10 episodes

Naturistic is a podcast about ecology, evolution, plants and animals in a conversational format that even a casual science fan will enjoy.

The most exciting and groundbreaking discoveries about life on Earth are made through scientific research. For better or worse, these findings are published in the dry, scholarly format of peer-reviewed science journals. The Naturistic podcast brings that knowledge to you in the form of an hour-long conversation between friends and perpetually curious biology enthusiasts. In each episode, biologist Nash Turley, PhD, decodes scientific studies on a specific topic of biology and discusses them with co-host and biology lightweight, Hamilton Boyce.

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Naturistic is a podcast about ecology, evolution, plants and animals in a conversational format that even a casual science fan will enjoy.

The most exciting and groundbreaking discoveries about life on Earth are made through scientific research. For better or worse, these findings are published in the dry, scholarly format of peer-reviewed science journals. The Naturistic podcast brings that knowledge to you in the form of an hour-long conversation between friends and perpetually curious biology enthusiasts. In each episode, biologist Nash Turley, PhD, decodes scientific studies on a specific topic of biology and discusses them with co-host and biology lightweight, Hamilton Boyce.

    10 - Rough Woodlouse

    10 - Rough Woodlouse

    The Rough Woodlouse is an isopod (a type of crustacean) that is probably living in a wet place very near you right now. Nash Turley and Hamilton Boyce discuss various aspects of their biology, talk about a behavioral study, and explore their huge variety of common names from around the world, for example, pill bug, sowbug, slater, rolly polly...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    9 - Owls

    9 - Owls

    Owls, loveable nocturnal hunters. Nash Turley, PhD and Hamilton Boyce run through a bunch of owl factoids, talk about an experiment looking at the impacts of noise pollution on owl hunting, and discuss some of the cultural importance of owls. 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    8 - Antlions

    8 - Antlions

    Antlions AKA doodlebugs, the insects that make deadly pit traps in the sand. Nash Turley, PhD and Hamilton Boyce talk about the insect order Neuroptera, antlion pit building, and some behavioral ecology experiments.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    7 - California Grasslands

    7 - California Grasslands

    Did you know California has a huge area of grassland? Nash Turley, PhD and Hamilton Boyce discuss how this unique ecosystem got taken over by invasive species.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    6 - Old-growth Grasslands

    6 - Old-growth Grasslands

    Nash Turley and Hamilton Boyce talk about oldgrowth grasslands, the Harvey Dangerfield of ecosystems

    • 1 hr 16 min
    5 - Zombie Ants

    5 - Zombie Ants

    Biologists Nash Turley and co-host Hamilton Boyce discuss a recently completed video project about the science zombie ants, an example of a deadly and manipulative parasite. You'll hear the fully scored and sound designed zombie ant story and some deeper discussion about some of the science that didn't make it into the video.

    • 46 min

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