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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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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.

    Bilharziology (BLOOD FLUKES) with Anouk N. Gouvras

    Bilharziology (BLOOD FLUKES) with Anouk N. Gouvras

    A LOST EPISODE! Three years in the making, this interview features vials of vile creatures, worm drama, febrile hallucinations, spooning, and unfortunate snacks. It has waited a long time to meet you, so let’s get weird, take a trip back to summer of 2017 -- before Ologies existed -- and unearth one of the very first, never-before-heard interviews. Alie absolutely bungles her way through a chat with Dr. Anouk Gouvras, a London-based parasitologist studying the flatworms that cause schistosomiasis. Consider this an awkward baby photo of Ologies: before the show had any format or structure, and before your host learned how to properly use sound equipment. Stay tuned for a surprise ending to the conversation, and then follow Dr. Gouvras on Twitter and tell her you’re glad to finally get an introduction. 

    Follow Dr. Anouk Gouvras at Twitter.com/SciAnouk

    Sponsor links: www.alieward.com/ologies-sponsors

    A donation went to the The Global Schistosomiasis Alliance: eliminateschisto.org

    More links and info at alieward.com/ologies/bilharziology

    Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies

    OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes!

    Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies

    Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard

    Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris

    Theme song by Nick Thorburn

    Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 49 min
    Urban Rodentology (SEWER RATS) with Bobby Corrigan

    Urban Rodentology (SEWER RATS) with Bobby Corrigan

    RATS: They love pizza. They invade taquerias at midnight. They scurry. They cuddle. They outsmart. They inspire movies that inspire musicals. Proving that not just woodsy megafauna can be charismatic, rats have lives we would never suspect. Globally-lauded Urban Rodentologist Dr. Robert Corrigan, or Bobby if you like, has been studying these animals in their big-city ecosystem for decades and he is a wonder-filled joy. Learn about rats’ origin story, the difference between a rat and a mouse, where they live, their preferred “food dialects,” and how to (hopefully humanely) keep one out of your house -- or car? Might as well start to love and respect them, because we’re not-too-distantly related and one day… they may be steering the ship. 

     

    Follow Bobby at Twitter.com/Rodentologist

    Sponsor links: www.alieward.com/ologies-sponsors

    A donation went to the Yash Gandhi Foundation: https://www.ygf4icell.org/

    More links and info at alieward.com/ologies/rodentology

    Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies

    OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes!

    Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies

    Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard

    Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris

    Theme song by Nick Thorburn

    Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1h 18 min
    Vaccine Infodemiology (COVID-19 IMMUNITY) with Jessica Malaty Rivera

    Vaccine Infodemiology (COVID-19 IMMUNITY) with Jessica Malaty Rivera

    The Coronasode we’ve been waiting for! Vaccines. Finally. But what does this mean? As a Vaccine Infodemiologist and science communication lead for The COVID Tracking Project, Jessica Malaty Rivera specializes in infectious disease epidemics and the surge of misinformation that accompanies them. The very first human trials of the COVID-19 vaccine occurred in March 2020, and Alie asks Jessica one million questions about the differences between the two available vaccines, rollout schedules, herd immunity, mRNA, vaccine hesitancy, mutated virus strains, picnics, vision boards, the post-holiday spike, how history can influence current vaccine rates, whether you should wipe down your groceries and more. Consider it a critical booster shot to the info we’ve gathered all year. 

    Follow Jessica at instagram.com/jessicamalatyrivera and Twitter.com/jessicaMalatyRivera

    More info on Jessica Malaty Rivera: https://linktr.ee/jessicamalatyrivera

    Sponsor links: www.alieward.com/ologies-sponsors

    A donation went to 500WomenScientists.org

    More links and info at alieward.com/ologies/vaccineinfodemiology

    Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies

    OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes!

    Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies

    Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard

    Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris

    Theme song by Nick Thorburn

    Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1h 35 min
    Part 2: Dendrology (TREES) with Casey Clapp -- UPDATES + NEW INTERVIEW

    Part 2: Dendrology (TREES) with Casey Clapp -- UPDATES + NEW INTERVIEW

    Part 2 of a very special duo! The fresh catch-up interview to learn what the world’s most charming and enthusiastic tree expert, Casey Clapp, has been up to since his 2018 episode aired. He’s been busy. Listen to hear if he’s gotten more pine cone tattoos, what other trees he hates, which ones he gives 10/10, musical blunders, winter pagan traditions, and why trees may play a huge role in his personality. Also: his new podcast for your ears and heart. 

    Follow Casey Clapp at Instagram.com/Clapp4Trees and his new podcast Instagram.com/arbortrarypod

    Sponsor links: www.alieward.com/ologies-sponsors

    A donation went to EcoTrust.org 

    Listen to Completely Arbortrary: https://linktr.ee/arbortrarypod/

    Casey's tattoo artist, Shawn Hebrank at Blood Root: https://www.instagram.com/bloodroottattoo

    Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies

    OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes!

    Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies

    Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard

    Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris

    Theme song by Nick Thorburn

    Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    Part 1: Dendrology (TREES) with Casey Clapp -- Encore

    Part 1: Dendrology (TREES) with Casey Clapp -- Encore

    Part 1 of a very special duo: Do trees have feelings? How do they talk? How old can they get? Are there any tree stories that will make me cry? Spoiler: YES. This episode aired in May 2018 and is worth a revisit, especially since Part 2 is a brand new 2020 interview with possibly the world's most enthusiastic tree expert, J. Casey Clapp. Learn about his many tree tattoos, new additions to those tattoos, how roots communicate to each other, "crown shyness,” social media shyness and the mental health benefits of tree proximity. Also: banana facts and Casey f*cking hates apples. 

    Be sure to hear the fresh catch-up interview in Part 2 to learn what Casey’s been up to since this originally aired. He’s been busy. 

    Follow Casey Clapp at Instagram.com/Clapp4Trees and his new podcast Instagram.com/arbortrarypod

    Sponsor links: www.alieward.com/ologies-sponsors

    A donation went to EcoTrust.org

    Listen to his podcast, Completely Arbortrary: https://linktr.ee/arbortrarypod/

    Casey's tattoo artist, Shawn Hebrank at Blood Root: https://www.instagram.com/bloodroottattoo

    Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies

    OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes!

    Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies

    Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard

    Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris

    Theme song by Nick Thorburn

     

    Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1h 30 min
    Scorpiology (SCORPIONS) with Lauren Esposito: Encore Presentation

    Scorpiology (SCORPIONS) with Lauren Esposito: Encore Presentation

    This specific episode was cited in The New Yorker this week, so we’re giving it an encore refresh with bonus material and a 2020 update from Dr. Esposito herself!

    Scorpions: the victims of undue shade. If you've ever wanted to impress a date with weird facts THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU. A handful of people on planet Earth have a PhD in scorpions and Dr. Lauren Esposito is one of them. She spills the beans on how venom works, what's up with the blacklight glow effect, how dangerous they *really* are, what all the movies get wrong, the best names for scorpions, where she's traveled to look under rocks, where a scorpion's butt is, if scorpions dance or make out (SPOILER: YES), what good mothers they are, how big they used to be millions of years ago and how -- technically speaking -- they are not poisonous. Also: how much does a gallon of venom cost? Oh, and why she started the visibility campaign 500 Queer Scientists. Get this one in your ears right away.

    Follow Dr. Esposito at twitter.com/arachnologynerd or instagram.com/caribales and check out 500QueerScientists.com

    Mention in The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/podcasts/lolita-podcast-12-28-20

    This week's donation went to: www.Islandsseas.org

    Sponsor links: www.alieward.com/ologies-sponsors

    More links at alieward.com/ologies/scorpiology2

    Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies

    OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes!

    Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies

    Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard

    Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris

    Theme song by Nick Thorburn

    Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1h 13 min

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1BigGiraffe ,

My new dad

I recently found this podcast and am obsessed! I listen to it roughly 8hrs a day 5 days a week while I sticker things/ get specimens ready for the real scientists. Each episode is better than expected and I love how passionate each person is. I can’t stop recommending this to my friends. I’ve also found new books to read/ other podcasts to listen to through this one. If you’re a curious person who loves learning this podcast is for you.

beecalm6 ,

Pulled me away from true crime. Kind of.

My BFF has been recommending Ologies for months, but it’s hard to pull me away from learning about serial killers.
Finally, she sent me Dendrology. Plants? A podcast episode about plants!? I was hooked. Or ringed?

Anyway, Alie speaks with a cadence like Adam Brody, Kelly Doty, and a bit of Joan Cusack. She’s honest and kind and thoughtful and asks things that maybe the rest of us are not comfortable asking. Her excitement is contagious and keeps me engaged.

I’m a person who wants to learn about EVERYTHING. I don’t need to be an expert on anything, but I want to know stuff. I keep considering going back to school, but I don’t really want to be a college student again.

So I listen to Ologies to make my head sponge a little heavier. And I’m driving my husband NUTS with all the knowledge. Which is fun because he does the same to me with car stuff.

Re re re re re ,

Keeps me mentally + physically fit

I save this podcast for the gym and it’s literally the only thing motivating me to go every day! Thanks, Alie!

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