BewilderBeasts

#9: Political Animals Special

October 27, 2020 MuttStuff Media Season 1 Episode 9
BewilderBeasts
#9: Political Animals Special
Chapters
00:00:00
Intro
00:02:42
Jimmy Carter and the Swamp Rabbit
00:06:16
Why Americans Use Donkeys and Elephants as Political Mascots
00:17:20
Vermont's Animal Mayors
BewilderBeasts
#9: Political Animals Special
Oct 27, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
MuttStuff Media

With 6 days before the 2020 national election in America, Melissa talks about animals in politics, including a berserker bunny who nearly sunk President Jimmy Carter's boat), why the two parties use a donkey and an elephant for representation, and animals who became town mayors in Vermont. 

Let's go!

https://www.vote.org/

If you have ideas for future episodes, have an animal on your ballot, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: 

bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com
@BewilderedPod on
TWITTER
Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod
Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/

About your host:

Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com
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Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz
Interstitial music is by MK2
Taps this week is played by Andrew Dale via Freesound.org
Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends - you know, all the things the other podcasts tell you to do? And, for the love of animals and humanity - VOTE. 
*****
I got today's information from 

https://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/23805/how-did-donkey-elephant-become-political-mascots

https://www.wpr.org/how-did-us-political-parties-get-their-mascots

https://www.dictionary.com/e/political-parties-animal-mascots/

https://www.history.com/news/how-did-the-republican-and-democratic-parties-get-their-animal-symbols

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/01/us/goat-dog-honorary-mayor-election-vermont-town-trnd/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/FairHavenPoliceDepartment/photos/a.256838401067240/2785016208249434/ 

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/kupohwe (Wikipedia)

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/y53jeaot (Washington Post)

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6buvhsd (CNN)

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxrdsr9w (Burlington Express)

Show Notes Chapter Markers

With 6 days before the 2020 national election in America, Melissa talks about animals in politics, including a berserker bunny who nearly sunk President Jimmy Carter's boat), why the two parties use a donkey and an elephant for representation, and animals who became town mayors in Vermont. 

Let's go!

https://www.vote.org/

If you have ideas for future episodes, have an animal on your ballot, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: 

bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com
@BewilderedPod on
TWITTER
Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod
Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/

About your host:

Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com
*******

Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz
Interstitial music is by MK2
Taps this week is played by Andrew Dale via Freesound.org
Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends - you know, all the things the other podcasts tell you to do? And, for the love of animals and humanity - VOTE. 
*****
I got today's information from 

https://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/23805/how-did-donkey-elephant-become-political-mascots

https://www.wpr.org/how-did-us-political-parties-get-their-mascots

https://www.dictionary.com/e/political-parties-animal-mascots/

https://www.history.com/news/how-did-the-republican-and-democratic-parties-get-their-animal-symbols

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/01/us/goat-dog-honorary-mayor-election-vermont-town-trnd/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/FairHavenPoliceDepartment/photos/a.256838401067240/2785016208249434/ 

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/kupohwe (Wikipedia)

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/y53jeaot (Washington Post)

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6buvhsd (CNN)

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxrdsr9w (Burlington Express)

Jimmy Carter and the Swamp Rabbit
Why Americans Use Donkeys and Elephants as Political Mascots
Vermont's Animal Mayors