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Brown Bears!

This week on the Varmints! podcast join Paul and Donna for the much anticipated and long awaited brown bears episode!

But first, the news!

2 charged after they allegedly fed Timbits to bears along B.C.’s Alaska Highway

We know it looks cute, but now this cub’s life is in danger. Do not feed the bears!

Let’s learn some cool facts about ursus arctos horribilis, the grizzly bear! Article courtesy of the Tree of Life web project at




Who is a good bear? You are. You’re a good bear!

How Long Do Grizzly Bears Hibernate? Find out in this article courtesy of


Bear in the Big Blue House Intro, courtesy of YouTube user adamodoherty.

Beary good puppetry!

The Yogi Bear Show (1961) Intro (Opening), courtesy of YouTube user CartoonsIntros.

Stealin’ pic-a-nic baskets for more than half a century!

Ever wondered how bears are kept out of trash cans? It’s an ongoing process, and you can read about it here, courtesy of!

Bear Product Testing and Research

Oh, sweet garbage can, yield to me your tasty trash bits!

Grizzly Bears Catching Salmon! Video courtesy of YouTube user BBC.

What great fishing skills! Narration by David Attenborough is a bonus.

Now you know a little more about brown bears 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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And a very special welcome to the more than 1,200 of you that gave us a like on our Facebook page. Holy cow! Thank you! We hope you like what you hear and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: Kevin MacLeod (
Featured Image “Spaning” was taken by Karin Jonsson and is licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Additional Image “grizzly_denali_edit.jpg” was taken by Jean-Pierre Lavoie 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.