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The Wild Episode

Brian Ruckley

29 episodes

May 12, 2021

Colossal Squid : When Giant Isn't Big Enough 

The Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) is the biggest invertebrate on Earth - a truly enormous mollusc that weighs as much as a bull moose. Yet much about it remains deeply mysterious. It is a hidden wonder of Nature, hidden away deep in the Antarctic Ocean ...

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

Modified versions of:

Spatium by Keys of Moon, CC BY 3.0.

Light Lab, Treated Acoustic Guitar and End of WInter by Rest You Sleeping Giant, CC BY 4.0.

Abyss by Myuu, CC BY 3.0

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Apr 21, 2021

Olm : Larval Dragons in Black and White 

The olm (Proteus anguinus) is a very unusual animal: a large cave salamander, with an extraordinary life and an interesting history of research, that comes in (at least) two very different forms: the white olm and the black.

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

Modified versions of:

Ah by Mystery Mammal, CC BY 4.0.

Disintegration and Silent Turmoil by Myuu, CC BY 3.0.

They Call It Nature and Raise Your Hand If You Think Evil Is Increasing In This World by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0

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Apr 6, 2021

Madison Cave Isopod : Standing in the Shallows of the Aquifer 

The Madison Cave Isopod is a small aquatic crustacean living an extraordinary subterranean life: not in underground rivers, but in the groundwater. In the aquifer. 

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

Modified versions of: I Should Have Been More Human, We Were Never Meant To Live Here and Stories About The World That Once Was by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0.

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Mar 24, 2021

Oilbird : Humboldt's Chupacabra 

The Oilbird is a bird not quite like any other: first described by one of history's greatest naturalist-explorers, it is a cave-nesting nocturnal fruit-eater, whose nestlings had the misfortune to become a valuable fuel source for humans ...

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

Modified versions of: Saying Goodbye in the Rain (string), Saying Goodbye in the Rain (piano), No Doubt, Darkling Skies and Lost Star by Jelsonic, CC BY 4.0.

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Mar 9, 2021

Eleonora's Falcon : The Lady-Judge's Bird 

Eleonora's Falcon is a very elegant, very unusual bird of prey. It nests in big colonies on Mediterranean Islands, and on one of those islands may have been the first bird in the world to get specific legal protection. But here's the main question: why, unlike almost any other bird, does it breed not in the Spring or Summer, but in the Autumn?

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

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Jan 26, 2021

Greater Noctule Bat : Bat versus Bird 

The Greater Noctule bat is Europe's biggest bat, but also probably its most mysterious and least studied. In the last twenty years, though, remarkable details of its life have come to light. Such as: it's one of the very few bats in the world that is a major predator of birds ... 

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

The Return by nisei23 (CC BY 3.0) and Electric Commando by Ian Alex Mac (CC BY 4.0).

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Dec 23, 2020

Purple Frog : The Frog That Thinks It's A Fish And A Mole 

The purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) was only described by scientists in 2003. Naturalists actually knew about it - knew a little about it - way back in the early 20th century, but its existence had been kind of forgotten. And even now, we don't know much more than a little about it. But what we do know is enough to make it a pretty remarkable frog ...

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Recordings of purple frogs calling are by Thomas A, Suyesh R, Biju S, Bee M, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

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Dec 11, 2020

Mormon Cricket : The Cannibal Swarm 

Cannibals on the march ... The Mormon Cricket (Anabrus simplex), which is found across western North America, is prone to outbreaks: the mass movement of millions upon millions of insects. And what happens within those outbreaks, inside the vast crowd, is pretty brutal ...

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

Night Caves, Wandering, Reflections, Gone and The Nightmare by Lee Rosevere, CC BY 3.0 

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Nov 25, 2020

Labord's Chameleon : All Together Now 

Labord's Chameleon (Furcifer labordi) may look like just another chameleon, albeit a small one. But it isn't. In one crucial respect, it is one of the most unusual animals on Earth. Virtually unique among tetrapods, in fact ...

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

Magnet and Leer by Mystery Mammal, CC BY 4.0

Rewound, Another Version of You and Candlepower by Chris Zabriskie. CC BY 4.0.

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Nov 10, 2020

Lowland Streaked Tenrec : Of Rafts and Spines 

The Lowland Streaked Tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus) is a small, worm-eating mammal from Madagascar. It has yellow stripes, a shared evolutionary history with elephants and sociable inclinations. It also has spines, and it does something with them that no other mammal can do ...

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

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