Episode 8 – Diving Bell Spider: The Ultimate Bubble Butt

Everyone likes to maintain their personal bubble, but what if that maintenance meant a little bit of free diving? Take a deep breath, strap some air to your thorax, and dive down to the depths of knowledge with us as we explore a certain spider’s underwater world where it’s eat or be eaten. We don’t mean to burst your bubble, but that’s just what you expect in Life, Death, and Taxonomy.


Music by Sirius Beat – The Cosmos


Episode 7 – Binturongs: The Cat Who Smelled Like Popcorn and Wasn’t a Cat

Have you ever walked into a movie theater and wondered what smelled like an arboreal dwelling fur-monster? You might, after learning about the strange scent this fuzzy forest creature makes as it travels from tree to tree on this episode of Life, Death and Taxonomy.

Episode 6 – The Thumb Splitting Mantis Shrimp

Welcome, ladies and gents, to the all-night spectacular fight between two of the world’s most formidable pugilists! In one corner, we have the undefeated Muhammad Ali. In the other… I don’t believe it! Ladies and gents, tonight our very own Ali will be putting up his dukes against… a shrimp? Looks like you can never predict what you’ll find in Life, Death, and Taxonomy.

Episode 5 – Bower Birds: From Plumes to Rooms

The ladies like a guy with an eye for style, at least, the bird we are going to talk about today thinks so. Some creatures fight for their mates but not this little gentleman. He knows that sometimes you’ve got to get creative to get the girl. But that’s just how it goes in Life, Death, and Taxonomy.

Episode 4 – Horned Lizard: Survival Through Blood, Sweat, and Tears

In the dusty old texan desserts, ain’t no one gonna help you when buzzerds and coyotes come a-callin. If you wanna survive out here, you better make like a lizard with a deep bag of tricks. Set a spell and learn you a thing or two about the lengths one wasteland reptile will go to to maintain the balance of Life, Death, and Taxonomy.


Music by NADA

Episode 3 – Tardigrades: The Teeny Titans Living in Your Backyard

Not all superheroes wear capes; some just wear indestructible exoskeletons. There aren’t too many immortal, invincible creatures on this good green Earth, but one of them is an adorable little microorganism… and he lives in your backyard! Don’t miss this animal that brings a new definition to Life, Death, and Taxonomy.

Episode 2 – The Ethiopian Wolf: Nature’s Goodest Boy

It’s a dog eat dog world out there, especially on the lofty plateaus of Ethiopia. But some puppers put their personal proclivities aside to lend a helping paw. But why? Find out what makes these good boys so good on this episode of Life, Death, and Taxonomy. The Ethiopian Wolf is a rare canine native to the highlands of Ethiopia.

Episode 1 – The Not-So-Humble Humboldt Squid

When you think of the most ferocious predators in the ocean, very few people think of the squishy squid as being in the top of the list. Join us as we take a look at one of the most aggressive polychromatic denizens of the deep as it stealthily eats up everything it can get its slimy tentacles on in Life, Death, and Taxonomy.

Featuring the vocal talents and expert barks of Yoshi the Hound Dog.