Crabs – Varmints! – 97


Donna is on vacation so Mandy and Melissa from Moms and Murder join Paul to discuss those crabby (and delicious) crabs!

Moms and Murder is Paul’s #1 favorite true crime podcast! Go check their podcast out by clicking on the link here or by clicking on the image below!


In the news!

A plan to prepare live crabs in a different way goes horribly, horribly wrong… Courtesy of YouTube user KAntoinetteW

Embrace death…

All those sweet, delicious legs and claws. And antennae. And eyestalks. Crabs are weird! Courtesy of


Who you callin’ weird?

Crab insides are almost as weird as crab outsides!  Courtesy of

doodly doodly doodly

Crabs are smart…ish? Clever perhaps? Check out this article from and decide for yourself!


Is that a seagull? No? Can I eat it? Maybe?

Sebastian the Crab! A complete Disney invention to distract you from the (spoiler alert) very death filled original fairy tale! Courtesy of YouTube user waltdisney512:

Can’t talk about crabs in pop culture without talking about Eugene H Krabs! Courtesy of YouTube user Nickelodeon:


Yes please.

How do those crabs get to your plate and why are they so expensive? This former crab fisherman will tell you some of the stuff you don’t hear about on TV. Courtesy of

And finally, two terrific documentaries about crabs from the Moms! Give them a watch! Courtesy of YouTube user BBC Earth:

Now you know a little more about crabs 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 “Purple Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus nudus) – Neskowin Beach, Oregon” was taken by Thomas Shahan and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Additional image “Sally lightfoot crab eating puffer fish” was taken by Brian Gratwicke and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Additional image “Jumbo Shrimp and Crab Legs” was taken by jpellgen and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
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.
Andrea Freitas runs the A Measured Life blog and is a co-host on the Feast On History podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.