Learn about all things animalia in this family friendly podcast. Each week Joe and Carlos dive deep into nature to find animals that have at least one amazing talent they use to survive. Gather up some animal knowledge and crazy nature facts to drop on your friends at parties with each new episode of Life, Death, and Taxonomy.
  • Episode 34 – Japanese Honey Bee: Hot Hugs From Murderbugs

    Episode 34 – Japanese Honey Bee: Hot Hugs From Murderbugs

    Being a honey bee means that you can get organic honey without paying the Trader Joe’s prices. But that doesn’t mean life is going to be easy. When predators barge through your hive’s front door, you need to bee like the Japanese Honey Bee and keep a trick hidden up your thorax. It’s just how …Read More »
  • Episode 33 – Southern Grasshopper Mouse: The Wasteland Warrior

    Episode 33 – Southern Grasshopper Mouse: The Wasteland Warrior

    The sonoran desert can be a hard place to find a good meal, especially for a hungry mouse. Plus, what can you do when one of your favorite meals also packs one of the most powerful stings in North America? Sometimes, survival comes down to chemical warfare and an aggressive attitude in Life, Death, and …Read More »
  • Episode 32 – Geography Cone Snail: A Diabetical Evil

    Episode 32 – Geography Cone Snail: A Diabetical Evil

    Imagine you’re enjoying a happy little snorkel off the coast of Australia. You’re obviously keeping an eye out for jellies and sharks, but—wait, what’s that? You see the beautifully intricate patterns of a snail shell on the ocean floor. You pick it up, but if it’s a cone snail, you’re in for a surprise. Considered …Read More »
  • Episode 31 – Barn Owl: The Sneaky Screech

    Episode 31 – Barn Owl: The Sneaky Screech

    A predator needs to be fast. The ever-alert prey of the fields and forests always have an ear and eye out for potential threats. If you’re not fast, there’s only one thing you can do, fly under the radar of those ears and eyes. Barn owls have adapted to forgo speed in favor of stealth. …Read More »
  • Episode 30 – Hoatzin: The Fowl-Smelling Tree Cow

    Episode 30 – Hoatzin: The Fowl-Smelling Tree Cow

    If you’re walking through the Amazonian rainforest and you start to smell the undeniable fragrance of fresh manure, you may want to check the trees before you start scanning the forest floor for farm animals. The Hoatzin bird is the only bird in the world that eats and digests leaves like a cow. These birds …Read More »
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