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The Wild Episode

Hello and welcome to The Wild Episode - a collection of wonders, curiosities and occasionally horrors from the natural world. Check out the main website,, for more info and full shownotes!

Mar 24, 2021

The Oilbird is a bird not quite like any other: first described by one of history's greatest naturalist-explorers, it is a cave-nesting nocturnal fruit-eater, whose nestlings had the misfortune to become a valuable fuel source for humans ...

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Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from CC BY 3.0.

Modified versions of: Saying Goodbye in the Rain (string), Saying Goodbye in the Rain (piano), No Doubt, Darkling Skies and Lost Star by Jelsonic, CC BY 4.0.