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Listen and take away a pocket full of science knowledge and some insane stories about what fuels these professional ologists' obsessions. Hosted by comedian and science correspondent Alie Ward.

Listen and take away a pocket full of science knowledge and some insane stories about what fuels these professional ologists' obsessions. Hosted by comedian and science correspondent Alie Ward.
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Listen and take away a pocket full of science knowledge and some insane stories about what fuels these professional ologists' obsessions. Hosted by comedian and science correspondent Alie Ward.

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English


Episodes

15 - Herpetology with David Steen

1/23/2018
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Sea turtles, frog storms, Indiana Jones trivia, the triumph of will that was Snakes on a Plane, plus dissembling your anti-sneck feelings with Dr. David Steen. Learn more about what makes a herp a herp, the unfortunate etymology behind the ology, and why you'll be a rebel by loving snakes. A great episode for those who want to conquer their fears with science and logic, and also who grew up romping around and turning over logs. Follow Dr. Steen at Twitter.com/alongsidewild For more info,...

Duration:01:10:15


14 - Sports & Performance Psychology with Sari Shepphird

1/15/2018
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Sweaty palms before a date. Racing heart during a presentation. Needing a diaper while delivering a wedding toast. We've all been there. On the heels of New Year's resolutions, sports & performance psychologist Dr. Sari Shepphird explains confidence vs. performance anxiety, the origins of perfectionism, how much social media is too much, self-sabotoage and also dishes on strategies that athletes use to perform under pressure. Also: why you should holler the F word when you're nervous, why...

Duration:01:20:31


13 - Spesh Ep: Hematology with Dr. Brian Durie

1/9/2018
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Bloooood. In this special episode, Alie sits down with Scotsman and hematologist Dr. Brian Durie to talk about blood: what it is, and what can go wrong. As an oncologist, Dr. Durie is a leading researcher in multiple myeloma, a disease that's deeply affected Alie's family. So learn about what's in your blood and how doctors are finding new cures and therapies for the people diagnosed with blood cancers. Also learn about the most scientifically chill way to live your life, what foods to...

Duration:00:48:18


12 - Glycobiology with Michelle Dookwah

1/3/2018
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Carbohydrates: no longer just for your piehole. Stuff some knowledge into your ears with sugar scientist Michelle Dookwah and learn how your cells use carbs to communicate, the whys behind your winter cravings, the hot goss on the keto diet, and how much sugar you should really be eating. Also: B-movies about biology and the weirdest thing Alie ate today.

Duration:00:45:01


11 - Cosmology PART 2 with Katie Mack

12/19/2017
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Listener questions! The universe, dimensions, asteroid bags and cosmic vertigo with the amazing Dr. Katie Mack. Part 1 was a primer on all things cosmological, from particle physics to black holes, so listen to that first then hop to this episode to get all your questions answered. Follow Katie Mack on Twitter.com/astrokatie Or Instagram.com/academicnomad Follow Ologies at Twitter.com/ologies or Instagram.com/ologies Become a patron at Patreon.com/ologies Cover your body in Ologies...

Duration:00:37:38


10 - Cosmology with Katie Mack, Part I

12/12/2017
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Stars. Black holes. THE GAWDANG UNIVERSE. Astrophysicist and cosmologist Kaite Mack (@astrokatie) joins to tell us her most embarrassing moments as a cosmologist, to debunk some physicist myths and give the nuts + bolts of everything form particle physics to gravitational waves and existential mysteries. Walk away with cocktail party comprehension of everything from the itty-bitty quarks that make you to the neutron stars banging together across the cosmos. More than anything, get...

Duration:01:31:19


9 - Entomology with Lila Higgins

12/4/2017
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Buuuugs. We cover perhaps Alie's favorite ology ever with an ologist who changed her life. Meet Lila Higgins: the self-professed "bug geek" with passion more infectious than a glassy winged sharpshooter mouth. (That will make sense later.) We talk about clowns in the forest, badgers, Hare Krishnas, solitary bugs vs. social ones, why wasps are such dicks and why it's totally fine to kiss a cockroach and eat a cricket. See Lila's TEDX Talk: http://bit.ly/2AQpaeO Follow her at...

Duration:00:55:45


Minisode: Grateful-ology is not a real word...

11/22/2017
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As a friend of a friend's hairdresser once said: "it's hard to be hateful with a plateful of grateful." Is it? In this pre-holidays quickie episode, Alie is grumpy as hell and decides to research the neuroscience of gratitude. Does it work? Who's studying it? Does she need to buy a journal? Find out how jotting down things you don't hate on the back of a receipt or opening a secret Twitter account may be worth more than whatever you get in your office Secret Santa exchange.

Duration:00:15:12


8 - Cosmetology with Alysha Sherri Marcantonio

11/14/2017
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Skin care! Beard care! History! Grooming! Men's concealer! Make-up! And most importantly: what is self-confidence and where does it come from? The incredibly charming Alysha Marcantonio has been Alie's make-up artist for years and stepped in the booth to dish about HOW IN THE HECKERS she always has perfect skin (Alysha, not Alie), what it's like to hear all the gossip on set, creature prosthetics vs. glam squad and why beauty truly does come from the inside. Emotionally and from a...

Duration:01:08:42


7- Ornithology with James Maley

11/7/2017
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Birds! Horned screamers! Winged pirates! Professional bird-person and all around cool dude James Maley joins Alie to talk about bird mating, monogamy, the cult of ornithology, absurd birds, parrots that are smarter than your friends' kids, a surprising fact about owl ears and history's most tragically zealous bird nerds. If you love birds, you'll be at home. If a bird did you dirty, you'll open your heart and learn to love...

Duration:00:53:41


6 - Thanatology with Cole Imperi

10/31/2017
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Hoooo boy. We're all up in death and dying's bizness and to Alie's shock, it's not a bummer. Confront and perhaps OVERCOME existential anxiety as we discuss not only the science of death but the nature and goddamn beauty of life. Everything from burial methods, the latest in eco funerals, what a funeral director hates most, how gnomes die, and how to regret less. Meet your new favorite thanatologist and oddly, get the guts to be the you you want to be. For more on Cole Imperi:...

Duration:01:23:16


Minisode! Fall Ologies

10/24/2017
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It's hot and Alie is nostalgic for fall. So here's a mini episode on the world's best autumn ologies to cozy up your week. Considerate blood bats, pumpkin hacks, leaf phenology, and ... Real. Life. Zombies. alieward.com/ologies Instagram.com/ologies Twitter.com/oogiespod OlogiesMerch.com Music by Nick Thorburn

Duration:00:08:16


5 - Horology with Cameron Weiss

10/18/2017
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Watchmaking horologist Cameron Weiss sits down to talk about mechanical vs. quartz, little tiny springs, patience, S-Town and the history of timekeeping. Also we address rap lyrics and some existential bullshit. Follow us at twitter.com/ologiespod or Instagram.com/ologies T-shirts, mugs, etc. at www.ologiesmerch.com For more info on Cameron's watches at www.weisswatchcompany.com

Duration:00:40:19


4 - Gemology with Kelly Sitek

10/10/2017
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Get cozy with professional gemologist Kelly Sitek. She talks about adventures in mining, the chemical composition of different gems, breaks down the test taking process for gemology and gives advice on haunted stones. We also spill some tea on cultured pearls and address the psychology and neurological merits of crystals/the placebo effect. Whether you are a staunch skeptic or all about woo-woo, you may end up shoving a crystal down your pants just for good luck. A.k.a. neural top-down...

Duration:00:54:37


3 - Paleontology with Michael Habib

10/4/2017
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Learn about big-ass dinosaurs, weird 4-winged ones, and why a paleontologist would be bummed out about a find. Featuring guest Michael Habib of the Natural History Museum of LA County. Also covered: why Alie felt meh about dinos (DON'T JUDGE) and the realities of cloning. Oh and penis implants. Tees, mugs, totes available at ologiesmerch.com Follow Ologies at Twitter.com/OlogiesPod or Instagram.com/ologies Follow Alie at @AlieWard Become a patron on Patreon.com/ologies Music by Nick...

Duration:00:47:21


2 - Primatology with Kate Gilmore

9/26/2017
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Settle in with Alie Ward and guest Kate Gilmore, a professional primatologist and lead keeper of the great apes and Old World monkeys at the Los Angeles Zoo. Learn about chimpanzee mating, why zookeepers don't wear FitBits, primate DRAAAMA, the erroneous philosophy behind truck nuts and what happens in the middle the night at the zoo. Also get some good info on primate conservation and how to be a friend to orangutans. Follow Ologies on Twitter @OlogiesPod or Instagram @Ologies For more...

Duration:01:15:19


1 - Volcanology with Jess Phoenix

9/19/2017
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In this first episode of Ologies, Alie Ward chats with volcanologist Jess Phoenix who also happens to be running for Congress. Learn how hot magma is, how volcanoes are formed, how screwed the Pacific Northwest is, what thrills Jess about volcanoes, and what to do if surrounded by horse bandits. Also: some valuable information about haunted lava tubes. Follow Ologies on Instagram @Ologies and Twitter @OlogiesPod Follow Jess Phoenix on Twitter @JessPhoenix2018 Music by Nick...

Duration:00:57:01


1 - Volcanology with Jess Phoenix (total badass running for Congress)

9/19/2017
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In this first episode of Ologies, Alie Ward chats with volcanologist Jess Phoenix who also happens to be running for Congress. Learn how hot magma is, how volcanoes are formed, how screwed the Pacific Northwest is, what thrills Jess about volcanoes, and what to do if surrounded by horse bandits. Also: some valuable information about haunted lava tubes. For more info and links, visit alieward.com/ologies Follow Ologies on Instagram @Ologies and Twitter @OlogiesPod Follow Jess Phoenix on...

Duration:01:00:10


Episode 0

9/4/2017
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Comedy podcaster and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people dumb questions to learn about their professional obsessions. Music: Nick Thorburn Production: Jason Scardamalia, Dustin Marshall, Steven Ray Morris Instagram: @Ologies Twitter: @OlogiesPod

Duration:00:04:35