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TWT #94 – Turning Fear Into Fascination with Ms. Mallory Lindsay, Queen of Creepy Crawlies

Turning Fear Into Fascination with Ms. Mallory, Queen of Creepy Crawlies

Joining Forrest Galante and Retep this week is the Queen of Creepy Crawlies, Ms. Mallory! Having once been freaking terrified of bugs and insects, Mallory talks to The Wild Times gang about how she turned her fear into fascination. Mallory gets amongst it with snakes, tarantulas, and all kinds of creepy crawlies – she’s a genuine badass and continues bringing wildlife into the spotlight for kids and parents all over the place.

Brosteners, you’ve really got to watch on YouTube for some of the grossest and coolest footage. But for those just listening, there are plenty of horrific and wild stories to keep you entertained. We love you, brosteners!

TWT #94 – The Breakdown

00:00 – INTRO: Robot Kyle counts us down

1:35 – Meet Ms. Mallory, the queen of the creepy crawlies!

3:10 – Mallory’s fear to fascination story

5:08 – How Forrest met Ms. Mallory

6:11 – Guess the skull with Ms. Mallory and Forrest Galante (super cool, go watch on Youtube!)

07:50 – Peep Mallory’s hagfish

8:00 – Ms. Mallory goes to Narcisse Snake Dens

10:00 – The Ms. Mallory and F2F angle for wildlife conservation

12:48 – Eating bugs is cool. Even Forrest’s kid is doing it!

15:30 – Mallory ruins cheese for all of us #science

16:37 – All about Ms. Mallory’s pod, 8 Minutes Of Ew

17:58 – Brosteners listening on a “listening device” (Forrest Galante 2022), time to come to Youtube for some tantalizing wildlife video content!

19:04 – The velvet worm’s sticky superpower

20:14 – Why salamanders are so freaking cool

24:45 – African clawed frogs make good pregnancy tests AND deathly chytrid fungus diseases

26:25 – Ms. Mallory’s experience getting botflies… IN HER HEAD (*brosteners, do yourself a favor and go to the Youtube for some GNARLY botfly extraction footage*)

29:21 – Mallory’s first expedition, overcoming fears in the Belize jungle

31:20 – Forrest Galante’s survival tips: how to NOT get botflies

35:10 – Forrest’s close encounter with rat lungworms

37:40 – Maggot debridement therapy a.k.a “Nature’s Neosporin” (Retep 2022) (*more cool and gross content on the Youtube*)

40:10 – FDA medical leeches used for surgery recovery?! AMAZING

41:44 – Forrest’s horrific leech story: Extinct or Alive behind the scenes

44:20 – Ms. Mallory’s creepy-crawly tips: how to remove leeches without pissing them off

46:33 – How Mallory brings wildlife to underprivileged children

49:10 – Where to find more of Ms. Mallory and what’s next?!

51:00 – Forrest casually drops a WILD hagfish fact that will ruin toothpaste forever

51:40 – BATTLE ROYAAAAAAALE, Creepy Crawly Edition
Rules: Choose 3 elements of weird animals to create the most disgusting, off-putting creepy crawly.
*No 2 picks from 1 category (spiders etc)
*Snake draft

52:55 – Forrest’s first pick: creepy, undulating legs of a millipede

53:42 – Retep’s first pick: head and beady eyes of a sewer rat

54:5 – Mallory’s first pick: nightmarish head of a lamprey. Second pick: tongue of a parasitic wrasse

55:55 – Retep’s second pick: tentacles of a giant squid AND a bonus Retep fact about giant squids

56:60 – Forrest’s second pick: body of a slime eel / hagfish. Last pick: face of a blobfish (Retep’s spirit animal – repping the merch)

59:00 – Retep’s last pick: stinky body (glands specifically) of a skunk

59:58 – Mallory’s last pick: the creepy hairy body of a tarantula

1:01:26 – BR Recap (Dave Sunshine, get ready to create some gross as mockups)

1:02:25 – OUTTRO & where to find Ms. Mallory

Brosteners, don’t forget to comment and vote who you think made the grossest, most icky creature in this Battle Royale!

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