Silky Love

Silky Love

Update: 2019-09-2794
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We eat eels in sushi, stews, and pasta. Eels eat anything. Also they can survive outside of water for hours and live for up to 80 years. But this slippery snake of the sea harbors an even deeper mystery, one that has tormented the minds of Aristotle and Sigmund Freud and apparently the entire country of Italy: Where do they come from? We travel from the estuaries of New York to the darkest part of the ocean in search of the limits of human knowledge.


This episode was produced by Matt Kielty and Becca Bressler. 


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Further reading:


Lucy Cooke's book The Truth about Animals!


Chris Bowser's Eel Research Project

Comments (4)

Holls Balls

Wow... that was not satisfying

Nov 26th
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jennifer johnson

I am a biology nerd and I still found the episode among the most boring of the lot.

Sep 30th
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Ryles

Bought the book. It's great. Highly recommend it. And it's only $14 for a hardcover, surprisingly.

Sep 29th
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