VARMINTS!

The Varmints! podcast is an education/comedy podcast that's all about animals! Every week two nerds name Paul and Donna do a whole bunch of research to bring you a mix of science, education, pop culture and comedy about all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, jump, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time.

Your Podcast Or Mine Interview – Varmints! – 128

Your Podcast Or Mine Interview! This week we are sharing an interview we did with Sherry Thomas on her show…
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meerkats

Meerkats – Varmints! – 127

Meerkats! Meerkats are super cute and smart. They are also violent gang members. This week Paul and Donna talk about…
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Dugongs

Manatees and Dugongs – Varmints! – 126

Manatees and Dugongs! Things get more than a little gassy and silly as Paul and Donna talk about manatees and…
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condors

Condors- Varmints! – 125

Condors! Paul and special guest co-host Chris Braaten join forces this week to talk about some uniquely awesome Californian birds:…
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lobsters

Lobsters – Varmints! – 124

Lobsters! The show notes for our episode about lobsters are on the way. Please check back for cool/interesting/funny lobster information…
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koalas

Koalas – Varmints! – 123

Koalas! Koalas are cute, cuddly and NOT BEARS! Join Paul and Donna as they unpack the fascinating lives of these…
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Tiger Sharks – Varmints! – 122

Tiger Sharks! To wrap up our very own take on Shark Week 2019 Paul and Donna talk about fantastic and…
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hammerhead sharks

Hammerhead Sharks – Varmints SHARK WEEK 2019!

SHARK WEEK! Hammerhead Sharks! Chris Green (Toph) from the GravityBeard podcast joins Donna this week to discuss those bizarre and…
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Great White Sharks

Great White Sharks – Varmints SHARK WEEK 2019!

SHARK WEEK! Great White Sharks! In this week's Varmints podcast we'll revisit Great White Sharks! In Paul and Donna's first episode together…
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North American Hawks – Varmints! – 121

North American Hawks! Paul and Donna wing it today talking about those beautiful, fast, and it turns out, smartypants predators,…
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livestream

Livestream for the Cure 3.0 – Varmints! – 121

WARNING: This episode contains one instance of a word that may not be suitable for kids, grandparents or people who…
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Honeybees – Varmints! – 120

Honeybees! Buzz on over to the Blazing Caribou Hive and join Paul and Donna today to discuss these smartypollenpants little…
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seagulls

Seagulls – Varmints! – 119

Seagulls! Summertime means beaches and beaches mean seagulls! Hide your corn dogs! Clay Groves joins Paul and Donna to talk…
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Leeches – Varmints! – 118

Leeches! Do you think leeches suck? Well, you are right! Join Paul and Donna today to talk about these weird…
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urban coyote

Coyotes – Varmints! – 117

Coyotes! Varmints! podcast is thrilled to welcome back this week our very first guest, Dr. Seth Magle to chat with…
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dolphins

Dolphins – Varmints! – 116

Dolphins! Everyone loves dolphins! Will Paul and Donna help you learn a little more about them this week? They dolphinitely…
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Dragons – Varmints! – 115

Dragons! Join Paul and Donna with our special guest, famous exotic animal rancher Cotton Shorts, to talk about those fiery,…
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Cobras – Varmints! – 114

Cobras! Get ready to slither and hissss with Paul and Donna this week in our very first episode about a…
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yaks

Yaks – Varmints! – 113

Yaks! Paul and Donna are yakkin' about yaks on this week's episode! By the end of this episode you're going…
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Finches – Varmints! – 112

Finches! Cute, feathery dinosaurs are the topic today on the Varmints! podcast. Come fly away with us and enjoy learning…
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Groundhogs – Varmints! – 111

Groundhogs! How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Find out the answer to that…
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camels

Camels – Varmints! – 110

Camels! Paul and Donna are back with another episode of Varmints! to talk about the amazing world of those ancient…
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2018

2018 Wrap Up Show – Varmints! – 109

So long, 2018! This week on Varmints! podcast, Paul looks back on 2018 and says a bunch of thank yous…
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Salamanders and Newts – Varmints! – 108

Salamanders and Newts! This week on Varmints! podcast, Paul and Donna slither around on the subject salamanders and newts! Join…
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Cats – Varmints! – 107

Cats! Paul and Donna sharpen their claws and pounce on the topic of cats! Come swat the ball of yarn…
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geese

Geese – Varmints! – 106

Geese! Hey you silly geese! Paul and Donna are here to talk about the fascinating, misunderstood lives of another one…
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Wolves Revisited – Varmints! – 105

Wolves! While you're out there being hungry like the wolf we're revisiting the episode where we talk about real wolves!…
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Earthworms – Varmints! – 104

Earthworms! This week on the Varmints! podcast join Paul and Donna to talk about those squishity, squiggly dirt eatin' chums,…
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Brown Bears – Varmints! – 103

Brown Bears! This week on the Varmints! podcast join Paul and Donna for the much anticipated and long awaited brown…
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outtakes

BONUS: Badgers Episode Outtakes – Varmints! – 103

BONUS EPISODE Paul had a very, very bad day while recording the episode about badgers. Enjoy this collection of outtakes…
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badgers

Badgers – Varmints! – 102

Badgers! This week on the Varmints! podcast Paul and Donna discuss those feisty burrowing European and American badgers! But first,…
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black bears

Black Bears Revisited – Varmints – 73

Black Bears! This week Paul is dealing with some rocky health issues, so, in tribute to our Brown Bears episode,…
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Scorpions – Varmints! – 101

Scorpions! This week on Varmints! Podcast, join Paul and Donna for a discussion of those skittery little weirdos, scorpions! But…
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Emus – Varmints! – 100

Emus! Woo hoo! It's our 100th episode and we have all sorts of fun stuff in store! First, we're joined…
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sea turtles

Sea Turtles – Varmints! – 99

Sea Turtles! Who doesn't love sea turtles? Paul is joined by his smart, hilarious daughter Baylee on this week's long…
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pigs

Pigs Revisited- Varmints! – 98

Pigs Revisited! Join the Varmints! podcast for this rerun of our episode about those wiggly-tailed barnyard superstars, pigs! But first,…
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Crabs – Varmints! – 97

Crabs! Donna is on vacation so Mandy and Melissa from Moms and Murder join Paul to discuss those crabby (and…
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tigers

Tigers – Varmints – 96

Tigers! This week Paul and Donna are discussing the largest member of the cat family: tigers! These big stripey guys…
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llamas-alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas – Varmints – 95

Llamas and Alpacas! The chief Soapy Madams drama llamas switch gears and talk about those adorable real llamas (and alpacas)…
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hyenas

Hyenas – Varmints – 94

Hyenas! This week Paul and Donna are talking about hyenas! These smelly savanna scavengers are surprisingly super! But first the…
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hippos

Hippos Revisited – Varmints! – 93

Hippos! Hey Varminions! Let's revisit this hilarious episode that our buddy Toph suggested! Time to talk about hippos! And now,…
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Dragonflies – Varmints – 92

Dragonflies! We always notice and appreciate the lovely reviews you give us. Thank you. Thanks so much to Andrea Freitas…
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iguanas

Iguanas – Varmints – 91

Iguanas! This week on Varmints! podcast, we delve into the world of the extraordinary iguanas. It's much bigger, and way…
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ants

Ants – Varmints – 90

Ants! We've got ants in our pants to talk to you about the amazing, adaptable, astonishing ant! But first, the…
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hammerhead sharks

Hammerhead Sharks – Varmints – 89

Hammerhead Sharks! Chris Green (Toph) from the GravityBeard podcast joins Donna this week to discuss those bizarre and wonderful hammerhead…
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hummingbirds

Hummingbirds – Varmints – 88

  Hummingbirds! Suzy from The Casual Birder podcast joins Donna this week to talk about the incredible lives of hummingbirds!…
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eagles

Eagles Revisited – Varmints! – 87

Eagles! This week on the Varmints we're presenting a rerun of our episode on the 4th of July, because EAGLES!…
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jellyfish

Jellyfish – Varmints – 86

Jellyfish! Megan from Oh No Lit Class! joins Donna this week to talk about those unusual and mysterious sea creatures:…
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cheetahs

Cheetahs – Varmints – 85

Cheetahs! Josh Hallmark from the Our Americana network joins Donna this week to talk about the speediest of all land…
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giraffes

Giraffes – Varmints – 84

Giraffes! Stacey from the Rough Giraffe podcast joins Donna this week to talk about one of Africa's most amazing creatures:…
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aardvarks

Aardvarks Revisited- Varmints! – 83

Aardvarks! The Varmints! podcast takes another look at those weird and wonderful aardvarks on today's rerun. We "dig" these giant…
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seahorses

Seahorses – Varmints – 82

Seahorses! Let's go for a swim in the ocean this week with Paul and Donna and look at those weird…
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chickening

Chickens II: The Chickening – Varmints – 81

Chickens II: The Chickening! That's right, the day has come, just as the prophets foretold. Brace yourself for the feathery…
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Snails – Varmints – 80

Snails! Slowly settle in this week with Paul and Donna for a weird and fantastic, but way relaxed, examination of…
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Moose – Varmints – 79

 Moose! Time to revisit the deer family with these special stompers, Moose! (Moosen? Come on, we can do this!) But…
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Opossums – Varmints – 78

Opossums! It's a passel of fun this week as Paul and Donna talk about the varmint featured in the logo:…
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butterflies

Butterflies – Varmints – 77

Butterflies! Time to flutter on in and learn about those flippity-flappity cuties, the butterflies! But first, the news! Varmints! podcast…
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toads

Toads – Varmints – 76

 Toads! Sit back and have a listen to a toad-ally awesome episode of Varmints about toads! Donna and Paul are…
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ducks

Ducks – Varmints – 75

Ducks! It's time to talk about ducks on the Varmints! Podcast! Paddle on over and join us for watery fun,…
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unicorns

Unicorns – Varmints -74

Unicorns! The incredible world of unicorns are the topic this week and Paul and Donna are pleased to welcome back…
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black bears

Black Bears – Varmints – 73

Black Bears! This week on the Varmints! podcast Paul and Donna learn all about adorable, yet terrifying black bears!  But…
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Great White Sharks

Great White Sharks Revisited – Varmints! – 72

Great White Sharks Revisited! In this week's Varmints podcast we'll revisit Great White Sharks! In Paul and Donna's first episode together we're…
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tiny monkeys

Tiny Monkeys – Varmints – 71

Tiny Monkeys! Join us for adorable itty bitty fun as we discuss the cutest of all the primates: tiny monkeys!…
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alligators

Alligators – Varmints – 70

Alligators! Whether you will see us later or in a while, this episode is about alligators and not crocodiles! But…
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Mice

Mice – Varmints! – 69

Mice! It's time to squeak and sneak through a jumbo-sized episode with our teeny little topic: mice! These little creepers give…
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rhinos

Rhinos – Varmints! – 68

Rhinos! Ready to rock and roll with the rhinos this week? So are we! Let's laugh and learn about these…
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pigs

Pigs – Varmints! – 67

 Pigs! Join the Varmints! podcast for our long awaited episode on the wiggly-tailed barnyard superstars, pigs! But first, the news!…
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horse

Horse Stories and Jackalopes Revisited – Varmints! – 66

Horse Stories and Jackalopes! Technical difficulties knocked out an all new episode so this week we're telling some horse stories…
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Parrots

Parrots – Varmints! – 65

Parrots! The Varmints! podcast and Rugrat Parker are crazy about parrots and now you can be too! Let's fly off…
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beavers

Beavers Revisited – Varmints! – 64

Beavers! Varmints! podcast is proud to rerun this dam-tastic episode, Beavers! This critter was chosen by a friend of Varmints!…
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Tarantulas

Tarantulas Revisited – Varmints! – 63

Tarantulas! In this week's rerun the Varmints! podcast examines the creepy, crawly, charming eight legged critters known as tarantulas! We…
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otters

Otters Revisited – Varmints! – 62

Otters Revisited! In this week's Varmints podcast we'll rerun our discussion about otters! Otters were suggested by Varmints listener, Andrea.…
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chickens

Chickens Revisited – Varmints! – 61

Chickens! The Varmints podcast decided to tackle good ol' chickens for our rerun show this week. Chickens are tough little…
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Walruses – Varmints! – 60

Walruses! This week on Varmints! we look at the wonderful, whopping, winsome walruses! Flop on over for a splashy adventure.…
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Wolves – Varmints! – 59

Wolves! Summon up a howl for us, Critter Crew! We are off on an adventure to discover the facts behind…
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turkeys

Turkeys – Varmints! – 11

Leftover Turkeys! On this special edition of the Varmints podcast, Paul and Paul are talking turkeys! Listen along as myths and…
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deer

Deer – Varmints! – 58

Deer! Today on Varmints! podcast, we talk about the dear ol' deer! We'll talk about white tails and mule deer,…
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donkeys mules

Donkeys and Mules – Varmints! – 57

Donkeys and Mules! You're going to want to bray to everyone about today's super fun episode, as the Varmints! podcast…
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flamingos

Flamingos – Varmints! – 56

Flamingos! So you think you can dance? Few can match the goofy grace of flamingos, today's subject on Varmints! podcast!…
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Tarantulas

Tarantulas – Varmints! – 55

Tarantulas! Just in time for the spooky season, the Varmints! podcast examines the creepy, crawly, charming eight legged critters known…
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One Year Anniversary Show – Varmints! – 54

One Year Anniversary! It's the one year anniversary of the Varmints! podcast! Holy cow! Relive some of Donna and Paul's…
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polar bears

Polar Bears – Varmints! – 53

Polar Bears! Take off to the Great White North where we prowl around with an animal expert to learn all…
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Orangutans – Varmints! – 52

Orangutans! Come on in and hang out with the Varmints! podcast and the Critter Crew! It's time to learn about…
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IRMA

Irma – Varmints – 51

Hurricane Irma! On this special episode of Varmints! for International Podcast Day, join Paul and his family on their journey…
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sloths

Sloths – Varmints! – 50

Sloths! Attention Critter Crew, aka Varminions, time to get your poo dance going on this week's episode of Varmints! where…
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hippos

Hippos – Varmints! – 49

Hippos! Hey Varminions! Time to get our mojo back after the horrible hurricane threw us all off track! Suggestion for…
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Hurricane Frogs – Varmints! – 48

Frogs! Hey there, Varminions and Critter Crew! Paul is battening down the ol' hatches in preparation for Hurricane Irma! As…
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bison

Bison – Varmints! – 47

Bison! Feel the thunder of the mighty herd as Varmints! podcast take you on a journey to learn about the…
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hedgehogs

Hedgehogs – Varmints! – 46

Hedgehogs! The Varmints! podcast examines those spiky squee little pokey dudes, hedgehogs! Crikey they are spiky! Let's learn about hedgehogs!…
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chipmunks

Chipmunks – Varmints! – 45

Chipmunks! Today the Varmints! podcast goes into the bouncy, teeny squee-makers, chipmunks! Chipmunks are itty bitty rodents with huge charisma…
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Frogs – Varmints! – 44

Frogs! Hop on over and join Paul and Donna as they learn about wonderful, springy, sproingy critters we all love,…
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Weird Rodents

Weird Rodents – Varmints! – 43

Weird Rodents! Varmints! podcast definitely has our fair share of rodent shows and many more scheduled in the future. But,…
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