Short Wave: FACT SMACK - Spider Edition

With the help of spider scientist Sebastian Echeverri, Maddie presents the case for why spiders are the best and coolest animal.

Spoiler alert: some travel thousands of kilometers by “ballooning,” while others live part time underwater.

Supplementary Spider Reading:

P.S. Are you a scientist who thinks Sebastian is wrong and that the animal you study is superior? Let us know! You can email us at shortwave@npr.org. We’d love to hear the case for your critter.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Rasha Aridi.

Short Wave Podcast

It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.


Biology, Zoology
Spiders
Middle School, High School

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