Badgers - Varmints! - 102


This week on the Varmints! podcast Paul and Donna discuss those feisty burrowing European and American badgers!

But first, the news!


Badgers and coyotes have been frenemies since way before the word “frenemies” existed, bub. This odd couple is actually pretty interesting! Courtesy of

Setts built by badgers are some of the oldest and most interesting animal homes in the world! Courtesy of

Not much audio or video about badgers for this week’s pop culture segment but there’s so much to read!

The Redwall series of books by Brian Jacques is utterly delightful for young and old alike. The Badger series of comic books are not necessarily for a younger audience but are still fun to look at.

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We’ve got everything you ever wanted to know about Wisconsin and badgers and Bucky the mascot in this week’s episode.


And we’ve got (almost) everything you need to know about making baby badgers. Just the really interesting part anyway. Courtesy of

Now you know a little more about badgers than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at! We might even read your email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: Kevin MacLeod (
Featured Image “DSC_0701” was taken by John Campbell  and was dedicated to the Public Domain at the time these show notes were being prepared.
Additional image “Badger Sett” was taken by vanessa lollipop and is licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Additional image “Wisconsin Beats UTEP” was taken by Phil Roeder and is licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.