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March 19, 2020


An ode to the toad!

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March 6, 2020

Of bunnies and beetles

Collie and Colette celebrate the great and important BEETLE family... with a cameo by a very lucky and lovely bunny. Photo copy…

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Jan. 20, 2020

The Critter Shed, live from Cork

This is a live recording in front of an audience in The Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, and we're all about SPIDERS!!!

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Dec. 21, 2019

The unsung critters of Christmas

Gather round, children, for stories about lesser-celebrated Christmas animals. Yule felines, yule arachnids, yule goats and even…

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Nov. 27, 2019

Do elephants count sheep? ... and other important questions...

Snoring cats, peaceful pachyderms and orgasmic ostriches. This episode has it all!We went to Dublin Zoo to chat to keeper Brendan…

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Nov. 17, 2019

Welcome to The Warren!

The Critter Shed is now a proud resident of The Warren, Ireland's newest podcast network and home to some of the most remarkable …

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Nov. 4, 2019

Roly-poly town

Today we head off to roly-poly town to visit the unsung heroes of the invertebrate world... WOODLICE!!!!These tiny armadillo-like…

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Oct. 10, 2019

Tallaght Wetlands Memorial

Some time before this episode was released, Collie came across an amazing sight in his own Dublin suburb, Tallaght.Over many year…

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Sept. 25, 2019

This podcast has legs... and it knows how to use them!

This week we meet a gentle - and leggy - giant of the invertebrate world, Collie comes up with a new business idea, and we hear h…

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Sept. 4, 2019

Little Miss Tina Sunshine... and Wilbur

This week we’re on an animal  rescue farm visiting one of the world's most intelligent, misunderstood and mistreated animal:…

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Aug. 19, 2019

Snail tales in 'the love shack'

This week the critter shed becomes 'the love shack' as we delve into the sensuous,  sumptuous and scintillating love lives o…

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Aug. 7, 2019

We need to talk about Ted...

...or, as we really wanted to call this episode: LOCK UP YOUR PUSSIES!We've been wanting to have a conversation about domestic ca…

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July 22, 2019

To keep or not to keep?

Part 2 of our chat with herpetologist Rob Gandola. This time we're tackling the thorny issue of the rights and wrongs of keeping …

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July 8, 2019

The Great Frog-Nerd-Gasm of 2019

This week we're getting nerdy about amphibians with stories of exploding toads (yup, for real), pirate frogs (aaaarrr... yup, for…

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June 25, 2019

The buzz about bees

This week we chat to Collie's cousin Dr. Stephanie Maher about the lonely, busy and fascinating lives of solitary bees. We also h…

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June 10, 2019

SNAKES: silent assassins and surprising survivors

Weird, tubular animals or geniuses of evolution? While Collie feeds his various constrictors, we hear how snakes are THE ultimate…

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May 13, 2019

Booty calls, bed-hopping, and birdsong - it's the badger show!

Booty calls, bed-hopping and badger housekeeping tips! Join Collie and Colette as badger expert Dr. Aoibheann Gaughran reveals th…

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April 29, 2019

The giant piranha sperm splurge!

Collie delves into his new collection of epic, carnivorous horned frog tadpoles, what we lovingly call GIANT PIRANHA SPERM!!!Find…

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