with: Melissa McCue-McGrath
Join Melissa every Monday as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. Let's meet the Canadian cat who solved a murder and advanced forensic technology. How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia?And, how do these animals intersect with bigger topics, like fake news, mental health, environmentalism, racism, and feminism? Curious? Good. Let's go!
Bears put breaking and entering skills to good use, action hero scientists save the Lear's Macaw from killer bees, and a walrus wakes up in an unexpected country.
A crow tampers with a crime scene - TWICE; Nikola Tesla fell in love with a pigeon, and Reddit asks if you are liable if your murder of crows commits crow murder.
A lizard has the #1 record for largest #2; the skydiving beavers of 1948 teaches kids about white colonization and urban sprawl; the monkey who killed a sitting king.
Melissa reviews all the creatures we talked about in a not-so-classic retelling of Clement Clarke Moore's, "''Twas the Night Before Christmas"
Today, Melissa dives in to explore other customs, like the "Boomers" who pull Santa's sled in Australia; how a video game about animals has given a place for practicing Muslims to find community in a pandemic, and what a confused Rooster has to do with Christmas in the Philippines.