is Paul’s bedroom where this podcast gets assembled and squirted out into the world. Very much like when a male seahorse squirts his babies out into the ocean. Except decidedly less beautiful and fascinating. This podcast is always unofficially brought to you by LaCroix, Carmex, gallons of hot tea, Behringer, Samsung, Blue Microphones, Sony, AudioTechnica, FidgetCube, Zoom, StickerMule, Windows 10 and Audacity. They are not sponsors but we wish they were. All of Kevin McLeod’s music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). You can hear all of it at Incompetech. “It’s Such A Good Feeling” by Fred Rogers is also licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). We thank PBS and WGBH for making it available. You can see the video on YouTube. About our voice actors: Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live. Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than. 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 and True Crime Bullshit. Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty, and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.  
Salamanders and Newts – Varmints! – 108
Salamanders and Newts – Varmints! – 108
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 first, the news! Man Buys a Live Pig, Peacock, and Giant Salamander After Shopping Online While Drinking, article courtesy of thrillist.com. What? Giant Salamanders! Article courtesy of wikipedia.com. We should be called smiley salamanders. 11 Awesome Axolotl Facts! Read about them courtesy of mentalfloss.com! Cute, pink, and rare! Giant Salamanders, building ramps so they can climb dams! Video courtesy of YouTube user National Geographic. My name is Sally Mander! Mythical Beasts: The Salamander, article courtesy of ztevetevans.wordpress.com Why fire, exactly? Aren’t you an amphibian? Category: Heraldic salamanders! Article courtesy of heraldry-wiki.com. Ex igne salamander! Right? Wait… Charmander! Article courtesy of pokemondb.net. Charmander! Snakes slither past toxic newts in evolving race, article courtesy of news.stanford.edu. Yep, they’re winning for now, but wait, evolution always swings back. Do Newts and Salamanders Make Good Pets? Article courtesy of thatpetplace.com. Eh, probably not a starting amphibian. Now you know a little more about salamanders and newts than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show. Your feedback is always welcome! Connect with your Varmints! hosts| Paul Csomo | Donna Hume | The Show | Pinterest  And a very special welcome to the more than 1,200 of you that gave us a like on our Facebook page. Holy cow! Thank you! We hope you like what you hear and we look forward to hearing from you soon! All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), music in the pop culture section about historical salamanders is “Folk Round”, also by Kevin MacLeod, CC Attribution licence 4.0. Featured Image “Fire Salamander” was taken by William Warby, and is licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) About our voice actors: Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live. Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than. 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 and True Crime Bullshit. Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty, and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.
Cats – Varmints! – 107
Cats – Varmints! – 107
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 on Varmints! podcast. But first, the news! Physicist Wins Ig Noble Prize For Study On Whether Cats Should Be Classified As Liquids Or Solids, article courtesy of sunnyskyz.com. The answer is yes. Read about the complicated truth about a cat’s purr! Article courtesy of bbc.com. Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Now here’s a useful chart to understand kitty cat body language! Copyright 2015 by Lili Chin. Look at the rest of her work at doggiedrawings.net!   Who, What, Why: How do cats survive falls from great heights? Article courtesy of bbc.com.  Springy, sproingy, squishy, and squee! Sugar the cat survives 19-storey fall in Boston, US! Holy cats, article courtesy of bbc.co.uk. If kitty hasn’t earned a cookie, there’s no justice in this world. Puss In Boots – “You Made the Cat Angry” Clip, courtesy of YouTube user pussinboots. Don’t make the cat angry. You don’t want to make the cat angry. Trust us. The Cat Came Back! Courtesy of YouTube user fatcatandhappy. Doot doot, but the cat came back! The very next day! The cat came back! They thought he was a goner, but the cat came back! He just wouldn’t stay awayyyyyyyyyy! 7 Superstitions About Cats From Around the World, article courtesy of mentalfloss.com. If a black cat crosses your path, give them a little pat on the head because they’re so cute! And, also, nothing bad will happen to you. Cats Are Actually Nice, Scientists Find. Sorry, haters. Article courtesy of motherboard.vice.com. Your cat loves you, love it back. Now you know a little more about cats than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show. Your feedback is always welcome! Connect with your Varmints! hosts| Paul Csomo | Donna Hume | The Show | Pinterest  And a very special welcome to the more than 1,200 of you that gave us a like on our Facebook page. Holy cow! Thank you! We hope you like what you hear and we look forward to hearing from you soon! All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Featured Image “cat-366930_1920.jpg” was provided by Pixabay and is licensed under Creative Commons CC0, and is in the public domain. About our voice actors: Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live. Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than. 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 and True Crime Bullshit. Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty, and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.
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Started
Sep 1st, 2016
Latest Episode
Dec 18th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
116
Avg. Episode Length
40 minutes

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