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 38 – Naked Mole Rate: Wrinkly Pink Old Rat

    Episode 38 – Naked Mole Rate: Wrinkly Pink Old Rat

    When searching for the key to a long cancer-free life, there is one place that few people want to look—which is directly into the beady, unblinking eyes of a hairless underground horror. Enter the naked mole rat, the sort of cold-blooded super ugly mammal with cells that loath social contact. But hey, maybe we’ll find …Read More »
  • Episode 37 – Mourning Gecko: A Lovely Lady Lizard

    Episode 37 – Mourning Gecko: A Lovely Lady Lizard

    If you found yourself all alone on a desert island, you might be pretty lonely. But what if you could make friends… literally! There’s one little lizard that has developed a way to populate islands in the South Pacific with unorthodox methods. But, sometimes, strange and amazing adaptations are what it takes to pass on …Read More »
  • Episode 36 – Jaguar: The Champion of Chomp

    Episode 36 – Jaguar: The Champion of Chomp

    The jungle is home to some of the most extraordinary creatures on planet Earth. One such creature stalks the rainforests of Central and South America as the king of the jungle: the jaguar. Pound for pound, this large feline has the second strongest bite of any mammal on Earth. But to survive beneath the Amazonian …Read More »
  • Episode 35 – Thresher Shark: Smack ’em and Snack ’em

    Episode 35 – Thresher Shark: Smack ’em and Snack ’em

    The ocean is a great place with lots of room to roam. The perfect way to escape for the fish that call it home. “Just stick together and we’ll all be fine,” The friendly bait fish will chime. But there’s one who’s a master at the hunting craft, That captures prey with a whoosh and …Read More »
  • 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 »
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