The Bliss of the Spider Women Two biologists who are passionate about spiders talk about their favorite arachnids — including a variety of poisonous spiders and the evil-looking whip spider (featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), which turns out to be an affectionate parent.

The Bliss of the Spider Women

The Bliss of the Spider Women

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/8954402/8954406" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Two biologists who are passionate about spiders talk about their favorite arachnids — including a variety of poisonous spiders and the evil-looking whip spider (featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), which turns out to be an affectionate parent.

Guests:

Greta Binford, assistant professor of biology, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore.

Linda Rayor, senior research associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.