A bat walks into a bar and says, "can I get a fruit cocktail?"
We're back with another one of Lyndzee's "prairie dog tunnels," this one leads to fruit bats. That is... fruit bats getting (or not getting) drunk on rotting fruit. It's a shorty but a goody, so grab yourself some mulberry wine and let's get batty.
All-female animal species bring to question the advantages of sex, but some all-female species reveal the importance of sex, even when no males exist at all. So what's the point of sex? Rachel removes males from the equation to discuss these big questions on this week's episode. PS: Sorry in advance for all of the genetics. :P
Humans aren't the only mammals out there getting sloshed in the woods. Lyndzee dives into one of nature's most successful breweries and how one species of small mammal avoids getting a CWI (climbing while intoxicated) after lapping up too much of the libation.
Prairie Voles are the starstruck lovers of the great plains, but can you breed these prairie potato chips to murder babies?? Rachel explores the dark side of voles: the perils of single parenthood, incest avoidance, spontaneous maternal behaviors, and (obviously) infanticide.
We're going old school Naughty Nature on this special edition Christmas Eve episode. Lyndzee, Todd, and Rachel each share something naturally, naughtily Christmas. Hear why mushrooms may be the reason for the season, why gift-giving is natural, and why Santa's reindeer may or may not have balls.
The episode should really be called "The One Where Rachel and Todd's heads exploded."
Science is wild and nature is crazy, get ready to have your mind blown by a recent discovery. This podcast covers female barklice genitalia and it's a doozy. In an effort to cut down on spoilers, we won't reveal much else about this topic in the show notes but pop over to our website for more info.
In the depths of the Bermuda Triangle, an ancient call to the void echoes throughout America and Europe. Sexless eels feel it. They transform, and they vanish. Rachel dives into the sex life of freshwater eels in this episode of Naughty Nature, and things get a bit slippery. We'll never see eels the same way again.
It's Todd's week! With such a short life, a lot is at stake for fruit fly bachelors. Maybe that explains their drinking habits, which even the children indulge in. Todd takes us through why fruit flies love red lights and red wine, and why you might want to rethink tolerating them around your kitchen.
Just when you thought bed bugs couldn't get creepier, Lyndzee Rhine takes us down a rabbit hole of traumatic, violent sex. This sexual arms race involves infections, incest, sexually reproductive male-on-male stabbings, and (of course) stabby penises. Give your hard-working house spider a grateful thumbs up and buckle up for bed bugs.