Oct 7, 2020
Ep 6: The Exploding Whale Fail
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Today we'll discuss a whale fail that lives in infamy & the first cat to solve a murder (not the last).

Big thanks to author and columnist, Dave Barry, who wrote about the whale incident in 1990 where I was able to find it, read it, and never forget it. His humor is absolutely a cornerstone of this podcast and I'm ever grateful for stumbling upon that article as a young person.

Let's go!

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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


Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz
Interstitial music is by MK2
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