Cobras - Varmints! - 114


Get ready to slither and hissss with Paul and Donna this week in our very first episode about a snek; the cobra!

But first, the news!

A third king cobra caught at Kathu construction camp. Article courtesy of

Wow this snek is huge! Wait, there’s more than one?

Cobra hood mechanism revealed by electrode study. Article courtesy of

Thissss isss important sssssstufff!

Cobras Spit Venom at Eyes With Nearly Perfect Aim! Article courtesy of

Don’t tesssst me, humanssss!

GI Joe Cobra Commander: That is Disgusting! Courtesy of YouTube user black2much.

He likes to hear the sound of his own voice, though we’re not sure why!

Lion Guard - Scar talks with Ushari about Lion Guard, courtesy of YouTube user MelBlanc222.

How sneaky and snakey!

Can Intelligence be Measured? Video courtesy of YouTube user Arizona Public Media.

A talk about smartypantsness and how smartypantsness happens!

Itsy Bitsy Spider…: Infants React with Increased Arousal to Spiders and Snakes. Article courtesy of

Human instinct says SNEK!!!


Intimate secrets of the snake’s forked tongue. Article courtesy of


Ssssssmellls in ssssstereo!
Now you know a little more about cobras 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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All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: Kevin MacLeod (
Featured Image “Forest cobra juvenile” was provided Steve Slater and is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)
Additional image “Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) juvenile spreading a hood” was provided by Bernard Dupont and is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Additional image “Indiancobra” was provided by Kamalnv and is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0)
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.
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.