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Entocast is a podcast all about the fascinating world of insects. Join Nick and Liam as they discuss everything from Aphids to Ants, Bees to Butterflies... you get the idea! Every month they'll be a new episode about a new entomological topic.

Entocast is a podcast all about the fascinating world of insects. Join Nick and Liam as they discuss everything from Aphids to Ants, Bees to Butterflies... you get the idea! Every month they'll be a new episode about a new entomological topic.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Entocast is a podcast all about the fascinating world of insects. Join Nick and Liam as they discuss everything from Aphids to Ants, Bees to Butterflies... you get the idea! Every month they'll be a new episode about a new entomological topic.

Twitter:

@entocast

Language:

English


Episodes

Insect Declines

11/12/2018
What's happening to all the insects? And what can we do about it? Join Nick as he interviews Brad Lister, who recently published an article showing dramatic insect declines, and Helen Roy, a conservation biologist in the UK, as they discuss this important topic. - Show Notes German insect declines article Brad’s paper Washington Post Article The State of Nature report Hope in conservation biology Helen Roy on Twitter - Get in touch! Twitter Facebook Instagram Email

Duration:00:31:02

Antocast

9/26/2018
This time we're joined by Dr. Heather Campbell to discuss ants. What makes ants so interesting? Why do they appear so much in popular culture? What are they? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:40:57

The Weird and the Wonderful

8/13/2018
In this episode Liam and Nick discuss their favourite weird and wonderful insects. From Phasmids to Parasites we traverse the insect group finding the best oddities.

Duration:00:41:11

Bonus: National Insect Week is here!

6/19/2018
We were at the launch of the National Insect Week learning more about this great event! — Show Notes National Insect Week Events All about Carim and his artwork M.G. Leonard and her fantastic books Get involved! GET IN TOUCH WITH ENTOCAST Twitter Facebook Instagram Email

Duration:00:18:10

Horny Longhorns

6/18/2018
We're joined by Will Heany from the Longhorn Recording Scheme to discuss an awesome group of beetles the Longhorns! — The longhorn beetles Harlequin Beetle Macrodontia cervicornis The Asian Longhorn Beetle

Duration:00:34:07

Happy Birthday Entocast!

5/8/2018
It's been a whole year of entocast! To celebrate we're awarding some new awards to exceptional insects.

Duration:00:42:20

Fun with Flies!

4/3/2018
Think you know flies? Think again! We're joined by fly fanatic Erica McAlister (@flygirlNHM) to learn more about this misunderstood group. From fearsome Phorids to flightless flies we're going to take you on a fun tour of this fascinating group. Show Notes Erica McAlister Erica's book - The secret life of flies Flies as pollinators The Fearsome Phorids Conopid flies parasitising bumblebees Hoverflies eating maggots GET IN TOUCH WITH ENTOCAST Twitter Facebook Instagram Email

Duration:00:28:50

Citizens and Invasive Species

3/5/2018
In this episode we talk to Professor Helen Roy (@UKLadybirds) and discuss the role of citizen science in tracking invasive species. We also discuss the value of citizen science and potential advantages and disadvantages.

Bonus: Fieldwork diaries

2/14/2018
Last year we went on another brilliant podcast, fieldwork diaries, and we thought you guys would love it too! Check them out at: https://www.fieldworkdiaries.com/

Duration:00:41:57

Garden Entomology

1/29/2018
This time Nick and Liam take a trip to the RHS headquarters in Wisley, where the ento team tells us all we could ever want to know about Garden Entomology.

Duration:00:45:02

Christmas Special: Insects in Antartica

12/22/2017
Jes's twitter and instagram Previous episode on insects and Winter Paper discussing invasion risk of E. murphyi's in Antarctica Polypedilum vanderplanki the world's most freezable insect Arctic Woolly Bear Moth (Gynaephora groenlandica) and it's cool lifecycle

Duration:00:33:13

Bonus: Ento 17!

12/4/2017
Show notes Interviewees: Jordan Ryder Roy Sanderson Michelle Davis Jenny Hodgson Darren Evans Jasper Hubert (+Koppert) Michael Hassell Vicki Senior Ashleigh Whiffin Matthew Esh Gordon Port

Duration:00:38:45

How to grow a bee

12/4/2017
Show Notes Osmia bicornis Nick's industrial partner - Biobest Rearing Osmia spp. Lengthening Megachile rotundata diapause Problems of commercialisation Overwintering is not good for lipids iRecord app BWARs Website Some of the problems with recording Nest site fidelity of Osmia bicornis

Duration:00:37:01

Halloween Special!

10/30/2017
Mwahahaha... it's time for the Entocast Halloween Special! This time Nick and Liam discuss the freakiest insects they can find. Mwahahaha... it's time for the Entocast Halloween Special! This time Nick and Liam discuss the freakiest insects they can find. From flesh-eaters to mind-controllers the insect world has a variety of spooky bugs!

Duration:00:33:32

Insect Outreach

10/2/2017
This time we're letting the public do the talking for us! We're chatting to people at the insect festival in York all about insects. We also have an interview with Fran Sconce, who talks to us all about outreach in entomology. There's also some of the usual waffle from us.

Duration:00:39:05

What's the point of wasps?

8/28/2017
I've asked it, you've asked it, we all have! What is the point of wasps? Well this time Nick and Liam try to answer it with help from Dr. Seirian Sumner and discover that wasps are more than just pests.

Duration:00:38:25

Entocation Entocation Entocation

7/31/2017
Get your Entocation! This time Nick and Liam are joined by the EntoProf, Prof. Simon Leather, as they discuss teaching in entomology. From Pokémon to Victorian Gentlemen Nick and Liam will take you through everything you wanted to know about entomological teaching.

Duration:00:35:48

Is winter coming?

7/1/2017
Insects are incredibly dependent on the surrounding temperature and environment, so how on earth do they survive winter? Where do they all go? That's what we're trying to find out this episode, and helping us with it is our supervisor Dr. Scott Hayward.

Duration:00:44:28

Bugs, bees, carbon and trees

5/22/2017
What happens to insects when you increase CO2? That's what Liam's trying to find out! This time Nick and Liam are discussing Liam's work at the new forestry institute at the University of Birmingham and they're joined by Professor Jon Sadler.

Duration:00:28:20

The Bee Team

5/22/2017
Nick and Liam are back and this time they're talking about bees. Join them as they discuss bees origins, pollination, some cool facts about bees and answer some frequently asked questions.

Duration:00:43:11