Day 17

Day 17: Varmints | Best Forevers

The Varmints podcast is an education/comedy podcast that’s all about animals! And who better to teach you than two nerds named Paul and Donna? They aren’t exactly animal experts. More like animal enthusiasts. Anyway, every week they do a whole bunch of research to educate themselves and you the listener on all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time. It’s just like one of those fancy nature documentaries on PBS except without David Attenborough. Or any kind of expertise. Or fancy, polished production values by viewers like you. They might make tote bags someday, though.

Best Forevers
Alysa Lucas hosts Best Forevers: A Podcast for Kindred Spirits with the goal of starting a movement to love more on our best friends, bros, and bosom buddies through sharing stories of friendship and talking about the most important topics to keeping those friendships afloat.

Varmints: Wolves


Summon up a howl for us, Critter Crew! We are off on an adventure to discover the facts behind the beautiful, mysterious, carnivores, wolves! As a special bonus, we’re talking to Vee from The Dog Guru podcast, about what the distant relatives of the wolf, or domestic dogs, have in common (or not!) with their ancestors.
More episodes of note: Tarantulas | Beavers

“Loved the intro song “Werewolf in London”, what a great lead in to this topic on wolves! We enjoyed the infectious banter between Paul and Donna as they share their knowledge on wolves…but don’t call them experts! You can tell that they have a genuine love/interest in all animals but offered a quick entertaining way to learn about wolves! Loved that the expert clarified that wolves should never be pets! Keep it up Paul and Donna!”
-I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam

“The Wolves Episode of the excellent Varmints podcast is my new favorite from Paul and Donna! Varmints is unfailingly entertaining, informative, and downright laugh out loud alone in your car funny. Check out the Varmints podcast today for some seriously awesome listens for animal lovers of all kinds!”
-Baked and Awake

“Paul and Donna do a great job of blending an informative podcast with a fun hour. The various segments help to keep the pace flowing while touching on a variety of topics from wolf facts (and howls) to wolves in the media to the difference between wolves and dogs. It is not just the variety of topics, but the variety in information delivery that keeps the podcast moving. They use some funny segments, various sound clips, invite guest The Dog Guru to the show, and combine personal stories with facts in a very natural and blended way. They play off of each other well and I had a lot of fun while learning a lot of interesting things about wolves!”
-M+K Talk YA

Best Forevers: Friends at First Sight
best forevers


Alysa Lucas introduces Best Forevers: A Podcast for Kindred Spirits and a movement to love more on our best friends, bros, and bosom buddies. After giving background on her love and appreciation of friendships, she talks to her Best Forever, Kate Cosgrove, about their friendship Origin Story.
More episodes of note: Siblingships | Male Friendships with a Capital F

“Do you have that one friend that, the moment you met them, you knew you were destined to become best friends forever? This podcast highlights those friendships in an honest and sometimes playful way. Discussing friendships, and laughing about all the past times, is a good time for anyone, because we all have that one friend, right?”
-The Braintrust Bros.