Paul and Donna are back with another episode of Varmints! to talk about the amazing world of those ancient ships of the desert: camels!

But first, the news!

Coming to a store near you (maybe): camel milk! Article courtesy of

There is a long tradition of dairy farming in Amish and Mennonite communities so the farmers already have the equipment and experience needed to milk camels commercially.

“So uh.. I feel like I have to ‘moo’ or something. Should I moo? Maybe not. I might come off as desperate. This is awkward.”

Camels humps are NOT filled with water. You probably already knew that. Paul didn’t. No, really. Article courtesy of

They’re basically giant, furry air conditioners if you think about it.

A camel’s blood is a key component of it’s staying cool in the desert ability. Article courtesy of

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This camel is still totally judging Paul with her big judgey camel face. She won’t let it go.

The very excellent nature documentary “Ships of the Desert”. Do check it out. Courtesy of YouTube user The Secrets of Nature:

If you can find it to buy or rent do go check out the brilliant movie “Tracks”! Courtesy of YouTube user MovieClips Trailers:

Camel beauty pageants? Cheating? Botox? Read about the weird world of camel beauty pageants in Saudi Arabia! Courtesy of

“Well hello there, ladies.”

The U.S. Army very nearly had a fleet of camels! Article courtesy of

Shouldn’t they all be wearing camel-flage? I’ll see myself out.

Furthermore, what the heck are camels doing in Australia? article courtesy of

More than 1 million feral camels roam the Australian outback (Credit: Credit: Posnov/Getty Images)

Hey what do you call a camel with no humps? Humphrey. I’ll see myself out again.
Now you know a little more about camels 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.

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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.

Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.