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    On this “animal rage” episode, the trio reads articles about animal attacks.

    From Slate, A Death in Yellowstone by Jessica Grose

    From Outside Magazine, The Killer in the Pool by Tim Zimmerman

    And from Esquire, The Worst Story I Ever Heard by Rich Schapiro

    Discussions of zoos, pets, national parks, and the nature of animals ensues…culminating in the very important question, what’s scarier: a chimp, a bear, or a killer whale?

    Up first in the revisit, Rider heads to Pilgrim Creek, Tod analyzes Jack London’s dog narrators, and Julia admits she was a horse obsessed pre-teen.


2 Responses to Episode 42: When Animals Attack

  • Nathalie wrote on November 12, 2013 at 12:41 //

    This is one of the episodes I’ve enjoyed the most. Loved the articles, and loved the topic at hands. Love that common sense prevailed in all of your arguments and that such amazing and critically important documentaries such as Blackfish and other related articles are bringing to the masses the very basic understand that we are often at fault for the tragedies bestowing people who act in such detrimental ways toward wildlife. I love the “Disneyfication” process as described by Ryder – right on point. AND still plenty of laughs to go around. Thank you.

  • dawn k wrote on November 13, 2013 at 4:15 //

    Loved this episode. You would all love the book “The Tiger” by John Vaillant. True story that reads like fiction – do tigers develop a taste for humans? Do they hold grudges and hunt particular people who have hurt them? It’s fascinating. I was pulling it out to read at stoplights – couldn’t put it down!