Celebrated annually on 20 February, we are marking National Love Your Pet Day 2023 by giving you an animal special to enjoy. Welcome to our purr-fect podcasts, picked by our team at ResearchPod. These episodes were selected with a little help from our furry friends, so dive into the animal and creature podcasts below, and learn a little more about us (and our pets!).
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Cameron & Marley
Owner: Cameron Townsend, Audio Engineer
Pet: Dog (husky)
Age: 5 years old
Description: Fluffy, cuddly, jealous
Quirky habits: Loves cuddles, gets jealous very easily, and is easily excitable
Frequently spotted: Rolling around in the snow or a muddy puddle
Cameron’s podcast pick: Unravelling the Mysteries of Deep-Blue Luminescence
April, Wilkie & Winnie
Owner: April Keeble, Social Media Manager
Pets: Dogs (Pomeranians)
Names: Wilkie and Winnie
Age: 3 years old
Description: Naughty, loving, cuddly (oh and LOUD!)
Quirky habits: Love to eat carrots with tummy tickles
Frequently spotted: In bed
April’s podcast pick: How do zebra finches learn to talk?
Troy & Milo
Owner: Troy Baker, Partnership & Events Manager
Name: Milo Baker
Age: 7 months old.
Description: Fluffy, playful, cuddly
Quirky habits: Will be your best friend, try to use your hand as a toy, and then run up the curtains
Frequently spotted: Either sleeping on a bed or in a pile of clothes
Troy’s podcast pick: Physics, philosophy, and the emergence of life
Susie & Pancakes
Owner: Susie Spry, Operations Assistant
Age: 18 months old
Description: Bolshy, demanding, adorable
Quirky habits: He loves attention, but only on his terms! If you haven’t given him enough strokes, he will chomp your fingers
Frequently spotted: Under the garden shed
Susie’s podcast pick: Traditions and tool use among Bili-Uéré chimpanzees
Carly & Oreo
Owner: Carly Houston, Social Media Executive
Age: 3 years old
Description: Energetic, mischievous, intelligent
Quirky habits: He will happily shred his own toys to pieces but will not touch the children’s. Oreo gets very jealous if anyone else receives attention – he will literally place himself between you!
Frequently spotted: In the windowsill staring at the world go by or whizzing around the local commons or woods
Carly’s podcast pick: Learning and Memory: How memories are encoded in the brain of the fruit fly
Sophie & Pippin
Owner: Sophie Merryfield, Social Media Executive
Age: 11 years old
Description: Small, cute, needy
Quirky habits: Acts like a dog
Frequently spotted: Around my neck
Sophie’s podcast pick: Making strides in veterinary pathology
Emma & Benji
Owner: Emma Feloy, Managing Director
Age: 1 year old.
Description: Bouncy, clumsy, affectionate
Quirky habits: If anyone in the house sneezes, Benji will run over and nudge them to check they’re okay
Frequently spotted: Asleep on my feet or playing fetch
Emma’s podcast pick: Uncovering universal behaviour in biological systems
We hope you have enjoyed this animal special brought to you by the team at ResearchPod! Thanks for reading and listening – and stay subscribed to ResearchPod for more of the latest science. See you again soon.
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