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I Like Ant Butts And I Cannot Lie

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 04:00 AM

We pay tribute to the ingenious (and stomach-churning) ways that parasites hook up with hosts in our Parasites episode. Case in point: the parasitic nematode, which turns an ant's rear end into a ripe-looking red morsel that, to a hungry bird, looks like a juicy berry.

Illustration by Nye Wright


Brenna Farrell


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Comments [9]

mace from indianapolis

I love this show but the sound effects are so unnecessary. I am too embarrassed to listen to RadioLab at work because of the silly sounds.

Jan. 18 2017 03:00 PM

Nov. 05 2016 08:50 AM
Yochi from Jerusalem, Israel

So, how's the baby doing?

Oct. 07 2016 07:10 AM
Kim from Cincinnati Ohio

I loved this topic especially the hookworm's! My son was diagnosed 1 year ago with moderate/severe Crohn's and IBD and has gone through a very rough patch. He has missed so much school and has had to miss games and practices. The worst part is when he has a flare or get's an infection and has to be on super strong antibiotics that I am very against because of their danger. Along with super strong infusions of Remicade and now Methotrexate has been added to his regimen. If I knew these hookworm's would give him a normal life free of pain/discomfort and pharmaceutical medicine's I seriously consider looking into this treatment. Can you get me the information to the gentlemen who are mailing out the hookworm kits?

God Bless,

Sep. 21 2016 01:00 PM
Holly from Texas

What was the outcome for the pregnant woman who tested positive for "toxo?"

Sep. 18 2016 05:59 PM
Husain from China

Horror Movies coming your way !!

Sep. 18 2016 10:48 AM
E. Maria Fox from Michigan

One of the funniest & informative programs that I've ever heard! Love the creative little jingles in the background!!

Sep. 08 2016 01:25 PM
shabnam from Ft lauderdale

I was fascinated with Jasper's story regarding hookworms. Where can I find out further information?

Aug. 29 2013 07:25 PM
Jim Parker from Montana

So are parasites part of the 47% entitled? Or just entrepreneurs with a long return horizon?

Jul. 20 2013 10:08 PM

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