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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!

Oct 13, 2021

The Black-Headed Duck is the only duck that's a brood parasite: it lays its eggs in the nests of other species. But unlike every other bird in the world that does this, it causes its host species negligible harm - because of what its ducklings do as soon as they hatch ...

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

plus modified versions of:

Driving Through Tunnels, Call Me and Blue Lobster by Daniel BirchCC BY 4.0

Quiet The Mind Instrumental by Mr. Pepino, CC BY 3.0

Let's Start At The Beginning by Lee Rosevere, CC BY 3.0