44: Katie Goldin & Alex Schmidt, Space Birds, and the Bison Emoji 收

3rd August 2023

Special guests Alex Schmidt and Katie Goldin from Secretly Incredibly Fascinating and Creature Feature answer: Have birds ever been to space? Why does Katie love birds so much? And how did Alex bring about the bison emoji to everyone’s phones? Things we Talk About: The Quails in Space video we watched over and over The […]

Episode notes

Special guests Alex Schmidt and Katie Goldin from Secretly Incredibly Fascinating and Creature Feature answer: Have birds ever been to space? Why does Katie love birds so much? And how did Alex bring about the bison emoji to everyone’s phones?

Things we Talk About:

The Quails in Space video we watched over and over

The Club Winged Manakin’s “Call”

Katie’s Snoopy Comics

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Timestamps:
(00:00:00) Intro
(00:07:13) Space Birds
(00:38:46) Birds & Bison Emoji
(00:54:59) Outro

We also learn about:

Birds have home field advantage here, DIY animal behavior major, baby elephant soccer coach, a big podcast stew, why cant birds just fly to space, we all share one brain cell, the Karman line, Ruppell’s griffon vulture once flew into a jet engine, or rather the engine ate the bird, vultures are actually clean birds, high altitude vultures have blood adaptations, dont dope vulture blood, USA lost the birds in space race, space farming, cloacal docking with the ISS, the quails in space video breaks us, who will teach the first generation of space quails? Chernobyl birds, stop doing unjustified wars and send chernobyl birds to space, Chix in Space, Katie wants to put a hummingbird in space, Canadian goose alien, Katies childhood Wile E Cayoe trap, birds relatable alien adorably arrogant dinosaurs, club winged manakin stridulation calls, Alexs 18 page bison proposal, bird aliens return to the feet of a bison emoji statue, how Katie met Alex, Katies Peanuts comics, all great friendships start with an amazing bit.

Sources:
Audubon: The Amazing Story of the Cold War Space-Egg Race
Audubon’s Initially Mistaken Blog on Space Birds
Smithsonian on Bird Flight Height
Smithsonian Zoo on Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture
Nasa on the Edge of Space
Cornell Bird Lab on Japanese Quail

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Guests

  • Alex Schmidt
  • Katie Goldin

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