Blow Your Mind: 'The Wild World of Bats' and 'Song of the Bat'


Love for the bats.
Love for the bats.
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You love bats. You requested it. So Julie and I give you TWO action-packed bat episodes.

You'll get to know the world of sound they thrive in.

You'll get to know their cavern homes and the long evolutionary journey they took to get there.

Plus, I'll jabber about "The Descent" and Jim Trainor's animated world of bats.

It'll be the best thing you ever put in your ears. Here's the breakdown:

The Wild World of Bats Is the bat the most successful mammal on the planet? Quite possibly! In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I explore the insect-munching, fruit-drinking, blood-lapping world of these amazing winged sound warriors.

STREAM THE EPISODE RIGHT HERE: [audio http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcasts.howstuffworks.com/hsw/podcasts/sciencelab/2012-09-27-stbym-wild-world-bats.mp3]

Song of the Bat Bats live their lives in a sonic universe. They call out into the night and construct the world from their song. They listen to the sounds of prey, predator and the social squeaking of their own kind. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I listen in on the song of the bat.

STREAM THE EPISODE RIGHT HERE: [audio http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcasts.howstuffworks.com/hsw/podcasts/sciencelab/2012-10-02-stbym-song-bat.mp3]

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About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.