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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.

 

#226

Kinetic Salticidology (DANCING SPIDERS) with Sebastian Echeverri

They dance. They flirt. They will steal your heart. They are spiders. Jumping spiders, specifically, and impassioned spider scientist Dr. Sebastian Echeverri is on board to tell you all about their sexy dances. How far can a jumping spider jump? What makes a good spider dancer? Why are they so cute? Can you sample their mating drumming and make a sick industrial-EDM track that feels like you’re in a Berlin discotheque? Buckle up for the grooviest Spooktober of your life.  BUY the sick track “Habronattus: Multimodal Display” [https://ologies.bandcamp.com/releases] (https://ologies.bandcamp.com/releases) Created by [www.jasonscardamalia.com/] (http://www.jasonscardamalia.com/) and featuring recordings by Dr. Damian Elias with proceeds going toward spider research  Dr. Sebastian Echeverri’s website [https://www.spiderdaynightlive.com/] (https://www.spiderdaynightlive.com/) Follow Dr. Sebastian Echeverri: [twitter.com/spiderdayNight] (https://twitter.com/spiderdaynight) and [https://www.instagram.com/spiderdaynightlive] (https://www.instagram.com/spiderdaynightlive) Donations went to: [www.entopoc.org/] (https://www.entopoc.org/) and [Xerces.org] (https://xerces.org/) More links and info at [alieward.com/ologies/dancingspiders] (http://alieward.com/ologies/dancingspiders) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (http://alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes.  Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (http://instagram.com/AlieWard) Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Transcripts by Emily White of [ www.thewordary.com/] (http://www.thewordary.com/) ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:33

20 Oct 2021


#225

Chiropterology Part 2 (BATS) Encore with Merlin Tuttle

PART 2: The stunning conclusion of a 3-hour gab session about frickin' bats with America's favorite chiropterologist, Dr. Merlin Tuttle. Learn about bat conversations, their close friendships, surprising dongs, where they keep their nipples, how to go bat spotting after the sun sets, more myths and misconceptions about bat danger, perhaps the grossest thing Merlin has ever put in his mouth, how to hang up a bat house for maximum bat party funtimes, the latest on white nose syndrome and how it feels to get slapped by a bat. Once again: Indiana Jones can get bent because Dr. Merlin Tuttle is the hero this nation needs.  Learn more about bats & Dr. Merlin Tuttle's photography & work in conservation: [www.MerlinTuttle.org] (http://www.merlintuttle.org/) Dr. Merlin Tuttle's bat books: www.merlintuttle.org/category/books/ Social media links: www.instagram.com/merlintuttlephoto www.twitter.com/merlinsbats [www.facebook.com/MerlinTuttlesBatConservation] (http://www.facebook.com/MerlinTuttlesBatConservation) Sponsor links: kiwi.com/ologies; calm.com/ologies; hellofresh.com/ologies9, code: Ologies9; mytruition.com/ologies; More links up at [alieward.com/ologies/chiropterology] (http://alieward.com/ologies/chiropterology) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (http://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Follow [twitter.com/ologies] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [instagram.com/ologies] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow [twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [instagram.com/AlieWard] (http://instagram.com/AlieWard) Sound editing by [Jarrett Sleeper] (http://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [MindJam Media] (http://www.mindjammedia.com/) & [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:18

12 Oct 2021


#224

Chiropterology (BATS) Encore with Merlin Tuttle

“People fear most what they understand least." Words of wisdom from explorer/American treasure/bat expert, Dr. Merlin Tuttle. As your internet dad/host takes care of her surgically recuperating husband this week, we revisit her visit to Austin. In 2019, Alie headed to the bat capital and sat down with the legendary chiropterologist to discuss wild field stories and close calls and caves and comebacks and bat chatter and what a bat actually is and how big they get and what's up with their smushy noses, why folks are so frightened by them, the evolution of flight, echolocation, getting a bat out of your house, how they sleep upside down, which ones guzzle blood, and the latest on white nose syndrome -- which is not a drug problem. Sit back with a cup of tea or something stronger and get ready for adventure. Indiana Jones can get bent because Dr. Merlin Tuttle is the hero this nation needs. More Spooktober episodes! [alieward.com/ologies/spooktober2021] (alieward.com/ologies/spooktober2021) Learn more about bats & Dr. Merlin Tuttle's photography & work in conservation: [www.MerlinTuttle.org] (http://www.merlintuttle.org/) A donation was made to: [www.MerlinTuttle.org] (http://www.merlintuttle.org/) Dr. Merlin Tuttle's bat books: [www.merlintuttle.org/category/books/] (http://www.merlintuttle.org/category/books/) Social media links: www.instagram.com/merlintuttlephoto www.twitter.com/merlinsbats [www.facebook.com/MerlinTuttlesBatConservation] (http://www.facebook.com/MerlinTuttlesBatConservation) Sponsor links: alieward.com/ologies-sponsors  More links up at [alieward.com/ologies/chiropterology] (http://alieward.com/ologies/chiropterology) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (http://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes, masks and STIIIICKERS! Follow [twitter.com/ologies] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [instagram.com/ologies] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow [twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [instagram.com/AlieWard] (http://instagram.com/AlieWard) Sound editing by [Jarrett Sleeper] (http://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) of [MindJam Media] (http://www.mindjammedia.com/) & [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) Theme song by Nick Thorburn ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:57

12 Oct 2021


#223

Corvid Thanatology (CROW FUNERALS) Encore with Kaeli Swift

Crows have funerals? CROWS HAVE FUNERALS. The inky black bird with the big brain warns and maybe mourns around their fallen friends and Dr. Kaeli Swift is here to tell us all about it. As an avid wildlife researcher and corvid specialist, she's observed death behaviors that will shock you to your bones and ruffle your hackles -- while somehow also making you cry about peanuts. Also: so much inspiration to keep being yourself and to work hard toward what you love. She is a hero.   Dr. Kaeli Swift's [Blog] (https://corvidresearch.blog/) , [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmJwx6BBZDKgc8ITVQzQ2HQ) , [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/corvidresearch) & [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/corvidresearch) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:  [www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (http://ologiesmerch.com/)  has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on  [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/ologies)  or  [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on  [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/alieward)  or  [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/alieward) More links at  [www.alieward.com] (http://www.alieward.com/) Sound editing by  [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris)   ... Read more

05 Oct 2021

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:34

05 Oct 2021


#222

Pyrotechnology (FIREMAKING) with Ellery Frahm

Grab your fire extinguisher and hang on to your eyebrows, we’re building FIRES today. Now, this is pyrotechnology in the anthropological sense; the kind covered in hair metal concert venue liability insurance will have to wait for another day, no no, these are the kind your ancestors made. Get ready for sharp rocks, hairy jello, sooty caves, glowing coals, iron sparks, burnt feet, wolf skulls, fluffy fungus, molten metal, ember tending and more with Yale anthropologist and pyrotechnologist, Dr. Ellery Frahm. Follow Dr. Frahm at https://twitter.com/elleryfrahm https://www.elleryfrahm.com/ Donations went to: [ https://www.armeniafund.org/] (https://www.kidneyfund.org/) More links and info at [ alieward.com/ologies/pyrotechnology] (http://alieward.com/ologies/ciderology) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (http://alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (http://instagram.com/AlieWard) Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Transcripts by Emily White of [ www.thewordary.com/] (http://www.thewordary.com/) Website by [ https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

28 Sep 2021

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:09

28 Sep 2021


#221

Opossumology (O/POSSUMS) with Lisa Walsh

Teeth. Tails. Concentric nipples. This not-at-all-rodent has the distinction of being North America’s sole marsupial and so Alie hunted down lauded Opossumologist Dr. Lisa Walsh and launched an absolute torrent of giddy questions. How many ticks do they really eat, can we keep them as pets, how do we all convincingly feign death, opossum vs. possum, fingerprints, orphaned babies, the best possum jokes, the worst ones, venom immunity, bifurcated dongs, space portal vageens, being equally ugly and adorable, the rise of the memes, why we scream at our own asses, and more. Open a space in your heart for these critters. Follow Dr. Walsh at [Twitter.com/spoutsoffacts] (https://twitter.com/spoutsoffacts) , Donations went to: [https://www.kidneyfund.org/] (https://www.kidneyfund.org/) & [https://opossumsocietyus.org/] (https://opossumsocietyus.org/) More links and info at [ alieward.com/ologies/] (http://alieward.com/ologies/ciderology) opossumology Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (http://alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (http://instagram.com/AlieWard) Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Transcripts by Emily White of [ www.thewordary.com/] (http://www.thewordary.com/) Website by [ https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

21 Sep 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:00

21 Sep 2021


#220

Ciderology (DELICIOUS APPLE BEVERAGE) with Gabe Cook

How ya like them apples?! Well, liquified. And fermented. Author, podcaster, cider-maker and globally lauded beverage historian Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist, is an enthusiastic champion of this tragically overlooked drink, and he joins with a bushel full of facts, well-spun yarns and tasting tips. Belly up for a foaming glass of friendly competition, bucolic farmhouses, DIY cider tips, film flam busters, cider recommendations from a pro, and a little ASMR. Cider: that cool friend in the corner who is too shy to boast about itself, so its wingman speaks up. His website: [ https://www.theciderologist.com/] (https://www.theciderologist.com/) Follow him at [ https://twitter.com/theciderologist] (https://twitter.com/theciderologist) and [ https://www.instagram.com/ciderologist] (https://www.instagram.com/ciderologist) First book, Ciderology: [ https://www.amazon.com/Ciderology-History-Heritage-Craft-Revolution/dp/1846015650] (https://www.amazon.com/Ciderology-History-Heritage-Craft-Revolution/dp/1846015650) His NEW book, Modern British Ciders: [ https://camra.org.uk/modern-british-cider/] (https://camra.org.uk/modern-british-cider/) A donation went to: [ https://tinychanges.com/] (https://tinychanges.com/) More links and info at [alieward.com/ologies/ciderology] (http://alieward.com/ologies/ciderology) Sponsors of Ologies: [alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [alieward.com/ologies-extras] (http://alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [twitter.com/ologies] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [instagram.com/ologies] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow [twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [instagram.com/AlieWard] (http://instagram.com/AlieWard) Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Transcripts by Emily White of [www.thewordary.com/] (http://www.thewordary.com/) Website by [https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

15 Sep 2021

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:20

15 Sep 2021


#219

Eudemonology (HAPPINESS) with Laurie Santos

HAPPINESS RESEARCH, straight up. What is happiness? How do our circumstances affect happiness? Why is the word “gratitude” kinda cringey? What can we do to feel better? Should we feel guilty for feeling happy? When is positivity “toxic?” Yale cognitive scientist, Eudemonologist, and host of The Happiness Lab podcast Dr. Laurie Santos chats about how scientists measure human happiness and what their research has shown helps achieve it, even during the worst of times. Also: silver medal face & countering counterfactuals, which will make sense when you listen. Follow Dr. Lauri Santos [https://instagram.com/lauriesantosofficial] (https://instagram.com/lauriesantosofficial?utm_medium=copy_link) Her podcast: [https://www.happinesslab.fm] (https://www.happinesslab.fm/) Donations went to [DonorsChoose.org] (DonorsChoose.org) More links and info at [alieward.com/ologies/eudemonology] (alieward.com/ologies/eudemonology) Sponsors of Ologies: [alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [alieward.com/ologies-extras] (http://alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [twitter.com/ologies] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [instagram.com/ologies] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow [twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [instagram.com/AlieWard] (http://instagram.com/AlieWard) Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Transcripts by Emily White of [www.thewordary.com/] (http://www.thewordary.com/) Website by [https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/] (https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

08 Sep 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:33

08 Sep 2021


#218

Spesh Ep: Drawdown Design Project with C. Andrew Hall

Art meets science! Problems meet solutions! Climate change meets … hope? In this atypical episode, things get casual as hell as Alie sits down to talk about the Drawdown Design Project: an illustration non-profit started by filmmaker, Emmy-nominated television editor and longtime friend Andy Hall. When he’s not having to edit Alie on Innovation Nation, Andy is the founder and creative director of the Drawdown Design Project, which commissioned some of the world’s most sought-after artists to illustrate climate solutions outlined by Drawdown.org. What resulted was the just-released limited-edition 200 print run of ENGAGE, EMPOWER, CULTIVATE and ELECTRIFY. Andy walks me through the passion, the production and the process of raising money for rainforests while making something gorgeous and uplifting. Also: I used to serve snacks on film sets. Get one of the 200 limited-edition Drawdown Design Project prints: [https://drawdowndesignproject.org/donate] (https://drawdowndesignproject.org/donate) Follow [www.Instagram.com/DrawdownDesignProject] (http://www.instagram.com/DrawdownDesignProject) and maybe win a poster! More info on climate solutions at [www.Drawdown.org] (http://www.drawdown.org) A donation went to: [https://www.rainforestcoalition.org/] (https://www.rainforestcoalition.org/) More about the illustrators: [https://drawdowndesignproject.org/illustrators] (https://drawdowndesignproject.org/illustrators) ENGAGE by Brian Steely [https://www.steelyworks.com/] (https://www.steelyworks.com/) CULTIVATE by Tula Lotay [https://www.instagram.com/tulalotay/] (https://www.instagram.com/tulalotay/) EMPOWER by Khary Randolph [https://www.instagram.com/kharyrandolph/] (https://www.instagram.com/kharyrandolph/) ELECTRIFY by Malleus [https://www.instagram.com/malleusdelic/] (https://www.instagram.com/malleusdelic/) More links at alieward.com/ologies/drawdowndesignproject Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Transcripts by Emily White of [ www.thewordary.com/] (http://www.thewordary.com/) Website by https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/ [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

01 Sep 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:33

01 Sep 2021


#217

Is Your Carbon Footprint BS?: How to Save a Planet takes over Ologies

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. You loved her Oceanology episode and now she is in your feed to address everyone’s agonizing internal question: IS MY CARBON FOOTPRINT BS?! I don’t drop a lot of podcast episodes into my precious Ologies feed, but this topic was so wonderfully covered by Dr. Johnson and co-hot Alex Blumberg that I had to do it. And as a bonus, stay tuned for Wednesday’s episode between me and my old friend C. Andrew Hall, the creative director of the non-profit illustration collective, the Drawdown Design Project. I’ve been consulting with him for 2 years on a giant project that just dropped and I think you’ll love what he has to say about our individual roles and responsibilities in climate change. So yes: onward with “How to Save a Planet.” Listen to Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson’s Oceanology episode: [https://www.alieward.com/ologies/oceanology2] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/oceanology2) Drawdown Design project: [https://drawdowndesignproject.org/] (https://drawdowndesignproject.org/) Follow the Drawdown Design Project: https://www.instagram.com/drawdowndesignproject/ Buy Dr. Johnson’s book! https://www.allwecansave.earth Her podcast: “How to Save a Planet:” [https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet] (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet) Dr. Johnson's collective: [ ] (http://oceancollectiv.co/) [https://www.allwecansave.earth/] (https://www.allwecansave.earth/) Dr. Johnson on Twitter [ @ayanaeliza] (https://twitter.com/ayanaeliza) and Instagram [ @ayanaeliza] (http://instagram.com/ayanaeliza) Dr. Johnson's website: [ ayanaelizabeth.com] (https://www.ayanaelizabeth.com/) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (http://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/alieward) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/alieward) More links at [ www.alieward.com] (http://www.alieward.com/) Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

24 Aug 2021

47 MINS

47:00

24 Aug 2021


#216

Smologies #4: BEES with Amanda Shaw

YA LIKE BEES? You will -- after this short, edited-for-all-ages Smologies cut of our classic Melittology episode featuring President of the Urban Beekeepers Association, Amanda “Mandy” Shaw. We chat about honeybees vs. native ones, hives vs. nests, honey, how to become a beekeeper, social structures, why a queen becomes a queen, how to keep Mason bees as outdoor pets, if you should eat honey to deal with seasonal allergies, and why planting some flowers could make you and the bees pretty happy. Listen to the ORIGINAL, juicy, swear-filled version on [ Stitcher] (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ologies/e/53768998) , [ iTunes] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/melittology-bees-with-amanda-shaw/id1278815517?i=1000406910351) , [ Omny] (https://omny.fm/shows/ologies-with-alie-ward/melittology-bees-with-amanda-shaw) , [ Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/7FRtAWdUPIFGXSJDGQvym1https://open.spotify.com/episode/1HhDQ5K6WoFHeMZIRS3woy) or wherever you get podcasts. Find more Smologies episodes at [alieward.com/smologies] (alieward.com/smologies) Donations were made to: [https://www.pollinator.org/] (https://www.pollinator.org/) & [https://www.xerces.org/] (https://www.xerces.org/) Mandy Shaw’s Bella Beek: Handcrafted Beekeeping Veils, Tools and Gifts [https://www.bellabeek.com/] (https://www.bellabeek.com/) Mandy’s podcast! [https://www.beekeeperconfidential.com/podcast] (https://www.beekeeperconfidential.com/podcast) Follow Mandy at [https://twitter.com/beeingmandy] (https://twitter.com/beeingmandy) & [https://www.instagram.com/beeingmandy/] (https://www.instagram.com/beeingmandy/?hl=en) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [Zeke Thomas Rodrigue] (http://www.zekethomas.com/) s and [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (http://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/alieward) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/alieward) Theme song by Nick Thorburn Special thanks to the Ologies staff who helped make this possible: Susan Hale, Boni Dutch, Noel Dilworth, Shannon Feltus, Caleb Patton, Kelly Dwyer and Emily White. [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

25 MINS

25:16

23 Aug 2021


#215

Indigenous Fire Ecology (GOOD FIRE) with Amy Christianson

Cultural burns. Prescribed blazes. A healthy forest. What exactly is “good fire?” Let’s ask Indigenous fire scientist Dr. Amy Christianson, who is a co-host of the podcast ...Good Fire. This wonderfully generous and informed scholar took a quick break from her Canadian wilderness vacation to fill me in on Indigenous history, collaborations between Western science & First Nations elders, Aboriginal thoughts on cultural burns, flim-flam, evacuations, snowmelt, hunting strategies, land stewardship, happy trees, climate strategies, and the social science behind wildfire education. Also learning from Native wildfire fighters. Huge thanks to her and Matt Kristoff -- who also hosts the Your Forest Podcast -- for allowing us to use excerpts from their interview to launch Good Fire. Subscribe to both podcasts to get more ecological knowledge in your ears. Follow Dr. Amy Christianson at: [https://twitter.com/christiansonamy] (https://twitter.com/christiansonamy) Listen to the “Good Fire” podcast [https://yourforestpodcast.com/good-fire-podcast] (https://yourforestpodcast.com/good-fire-podcast) Also great: YourForestPodcast.com A donation was made to Indigenous Residential School Survivors [https://www.irsss.ca/] (https://www.irsss.ca/) More links at alieward.com/ologies/goodfire Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Transcripts by Emily White of [ www.thewordary.com/] (http://www.thewordary.com/) Website by https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/ [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

17 Aug 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:35

17 Aug 2021


#214

Fire Ecology (WILDFIRES) with Gavin Jones

As Smashmouth said, “My world’s on fire, how ‘bout yours?” Why yes, Mr. Mouth, it is, indeed, on fire. As so many of us around the globe are sharing in this burning sensation, what better time than now to sit down and fire off a lot of questions at Fire Ecologist, Dr. Gavin Jones. We talk about what fire is, how hot it burns, fire trends, tinderboxes, lots and lots of forest fire flim-flam, tolerant wombats, Angelina Jolie Movies, cunning pine cones, thick bark, Indigenous fire stewardship and more. This episode might get you pretty heated but that’ll only release seeds of new ideas and hope, because it's serotinous. That bad joke will make sense after you listen. Follow Dr. Gavin Jones at [Twitter.com/ecologyofgavin ] (https://twitter.com/ecologyofgavin) <a href="https://twitter.com/emilyeackerman"></a> A donation was made to The Common Good Community Foundation [ https://www.commongoodplumas.org/] (https://www.commongoodplumas.org/) More links at [alieward.com/ologies/fireecology] (alieward.com/ologies/fireecology) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Transcripts by Emily White of [www.thewordary.com/] (http://www.thewordary.com/) Website by https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/ [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

10 Aug 2021

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:50

10 Aug 2021


#213

Smologies #3: TOADS with Priya Nanjappa

Ohaaay another edited-down, classroom-friendly Smologies! About... toads! Are they frogs? Do they have arms? What do they eat? How long do they live? What’s with the warts? Amphibian enthusiast Priya Nanjappa joins with a toadally awesome episode that will change the way you crouch down and shake hands with your tiny backyard grumpa.(And for the full version with NSFW stories, the link is below.) New full-length episodes of Ologies drop Tuesdays, and new Smologies come out every other Thursday. Full uncut episode at [alieward.com/ologies/bufology] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/bufology) Follow Priya on [ Twitter] (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ologies/e/60537333?autoplay=true) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/wildbeautifulworld) More Smologies episodes at<a> www.alieward.com/smologies</a> A donation was made to [ The Amphibian & Reptile Conservancy] (https://amphibianandreptileconservancy.org/) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [Zeke Thomas Rodrigue] (http://www.zekethomas.com/) s and [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (http://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/alieward) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/alieward) Theme song by Nick Thorburn Special thanks to Ologies crew: Susan Hale, Boni Dutch, Noel Dilworth, Shannon Feltus, Caleb Patton, Kelly Dwyer and Emily White. Theme song by Nick Thorburn [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

05 Aug 2021

24 MINS

24:04

05 Aug 2021


#212

Systems Biology (MEDICAL MATHEMATICS) with Emily E. Ackerman

Biological mysteries solved with numbers! Graphs! Patterns! Data points! Systems biology! You never knew it existed, yet it’s keeping us alive. Systems Biologist Dr. Emily E. Ackerman join to chat about why the field appealed to her, how her work shifted during the pandemic, why she wants to scream at Excel sometimes, how computing might replace specific types of animal testing, accessibility in STEM, the immune system, why she loves being a disabled scientist and advocate, the ethics of CRISPR, and some really nice guy named Doug. Dr. Emily E. Ackerman’s website [emilyeackerman.com] (https://www.emilyeackerman.com/) Follow her at Twitter.com/EmilyEAckerman<a href="https://twitter.com/emilyeackerman"></a> More links at<a> www.alieward.com/ologies/systemsbiology</a> A donation was made to HEARD: [https://behearddc.org/] (https://behearddc.org/) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Transcripts by Emily White of [www.thewordary.com/] (http://www.thewordary.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

03 Aug 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:07

03 Aug 2021


#211

Lampyridology (FIREFLIES) aka Sparklebuttology with Sara Lewis

We’re BACK! With a fresh new episode to light up your life and butt. World renowned firefly expert Dr. Sara Lewis of Tufts University joins to share her love of a bug that many think is merely a mythological delight. Learn how these tiny animals illuminate the night, the dos and don’ts of firefly observation, how to take good firefly photos, femme fatales, pink glowworms, secret languages, artificial lights, what’s up with their population numbers, why Western states can chill out with their lightning bug envy, and how you can ensure the world stays aglow with these beloved bugs. Also: nuptial gifts, both human and lampyridological. Dr. Sara Lewis’s website [silentsparks.com] (https://silentsparks.com/) Buy her book, [Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies] (https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691162683/silent-sparks) ! Follow her at [Twitter.com/silent_spark] (https://twitter.com/silent_sparks) More links at [ www.alieward.com/ologies/sparklebuttology] (http://www.alieward.com/ologies/sparklebuttology) A donation went to: [Xerces.org] (https://xerces.org/) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Transcripts by Emily White of www.thewordary.com/ [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

27 Jul 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:04

27 Jul 2021


#210

Smologies #1: THE MOON with Selenologist Raquel Nuno

Introducing… SMOLOGIES. Smaller, shorter, G-rated episodes cut from your favorite classics. Listen to Smologies in classrooms, around people whose language is squeaky clean, and in safe-for-work settings. You get bite-sized info in a jiffy, and I get to reserve my filthy language for our longer, regular episodes that drop on Tuesdays. In this episode, planetary geologist Raquel Nuno chats about when the moon formed, what its made of, how moon phases work, gravity, conspiracy theories debunked, the far side of the moon, lunar caves and why she pulls out the telescope to stare at the sky every night. Full original episode at [alieward.com/ologies/selenology] (http://alieward.com/ologies/selenology) Raquel Nuno's [ website] (https://raquelnuno.com/) and Instagram [ @thespacegeologist] (http://www.instagram.com/thespacegeologist) More Smologies episodes at<a> www.alieward.com/smologies</a> A donation went to: [www.planetary.org/] (https://www.planetary.org/about) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [Zeke Thomas Rodrigues] (http://www.zekethomas.com/) and [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (http://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/alieward) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/alieward) Theme song by Nick Thorburn Special thanks to Susan Hale, Boni Dutch, Noel Dilworth, Shannon Feltus, Caleb Patton, Kelly Dwyer and Emily White. [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

20 Jul 2021

26 MINS

26:36

20 Jul 2021


#209

Smologies #2: DINOSAURS with Paleontologist Michael Habib

Yes, a double dose of short, all-ages episodes to launch Smologies! We cleaned up the full version and polished it into a safe-for-work digest of dinosaur facts and tales from a paleontologist with Dr. Michael Habib. Learn about the economics of a dino dig, his favorite beasts, cloning from amber samples, which museum dinos are real vs. fakes, Jurassic Park flimflam and more. (And for the full version with NSFW stories, the link is below.) New full-length episodes of Ologies drop Tuesdays, and new Smologies come out every other Thursday. Full uncut episode at [https://www.alieward.com/ologies/paleoencore] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/paleoencore) Follow Dr. Michael Habib at [twitter.com/aeroevo] (https://twitter.com/aeroevo) and [instagram.com/habibinator] (https://www.instagram.com/habibinator/) More Smologies episodes at<a> www.alieward.com/smologies</a> A donation went to: [nhm.org] (http://nhm.org) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [Zeke Thomas Rodrigue] (http://www.zekethomas.com/) s and [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (http://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [ Twitter] (http://twitter.com/alieward) or [ Instagram] (http://instagram.com/alieward) Theme song by Nick Thorburn Special thanks to the Ologies staff who helped make this possible: Susan Hale, Boni Dutch, Noel Dilworth, Shannon Feltus, Caleb Patton, Kelly Dwyer and Emily White. [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

20 Jul 2021

19 MINS

19:23

20 Jul 2021


#208

Elasmobranchology (MORE NEW SHARK STORIES) with MISS_Elasmo Shark Scientists

Lemon sharks! Goblin sharks! Bonnet sharks! Whale sharks! And ...sawfish? WE NEEDED A BIGGER BOAT. One shark episode was not enough, during this: The Week of the Shark. Sure, Alie just got married a few days ago, but that doesn’t mean we can’t throw together this bundle of wonder with a few of the incredible researchers from Minorities in Shark Science. Get ready to befriend Jaida Elcock, Jasmin Graham, and Amani Webber-Schultz as they spin yarns about wild field stories, explain why they love sharks, debunk common flim flams, quote favorite shark flicks, and make sure appreciate the stunning diversity and evolution of these ancient creatures. Sharks: nicer than a holy water vending machine. (That’ll make sense later.) MISS: Minorities in Shark Science Twitter.com/MISS_Elasmo Jaida Elcock at Twitter.com/SoFishtication and tiktok.com/SoFishtication Jasmin Graham at Twitter.com/Elasmo_gal Amani Webber-Schultz at Twitter.com/Curly_Biologist and check out the hashtag #HowItPants MISS co-founder Carlee Jackson: [twitter.com/CarleeMJ_] (https://twitter.com/CarleeMJ_) More links at [ www.alieward.com/ologies/elasmobranchology] (http://www.alieward.com/ologies/elasmobranchology) A donation went to: [ http://www.misselasmo.org/] (http://www.misselasmo.org/) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

16 Jul 2021

26 MINS

26:25

16 Jul 2021


#207

Selachimorphology (SHARKS) Encore with Chris Lowe

SHAAAARKS. Leading shark researcher Dr. Chris Lowe dishes about bad shark PR, behind-the-scenes Jaws trivia, his thoughts on Sharknado, surfing safety, immune system marvels, cannibal twins, shark personalities, sea sex, and knife teeth in this, an encore-but-refreshed episode with your newly married pod-dad. Alie learns that sharks are not the ocean's a-holes but true evolutionary marvels who suffer from sensationalized reputations and sometimes inside-out butts. Listen up as a science primer during this, the holy Week of the Shark. (Note: the study of sharks is also called elasmobranchology, a distinction which could also include skates and rays. Both -ologies are difficult to spell.) [Dr. Chris Lowe's SharkLab] (https://www.csulb.edu/shark-lab) at Cal State University Long Beach Track sharks and fish and turtles at [ Scattn.org] (http://scattn.org) Dr. Lowe's [ Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CSULBsharklab) and [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/CSULBSharkLab/) More links at [www.alieward.com/ologies/selachimorphology] (http://www.alieward.com/ologies/selachimorphology) A donation went to: [http://www.misselasmo.org/] (http://www.misselasmo.org/) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

13 Jul 2021

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:55

13 Jul 2021


#206

Matrimoniology (MARRIAGE) Encore with Ben Karney

A special encore as your dad hastily preps to wed your podmom, Jarrett. Refresh your brain about your heart, then stay tuned for a new secret at the end. Love! Romance! Intimate relationships! Marriage! Divorce! Remarriage! Clowns! This episode has it all. The wonderfully warm Dr. Benjamin Karney of the UCLA Marriage lab has been studying romance and intimate relationships for 20 years and sits down to chat about being single and the mechanisms behind finding a partner, what behaviors foster intimacy, why some couples stay together vs. splitting up, some bananas proposals, wedding budgets, how parenting affects marriage, historical problems with matrimony and his own experiences with marriage and divorce. These behaviors are also so applicable to friendships, work partnerships and as it turns out...professional clowns. Dr. Ben Karney at the [ UCLA Marriage Lab] (http://marriage.psych.ucla.edu/people.html) This week's donation was made to [Care.org] (https://www.care.org/impact/stories/cares-work-end-gender-based-violence) , which works to end gender-based violence. Juuuust in case you want to toss anything in the travel jar to ease wedding costs for others: [ https://www.zola.com/registry/jarrettandalie] (https://www.zola.com/registry/jarrettandalie) Sponsor links: [alieward.com/ologies/sponsors] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) More links at [alieward.com/ologies/matrimoniology] (http://alieward.com/ologies/matrimoniology) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (http://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/ologies) or [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/ologies) Follow @AlieWard on [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/alieward) or [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/alieward) Sound editing by [Steven Ray Morris] (https://twitter.com/stevenRayMorris) & [Jarrett Sleeper] (http://instagram.com/Jarrett_Sleeper) Theme song by Nick Thorburn [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

06 Jul 2021

1 HR 34 MINS

1:34:24

06 Jul 2021


#205

UFOlogy (UNEXPLAINED AERIAL PHENOMENA) with Sarah Scoles and Kate Dorsch

UFOs are real. Straight up. There are unidentified objects flying around — but does that mean they’re aliens? Two experts in the research and culture of Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) -- science journalist/author Sarah Scoles and Dr. Kate Dorsch, a scholar in the History and Sociology of Science -- joined Alie moments after Friday’s breaking news of the Pentagon’s UAP report. Strap in for “tic tacs,” space rocks, black triangles, fighter pilot sightings, Roswell, abduction trends, secret military missions, surprising conclusions, and the -ologists’ own wacky field experience researching UFOs … and the people obsessed with hunting town the truth. Which is out there. Follow Sarah Scoles and Kate Dorsch on Twitter: [https://twitter.com/ScolesSarah] (https://twitter.com/ScolesSarah) & [https://twitter.com/HPSKate] (https://twitter.com/HPSKate) Learn more about Sarah Scoles: [http://www.sarahscoles.com/about-me.html] (http://www.sarahscoles.com/about-me.html) And Dr. Kate Dorsch: https://hss.sas.upenn.edu/people/kate-dorsch-0 Buy Sarah’s new book, “They Are Already Here: UFO culture and Why We See Saucers” [https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/They-Are-Already-Here/Sarah-Scoles/9781643137650] (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/They-Are-Already-Here/Sarah-Scoles/9781643137650) Or Sarah’s previous book “Making Contact:” [https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Making-Contact/Sarah-Scoles/9781681778020] (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Making-Contact/Sarah-Scoles/9781681778020) A donation went to: [https://www.dplfriends.org/how-to-help/ways_to_donate/] (https://www.dplfriends.org/how-to-help/ways_to_donate/) Juuuust in case you want to toss anything in the travel jar to ease costs for others: [https://www.zola.com/registry/jarrettandalie] (https://www.zola.com/registry/jarrettandalie) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) More links at [ alieward.com/ologies/] (http://alieward.com/ologies/quarantinology) ufology Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Theme song by Nick Thorburn Transcripts by Emily White of [ https://www.thewordary.com/] (https://www.thewordary.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

29 Jun 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:28

29 Jun 2021


#204

Spheksology (WASPS) with Eric Eaton

Wasps!? Don’t even THINK of skipping this one, my beautiful chickens. You’re about to change your outlook on the most maligned winged sky babies, and we are delighted that author, bug dude, and spheksologist Eric Eaton is about to change your mind and fill your heart with respect and appreciation. Hunker down for fig critters, bejeweled zombie queens, bug corsets, underdogs, BBQ tips, gardening secrets, stinger myths and snack vaults. Just because homicidal hornets make headlines doesn’t mean you know squat about the real life of the beautifully diverse world of wasps, from the teeny tiny to the large and legendary. Wasps: they’re not dicks. Find Eric's book wherever books are sold: https://bookshop.org/books/wasps-the-astonishing-diversity-of-a-misunderstood-insect/9780691211428 Check out Eric’s blog: [http://bugeric.blogspot.com/] (http://bugeric.blogspot.com/) [https://twitter.com/bugeric] (https://twitter.com/bugeric) A donation went to: [Xerces.org] (Xerces.org) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) More links at [ alieward.com/ologies/spheksology] (alieward.com/ologies/spheksology) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Theme song by Nick Thorburn Transcripts by Emily White of [ https://www.thewordary.com/] (https://www.thewordary.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

22 Jun 2021

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:50

22 Jun 2021


#203

Quarantinology (UM, WHAT HAPPENS NOW?) with Various Ologists

Lifted restrictions! Discarded masks! Vaxxing & relaxing! Parties. Variant confusion. FOMO while also dreading events. Worry about strangers. Grief for a cancelled year. WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE? We’ve got you covered. As infection rates go down and restrictions lift in the U.S., you may feel: relieved, overjoyed, nude without a mask, guilty about surviving, conflicted about gatherings, or mourning a loss. We gathered a small army of experts to chat about historical quarantines and recovery periods, vaccine rates, economic projections, the mental state of healthcare workers and the grief that can follow an historical event. Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley (of Gastropod) join to chat about researching their stellar new book “Until Proven Safe,” Jessica Malaty-Rivera updates us on vaccine rates and variants, Dr. Mike Natter checks in from New York and thanatologist Cole Imperi gives step-by-step instructions for taking care of your brain during transitions and “shadowlosses.” I hope this episode serves you well; I just really needed to make it. Pre-order Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley’s book [Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374126585/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=ediblgeogr09-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0374126585&linkId=4e88d2bdaeaec3f7cecbb92603806d06) . More info https://untilprovensafe.com/ Follow Nicola [https://twitter.com/nicolatwilley] (https://twitter.com/nicolatwilley) and Geoff https://twitter.com/geoffmanaugh Follow Cole Imperi at instagram.com/imperi and [instagram.com/americanthanatologist] (https://www.instagram.com/americanthanatologist/) Thanatology episode with Cole Imperi: [alieward.com/ologies/thanatology] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/thanatology) Follow Jessica Malaty-Rivera on [instagram.com/jessicamalatyrivera] (https://www.instagram.com/jessicamalatyrivera/?hl=en) and [https://twitter.com/jessicamalaty] (https://twitter.com/jessicamalaty) Vaccine Infodemiology episode with Jessica Malaty-Rivera: [alieward.com/ologies/vaccineinfodemiology] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/vaccineinfodemiology) Follow Dr. Mike Natter on Instagram: [https://www.instagram.com/mike.natter] (https://www.instagram.com/mike.natter) Diabetology episode with Dr. Mike Natter: [alieward.com/ologies/diabetology] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies/diabetology) Donations were made to: [https://covid.giveindia.org] (https://covid.giveindia.org/) , [500WomensScientists.org] (https://500womenscientists.org/) , and The School of American Thanatology at https://www.americanthanatology.com/ Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) More links at [ alieward.com/ologies/quarantinology] (http://alieward.com/ologies/quarantinology) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Theme song by Nick Thorburn Transcripts by Emily White of [ https://www.thewordary.com/] (https://www.thewordary.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

15 Jun 2021

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:25

15 Jun 2021


#202

Wildlife Ecology (FIELDWORK) with Corina Newsome

Human-sucking mud holes. Beautiful birdsongs. Early mornings. Eyeball gnats. Stunning vistas. The long-awaited episode with ornithologist Corina Newsome is finally here and we talk all about the day-to-day-realities of being a Wildlife Ecologist. She dishes about working in zoos, getting her masters, housing for grad students, nest checking, birding apps, camera traps, #BlackBirdersWeek, and more. She is hilarious, informative, and dedicated to her work in avian conservation and truly has the best laugh. Also: saxophones in the bushes and whether or not animals are laughing at her. Follow Corina Newsome at [https://www.instagram.com/hood__naturalist] (https://www.instagram.com/hood__naturalist/?hl=en) or [https://twitter.com/hood_naturalist] (https://twitter.com/hood_naturalist) Her website: [ ] (http://www.emilywillinghamphd.com/) https://corinanewsome.wixsite.com/hoodnaturalist A donation was made to [ ] (https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org) [https://www.skypeascientist.com/] (https://www.skypeascientist.com/) Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) More links at [alieward.com/ologies/wildlifeecology] (http://alieward.com/ologies/wildlifeecology) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Theme song by Nick Thorburn Transcripts by Emily White of [ https://www.thewordary.com/] (https://www.thewordary.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

08 Jun 2021

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:32

08 Jun 2021


#201

Phallology (PENISES) with Emily Willingham

Dongs. Schlongs. Peters. Intromittent organs. Gamete cannons. Biologist, gonad researcher, and Phallologist Dr. Emily Willingham joins to chat about peckers big and small, plain and fancy, barbed, coiled, colossal, pickled, and efficient. Also on the agenda: how the pressures of masculinity affect self-image, what actually contributes to a partner’s pleasure, what can cause willies to go wonky (and how to get back on track,) life beyond the binary, and sensual turtles. Stick around to the end for friendly fellatio advice from penis-owners; boy howdy it’s a hard episode to pass up. Follow Emily at: [Twitter.com/ejwillingham] (https://twitter.com/ejwillingham) Her website: [http://www.emilywillinghamphd.com/] (http://www.emilywillinghamphd.com/) Purchase her book [Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/621131/phallacy-by-emily-willingham/) A donation was made to [https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org] (https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org) / Sponsors of Ologies: [ alieward.com/ologies-sponsors] (http://alieward.com/ologies-sponsors) Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: [ alieward.com/ologies-extras] (https://www.alieward.com/ologies-extras) More links at [alieward.com/ologies/phallology] (alieward.com/ologies/phallology) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: [ www.Patreon.com/ologies] (http://www.patreon.com/ologies) [OlogiesMerch.com] (https://ologiesmerch.com/) has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow [ twitter.com/ologies] (https://twitter.com/ologies?lang=en) or [ instagram.com/ologies] (https://www.instagram.com/ologies/) Follow [ twitter.com/AlieWard] (http://twitter.com/AlieWard) or [ instagram.com/AlieWard] (https://www.instagram.com/alieward/?hl=en) Sound editing by [ Jarrett Sleeper] (http://jarrettsleeper.com/) of MindJam Media & [ Steven Ray Morris] (http://www.stevenraymorris.com/) Theme song by Nick Thorburn Transcripts by Emily White of [ https://www.thewordary.com/] (https://www.thewordary.com/) [Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies] (http://Patreon.com/ologies) ... Read more

01 Jun 2021

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:45

01 Jun 2021