June 12, 2017
Get to know your most intimate animal companions. They already know a lot about you.Episode Guests: Prashanth Venkataramanujam, comedian and fact buddy; Michelle Trautwein, entomologist; George Ponce, face mite donor; Clifford Desch, zoologist.
September 21, 2020
Is Your Pet a Righty or a Lefty?
Every Little Thing
Caller Juanita wants to know if her cats are southpaws. ELT calls in animal behavior researcher Deborah Wells and neuroscientist Sebastian Ocklenburg for an answer. Plus, why would slugs ditch the shell? Biologist Robert Cowie fills us in.
September 7, 2020
Frozen Food: How Long Is Too Long?
After their dad served 4-year-old fish for dinner one night, listener Max wants to know how long you can safely keep food in the freezer. Food safety expert Haley Oliver serves up the juicy details. Plus, can tiny eyes see things we can’t? Spider expert Sebastian Echeverri takes us behind some of the most impressive peepers in the animal kingdom. Thanks to listener Miles. In the original version of...
August 31, 2020
Cards: Solving a Shuffle Kerfuffle
Listeners Marmie and Ryan have a quarantine quibble: How many times should you shuffle a deck of playing cards? Marmie says three, while Ryan says four or more. The couple place their bets and go all-in with applied mathematician Steven Strogatz and a full house of card-world VIPs.
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