I Was Eaten by a Giant Spider

Caught in the web... Elisa Lazo de Valdez/Corbis/Getty

The spiders that occur in nature are not a creeping menace -- rather, they are a true invisible ally of humankind. But if one were to grow to 1950s sci-fi proportions, even the arachnophiliacs among us would have to admit we had a problem on our hands. How do spiders eat their prey, and what would it be like if a human being were consumed by an impossibly large spider? Robert and Joe explore in this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast.

NOTE: Technical difficulties prevented this episode from hitting various aggregation websites. So we're publishing it again as a bonus.

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Topics in this Podcast: spiders, biology