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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.

Recent Episodes

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 we…

On zoos

Jan. 10, 2021

Collie and Colette chat with Dublin Zoo keeper Brendan Walsh about the role of zoos in modern socie…

Christmas 2020: An ode to the robin

Dec. 23, 2020

A special Christmas episode celebrating an iconic seasonal bird, the robin.

Saucy, sex-crazed space beetles: it's the ladybird show!

Nov. 23, 2020

We meet some lucky garden ladies who are literally out of this world - it's the ladybird show!

Oddly Toxic Critters

Oct. 26, 2020

A chat about animals that pack an unexpected punch.