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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 31, 2022

The Vampire Squid is not really a vampire, nor is it really a squid. It's the last survivor of an ancient lineage that has arrived in the present with an astonishing array of adaptations that equip it to live in a place most other animals can only visit ... the oxygen minimum zone.

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

The Long Journey, Gone, It's A Mystery and How I Used To See The Stars by Lee Rosevere, CC BY 3.0