18-43 Segment 1: Spiders & Bats: The truth behind the Halloween icons of fear

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Spiders and bats are two of the most indelible symbols of Halloween fear across the country. We talk to experts to get the truth behind these traditionally scary creatures, and hear why neither of them are nearly as scary as we’ve been made to believe.

Guests:

  • Nancy Troyano, entomologist and director of technical education and training for Rentokil North America
  • Merlin Tuttle, ecologist, wildlife photographer, conservationist, and author of the book, The Secret Lives of Bats: My adventure with the world’s most misunderstood mammals

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15-43 Segment 2: Scary Critters

 

Synopsis: Two of the scariest symbols of Halloween are spiders and bats. They have bad reputations for not just being creepy, but dangerous. We get the straight scoop in these creepy critters from two experts in the fields of entomology and bats, and hear how both of these creatures are not as scary as we think, but very beneficial members of the insect and animals worlds.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Nancy Troyano is an entomologist and director of technical education and training for Rentokil North America; Merlin Tuttle is an ecologist, wildlife photographer, conservationist and author of the book, The Secret Lives of Bats: My adventures with the world’s most misunderstood mammals.

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