Dolphins - Varmints! - 116


Everyone loves dolphins! Will Paul and Donna help you learn a little more about them this week? They dolphinitely will.

But first the news!

If you love succulents and dolphins these are nearly irresistible!


Easy to take care of! Unless you’re Donna. :/

How dolphins use their melons and phonic lips is some pretty interesting business! Learn more about it here and here! Articles courtesy of and Video courtesy of YouTube user Illustra Media.



Having a rough day? Make the phonic lips noise for a little while. Guaranteed momentary happiness. 😀

Dolphins are pretty much always having half of a snooze. Article courtesy of Video courtesy of YouTube user understanddolphins.

The Miami Dolphins! The team that went from great to greatest to awful to meh. Which pretty much any team goes through. Here’s some highlights courtesy of YouTube user Yung Mayo:

Less of a sportsball person and more of a sci-fi person? No problem. The Startide Rising series of novels by David Brin has you covered.

What does “dolphin safe tuna” actually mean? Read about it here and here. Articles courtesy of and


And here’s some nifty info about dolphin communication! Do they have an actual language? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
They’re heckin’ smart though. Read about it here, here and here. Articles courtesy of, and

A special thanks to our rugrat this week Seb who has his own podcast called Sebz World of Sports! It’s really fantastic no matter how old you are or how into sportsball you are. Thanks Seb! Click on the link or on the image to check out the podcast!

Now you know a little more about dolphins than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at! We might even read your email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: Kevin MacLeod (
Featured Image “Dolphin RWS S.E.A. Aquarium” was provided by Looyaa and is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)
“Startide Rising” by David Brin cover image is by Source, Fair use,
About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.