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.

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    • 5.0, 22 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

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Master Clara ,

It will teach you things you never even knew you wanted to know!!!

This podcast has sparked my curiosity in so many unexpected ways. I never thought I would be so excited about crows and bleach, say “hi, how’s it going” to a bee passing by or find myself excitedly googling vintage postcards.

It feels like over time Dadward has become a good friend, who always gives me a smile even during long commutes and work nights (currently listening from a research lab aligning my laser). Thank you so much for that!

Alie is such a positive person, who makes science fun, interesting and accessible for everyone! I love her weird, funny comments and lighthearted conversations with all the inspiring guests, who she interviews on this show.

However, I am still patiently awaiting the Nanotechnology episode indicated by the intro... (only slightly biased here)

But for now:
ASK SMART PEOPLE DUMB QUESTIONS!!

And thanks Alie for all the work you are putting into this. It is so so much appreciated! 💕 (I know you’ll read this!)

anna_bell_🌸 ,

Soooooo good

I LOVE this podcast!!! Allie is so entertaining and funny, it was recommended to me by my dad and it’s really great. So interesting, topics are always great and so inspiring.

Grace,13

Alex Libris ,

I just can’t get enough!

This is the first review I’ve ever written on a podcast, and it just highlights how much I love Alie’s work. I have been recovering from a femur fracture and listen to the podcast when treading in water for 50 min+ and listening to the podcast just makes my recovery workout the best! Every episode leaves me thinking for a few days and makes me even more curious about our world and universe. Keep rocking.

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