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7 – Man’s Best Frenemy

When Animals Attack Podcast

Release Date: 09/10/2018

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When Animals Attack Podcast

In Episode 23, Jen and Nilo swap stories of unfortunate arachnid encounters before discussing the invading spider armies of Arachnophobia (1990) and Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) and the far more disturbing spider sex of Latvian art-horror curiosity Spider (1992).

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When Animals Attack Podcast

In episode 22, Jen and Nilo share stories of a variety of avian attacks, from magpies mobbing cyclists to starlings crashing planes to the terrifying exploits of the living velociraptor known as the cassowary. Then they discuss some of the best animal horror movies ever put to celluloid – The Birds and The Lighthouse – and possibly the worst film ever made, Birdemic. But the most fun entry this go-round was the 1987 schlockfest, Beaks (aka Birds of Prey).

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In episode 21, Jen & Nilo share stories about a recent mountain lion attack and the Zanesville Massacre, before hashing out their reactions to the Netflix limited series Tiger King. 

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When Animals Attack Podcast

In episode 20, Jen & Nilo are joined by two special guests, Ash & Jon of Horror Vanguard podcast, to dig into the 1984 Ozploitation classic, Razorback. Then they discuss the 1973 oddity Pigs, before sharing some true stories of pig and boar attacks.

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In episode 19, Jen & Nilo share true stories of harrowing encounters with the world's largest land predator in Canada, Alaska, Norway, and Russia. They also discuss two animal horror films: Unnatural and Wild Beasts. In the latter, a variety of animals get high on PCP and rampage through an unnamed German city; listen to learn more about a tiger tearing up a train, elephants rampaging on a runway, and the film's centerpiece, in which a polar bear busts in on a children's ballet class.  --- Sources: I Was Prey, episode 1.4 Sabrina Shankman, Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the...

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When Animals Attack Podcast

In a special Halloween episode, Nilo & Jen discuss vampire bats. They trade bat attack stories, and discuss three films that have viciously maligned our comrades of the sky: Chosen Survivors (1974), Nightwing (1979), and Bats (1999).

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When Animals Attack Podcast

In Episode 17, Nilo & Jen are joined by CSU Fullerton Professor Chelsea Julian Reynolds to discuss predatory porpoises! Dolphins may seem cute, playful, and even magical… and they are. But sometimes they can be a little *too* interested in people, if you know what we mean. Either way, tune in to learn more about what happens when good dolphins go bad, but be warned: it gets a little steamy.

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When Animals Attack Podcast

In episode 16, Jen and Nilo swap stories of black bear attacks in Alaska, India, and elsewhere around the world, and discuss the most realistic animal attack ever to appear on screen, from the 2015 survival horror film Backcountry. Along the way, they also explain how to differentiate between brown and black bears, and share some tips for how to survive (and avoid!) defensive vs. predatory bear attacks, so that you can stay safe in bear country. 

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When Animals Attack Podcast

Nilo & Jen are joined by author Gordon Grice to discuss African lion attacks. They swap stories that span more than a century and several countries, including the “man-eaters of Tsavo,” and then debate the merits of two films based on those notorious attacks: Bwana Devil and The Ghost and the Darkness. Along the way, they also touch on the follies of colonialism and briefly review Prey and the 1978 made-for-TV movie The Beasts are on the Streets!

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When Animals Attack Podcast

In episode 14, Jen and Nilo are joined by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis to discuss bunnies on film, from The Rules of the Game to Night of the Lepus to Us, along with a few true stories of rabbit attacks.

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In the seventh episode of When Animals Attack, Jen and Nilo swap dog attack stories from the US & the UK, including the tragic case of Diane Whipple, bite into breed discrimination & the use of dogs as tools of the state, reflect on 35 years of Cujo barking at a car, and compare the hellhounds of Devil Dog and Rottweiler.

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Sources:

Karen Delise, Fatal Dog Attacks: The Stories Behind the Statistics

Once Upon a Crime podcast, “Wild Things: Chapter 3: The Pacific Heights Dog Mauling Case – Part 1”

Once Upon a Crime podcast, “Wild Things: Chapter 4: The Pacific Heights Dog Mauling Case – Part 2”

American Justice, “The San Francisco Dog Mauling,” A&E

https://dogtime.com/dog-health/general/9218-dog-bites-and-the-media-researcher-karen-delise-weighs-in

https://www.livescience.com/61241-how-often-do-dogs-maul-owners.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/jun/01/dangerous-dog-attack-victims-speak

https://people.com/archive/unleashed-fury-vol-55-no-7/

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2002/descent-darkness

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/westmoreland/2006/07/19/Wolf-dogs-killed-owner-autopsy-determines/stories/200607190197

http://time.com/5280769/dog-attack-dachshund-woman-oklahoma-death/

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/feb/28/local/me-maul28