On this week's episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer & "Creature Feature" podcast host Katie Goldin for a run through animal-specific myths springing up around coronavirus. They'll break down whether nature really is "returning", what the heck is going on with bats and tigers, and why your housecat is being smart about this situation. Also they'll reveal some actually-fascinating true animal elements of the world shutting down that haven't crossed your Twitter feed.

Footnotes

Creature Feature Podcast

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Zoonotic Diseases/CDC

Did Dolphins and Swans 'Return' to Italian Waterways Amid COVID-19 Lockdown?

Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life

Photos do not show elephants raiding farm amid coronavirus quarantine

Boars in Barcelona

EXCLUSIVE: The Boars Are Coming For Us - A SPECIAL NEWS

Don't Blame Bat Soup for the Coronavirus

Distance from Wuhan to Koror

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn draws rebuke for blaming coronavirus on China

How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan's animal market?

Bats get blamed for the coronavirus. But bats face their own virus risk -- from humans

A Deadly Fungus Is Killing Millions Of Bats In The U.S.

Bronx Zoo Tiger Is Sick With the Coronavirus

Bronx Zoo Tiger Is Sick With The Coronavirus

With Coronavirus Money Issues, Zoos Struggle To Feed Animals

Brookfield Zoo Lays Off Third Of Staff

In Brief: Association of German zoos appeals to Merkel for 100 million euros in emergency aid

Zoo May Feed Animals to Animals as Funds Dry Up in Pandemic

Thanks to Sheltering in Place, Animal Shelters Are Empty

Animal rescues are going to need more help than ever once coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Human Life Is Literally Quieter Due To Coronavirus Lockdown

The Pandemic Is Turning the Natural World Upside Down

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