The Dolphin Pod

Join hosts Dr. Justin Gregg and Laura Teasdale as they talk with scientists and experts about everyone’s favorite marine mammal: the dolphin. With a sprinkling of comedy to season the science, The Dolphin Pod is an enlightening and entertaining deep dive into the world of dolphin science. The Dolphin Pod is family-friendly, teen-approved podcast fun! After a 10 year hiatus (so Justin could be a stay-at-home dad), The Dolphin Pod is returning with new episodes in 2019. If you love The Dolphin Pod, please consider donating to our GoFundMe campaign – all funds raised will go directly to funding new epidoes of the podcast, and are tax-deductable.

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Today, September 20th 2006, marks an international day of protest initiated by a consortium of scientists against the annual Japanese dolphin drive hunts. The goals of the campaign are to raise public awareness of the dolphin drive hunts, and to boost measurable support through the group’s website petition which currently includes over 22,000 signatures, including many noted marine mammal scientists.

Herman’s Dolphin Prodigies

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Last week, we produced a podcast titled ‘the dim dolphin controversy’. You may recall from this episode that many scientists referred to the work of Dr. Louis Herman’s research lab when citing examples of intelligent dolphin behavior. In this week’s episode, we will learn what Dr. Herman’s research has taught us about dolphin behavior and why these studies are considered by many to be proof positive that dolphins are smarter than the average goldfish. In fact, even smarter than the above-average goldfish.
Last week, we produced a podcast titled 'the dim dolphin controversy'.

Is that a dolphin or a whale

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This week’s episode features a discussion of the terms whale, dolphin, and porpoise.

So high it Hertz

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Just how well can dolphins hear?

Stunning New Research

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A special research news update – the hypothesis that dolphins can use loud bangs or deafening click sounds to debilitate, stun or even kill their prey has been kicking around the scientific world since the 1980s. Learn how new research reveals that this Killer Dolphin Sonar hypothesis is not all that it’s cracked up to be.
Can dolphins kill or stun prey with loud sounds? It certainly seems that way if you believe following headlines: Dolphins' killer sonar confirmed from ABC Science Online February 2001. Killer clicks from New Scientist 1 January 2001.

The Hollywood Dolphin Squeak

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Learn why the most famous dolphin squeak of all is actually a fraud. This episode looks at one of the most recognizable and famous dolphins sound of all time, and gives an in depth explanation as to why it may not really be a very good example of a dolphin sound at all.
You may recognize this sound - it is the ever-popular and greatly over-used dolphin squeak sound that is played whenever a dolphin makes an onscreen appearance for TV or in the movies. But, there is something fundamentally wrong with this sound.

The Inaugural Episode

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This is the very first episode of our innovative science podcast dedicated exclusively to all things dolphin. The Dolphin Pod will bring you up-to-date and scientifically accurate information on dolphin behavior, cognition, communication, anatomy; you name it, and we'll talk about it. We will also, on occasion, cover dolphin events in the news, summarize and explain the results from recent studies on dolphins and interview scientists currently working on dolphin-related research projects.