Join The Wild Times crew this week as they they’re joined by the Queen of Creepy Crawlies, Ms. Mallory! Mallory is a straight-up badass – she helps children get immersed in the world of bugs, insects and slimy, gross creatures, turning fear into fascination. Across her podcast, 8 Minutes of Ew, Youtube series, Weird Nature, and F2F program, Mallory has plenty of wildlife knowledge and gnarly stories to share with the WT gang.
Watch on YouTube for some of the most horrific yet fascinating videos and images. For our brosteners just listening to the pod, don’t stress, this episode is full of killer content. Enjoy, brosteners!
TWT #94 – The Breakdown
00:00 – INTRO: Robot Kyle counts us down
1:35 – Meet the queen of creepy crawlies, Ms. Mallory!
3:10 – Mallory’s story: fear to fascination
5:08 – How Forrest met Mallory
6:11 – Guess the skull with Ms. Mallory and Forrest Galante (super cool, go watch on Youtube!)
07:50 – Check out Mallory’s hagfish in a jar
8:00 – Ms. Mallory goes to Narcisse Snake Dens
10:00 – The Ms. Mallory and F2F angle for wildlife conservation
12:48 – Eating bugs is cool. Even Rhodes Galante is doing it!
15:30 – Mallory ruins blue cheese for everyone #science
16:37 – All about Ms. Mallory’s pod, 8 Minutes Of Ew
17:58 – Brosteners listening on a “listening device” (Forrest Galante 2022), time to come to Youtube for some tantalising wildlife video content!
19:04 – Superpowers of the velvet worm
20:14 – Why salamanders are SO dang cool
24:45 – African clawed frogs make good pregnancy tests AND deathly chytrid fungus diseases
26:25 – Ms. Mallory’s experience with botfly nesting in her HEAD (*brosteners, do yourself a favour and go to the Youtube for some horrific botfly extraction footage*)
29:21 – Mallory’s first expedition into the Belize jungle
31:20 – Forrest Galante’s survival tips: how to NOT get botflies
37:40 – Maggot debridement therapy a.k.a “Nature’s Neosporin” (Retep 2022) (*more gnarly content on the Youtube*)
40:10 – Fascinating leech facts: medical leeches used for surgery recovery?!
41:44 – Forrest’s horrific leech story: Extinct or Alive behind the scenes
44:20 – Ms. Mallory’s creepy crawly tips: how to properly remove leeches
46:33 – How Mallory gets underprivileged children immersed in wildlife
49:10 – Where to find more of Ms. Mallory and what’s next?!
51:00 – Forrest casually ruins how we perceive toothpaste #hagfishfacts
51:40 – BATTLE ROYAAAAAAALE, Creepy Crawly Edition
Rules: Choose 3 elements of weird animals to create the most disgusting, off putting creepy crawly.
*No 2 picks from 1 category (spiders etc)
52:55 – Forrest’s first pick: creepy, undulating legs of a millipede
53:42 – Retep’s first pick: head and beady eyes of a sewer rat
54:5 – Mallory’s first pick: nightmarish head of a lamprey. Second pick: tongue of a parasitic wrasse
55:55 – Retep’s second pick: tentacles of a giant squid AND a bonus Retep fact about giant squids
56:60 – Forrest’s second pick: body of a slime eel / hagfish. Last pick: face of a blobfish (Retep’s spirit animal – repping the merch)
59:00 – Retep’s last pick: stinky body (glands specifically) of a skunk
59:58 – Mallory’s last pick: creepy hairy body of a tarantula
1:01:26 – BR Recap (Dave Sunshine, get ready to create some gross as mockups)
1:02:25 – OUTTRO & where to find Ms. Mallory
Brosteners, don’t forget to comment and vote who you think made the grossest, most icky creature in this Battle Royale!
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