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On each episode of Bugs Need Heroes, an ecologist and an illustrator work together to create a new insect-inspired hero. The finished characters are posted to our social media pages and at BugsNeedHeroes.com Email us questions about bugs at BugsNeedHeroes@gmail.com Created by Derek Conrad and Kelly Zimmerman. Hosted by Amanda Niday and Kelly Zimmerman. Edited by Derek Conrad. Artwork by Amanda Niday. Music by Rolemusic.
 
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The Bombardier Beetle is a bug we've wanted to cover since the beginning and now that Derek's basement isn't flooded, we can! There are over 500 species of these beetles with some surprising life histories and a shared appreciation of boiling enemies alive with fake acid. Also Amanda and Kelly talk about weddings and dragons. Kelly's field notes an…
 
We’re seeing them.Games we played this week include: Forspoken (7:45)Cyberpunk 2077 (33:10)Hyper Meteor (46:10)Zipper (47:10)Theatrhythm Curtain Call (53:00)---News things talked about in this episode:Yves Guillmot tried to walk back “ball is in your court” comment to workers (1:01:45)https://kotaku.com/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-mirage-far-cry-delay…
 
One option seems less desirable.Games we played this week include: Melatonin (5:00)Hades (10:40)Cyberpunk 2077 (19:45)Omaze (38:40)Demon Quest 85 (41:35)Chibi-Robo! (45:25)A Short Hike (51:10)The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (46:50)---News things talked about in this episode:Ubisoft delays Skull & Bones again and ends development on three unannounced games…
 
This week the gang engages in some ice cream discourse and says goodbye to Sierra Mist in the Snews! Support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/LetsTalkAboutSnacks -- Snack News: Krispy Kreme Teams Up with Biscoff on 3 New Cookie Butter Donuts: https://people.com/food/krispy-kreme-teams-with-biscoff-cookie-butter-three-new-donuts/ Go Ahead. Dr…
 
We continue to assemble our Bee Team with a gentle giant. We discuss their similarities and differences in life history to the other two bees we have discussed. And it wouldn't be a Bugs Need Heroes episode without sneaking a little bit of art history discussion at the end! Kelly's field notes and Amanda's artwork for this character: https://www.bu…
 
Go go go Zilla.Games we played this week include: Satisfactory (11:20)Flipper Lifter (14:00)Echoic Memory (16:20)Chained Echoes (19:00)Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (30:45)Baba Files His Taxes (35:15)Hades (36:40)The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (46:50)---News things talked about in this episode:Sony announces an accessibility controller (57:15)https:…
 
This week the gang recounts their holiday treats and looks into a *corny* collab in the snews! Support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/LetsTalkAboutSnacks -- Snack News: This Wendy's Keychain Gets You Free Frostys for a Year — Here's How to Get One: https://www.foodandwine.com/wendys-frosty-key-chains-6944704 Dunkin' Has a New Winter Menu w…
 
Fun with bodies.Games we played this week include: Pick, Pack, Pup (15:30)Lost Your Marbles (18:00)Tamagotchi Pix Party (22:30)Satisfactory (31:55)Super Lesbian Animal RPG (37:15)Lil’ Gator Game (41:25)Spelunky 2 (50:45)Dragon’s Dogma (52:30)---News things talked about in this episode:Zenimax QA union formally recognized by Microsoft (53:45)https:/…
 
Thanks for spending some of it with us.---Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.comFind Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreo…
 
One for you, one for me.Games we played this week include: High on Life (13:30)Vampire Survivors Moonspell DLC (50:40)Potion Craft (56:50)Blacktail (1:10:10)---News things talked about in this episode:Expensive Dual Sense Edge has less battery life than standard PS5 controller (1:07:40)https://www.theverge.com/23518070/sony-ps5-dualsense-edge-gamep…
 
This week the gang consumes chocolatey treats and has a chilly, ice-cream filled snews! Support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/LetsTalkAboutSnacks -- Snack News: Carvel Introduces 2 New Kit Kat Duos-Inspired Sundae Dashers As Part Of New Winter Menu: https://www.chewboom.com/2022/12/12/carvel-introduces-2-new-kit-kat-duos-inspired-sundae-d…
 
Aw geez.Games we played this week include: High on Life (5:45)Yum Tum Cookstar (28:55)Clumsy Rush Ultimate Guys (33:15)Armored Core IV (37:25)Crisis Core Reunion (43:05)Potion Craft (54:00)Octopath Traveler (1:04:25)---News things talked about in this episode:Twitch drops anti-LGBTQ hate group from its list of supportable charities (1:07:00)https:/…
 
Chocolate midges (Genus: Forcipomyia) are tiny flies that do one big thing for us. In size? Miniscule. In impact? Monstrous! It's a very distractible week on the pod. Topics range from super hero movies to royal journals to extinct birds! It's a very wild and sexy episode of Bugs Need Heroes. Kelly's field notes and Amanda's artwork for this charac…
 
All doctors are bastards.Games we played this week include: Callisto Protocol (6:00)Marvel’s Midnight Suns (27:55)Mirror Forge (39:35)The Devil In Me (49:45)Gungrave (56:25)The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (1:06:20)Void Scrappers (1:12:45)Beautiful Mystic Survivors (1:15:55)---News things talked about in this episode:Microsoft agrees to bring Cal…
 
Keep your head.Games we played this week include: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (14:10)Evil West (21:30)Gungrave VR (51:20)Gungrave G.O.R.E. (56:15)Roller Drama (1:00:45)What the Bat? (1:13:40)Among Us VR (1:16:40)---News things talked about in this episode:Latest Super Mario Bros. movie trailer provides more plot and character details (1:23:45)https:…
 
We decided to watch and discuss the new release on Disney+, the 2022 Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. We talk about how Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff, compares to actual an actual mantis and whatever else wanders through our heads in this special holiday episode. Recommended Links! Kevin Conroy's "Finding Batman" comic from DC Pride 202…
 
May all your issues be joyful.Games we played this week include: Gingrave G.O.R.E. (14:40)Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (27:15)The Evil Dead: The Game (1:06:10)Ghost Lore (1:09:15)God of War Ragnarök (1:11:05)---News things talked about in this episode:Microsoft offered to let Sony have Call of Duty for a decade after acquisition (1:15:25)https://www.…
 
This week the gang talks ice cream and learns of a new potential holiday icon! Support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/LetsTalkAboutSnacks -- Snack News: Subway is selling premade sandwiches in smart vending machines: https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/14/business/subway-grab-and-go-fridges/index.html Carl’s Jr. Introduces New Big Carl Energy (BCE…
 
The fan base is fucking insufferable.Games we played this week include: Sonic Frontiers (9:30)Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (16:00)Fallout 4 (34:10)God of War Ragnarok (38:45)Ghost Song (44:20)Sonic Forces (54:50)---News things talked about in this episode:Translated tweet from Sonic Frontiers director suggests game shipped unfinished (59:45)https://w…
 
Bust out the picnic baskets and settle in for some social wasp discussion. The newest member of the Bee Team is fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack. Amanda confronts her prejudices after being stung. Kelly has never been stung. Producer Derek has been stung over twenty times. Kelly's field notes and Amanda's artwork for this character: https://www.…
 
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