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Great White Shark

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... a brand new episode of Species. Come... more

26 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Updates | 1.15.23

I'm extremely busy and, unfortunately, pausing production on Species, at least for most of this month. If you sent me... more

16 Jan 2023 · 2 minutes
Master of Puppets | Dr. Robert Plomin

"DNA isn't all that matters, but it matters more than everything else put together." —Dr. Robert Plomin Blueprint: https://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262039161/blueprint/ Plomin... more

26 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
Updates | 12.18.22

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19 Dec 2022 · 3 minutes
Mimic Octopus

Nature's greatest shapeshifter, the mimic octopus is known for their spectacular impersonations of other species. Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CrxPPq4mAJpmmQTFIh51KzoHa1SZZv5C4dF-KyFB0ik/edit?usp=sharing

05 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Gossiping for Mates | Dr. Tania Reynolds

Women compete vigorously over mates but do so more subtly than men. In this episode, Dr. Tania Reynolds teaches us... more

21 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Vegetarian Spider

This spider, Bagheera kiplingi, prefers a plant-based diet. Come learn about trees that pay ant security guards in gold, The Jungle... more

06 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Guinea Pig

Not from Guinea, not a pig. Upcoming live events... 10 AM on October 26th: https://www.talesonmoonlane.co.uk/halftermfestival 2 PM on October 26th:... more

18 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
White-Tailed Deer

Come learn about predator-prey communication, Bambi, and the most-hunted big game animal in America on this episode of Species. Bibliography:... more

02 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
California Condor

Find out how sock puppets aided the most insane conservation effort in history and learn everything about America's biggest bird.... more

19 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
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