An Idiot's Guide To Animals

by Kirsten Bywater, Adam Swadling & Richard Bywater

An Idiot's Guide To Animals
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 28
  • Last: 20 Feb 2018
Come on a strange and irreverent tour of the animal kingdom and its many peculiarities, as two animal enthusiasts battle it out in a bid to entertain and amuse their zoologically naïve friend. Email & Skype: anidiotsguidetoanimals@gmail.com You can also find us on Twitter (@aigtapodcast), Facebook, Instagram & YouTube

Episodes (28)

  • Bonus Episode 2018
    Bonus Episode 2018
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 45:12
    The last episode of this year's run of podcasting for the AIGTA team - find out which animals were the winners! Intro: Patreon, Adam's therapy, future plans, listener messages Animal winners(13:48)
    The last episode of this year's run of podcasting for the AIGTA team - find out which animals were the winners! Intro: Patreon, Adam's therapy, future plans, listener messages Animal winners(13:48)

  • Leatherback Turtle vs. Koala
    Leatherback Turtle vs. Koala
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:05:32
    The penultimate episode before the AIGTA team take a break to have babies and play music and stuff... it's the BONERS episode! Intro: Patreon thanks, poll results, podcast review, listener messages and stories Kirsten's animal (11:21): Leat... Read more →
    The penultimate episode before the AIGTA team take a break to have babies and play music and stuff... it's the BONERS episode! Intro: Patreon thanks, poll results, podcast review, listener messages and stories Kirsten's animal (11:21): Leat... Read more →

  • Coyote/American Badger vs. Shrimp Goby/Pistol Shrimp
    Coyote/American Badger vs. Shrimp Goby/Pistol Shrimp
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    Published: 3 Jan 2018 Duration: 52:07
    The AIGTA team look at animals working together in this symbiosis themed episode. Intro: Theme, birbs, birth Adam's animal (12:37): Coyote/American Badger Kirsten's animal (28:26): Shrimp Goby/Pistol Shrimp Outro (46:04): Winner, general ch... Read more →
    The AIGTA team look at animals working together in this symbiosis themed episode. Intro: Theme, birbs, birth Adam's animal (12:37): Coyote/American Badger Kirsten's animal (28:26): Shrimp Goby/Pistol Shrimp Outro (46:04): Winner, general ch... Read more →

  • Christmas Beetle vs. Red Kangaroo
    Christmas Beetle vs. Red Kangaroo
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    Published: 26 Dec 2017 Duration: 48:38
    Happy holidays everyone! Intro: Theme, news, Rich rambles to annoy Adam Kirsten's animal (9:30): Christmas Beetle Adam's animal (25:05): Red Kangaroo Outro (36:35): Winner, croc shooter, Patreon
    Happy holidays everyone! Intro: Theme, news, Rich rambles to annoy Adam Kirsten's animal (9:30): Christmas Beetle Adam's animal (25:05): Red Kangaroo Outro (36:35): Winner, croc shooter, Patreon

  • Tuatara vs. Megalodon
    Tuatara vs. Megalodon
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 48:00
    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 an... Read more →
    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 an... Read more →

  • Albatross vs. Victoria's Riflebird
    Albatross vs. Victoria's Riflebird
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 49:44
    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 t... Read more →
    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 t... Read more →

  • Silkie vs. Chihuahua
    Silkie vs. Chihuahua
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    Published: 14 Nov 2017 Duration: 52:38
    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 (42:4... Read more →
    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 (42:4... Read more →

  • Giant Roundworm vs. Hairy Frog
    Giant Roundworm vs. Hairy Frog
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    Published: 31 Oct 2017 Duration: 48:10
    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 F... Read more →
    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 F... Read more →

  • Frill-Neck Lizard vs. Orchid Mantis
    Frill-Neck Lizard vs. Orchid Mantis
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    Published: 17 Oct 2017 Duration: 58:33
    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:... Read more →
    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:... Read more →

  • Boto
    Boto
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    Published: 3 Oct 2017 Duration: 53:42
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Axolotl vs. Sea Apple
    Axolotl vs. Sea Apple
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    Published: 19 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:02:47
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • Megamouth Shark vs. Marsupial Lion
    Megamouth Shark vs. Marsupial Lion
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    Published: 5 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:04:26
    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 (45:2... Read more →
    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 (45:2... Read more →

  • Outtakes Teaser
    Outtakes Teaser
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    Published: 2 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:03
    A few short clips from our upcoming outtakes - full mini-episodes available for Patreon donors! https://www.patreon.com/AnIdiotsGuideToAnimals
    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
    Trap Jaw Ant vs. Peregrine Falcon
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    Published: 22 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:03:02
    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 anima... Read more →
    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 anima... Read more →

  • Slippery Dick vs. Sparkle Muffin
    Slippery Dick vs. Sparkle Muffin
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    Published: 8 Aug 2017 Duration: 59:28
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • Saltwater Crocodile vs. Tardigrade
    Saltwater Crocodile vs. Tardigrade
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    Published: 25 Jul 2017 Duration: 01:02:55
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • Titan Beetle vs. Tokay Gecko
    Titan Beetle vs. Tokay Gecko
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    Published: 11 Jul 2017 Duration: 01:01:44
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Przewalski's Horse vs. Water Chevrotain
    Przewalski's Horse vs. Water Chevrotain
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    Published: 27 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:08:02
    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, ... Read more →
    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, ... Read more →

  • Black Flying Fox vs. Western Hognose Snake
    Black Flying Fox vs. Western Hognose Snake
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    Published: 13 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:02:36
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Cuban Solenodon vs. Tree Lobster
    Cuban Solenodon vs. Tree Lobster
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    Published: 30 May 2017 Duration: 01:08:56
    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, ... Read more →
    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, ... Read more →