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)
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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