Tuatara vs. Megalodon
Go back in time with the AIGTA team on this episode as we tackle prehistoric creatures. Plus, hear some stories from friends of the podcast.
Intro: Theme, Patreon, Archie's kitten & shrimp stories
Adam's animal (12:26): Tuatara
Kirsten's animal (28:45): Megalodon
Outro (41:00): Winner, Yvette's chicken story
Albatross vs. Victoria's Riflebird
Join the AIGTA team as they discuss birds with a skill for attracting mates.
Intro: Patreon thanks, new birds
Kirsten's animal (10:54): Albatross
Adam's animal (29:06): Victoria's Riflebird
Outro (40:00): Adam as a bird, winner, idiots of the week
Silkie vs. Chihuahua
It's the birthday special - Rich turns 30 and the AIGTA team discuss his favourite animals...
Intro: Birthdays, patrons, reviews, frog week, listener stories & qs
Adam's animal (11:40): Silkie
Kirsten's animal (26:00): Chihuahua
Outro (42:48): Spanish, winner, Adam's dog
Giant Roundworm vs. Hairy Frog
Join the AIGTA team in the Halloween special as we discuss the animals that creep us out the most...
Intro: Theme, Patreon, reviews, listener emails, good news stories
Kirsten's animal (14:40): Giant Roundworm
Adam's animal (29:10): Hairy Frog
Outro (39:35): Winner, Halloween party
Frill-Neck Lizard vs. Orchid Mantis
The AIGTA team take a closer look at masters of disguise in our camouflage-themed episode.
Intro: Theme, Patreon, bee penises, geckos, magpie postie
Adam's animal (14:02): Frill-neck lizard
Kirsten's animal (32:05): Orchid mantis
Outro (46:54): Winner, Rich's classification, brown sugar, snake eggs, zoo stories
Adam and Kirsten find out they have similar preferences for animals this week as we delve into myth and legend...
Intro: Theme, social media, Patreon, reviews & polls, animal news
Kirsten & Adam's animal (11:30): Boto
Outro (39:40): Dragons, rat vs.pigeon, peanut worm, Adam's trip
Axolotl vs. Sea Apple
It's Episode 17 and this week we're looking at the coolest pets. Both animals this week are aquatic, have the ability to regenerate and are difficult (but worth the difficulty) to keep well.
Intro: Theme (pets), housekeeping, patrons, news (cannibal croc)
Adam's animal (9:55): Axolotl
Kirsten's animal (30:00): Sea apple
Outro (50:39): Classifying animals, winner, snatch-strap condom, Uganda animal stories
Megamouth Shark vs. Marsupial Lion
Go big or go home: on this episode the AIGTA team discuss megafauna, both living and extinct.
Intro: Corrections, theme discussion, listener animals
Kirsten's animal (10:55): Megamouth shark
Adam's animal (27:45): Marsupial lion
Outro (45:25): Winner, idiot of the week, holiday stories
A few short clips from our upcoming outtakes - full mini-episodes available for Patreon donors! https://www.patreon.com/AnIdiotsGuideToAnimals
Trap Jaw Ant vs. Peregrine Falcon
We're feeling the need...the need for speed! On this episode, Kirsten and Adam discuss some very brisk beasts whilst Rich responds to one of our listeners and explains primate taxonomy.
Intro: Theme, patrons*, listener messages
Adam's animal (11:34): Trap Jaw Ant
Kirsten's animal (31:44): Peregrine Falcon
Outro (51:34): Winner, primate taxonomy, Adam's holiday
* Thanks to our wonderful patrons Callum R., Lauren G., Sophie M. and Georgia L.
Slippery Dick vs. Sparkle Muffin
What's in a name? Adam and Kirsten explore creatures with silly names and along the way discuss everything from smart ravens to vajazzles...
Intro: Adam's daily routine, Patreon & YouTube, raven news
Kirsten's animal (13:50): Slippery Dick
Adam's animal (30:14): Sparkle Muffin
Outro (46:43): Winner, the Rocky swap, idiot of the week, vajazzles
Saltwater Crocodile vs. Tardigrade
When the going gets tough, the animals get..tougher! We've found the animals for whom survival is a snap; they're hard to kill but easy to love.
Intro: Drunken antics, Episode theme, YouTube & show notes, listener notes, Californian condor news
Adam's animal (12:50): Saltwater crocodile
Kirsten's animal (33:20): Tardigrade
Outro (53:45): Winner & why, animal lifespans, idiot of the week
Titan Beetle vs. Tokay Gecko
Is bigger really better? The AIGTA team take a look at "big versions of small animals" and find out why Adam is a sex policeman...
Intro: Adam & criticism, tricken training, eagle story, business cards
Kirsten's animal (11:50): Titan beetle
Adam's animal (31:50): Tokay gecko
Outro (52:25): Winner, people wanting to talk to Rich, sex police
Przewalski's Horse vs. Water Chevrotain
It's all about the ungulates in episode 11 when Adam pits his perissodactyl against Kirsten's artiodactyl. Also, in listener's questions, Rich discusses the difference between frogs and toads.
Intro: No swear challenge, reviews & messages, theme: ungulates
Adam's animal (9:48): Przewalski's Horse
Kirsten's animal (36:20): Water Chevrotain
Outro (54:08): Can you eat them, ungulate differences, winner, frogs vs. toads
Black Flying Fox vs. Western Hognose Snake
Animals so cute you want to punch them in the face...don't though, that's mean.
Intro: Adam's tour dates, politics, squirrel fact, twitter & skype, reviews, bad words
Kirsten's animal (12:43): Black Flying Fox
Adam's animal (33:59): Western Hognose Snake
Outro (53:36): Extra qs & classification, winner, future themes, Adam is ill and angry
Cuban Solenodon vs. Tree Lobster
On this episode the AIGTA team take a look at animals that have held on against all odds, even after being classed as extinct. Under the spotlight: a small, clumsy mammal and a large, speedy insect.
Intro: Dinner, theme, listener messages, twitter, outtakes, zazzle, graduation
Adam's animal (11:50): Cuban Solenodon
Kirsten's animal (33:10): Tree Lobster
Outro (56:14): Winner, zoos & conservation, idiot of the week (Jackie French), ugly dog
Colossal Squid vs. Greenland Shark
Hear all about monsters of the deep in this polar themed episode, as the world's largest squid and oldest shark go head to head. Also in this episode, Rich has a go at telling the difference between alligators and crocodiles...
Intro: Zoo professionalism, saving snakes, comedy show, reviews, flower-eating, fish-eye parasite, theme
Kirsten's animal (11:26): Colossal Squid
Adam's animal (39:42): Greenland Shark
Outro (55:50): Delicacies, winner, crocs vs. alligators, ugly dog, YouTube bite, survival tips by Adam
Blobfish vs. Quokka
On this episode of AIGTA, meet the ugliest and happiest animals in the world and learn why their reputations may actually be undeserved. Also, hear why it might not be a great idea to try and pet a crocodile...
Intro: Drunk antics, listener emails, Adam's photoshoot, iTunes reviews, naked mole-rat article
Adam's animal (12:40): Blobfish
Kirsten's animal (32:51): Quokka
Outro (57:24): Feeding animals, rooster problem, winner, sex with chickens updates, croc break-in, next theme, underwear
Masked Birch Caterpillar vs. Komodo Dragon
It's David vs. Goliath this week as the idiots of AIGTA pit a caterpillar that talks with its butt against the largest lizard in the world...
Intro: Adam feels threatened, listener emails, Rocky flood
Kirsten's animal (8:32): Masked Birch Caterpillar
Adam's animal (26:10): Komodo Dragon
Outro (44:44): Extra questions and winner, croc attack idiot, sex with chickens, Adam's underwear
Bush Dog vs. Desert Rain Frog
Animals just refuse to live in the correct habitats in this episode, as Adam and Kirsten discuss aquatic canids and terrestrial frogs...
Intro: Rocky flood, listener messages, April giraffe
Adam's animal (8:08): Bush Dog
Kirsten's animal (32:42): Desert Rain Frog
Outro (59:11): Rich's questions & winner, giant leech idiot
Predatory Tunicate vs. Lowland Streaked Tenrec
Join the AIGTA team as they discuss x-rated sea squirts and tenacious tenrecs.
Intro: iTunes, Zazzle, constructive criticism, foxes & koalas, listener emails & bee training
Kirsten's animal (14:22): Predatory Tunicate
Adam's animal (34:37): Lowland Streaked Tenrec
Outro (49:17): Winner, Laura specials
Aye-Aye vs. Sea Swallow
An accidental finger-themed episode: where Adam compares a lemur to salad fingers and Kirsten discusses a nudibranch's jazz hands.
Intro: Adam's issues, news
Adam's animal (6:09): Aye-aye
Kirsten's animal (22:18): Sea swallow
Outro (43:44): extra qs, winner, Milo hunts, touching animals
Satin Bowerbird vs. Honey Badger
Welcome to the second episode! Join us as we pit lovers against fighters in a (sort-of) Valentine's special...
Intro: Valentine's day, animal news & Kilimanjaro/bowling for monkeys
Kirsten's animal (4:23): Satin bowerbird
Adam's animal (26:39): Honey badger
Outro (45:51): Extra qs, winner, dolphin rape caves
Naked Mole Rat vs. Sand Bubbler Crab
In the first episode, Kirsten, Adam and Rich discuss the pros and cons of redneck rodents and creepy crabs.
Intro: premise of the show, koala project, Rich's animal classification
Adam's animal (10:10): naked mole rat
Kirsten's animal (27:09): sand bubbler crab
Outro (47:48): Rich's criteria, eating endangered animals, Rich's winner