Spiders! New Mexico is home to hundreds of species of spiders.  Dr. Sandra Brantley and Dr. Rachel Alfarro fromUNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology’s Arthropod Division helps us understand, and maybe even learn to love, the arthropods among us.

Find out which are venomous and how we can live together harmoniously.


With music by Aaron Nigel Smith with Dan Zanes, O.A.R, NRBQ, Jeff & Paige, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, and The Big Kidz Band Feat. Skip Ewing. 




Originally broadcast on KUNM-fm on September 29, 2018




There’s more to know

Learn more about spiders online here.

And this is the list of all of New Mexico’s known arthropods.

If you really love arthropods, you can find a whole bunch of resources at the Arthropod Division’s website.

About the Author

Katie Stone

Katie Stone is the executive director and producer of The Children's Hour radio show and podcast. She started in radio when she was 15 years years old and believes that kids need to have a voice in broadcast media. Katie lives on a small solar powered farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico raising animals, food and kids with her husband.