104 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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    • 4.9, 7K 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
7K Ratings

7K Ratings

annathepoetrynerd ,

The Best Grief Therapy

I started listening to this podcast when my grandmother died, at the recommendation of a friend (a downer way to start a review, but stick with me). For that to make sense, you need to know that my grandmother, whom I adored, was the MOST curious person I have ever known -this is a woman who, at 90, would call me asking me questions about how black holes work or the history of 17th century Ireland. Like Alie, she LOVED asking questions of smart people! She would have loved this podcast, and listening to it makes me feel close to her. Like my grandmother, Alie has an enormous intellect and an enormous heart. DadWard, thanks for helping me deal with this constant heartache by keeping alive the thirst for knowledge and care for others that my grandmother exemplified. This podcast is simply the best.

numaNumabean ,

Quirky, informative, memorable, and heartwarming!

Alie Ward is amazing, funny-awkward, passionate, and weird in all of my favorite ways. A friend turned me onto Ologies and I have been hooked ever since. Not only is Alie a warm, friendly, and silly presence that makes learning fun, she finds wonderfully engaging “ologists” (experts) to tease & joke with while asking them relatable and fascinating questions! Do not miss out on this amazing source of learning and quirkiness. You will not regret following Alie and her ologists on an adventure through topics ranging from profound to startlingly adorable. Thank you so much Alie Ward, and much love to your Gremmie.

shireenship ,

I love this podcast

Alie does an amazing job balancing humor and facts. She asks such great relatable questions of experts, and manages to make the driest of them interesting. Thanks for helping expand my brain and give me more fun facts to throw out in general conversations! I feel like she and I would be best friends in real life.

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