This is the episode where Centipedes and Slugs finally gets its name. It’s also the heaviest episode to date. Maddie and Lydia discuss The Encounter, a children’s book that really snuck some heavy yet important topics past the censors. It’s also a book with some outdated info about wolf behavior. Friendly reminder: there will be spoilers for all of Animorphs
Content Warning: suicide and suicidal ideation, body dysmorphia. If you want or need to skip that part of the episode, the conversation begins at 17:28 and ends around the 44:00 minute mark.
Sources specific to this episode:
“Alpha status, dominance, and division of labor in wolf packs” by L David Mech, Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1999, 77(8): 1196-1203, https://doi.org/10.1139/z99-099