Malacology (SNAILS & SLUGS) with Jann Vendetti

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Crazy dongs! Gardening tips! Snail-based beauty products! Weather the LA heatwave and slug along with Dr. Jann Vendetti of the Natural History Museum of LA County as she gossips with Alie about some sensual slug lovemaking, Gold Rush lore, urban nails, beer bingeing and why you should stop and high five (high one?) a gastropod for evolving into such an interesting critter. Also: should you adopt a rabbit-sized pet snail?

Listen on Stitcher, iTunes, Art19, Spotify or wherever you get podcasts.

Watch Dr. Vendetti on the The Curiosity Show

S.L.I.M.E project at the NHM.org

"The Snail Song" ending lullaby by Maple Leaf Learning

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Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris

Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Some links which you may find helpful:

Please. My rabbit. He’s very sick.

Dr. Jann Vendetti on the NHM Curiosity Show

ATTENBOROUGH TALKS SLUG LOVE

Fascinating fascinators

What is a semi-slug

Snails: the OG Cupid

Protein coiling: why shells are spirally

Hyaluronic acid moisturizers

Liquid crystal situations

Death By Beer: slug edition

Don’t eat raw slugs tho k?

Hermit crab butts

Pals not GALS

 

 

Alie Ward