King Island Emu
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1M ago
It's one of the fastest extinctions we've ever done on the show. An Emu half the size of its mainland brethren on Tasmania and Australia will completely disappear in just a handful of years. And somehow machine guns find their way into this story, too... Leave us a voice message at: speakpipe.com/extinctionevent Or drop us a line at extinctionpod@gmail.com ..read more
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American Chestnut
Extinction Event
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2M ago
There’s a good chance you’ve never seen an American Chestnut Tree. That’s because they’re functionally extinct. 4 million of these giants were wiped out in a span of just 40 years! We haven’t seen numbers like that since the Passenger Pigeon episode. Or maybe the Rocky Mountain Locust episode. Or maybe another episode I’m forgetting. Tune in to find out what the heck happened. Leave us a voice message at: speakpipe.com/extinctionevent Or drop us a line at extinctionpod@gmail.com ..read more
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Christmas Island Bat
Extinction Event
by Melissa Thomas, Jack Collier
3M ago
The Christmas Island Pipistrelle was a small bat that would see its life on the cozy tropical island it called home get utterly wrecked and overrun by a nightmarish group of vacationers…that never leave. Check out the Christmas Island archives. They’re cool! https://christmasislandarchives.com/ Leave us a voice message at: speakpipe.com/extinctionevent Or drop us a line at extinctionpod@gmail.com ©2024 Extinction Event ©2024 Peglegdeer extinctionevent.buzzsprout.com ..read more
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Black-footed ferret
Extinction Event
by Melissa Thomas, Jack Collier
3M ago
It’s the black-footed ferret episode. Finally! This week we uncover how North America’s only native ferret species skittered right up to the very brink of extinction, until an unlikely hero walked them right back from that terrible ledge. You can find the “wanted” posters we talk about here: blackfootedferret.org/conservation-history Fanmail: Extinctionpod at gmail dot com ..read more
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Martinique Muskrat
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4M ago
On this week’s episode we delve into the odor abundant world of the Martinique muskrat and find out why things get too hot to handle for this stowaway turned island-dweller.  ..read more
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Indian Cheetah
Extinction Event
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7M ago
Prized for its hunting prowess and beautiful fur, the Indian cheetah served as a hunting companion and pet to Indian rulers for thousands of years. Despite being the world’s fastest land animal, speed alone won’t be enough for this big cat to outrace extinction. The usual culprits are at play in this week’s episode, but tune in for some interesting info about the famous ruler, Akbar The Great, and his impressive menagerie of cheetahs. Inquiries & episode recommendations: extinctionpod@gmail.com ..read more
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Baiji River Dolphin
Extinction Event
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7M ago
This nearly blind river dolphin that relied almost exclusively on sonar, entered a living hell when motorized boats, along with a host of other messed up stuff, started taking over its home, the Yangtze River system. Though not official, the 20 million year reign of the “goddess of the Yangtze” is likely over. Dive in to this weeks episode as Jack & Melissa have an honest conversation about their discomfort of river dolphins, being electrocuted, and falling in love with the baiji’s unofficial mascot, QiQi. Topic suggestions, comments: extinctionpod@gmail.com ..read more
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Bad Bass
Extinction Event
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7M ago
Get ready for an epic battle of survival in the heart of Guatemala! The Atitlán Grebe, also known as the “poc” by local Maya, is facing off against some killer big mouth bass! After these vicious predators were airdropped into the lake, the brave Lake Atitlán birds must team up with an American grad student to wage war against the unwelcome fish. It’s a fierce battle for survival. Not just for the Grebe’s, but the airline that started the whole thing: PanAm.  Topic suggestions: extinctionpod@gmail.com ..read more
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Fungus
Extinction Event
by Melissa Thomas, Jack Collier
7M ago
Welcome to the magical world of fungus. From the spooky to the trippy, it’s all things fungi on this week’s episode. We talk about fungus outbreaks following extinction events, the cordyceps fungus on The Last Of Us and a bunch of other random stuff.  Topic recommendations? Send 'em to: extinctionpod@gmail.com ..read more
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Camel Corps
Extinction Event
by Melissa Thomas, Jack Collier
7M ago
The Camel Corps was an elite team of Arabian camels used by the American army. These hardy creatures were all set to replace horses and burros as the country’s top beasts of burden, until the entire camel corps quickly went extinct.  Leave us a note here: extinctionpod@gmail.com ..read more
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