112 episodes

Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.

Ologies with Alie Ward Alie Ward

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    • 4.9, 314 Ratings

Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
314 Ratings

314 Ratings

Cammy Deadleaves ,

Life changing podcast !

I never listened to podcasts before, until one of my friend made me listen to Ologies.
I can’t even decribed how HOOKED I am on it since. I listen to it every morning while getting ready and in my headphones going to work and it helps me so so much to face the day ahead ! I also love listening to it while riding my bicycle. It’s so interesting ! And Allie has the most comforting voice since Vincent Price ❤️ . I ordered some of the beautiful merch yesterday the friend who made me discovered Ologies and myself and I can’t wait for it to arrive !
THANX OLOGIES !
Ps: corvid thanatology got me in stitches and I listened to it 3 times so far.
Cammy deadleaves

timmmaay ,

This podcast brings me joy

I listen to several podcasts that talk about politics, current affairs and the bastards from throughout history but when I am drained of all the horrible stuff I know I can come to Ologies and listen to Alie get excited and silly asking smart people much less stupid questions than she would have us believe. Alie has a wonderful approach to interviewing and her explanations and segues are always informative and entertaining. I am only ~6 months of podcasts in so I have a long catalogue to get through but I’m absolutely hooked.

Andy_JD_Earnshaw ,

Wonderful Episode

Hear from real academics talking about real subjects in a real way. Every episode is interesting and delightful in its own way.

Alie is a charming and enthusiastic host who clearly makes her interviewees comfortable and able to open up in honest and amusing ways. Listen to this show for the phenology episode alone and hear directly from an expert, with no film flam in between, the challenges the world is facing.

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