107 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, 7.3K 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
7.3K Ratings

7.3K Ratings

Taelar Maree ,

Fascinating and Entertaining

I LOVE this podcast. It has quickly become my top favorite. It’s fulfills my need to learn new things and cracks me up at the same time. The sound effects are strategically placed to make you chuckle and it gets me every time. I’ve learned so much about things I didn’t even know I wanted to learn about (see DEATH and DYING). Also, side note, I’d love to be her friend. Be my friend?

portalnoob_j ,

Beautiful brainticklers

I found this show by accident while scrolling through podcast recommendations in a zombie state. Initially I was drawn to the podcast cover art to be honest. Beautiful! Intriguing! So I listened to volcanology and mycology. I was hooked immediately. Alie is a wonderful, charismatic and gracious host. She lets the experts do the talking, and her asides are like little pieces of candy you find next to the main museum exhibit. Maybe...
I've since listened to many more and I am very excited to hear them all. The experts are also passionate and nice and those are the people I like to listen to.
Great podcast for people who like to learn. Alie and her guests will give your curious brain a lil tickle.

DJW59 ,

Entertaining and Informative

Alie does an amazing job of delving into a subject and teaching fascinating aspects of it. Very entertaining as well. Keep the podcasts coming!

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