12 episodes

A biweekly podcast covering all sorts of creepy crawly topics. Forensic Entomology, Entomophagy, Decomposition, the dreaded mosquito and that age old question "Which will eat me first when I die? My cat or my dog" are fair game in this new podcast series.

New episodes every two weeks.
Occasionally miscellaneous, off-topic episodes on the off weeks.

Have a buggy question? Topic idea? Send me an email to: BugsBloodAndBones@gmail.com

Music by the Underscore Orkestra.

Bugs Blood and Bones Bugs Blood and Bones Podcast

    • Natural Sciences

A biweekly podcast covering all sorts of creepy crawly topics. Forensic Entomology, Entomophagy, Decomposition, the dreaded mosquito and that age old question "Which will eat me first when I die? My cat or my dog" are fair game in this new podcast series.

New episodes every two weeks.
Occasionally miscellaneous, off-topic episodes on the off weeks.

Have a buggy question? Topic idea? Send me an email to: BugsBloodAndBones@gmail.com

Music by the Underscore Orkestra.

    The Entomological Job Market

    The Entomological Job Market

    I was recently asked to give a talk to some high school students about possible careers in the sciences.  Specifically, Entomology and related areas.  I had my not-so-trusty phone with me and was able to record my presentation.  I hope you enjoy.
     
    New Episodes Coming Soon!
     
    Music: The Underscore Orkestra

    • 48 min
    201: Be Your Own Khan

    201: Be Your Own Khan

    Season 2 starts off a little well, a little off.
    I had the bright idea to have a theme for the coming season and that theme starts here. What does entomology, parasatism, and Star Trek have to do with one another? Can a podcast host create a very thin link between the ideas of parasites as metaphor for confronting our own mortality or giving into base, reptillian desires? Find out in this weeks episode!
    Music is normally by the Underscore Orkestra.  Not today, but you should definitely go check them out.
    Live Long and Prosper

    • 25 min
    Pets, Pests, and Pestilence Perpetrators

    Pets, Pests, and Pestilence Perpetrators

    In todays episode of random thoughts of entomo-interest, I was philosophical about the implications of the arthropod pet trade, whether the beetle will win or my cats, and what that might mean for the smaller infestations that crop up along the way.
     
    Stay tuned to the very end for a brief snippet of what is to come in future episodes!
    Please check out the Underscore Orkestra, an amazing group deserving of all of our praise.
     
    New Jersey Dept. of Ag Info on H. longicornis
    NYT Article Mentioned That Python in the Pet Store May Have Been Snatched From The Wild
    Wildlife Laundering Through Breeding Farms
    More on the Tick
     

    • 14 min
    108: Butterball Beetles & Bugs on Your Plate

    108: Butterball Beetles & Bugs on Your Plate

    If you were to conduct a random sampling of entomologists, you would find that there are a number of issues in which we firmly divide ourselves when it comes to important, life decisions. 
    What are the best IPM methods?
    Who is better: The Beatles or The Scorpions?
    Would you be willing to host a bot fly in your body?  You know, for science.
    And would you eat a bug?  And it's here that we land today.  So let's dig in, and get a taste of the history of insect eating.  Some pros, cons. and downright weird. 
     
    Further Reading:
    A Brief History of Entomophagy
    The Natural History of Cheese Mites
    7 Upscale Insect Dishes From Around the World
    The 1903 Cheese Mites Film History
    Cheese Mites Film
    Nutritional Value of Insects from Around the World
     

    • 20 min
    107: Epidemiology Friendship is Magic

    107: Epidemiology Friendship is Magic

    **Re-Upload...I have the editing skills of Keyboard Cat.  Errors had to be fixed**
    Well hello again! Today we have the final half of my interview with Chris about Smallpox, Ebola, and the realities of being an epidemiologist.  Tl;Dr - All guts, no glory, but a cool story to tell.  Epidemiology is a fascinating field where disease, culture, and history all converge and inform the decisions of the present and the future. 
     Get in touch with Chris von Csefalvay through his Website Here or through his Twitter @chrisvcsefalvay
     
    Some recommendations from the podcast are
    The Imortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
    I also found myself thinking about this great video by Caitlin Doughty about Ebola, Death, and Death Customs. 
     
    Show Music: Underscore Orkestra ....Go get their music HERE!
    If there's one thing that I took away from this conversation it was Love the One You're With.

    • 50 min
    106:The Problem with Ebola

    106:The Problem with Ebola

    Part one of my chat with Chris von Csefalvay about his work in computational epidemiology where he focuses on most of the really nasty diseases. So strap on in for a different kind of bloody, buggy goodness.
     
    Music: Underscore Orkestra

    • 33 min

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