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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!

Aug 25, 2022

The most numerous purely terrestrial animal in Antarctica is almost certainly the nematode worm Scottnema lindsayae. An astonishingly resilient little creature that goes places almost no other animal can, and probably rides the wind to get there ...

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

Modified versions of: Iced Spring Theme and The Fall by Peter Rudenko, CC BY 4.0 and CC BY 3.0 respectively.