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Sea Turtles!

Who doesn’t love sea turtles? Paul is joined by his smart, hilarious daughter Baylee on this week’s long awaited episode about them!

In the news!

Be careful with those plastic drinking straws. Just one piece of plastic can kill a sea turtle. Courtesy of

You can read the actual study right here, smartypants. 😀 Courtesy of

Be nice to animals!

Osmoregulation! Baylee was stoked about it! It’s a really cool little adaptation. Courtesy of


sea turtles

Big ol crybaby.

If you see an adult sea turtle, appreciate it because it has beaten all kinds of odds. Courtesy of
Life cycle of sea turtles diagram threats to sea turtles Olive Ridley Project

Further proof that brain size doesn’t necessarily mean intelligence. Sea turtles. Bless their little hearts. Courtesy of


Gamera! Go down this MST3K Gamera rabbithole if you have the time. You’ll laugh until your sides hurt. Courtesy of YouTube users kai and jason Mst3k, Ban’s Corner, cult movies,

It’s one of the most beloved Disney characters: Crush! Duuuuuuuuude. Courtesy of YouTube user 10b movie media:


Directly from the depths of hell it’s the weird history of the word “turtle”. Courtesy of

Healthy oceans need all the sea turtles they can get! Read this super interesting pdf courtesy of

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All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: Kevin MacLeod (
Featured image “Kapoho Tide Pools, Waiopae, Pahoa (504377)” was taken by Robert Linsdell and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Additional image “sea turtle” was taken by Nicholas D 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.