Episode 84: Fish in the Winter and Santa’s Magic Mushrooms


Casey’s back! And she’s talking about fish. As temperatures drop and lakes and rivers freeze, how do fish survive down there? Why don’t they freeze to death or suffocate under all that ice? Casey has the answers.

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Is the story of Santa Claus inspired by magic mushroom-eating shamans of Lapland or Siberia? Daniel shares some of the similarities between the practices of these ancient shamans and the Santa Claus myth, including how the consumption of Amanita muscaria comes into play. Kids, don’t try this at home.


This episode aired on Radio Boise in December 2019 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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