Millions of years of dangerous co-dependence, betrayed with diabolical precision. This is the story of figs, their wasps, the wasps' wasps, and Lyndzee & Rachel's descent into isolation-related madness.
The title says it all, but this episode has everything Rachel loves: phylogeny, prehistoric Kansas, evolution, physiology, and (duh) dinosaurs--but all through the lens of the evolutionary history of copulation through penises. Duck penises are even cooler than you thought. Here's what we know about dinosaur sex.
From drunk birds to alcohol stealing monkeys, we debunk a common myth and practice our drunk whale calls. Grab a drink, this is the last (for now) alcohol episode and it's about to get sloshy.
Explosive erections, vaginal dead ends, seasonal penises, and vaginas in VR? It must be time for Rachel's favorite Naughty Nature episode so far: waterfowl and their co-evolving genital cold war. Hold onto your butts, because it's time for a deep dive.
An ultra-caffeinated, glancing look at the different styles of masturbation in the animal world and the species that engage in these non-reproductive sexual behaviors. We took a break from the deep dives and upped the caffeine. Forgive us.
Staying home for your health and self-care? We'll be putting out extra episodes and bonus bits next week, so we'll see you again soon.
Show notes coming soon!! Sorry guys it's been a WILD week, and I'm sure it's been wild for you too.
In the meantime, here's an article about managing breeding stallions (and their masturbation habits).
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.