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The Critter Shed

The Critter Shed

If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more - then this is the podcast for you!
Oh, and it's in a shed.


Ponds, quails and duck tales

June 7, 2021

We enter the wilds of the Co. Wicklow countryside on the east coast of Ireland to visit Collie's new home. We find out how to build a very simple pond to attract amphibians, and there...

Science Nature

On the Trail of the Thylacine

April 5, 2021

An extinction story.

Of Mice and (Wo)Men

March 13, 2021

A peek into the private lives of one of our oldest companions, the mouse.

A Valentine's Day Short.

Feb. 14, 2021

For the romantic day that's in it, we're chatting about one of nature's greatest lovers...

Animal Games in Ancient Rome

Jan. 30, 2021

A very special chat with Kathryn Murphy from Trinity College Dublin about the way exotic animals were used for entertainment and hunting in ancient Rome. With a particularly gruesome (i.e. fascinating) tale of a human-bull mating. Yeah, we know.