Ologies with Alie Ward podcast

Ologies with Alie Ward

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  Alie Ward  

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.

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.

 

#390

Smologies #42: TREES with J. Casey Clapp

Do trees have feelings? How do they talk? Which trees can you use to make syrup? Do bananas really grow on trees? Possibly the world's most enthusiastic tree expert, J. Casey Clapp, explains what makes coastal redwoods the coolest trees, how roots communicate with each other, and why a tree is like a cup of tea. Plus: bonus guest appearance by our friends (and the trees’), fungi.   Follow Casey Clapp on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/clapp4trees) Listen to his podcast, Completely Arbortrary: [https://linktr.ee/arbortrarypod/] (https://linktr.ee/arbortrarypod/) A donation went to [EcoTrust.org] (https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/24792ab5-869a-4c63-bb23-aa33dca4c643/shows/89060b63-e603-4297-b6e8-5a654e50244e/episodes/9eb96b79-4591-4891-9552-6d507f445fa4/EcoTrust.org) [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Dendrology episode + tons of science links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/2018/5/7/wdppyiv1wrcs8gchoslvhhuuboanau) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, masks, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) and [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer, Emily White, & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

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#389

Field Trip: I Chased the 2024 Eclipse with Umbraphiles

Come along like a frog in my pocket for an adventure to see an eclipse. After last week’s Heliology episode on the Sun, I rushed out of state to see what the fuss was about and to witness my first ever total eclipse of the Sun. Did it go as planned? Of course not? Did it work out? You’ll have to listen. We’ve got: a rollercoaster of emotions, last-minute pivots, chats with strangers, highway scenery, hope, anxiety, awe, and tears as we see if my seven-year wait for totality pans out.  A donation went to [Functional Magic] (https://functionalmagic.org/) Check out [Veritasium on YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/@veritasium) Visit Dr. Teagan Wall’s [website] (https://www.teaganwall.com/) and follow her on [Instagram] (http://www.instagram.com/TeagWall) and [X] (https://twitter.com/teagwall) Jarrett’s Webby-nominated Avatar: The Last Airbender podcast, “ [Braving the Elements] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/avatar-braving-the-elements/id1569692187) ”  [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/eclipse) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Heliology (THE SUN/ECLIPSES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/heliology) , [Selenology (THE MOON)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/selenology) , [Cosmology (THE UNIVERSE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cosmology) , [Meteorology (WEATHER & CLIMATE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/meteorology) , [Nephology (CLOUDS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/nephology) , [FIELD TRIP: Alie’s Mystery Surgery] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/surgerymystery) , [Disasterology (DISASTERS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/disasterology) , [Genicular Traumatology (BAD KNEES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/knees) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) and Jacob Chaffee Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek  Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

53 MINS

53:05

10 Apr 2024


#388

Heliology (THE SUN/ECLIPSES) with India Jackson and Michael Kirk

Sunset flimflam! Auroras! Eclipse tips! Let’s get to know the center of our solar system, the Sun,  as the April 8th eclipse approaches. What is it made of? How big is it? Will it explode soon? Why can’t I stare at it? And why is it wearing sunglasses? Dr. Michael Kirk and almost-Dr. India Jackson are brilliant and charming Heliologists who have both worked with NASA’s heliophysics departments. Get to know them and also the giant hot plasma ball we revolve around. You’ll never (not look at it) the same.  Follow Michael on [Google Scholar] (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=h3EscCUAAAAJ&hl=en) Visit India’s [website] (https://www.lgphy.com/india) and follow her on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/astronomical_beauty/) , [X] (https://twitter.com/astro_beauty) and [Google Scholar] (https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=y2wxkB8AAAAJ) Watch [NASA’s Total Solar Eclipse Live Broadcast] (https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/live/) on April 8, 2024 Donations went to [Astronomers Without Borders] (https://my.astronomerswithoutborders.org/home) and the [Grady Memorial Hospital Health Foundation] (https://www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/heliology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Selenology (THE MOON)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/selenology) , [Cosmology (THE UNIVERSE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cosmology) , [Meteorology (WEATHER & CLIMATE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/meteorology) , [Nephology (CLOUDS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/nephology) , [Black Hole Theory Cosmology (WHAT ARE BLACK HOLES?!)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/blackholetheorycosmology) , [Discard Anthropology (GARBAGE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/discardanthropology) , [Tiktokology (THE TIKTOK APP)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/tiktokology) , [Space Archaeology (SPACE JUNK)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/spacearchaeology) , [Aerology (MARS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/areology) , [Quantum Ontology (WHAT IS REAL?)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/quantumontology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) and Jacob Chaffee Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek  Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

03 Apr 2024

1 HR 35 MINS

1:35:40

03 Apr 2024


#387

Smologies #41: PELICANS with Juita Martinez

Spine mysteries, face purses, limericks, flim flam, flags, divebombs, sibling rivalries, and more! The warm and wonderful pelicanologist Juita Martinez studies these glorious dinosaurs and shares what it’s like to hold a floofy baby sea bird, how these birds’ ecosystems are being restored, and what she loves about being in nature. Also: How much fish can they fit in there, anyway? A donation went to [ BackyardBasecamp.org] (http://backyardbasecamp.org) [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Pelicanology episode + tons of science links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/pelicanology?rq=pelicans) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, masks, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by, and [ Jarrett Sleeper] (https://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [ MindJam Media] (https://www.mindjammedia.com/) , [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) , and [Mercedes Maitland] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) of [ Maitland Audio] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer, Emily White, & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

30 Mar 2024

25 MINS

25:12

30 Mar 2024


#386

Disgustology (REPULSION TO GROSS STUFF) with Paul Rozin

Taboos. Intolerable foods. Sad songs. Sexy kinks. Candy that looks like poo. Let’s get a little gross, shall we? The foremost expert in disgust, Dr. Paul Rozin, chats about the emotions related to revulsion – and BOY HOWDY do we cover some ground. Why do some things gross us out and others don’t? Can we change that? Learn how research psychologists study disgust, from butterflies to bigotry, and from pranks to power dynamics. Maybe don’t eat lunch while you listen, but definitely tune in to learn how to conquer some fears.  Browse Dr. Rozin’s publications on [Google Scholar] (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rBGWoP8AAAAJ&hl=en) Donations went to [InterAct Theatre Company] (https://www.interacttheatre.org/) and the [International OCD Foundation] (https://iocdf.org/) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/disgustology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Personality Psychology (PERSONALITIES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/personalitypsychology) , [Scatology (POOP)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scatology) , [Gelotology (LAUGHTER)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/gelotology) , [Gustology (TASTE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/gustology) , [Attention-Deficit Neuropsychology (ADHD) Part 1] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/adhd) & [Part 2] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/adhd2) , [Dipterology (FLIES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/dipterology) , [Chickenology (HENS & ROOSTERS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/chickenology) , [FIELD TRIP: Alie’s Mystery Surgery] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/surgerymystery) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) and Jake Chaffee Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek and The Wordary Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

27 Mar 2024

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:21

27 Mar 2024


#385

Field Trip: Alie’s Mystery Surgery!

Where have I been? What surgery did I have? Am I going to die? I took you along for the whole wacky, sometimes scary process in hopes it might help someone and urge you all to draft up your wills and call your doctors if anything seems weird. If you think this thing has *nothing* to do with your own life, you’ll learn why it very much indeed does. Cryptic! What am I, a princess? Tune in for the journey of the last few months behind the scenes at Dadward HQ. And thank you for all of the support, for reals. Onward! [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/surgerymystery) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [FIELD TRIP: My Butt, A Colonoscopy Ride-Along & How To] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/colonoscopy) , [Gynecology (NETHER HEALTH)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/gynecology) , [Attention-Deficit Neuropsychology (ADHD) Part 1 ] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/adhd) & [Part 2] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/adhd2) , [Sports & Performance Psychology (ANXIETY & CONFIDENCE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/sports-performance-psychology) , [Traumatology (PTSD)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/traumatology) , [Dolorology (PAIN)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/dolorology) , [Urology (CROTCH PARTS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/urology) , [Phallology (PENISES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/phallology) , [Surgical Oncology (BREAST CANCER)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/surgical-oncology) , [Genicular Traumatology (BAD KNEES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/knees) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek and The Wordary Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

21 Mar 2024

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21 Mar 2024


#384

Smologies #40: HAIR with Valerie Horsley

Peach fuzz. Chin hairs. Mammalian ponytails. WHY DO THEY HAPPEN. Yale researcher and associate professor Dr. Valerie Horsley stops by California to chat with Alie about the nature of hair and what it has to do with skin and nails, stem cells, how it grows, why some of us have curly hair or straight hair or thin hair or thick hair, and why we love and hate and need our hair as animals. Dr. Valerie Horsely is on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/valerieforct/) [The Horsely Lab] (https://horsley.yale.edu) at Yale [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Trichology episode + tons of science links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/trichology) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by Mercedes Maitland of [ Maitland Audio Productions] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) and [ Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

25 MINS

25:10

18 Mar 2024


#383

Oikology (DECLUTTERING) Encore with Jamie & Filip Hord + Joe Ferrari

Why does clutter happen? How can we get rid of it and how will it affect us psychologically if we do? Buckle up for an encore that will lift your spirits and quite possibly change your life. We all have unfolded piles of laundry, that closet we don’t want to open, a tornado of papers on our desk that seems impossible to sort through. Enter: Oikology, the science of keeping things contained. Alie hunted down world-famous professional organizers, Jamie & Filip Hord of Horderly to chat about -- FIRST OFF-- their name, plus gender and messes, when to call in a pro to help, the step-by-step process to tackle the entropy in your home and life, what do do about gifts you don’t want, what tools you might need, the KonMari method, how to overcome the emotional attachment to objects, and why decluttering becomes addictive. We also called in the big guns, research psychologist Dr. Joe Ferrari of DePaul university, to share his research on clutter, its psychological causes and effects, if the “spark joy” method works for everyone, when to call a professional organizer and how many pants is too many pants. Also: dispatches from my own front lines. This episode already changed my own life… and closet. Visit Jamie and Filip Hord’s [website] (https://horderly.com) and follow them on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/horderly) , [X] (https://twitter.com/horderlynyc) . and [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/@Horderly) Listen to Dr. Ferrari in the [Volitional Psychology (PROCRASTINATION)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/procrastination) episode and check out his book: [Still Procrastinating?] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/still-procrastinating-the-no-regrets-guide-to-getting-it-done-joseph-r-ferrari/8699361?gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-r-vBhC-ARIsAGgUO2AxfyPKMruZMW6xU9bHlvnPYFhtpC_JfoHGJkvqN83ViQLWj_L7jM8aAuqZEALw_wcB) Donations went to [Dress for Success] (https://dressforsuccess.org) and the [Institute for Challenging Disorganization] (https://www.challengingdisorganization.org) [More episode sources & links] (https://alieward.com/ologies/oikologyencore) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Attention-Deficit Neuropsychology (ADHD) Part 1] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/adhd?rq=ADHD) & [Part 2] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/adhd2) , [LIFE ADVICE] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/lifeadvice?rq=ADHD) , [Volitional Psychology (PROCRASTINATION)] (http://alieward.com/ologies/procrastination) , [Eudemonology (HAPPINESS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/eudemonology?rq=happiness) , [Discard Anthropology (GARBAGE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/discardanthropology) , [Disinfectology (BLEACH)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/disinfectiology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) , [Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek and The Wordary Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

12 Mar 2024

1 HR 32 MINS

1:32:46

12 Mar 2024


#382

Functional Morphology (ANATOMY) Encore with Joy Reidenberg

Ever poked at roadkill? Watched videos of whales exploding? Drooled over a curio cabinet full of claws & bones? Peered into a jar with a pickled toad? Then this one is for you. Whether you’ve heard it before or are new to this classic ep, you’re sure to be delighted by this Ologist’s storytelling. Arguably the world's most famous comparative anatomist (and pretty-much-also functional morphologist) Dr. Joy Reidenberg pulls up a chair at Mt. Sinai Hospital to talk about her fascinating backstory, exploding whales, taxidermied chipmunks, dead toadfish, animal's weird anatomy and its function and how it might help human health. She is absolutely amazing and you will become obsessed with her work. Dr. Joy Reidenberg on [X] (https://twitter.com/joyreidenberg) &  [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ReidenbergTV/) Browse her publications on [ResearchGate] (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joy-Reidenberg) [More episode sources & links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/functionalmorphologyencore) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Evolutionary Biology (DARWINISM)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/evolutionary-biology) , [Veterinary Biology (CRITTER FIXING)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/veterinarybiology) , [Nassology (TAXIDERMY)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/nassology) , [Road Ecology (ROAD KILL)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/roadecology) , [Acoustic Ecology (NATURE RECORDINGS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/acousticecology) , [Procyonology (RACCOONS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/procyonology) , [Lemurology (LEMURS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/lemurology) , [Delphinology (DOLPHINS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/delphinology) , [Ichthyology (FISHES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/ichthyology) , [Mammalogy (MAMMALS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/mammalogy) , [Ornithology (BIRDS) ] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/2017/11/7/ornithology-with-james-maley) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) and [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek and The Wordary Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

05 Mar 2024

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:51

05 Mar 2024


#381

Smologies #39: ANCIENT ROME with Darius Arya

Classical Archaeologist and TV host Dr. Darius Arya is back for a smologized version of this classic  episode to dish about priceless garbage piles, pottery graveyards, tomb discoveries, what's under European cities, ancient spa days, ingenious construction methods, and unlikely laundry techniques. Plus, what did ancient romans use before toilet paper - and perhaps more importantly, WHY??  Dr. Darius Arya's [website] (https://dariusaryadigs.com/) , [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/DariusAryaDigs) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/DariusAryaDigs) A donation was made to [AncientRomeLive.org] (https://ancientromelive.org/) [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Classical Archaeology episode + tons of science links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/classical-archeology?rq=classical) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) and [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

02 Mar 2024

25 MINS

25:05

02 Mar 2024


#380

Black Hole Theory Cosmology (WHAT ARE BLACK HOLES?!) Part 2 with Ronald Gamble, Jr.

Part 2! Black hole suns, black hole movies, wormholes, time travel, matter evaporation, scientists being bitches, risk-taking advice, Italy’s favorite pastry, and more await you. NASA Goddard Theoretical Astrophysicist and Black Hole Theory Cosmologist  Dr. Ronald Gamble, Jr. is back for the conclusion of black hole basics and how theories get made and what’s on the (event) horizon for future astrophysicists to solve. Also: what do we do with our space anxiety?! Visit Dr. Ronald Gamble’s [website] (https://www.theoreticallydrgamble.com/) and follow him on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/dr_gamble21/) , [X] (https://twitter.com/dr_gamble21) , and [Google Scholar] (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=8mKYIRMAAAAJ&hl=en) Donations went to [TheScienceHaven.org] (https://www.thesciencehaven.org/) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/blackholetheorycosmology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Scotohylology (DARK MATTER)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scotohylology) , [Cosmology (THE UNIVERSE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cosmology) , [Quantum Ontology (WHAT IS REAL?)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/quantumontology) , [UFOlogy (UNEXPLAINED AERIAL PHENOMENA),] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/ufology) [Astrobiology (ALIENS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/astrobiology) , [Abstract Mathematology (UH, IS MATH REAL?)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/abstractmathematology) , [Futurology (THE FUTURE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/futurology) , [Eschatology (THE APOCALYPSE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/eschatology) , [Radiology (X-RAY VISION] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/radiology) ), [Invisible Photology (INVISIBILITY CLOAKS),] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/invisiblephotology) [Molecular Biology (PROTEINS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/molecularbiology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek and The Wordary Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

28 Feb 2024

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:41

28 Feb 2024


#379

Black Hole Theory Cosmology (WHAT ARE BLACK HOLES?!) Part 1 with Ronald Gamble, Jr.

How big are black holes? Is time elastic? What is spacetime foam? Why is there a place called “elsewhere?” Enjoy this dazzling two-parter that starts with the absolute basics with NASA’s Goddard Theoretical Astrophysicist and Black Hole Theory Cosmologist  Dr. Ronald Gamble, Jr.  We talk busting of flim-flam, how do we image them, what's the most giant dense book you can buy about them, where do trad goths fit into this episode, does my dog exist, how astrophysics is like drawing, and the greatest gift he could give his mom. Also what you have in common with an annulus.  Visit Dr. Ronald Gamble’s [website] (https://www.theoreticallydrgamble.com/) and follow him on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/dr_gamble21/) , [X] (https://twitter.com/dr_gamble21) , and [Google Scholar] (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=8mKYIRMAAAAJ&hl=en) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/blackholetheorycosmology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Scotohylology (DARK MATTER)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scotohylology) , [Cosmology (THE UNIVERSE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cosmology) , [Quantum Ontology (WHAT IS REAL?)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/quantumontology) , [Abstract Mathematology (UH, IS MATH REAL?)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/abstractmathematology) , [Futurology (THE FUTURE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/futurology) , [Eschatology (THE APOCALYPSE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/eschatology) , [Radiology (X-RAY VISION] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/radiology) ), [Invisible Photology (INVISIBILITY CLOAKS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/invisiblephotology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek and The Wordary Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

48 MINS

48:59

21 Feb 2024


#378

Smologies #38: CARNIVORES with Rae Wynn-Grant

Ah, charismatic megafauna! Teeth, claws, fur, poop, hibernation, hiking, nature preserves, and living your childhood dreams with Alie’s longtime -ologist crush, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. The large carnivore ecologist, researcher and TV presenter tells us all about her field work, what it’s like to stuff a baby bear in your coat, carnivore microbiomes, how well carnivores can taste and smell their food (and yours), how smart the average bear really is and more. Also: Is there such thing as a vegetarian carnivore?! We love her. Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant’s [website] (https://www.raewynngrant.com) , [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/raewynngrant) , and [Instagram] (https://instagram.com/raewynngrant) Listen to Dr. Wynn-Grant’s podcast, [Going Wild] (https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/podcast/) A donation went to [ Black Outside] (https://www.blackoutside.org) [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Carnivore Ecology episode + tons of science links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/carnivoreecology) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by [ ] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) [Jarrett Sleeper] (https://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [ MindJam Media] (https://www.mindjammedia.com/) and Mercedes Maitland of [ Maitland Audio Productions] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

17 Feb 2024

25 MINS

25:16

17 Feb 2024


#377

Hydrochoerology (CAPYBARAS) with Elizabeth Congdon

CAPYBARAS! Blocky faces. Chill vibes. Spa days. Finally. Hydrochoerologist, Dr. Elizabeth Congdon, leads us into the muddy pond of Rodents of Unusual Size, weird feet, pet questions, interspecies snuggles, capybara cafes, natural habitats, escaped capybara, a fossil record that will rock you, and what the Pope thinks of them. An instant classic that you’ll want to enjoy on repeat. Y’all, CAPYBARAS. I repeat: Capybaras.  Read Dr. Congdon’s publications on [ResearchGate] (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elizabeth-Congdon-2) A donation went to [Edgewater Animal Shelter] (https://edgewateranimalshelter.org/) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/hydrochoerology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Urban Rodentology (SEWER RATS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/urbanrodentology) , [Cervidology (DEER)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cervidology) , [Acaropathology (TICKS & LYME DISEASE) Updated Mega Encore] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/acaropathology) , [Scatology (POOP)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scatology) , [Mammalogy (MAMMALS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/mammalogy) , [Lutrinology (OTTERS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/lutrinology) , [Sciuridology (SQUIRRELS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/sciuridology) , [Mycology (MUSHROOMS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/mycology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek and The Wordary Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

14 Feb 2024

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:21

14 Feb 2024


#376

Theoretical & Creative Ecology (SCIENCE & ECOPOETRY) with Madhur Anand

Environmental models! Poetry! Scientists who are poets! Novelists who are scientists! Art + science =  an actual -ology. Creative Ecologist, climate scientist, theoretical ecologist, author and celebrated poet Dr. Madhur Anand sits on a porch with me on an island to chat about storytelling, narratives in science, forest beetles, carbon stability, human motives, hip waders, technology meets nature, absurdity, identity, overcoming writer’s or scientist’s' block, and how accepting ourselves can be contagious. Forecast: you begin jotting down poems on envelopes.  Visit the [Anand Lab in Global Ecological Change & Sustainability] (https://anand-lab-globalecochange.uoguelph.ca/) and follow Dr. Anand on [Google Scholar] (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JYX53X4AAAAJ&hl=en) and [X] (https://twitter.com/globalecochange) Buy Madhur Anand’s collections of poems [A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/249874/a-new-index-for-predicting-catastrophes-by-madhur-anand/9780771006982/) (2015) and [Parasitic Oscillations] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/673667/parasitic-oscillations-by-madhur-anand/) (2022), and her book of prose [This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/602590/this-red-line-goes-straight-to-your-heart-by-madhur-anand/9780771007774/) (2020) A donation went to [Rare Charitable Reserve] (https://raresites.org/) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/creativeecology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [ Pedagogology (SCIENCE COMMUNICATION) with Bill Nye] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/billnye) , [Molecular Biology + SciComm with Raven ‘the Science Maven’ Baxter,] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/molecularbiology) [Indigenous Fire Ecology (GOOD FIRE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/goodfire) , [Pyrotechnology (FIREMAKING)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/pyrotechnology) , [Fire Ecology (WILDFIRES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/fireecology) , [Oceanology Encore (THE OCEAN)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/oceanology2) , [Enigmatology (WORD PUZZLES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/enigmatology) , [Syndesiology (CONNECTIONS) with James Burke] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/syndesiology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Aveline Malek and The Wordary Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

07 Feb 2024

57 MINS

57:03

07 Feb 2024


#375

Smologies #37: PROTEINS + DNA with Raven “The Science Maven” Baxter

This one’s got it all: teeny tiny cellular factories, mitochondrial relevancy, what big smelly vats of poop have to do with curing cancer, how many trips to the sun your unravelled DNA could make, and mysteries of the brain. Dr. Raven The Science Maven has a background in molecular biology and a Ph.D in Science Communication, which she puts to work while Alie generally does her best to suppress high pitched noises of excitement. Learn to appreciate your proteins and pick up some noodle analogies while you’re here. That’s so Maven! Follow Raven on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/raventhesciencemaven/) and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ravenscimaven) Visit Raven's [website] (https://thesciencemaven.com/) and [YouTube channel] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqRkU0Z4V6UjDKnbc5brl8A) A donation went to [Project for Awesome] (https://www.projectforawesome.com/) [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Molecular Biology episode + tons of science links] (http://alieward.com/ologies/molecularbiology) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) , [Jarrett Sleeper] (https://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [ MindJam Media] (https://www.mindjammedia.com/) and Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

03 Feb 2024

25 MINS

25:23

03 Feb 2024


#374

Evolutionary Anthropology (METABOLISM) with Herman Pontzer

*Content warning up top: This episode discusses sensitive themes like diet culture, caloric intake, the psychological & physical effects of food restriction and includes many listeners’ personal experience with the term “obesity." It may be triggering for those with a history of or sensitivity to disordered eating. We also discuss the Body Mass Index, still used by medical professionals, but acknowledged by many sociologists to be rooted in structural oppression.* Let’s explore our human machinery. And talk about Brazilian butt lifts. Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and metabolism researcher Dr. Herman Pontzer gives us the data on mitochondrial backstories, muscle mass and hormones, our expanding brains, the flaws of the Body Mass Index, humans’ relationships with nutrition, why crash dieting can change your metabolism, perspectives on sticky medical terms, isotope magic, how much exercise hunter gatherers get, carnivore diets, scales, and what to do if you're grappling with sadness.  Visit the Pontzer Lab [website] (https://sites.duke.edu/pontzerlab/) Browse Dr. Pontzer’s papers on [ResearchGate] (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Herman-Pontzer) and follow him on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/hpontzer) and [X] (https://twitter.com/hermanpontzer) Buy Dr. Pontzer’s book, [Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Stay Healthy, and Lose Weight] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/burn-new-research-blows-the-lid-off-how-we-really-burn-calories-stay-healthy-and-lose-weight-herman-pontzer/14950554?ean=9780593421048) A donation went to [Hadza Fund] (https://www.hadzafund.org) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/evolutionaryanthropology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Pyrotechnology (FIREMAKING)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/pyrotechnology) , [Entomophagy Anthropology (EATING BUGS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/entomophagy-anthropology) , [Kalology (BEAUTY STANDARDS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/kalology) , [Genicular Traumatology (BAD KNEES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/knees) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) and [X] (https://twitter.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) and [X] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Transcripts by Aveline Malek and The Wordary Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

31 Jan 2024

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:54

31 Jan 2024


#373

Carcinology (CRABS) Part 2 with Adam Wall

Hairy crabs! Shell swaps! Carcinization! Will we all evolve to be crabs? What’s with having one giant claw? Why would a crab stab you? Adam Wall, a carcinologist at the Natural History Museum of LA covers all of this and more in this thrilling conclusion of our two-part episode on crabs. Also: did the Little Mermaid get it right, and does Adam enjoy being interviewed? Listen to the end to find out. And if you missed Part 1, [listen here] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/carcinology) . Part 1 covers:  Claw hands! Beady eyes! Pinching forces that could crack your skull! The tiniest to the most hauntingly giant crabs, discovering new species, crabs that are NOT crabs, sea monkeys, hairy crabs, hermit crabs, crab dongs, crab butts, crab butters, the secret history of secret Maryland spices, Amelia Earhart rumors, giant invasive crabs in Norway, behind the scenes Hollywood crabs, and so much more.  View Adam’s papers on [ResearchGate] (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Adam-Wall-2) Find him barely ever posting on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/AdamWall626) A donation went to [NHM.org] (https://nhm.org/) ’s [Marine Biodiversity Center] (https://research.nhm.org/mbc/) ’s fairy shrimp research Consider a $5 or $10 birthday donation to [SkypeAScientist.com] (https://www.skypeascientist.com/) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/carcinology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Teuthology (SQUIDS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/teuthology) , [Teuthological Ludology (ACTUAL SQUID GAMES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/teuthologicalludology) , [Phallology (PENISES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/phallology) , [Scorpiology (SCORPIONS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scorpiology) , [Pectinidology (SCALLOPS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/pectinidology) ,  [Echinology (SEA URCHINS & SAND DOLLARS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/echinology) , [Scatology (POOP)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scatology) , [Biomineralogy (SHELLS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/biomineralogy) , [Oceanology (OCEANS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/oceanology) , [Lutrinology (OTTERS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/lutrinology) , [Conotoxinology (CONE SNAIL VENOM)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/conotoxinology) , [Cheloniology (SEA TURTLES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cheloniology) , [Cnidariology (CORAL)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cnidariology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, stickers, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Transcripts by Aveline Malek Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

24 Jan 2024

50 MINS

50:52

24 Jan 2024


#372

Smologies #36: FEATHERS with Allison Shultz

Plumage! Dance battles! Possible holographic disco birds? Natural History Museum of LA ornithology curator Dr. Allison Shultz is a professional plumologist aka feather expert. We visit the museum’s collection of rare specimens and chat about everything from fossilized dinosaur feathers to peacock tails, the fanciest roosters, quill pens, pigments, flight feathers, the blackest black birds, and why birdwatching is like seeing tiny purple raccoons zoom overhead. Birds: like Pokemon Go but weirder. Visit Dr. Allison Shultz’s [website] (https://www.allisonshultz.com/) and follow her on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ajshultz622) [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Plumology episode + tons of science links] (https://alieward.com/ologies/plumology) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) , [Jarrett Sleeper] (https://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [MindJam Media] (https://www.mindjammedia.com/) and Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

20 Jan 2024

25 MINS

25:34

20 Jan 2024


#371

Carcinology (CRABS) Part 1 with Adam Wall

Claw hands! Beady eyes! Pinching forces that could crack your skull! Gentleman, scholar, curator of the Natural History Museum’s crustacea collection and Carcinologist Adam Wall takes us on a tour of the museum’s crab bunker to discuss everything from the tiniest to the most hauntingly giant crabs, discovering new species, crabs that are NOT crabs, sea monkeys, hairy crabs, hermit crabs, crab dongs, crab butts, crab butters, the secret history of secret Maryland spices, Amelia Earhart rumors, giant invasive crabs in Norway, behind the scenes Hollywood crabs, and so much more. So dazzling and comprehensive and weird – we had to crack this episode in two. Make sure to catch next week’s.  View Adam’s papers on [ResearchGate] (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Adam-Wall-2) Find him barely ever posting on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/AdamWall626) A donation went to [NHM.org] (https://nhm.org/) ’s [Marine Biodiversity Center] (https://research.nhm.org/mbc/) ’s fairy shrimp research [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/carcinology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Pectinidology (SCALLOPS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/pectinidology) ,  [Echinology (SEA URCHINS & SAND DOLLARS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/echinology) , [Scatology (POOP)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scatology) , [Biomineralogy (SHELLS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/biomineralogy) , [Oceanology (OCEANS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/oceanology) , [Lutrinology (OTTERS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/lutrinology) , [Conotoxinology (CONE SNAIL VENOM)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/conotoxinology) , [Cheloniology (SEA TURTLES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cheloniology) , [Cnidariology (CORAL)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cnidariology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, stickers, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Transcripts by Aveline Malek Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

16 Jan 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:07

16 Jan 2024


#370

Ethnoecology (ETHNOBOTANY/NATIVE PLANTS) with Leigh Joseph

The what, where, and who of native plants is … ethnobotany! Which is under the umbrella of Ethnoecology! The wonderful botanist Leigh Joseph shares what steered her to this field, how she includes her Squamish First Nation community in her research, and how we relate to plants – both native and invasive. She’ll chat about how to identify plants, Latin names vs. traditional names, how knowledge is passed down or silenced, the chilling history that inspired some of her work, uses for barks and berries and saps and teas, pharmaceuticals derived from Indigenous knowledge, ceremonial plants, the dos and absolutely do-nots of harvesting, skin remedies, white sage, and so much more. Also what should I put on my face?  Visit Leigh Joseph’s [website] (https://www.leighjoseph.com/) and follow her on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/leighjenny/) Buy her book: [Held by the Land: A Guide to Indigenous Plants for Wellness] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/held-by-the-land-a-guide-to-indigenous-plants-for-wellness-leigh-joseph/18055789) Shop Leigh’s plant-based beauty brand: [Skwálwen Botanicals] (https://skwalwen.com/) Donations went to [Indigenous Climate Action] (https://www.indigenousclimateaction.com/) and [Seeding Sovereignty] (https://seedingsovereignty.org/) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/ethnoecology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Foraging Ecology (EATING WILD PLANTS) with @BlackForager, Alexis Nikole Nelson] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/foragingecology) , [Indigenous Cuisinology (NATIVE COOKING)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/indigenouscuisinology) , [Smologies #31: INDIGENOUS COOKING] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies/indigenouscooking) , [Indigenous Pedology (SOIL SCIENCE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/indigenouspedology) , [Bryology (MOSS) with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/bryology) , [Dendrology (TREES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/2018/5/7/wdppyiv1wrcs8gchoslvhhuuboanau) , [Wildlife Ecology (FIELDWORK)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/wildlifeecology) , [Urology (CROTCH PARTS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/urology) , [Nephrology (KIDNEYS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/nephrology) , [Carnivorous Phytobiology (MEAT-EATING PLANTS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/carnivorousphytobiology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, stickers, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Transcripts by Aveline Malek Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

09 Jan 2024

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:27

09 Jan 2024


#369

Smologies #35: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING with Iddris Sandu

At just 22, Iddris Sandu’s life story was already legendary. This Architectural Technologist learned to program at the age of 11 and has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Nipsey Hussle to Space X. In this episode from 2020 we talk coding, holograms, what ancient flutes have to do with computers, how programming works and why it's important. The designer and entrepreneur also shares his favorite programming languages, philosophies on future technology and why we should all strive to be dynamic rather than single-minded. He’s a true inspiration and Alie shamelessly begged him for life advice.  Follow Iddris on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/IddrisSandu) and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/iddris_sandu) Visit [Spatial Labs] (https://www.slabs.one) , the tech company founded by Iddris [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Architectural Technology episode + tons of science links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/architecturaltechnology) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) , [Jarrett Sleeper] (https://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [MindJam Media] (https://www.mindjammedia.com/) and Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

04 Jan 2024

25 MINS

25:05

04 Jan 2024


#368

Alieology (YOUR HOST): an Ask-Me-Anything Goofy Hang

It’s like a whole episode of secrets. And your questions. And your podmom, Jarrett, hanging out in a guest room answering all kinds of inquiries. This week between the holidays I thought I’d take it easy and dip into the mail bag to explain my free-range childhood,  the goth days, podcasting tips, favorite bugs, hair dye, yellow sweaters, episodes that have never aired, how I find my guests, how many hours each episode takes, and who our dog loves the most. Cozy up and let’s become goofy together.  A donation went to [Dogs Without Borders] (https://dogswithoutborders.org/) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Field Trip: How to Change Your Life Via the Natural History Museum] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/fieldtripnhm) , [LIFE ADVICE Encore: For anyone who is tired & needs some hacks] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/lifeadviceencore) , [Attention-Deficit Neuropsychology (ADHD)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/adhd) , [Scotohylolgy (DARK MATTER),] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scotohylology) [Quasithanatology (NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/quasithanatology) , [Quantum Ontology (WHAT IS REAL?)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/quantumontology) More about [Jarrett Sleeper] (https://www.jarrettsleeper.com/) of [Mind Jam Media] (http://www.mindjammedia.com/) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling Producer: Noel Dilworth  Transcripts by Emily White of [The Wordary] (https://www.thewordary.com/) Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

27 Dec 2023

1 HR 47 MINS

1:47:42

27 Dec 2023


#367

Smologies #34: PENGUINS with Tom Hart

Do penguins have flippers or wings? What’s up with pebble gifts? Are they squishy or dense? And why why why are they so cute?  We sit down with renowned penguinologist Dr. Tom Hart, a research fellow with Oxford University, to chat all about life on Antarctica, penguin cities, icy cuddle parties, ocean camouflage and how to become a flightless bird. Dr. Hart is your new favorite penguinologist. Follow Penguin Watch on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/penguin_watch) [Help count penguins] (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/penguin-watch) -- for science! Donations went to [PenguinWatch.org] (http://penguinwatch.org)  and [TRASS] (https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/reforestation-of-praslin-and-curieuse-islands/) for mangrove planting [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Penguinology episode + tons of science links] (http://alieward.com/ologies/penguinology) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, masks, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) , [Jarrett Sleeper] (https://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [MindJam Media] (https://www.mindjammedia.com/) and Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer, Emily White, & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

23 Dec 2023

25 MINS

25:06

23 Dec 2023


#366

Lemurology (LEMURS) with Lydia Greene

How did these tree-hopping furry angels evolve to be the cutest thing in the world, objectively speaking? They have saucer eyes, wet noses, chunky tails, toe claws, matriarchies, a feature film starring role, and all the mystery of 100 species spending millions of years on a remote island.  Wildlife ecologist and official Lemurologist Dr. Lydia Greene finally joins me to bust flim-flam straight out of the gate and talk about Madagascar, aye-ayes, ring tailed lemurs, Zoboomafoo, evolutionary biology, hibernation, jumping, hopping, these endangered primates’ conservation, and so much more. If you thought you liked lemurs, just wait until you’re obsessed with them.  Visit Dr. Lydia Greene’s [website] (https://lydiakgreene.weebly.com/) and follow her and Dr. Marina B. Blanco on Instagram [@lemurscientist] (https://www.instagram.com/lemurscientist/?hl=en) A donation went to the [Mahaliana Labs] (https://www.mahaliana.org/) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/lemurology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Gorillaology (Gorillas)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/gorillaology) , [ Geology (ROCKS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/geology) , [ Sciuridiology (SQUIRRELS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/sciuridology) , [Dasyurology (TASMANIAN DEVILS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/dasyurology) , [Primatology (MONKEYS & APES)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/primatology) , [Wildlife Ecology (FIELDWORK),] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/wildlifeecology) [Mammalogy (MAMMALS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/mammalogy) , [Island Ecology (ISLANDS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/islandecology) , [Philematology (KISSING)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/philematology) , [Procyonology (RACCOONS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/procyonology) , [Raccoonology (PROCYONIDS)] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raccoonology-procyonids-with-a-gaze-of-raccoonologists/id1278815517?i=1000546380894&l=ru) , [Oppossumology (O/POSSUMS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/opossumology) , [Ursinology (BEARS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/ursinology) , [Scatology (POOP)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scatology) , [Urban Rodentology (SEWER RATS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/urbanrodentology) , [Phenology (SEASONS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/phenology) , [Conservation Technology (EARTH SAVING)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/conservation-technology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling Producer: Noel Dilworth  Transcripts by Emily White of [The Wordary] (https://www.thewordary.com/) Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

20 Dec 2023

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:03

20 Dec 2023


#365

Quasithanatology (NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES) with Bruce Greyson

Tunnels of light. Unconditional love. Visions of dead aunts. And a lot of questions. What happens when you die…  or almost die? GOOD QUESTION. Dr. Bruce Greyson chats about about brain activity during death, accounts from patients, out of body experiments, time dilation, the Swiss Alps, deathbed visions, accidental morgue visits, neurotransmitters, party drugs, religion vs. spirituality, and what matters most in life. As a world-renowned and respected psychiatrist and neurobiologist, he’s sought out answers for four decades and shares what we know – and don’t know – about the border of alive and unalive. Get out your phone and some scissors because it’s a real crush-texter & bang-cutter of an episode.  Visit Dr. Bruce Greyson’s [website] (https://www.brucegreyson.com/) and shop his book, [After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/after-a-doctor-explores-what-near-death-experiences-reveal-about-life-and-beyond-bruce-greyson/14661241?ean=9781250263032) A donation went to the [International Association for Near-Death Studies] (https://iands.org/) [More episode sources and links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/quasithanatology) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Scotohylology (DARK MATTER)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/scotohylology) , [Quantum Ontology (WHAT IS REAL?)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/quantumontology) , [Cosmology (THE UNIVERSE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cosmology) , [Astrobiology (ALIENS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/astrobiology) , [UFOlogy (UNEXPLAINED AERIAL PHENOMENA)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/ufology) , [Thanatology (DEATH & DYING)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/thanatology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling Producer: Noel Dilworth  Transcripts by Emily White of [The Wordary] (https://www.thewordary.com/) Website by [Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

13 Dec 2023

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:07

13 Dec 2023


#364

Smologies #33: SCORPIONS with Lauren Esposito

Scorpions: the victims of undue shade. 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 (SPOILER: YES), what good mothers they are, and how big they used to be millions of years ago. Get this one in your ears right away. Learn more about Dr. Lauren Esposito on [Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Esposito) and follow her on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ArachnologyNerd) A donation went to [Islands & Seas] (https://www.islandsseas.org/) [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Scorpiology episode + tons of science links] (http://alieward.com/ologies/scorpiology) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, masks, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) , Mercedes Maitland of [Maitland Audio Productions] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) , and [Jarrett Sleeper] (https://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [MindJam Media] (https://www.mindjammedia.com/) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer, Emily White, & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

11 Dec 2023

25 MINS

25:25

11 Dec 2023


#363

Syndesiology (CONNECTIONS) with James Burke

He’s the guy pointing to a NASA launch behind him, in the most legendary shot in television history. He’s a science historian and Apollo Program correspondent. He’s the creator, host, and writer of the long-running program “Connections.” He is a science communication hero to millions and a global treasure. He is James Burke, and he chats about how connected historical events are, and how connection between humans is vital. We also talk about Napoleon’s toothpick, dog pee, shipworms, writer's block, TV shoots, and his new Connections season on Curiosity Stream. Also: (surprise!) they gave me a spinoff called “Quick Connections.”  Watch [Connections with James Burke] (https://curiositystream.com/connections/index.html) on Curiosity Stream and Alie’s spinoff, [Quick Connections with Alie Ward] (https://staging.curiositystream.com/title/series/788) Browse [books] (https://www.amazon.com/stores/James-Burke/author/B002N2NB36?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true) by James Burke including [Connections] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/connections-james-burke/15148815?ean=9780743299558) and [American Connections: The Founding Fathers. Networked.] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/american-connections-the-founding-fathers-networked-james-burke/10894796?ean=9780743282260) A donation went to [National Energy Action] (https://www.nea.org.uk/) More episode sources and links [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) Other episodes you may enjoy: [Pedagogy (SCIENCE COMMUNICATION) with Bill Nye] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/billnye) , [TikTokology (SCICOMM) with Hank Green] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/tiktokology) , [Molecular Biology (PROTEINS & SCICOMM) with Dr. Raven Baxter] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/molecularbiology) , [Futurology (THE FUTURE)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/futurology) , [Eudemonology (HAPPINESS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/eudemonology) , [Cosmology (THE UNIVERSE) Encore] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/cosmologyencore) , [Astrobiology (ALIENS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/astrobiology) , [Maritime Archeology (SHIPWRECKS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/maritimearchaeology) , [Classical Archaeology (ANCIENT ROME)] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/21RHTdOrdN9IYqtTPi3ohC) , [Egyptology (ANCIENT EGYPT)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/egyptology) , [Delphinology (DOLPHINS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/delphinology) , [Mythology (STORYTELLING)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/mythology) , [Geology (ROCKS)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/geology) , [Curiology (EMOJI)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/curiology) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [ Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling Producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Emily White of [ The Wordary] (https://www.thewordary.com/) Website by [ Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

06 Dec 2023

50 MINS

50:54

06 Dec 2023


#362

Audiobook Mixtape 3: Gift Ideas from the Ologists’ Brains

You like Ologists. Ologists write books. You like books, so let’s dive into a new, curated sampler platter from your favorite guests’ books.. Fill your ears with dark carnivals, boney catacombs, Rocky Mountain bears and wolves, flies you should love, maggots that make you beautiful, fungus that might be evil, why you should not care what other people eat, queer dolphins, invisible moose, monkey facts, fitness/mental health tips, and how to save money at the salon. Let this melange of literary snippets serve as a refresher of favorite episodes, a teaser for ones you haven’t heard, or just a gentle nudge toward a bookshop. (Or the link below to buy online.) [Links to these books (& the Ologists’ episodes)] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/bookworm3) [2019’s Audiobook Mixtape 1 Episode] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/bookworm) 2021’s Audiobook Mixtape 2 Episode A donation went to [ 826LA.org] (https://826la.org/) [Smologies (short, classroom-safe) episodes] (https://alieward.com/smologies) [Sponsors of Ologies] (https://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) [Transcripts and bleeped episodes] (https://alieward.com/ologies-extras) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [ Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Editing by Mercedes Maitland of [ Maitland Audio Productions] (http://maitlandaudio.com/) Managing Director: Susan Hale Scheduling Producer: Noel Dilworth Transcripts by Emily White of [ The Wordary] (https://www.thewordary.com/) Website by [ Kelly R. Dwyer] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

29 Nov 2023

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:31

29 Nov 2023


#361

Smologies #32: CLOUDS with Rachel Storer

Cumulus! Lenticular! Venti sugar-free stratocumulus stratiformis translucidus undulatus! Those light and fluffy things that hang overhead weigh thousands of pounds and form under all kinds of conditions. Cloud doctor and nephologist Dr. Rachel Storer chats about why she loves clouds, the different varieties of them, what makes it rain, whether sailors delight at red skies at night, why clouds are never square and where we can find diamond rain.  Visit Dr. Rachel Storer's [website] (http://www.rachelstorer.com/) and follow her on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/cloudsinmybeer) A donation went to [WWF's Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund] (https://www.wwf.org.au/get-involved/bushfire-emergency#gs.w1ic8x) [Full-length (*not* G-rated) Nephology episode + tons of science links] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/nephology?rq=nephology) [More kid-friendly Smologies episodes!] (https://www.alieward.com/smologies) [Become a patron of Ologies] (https://www.patreon.com/ologies) for as little as a buck a month [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://www.ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, hoodies, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ologies) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (https://www.twitter.com/alieward) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) , [Mercedes Maitland] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) of [Maitland Audio] (https://www.maitlandaudio.com/) , and [Jarrett Sleeper] (https://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [MindJam Media] (https://www.mindjammedia.com/) Made possible by work from Noel Dilworth, Susan Hale, Kelly R. Dwyer, Emily White, & Erin Talbert Smologies theme song by Harold Malcolm ... Read more

25 Nov 2023

25 MINS

25:26

25 Nov 2023