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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 Al...

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    Opossumology (O/POSSUMS) with Lisa Walsh

    <p>Teeth. Tails. Concentric nipples. This not-at-all-rodent has the distinction of being North America&rsquo;s sole marsupial and so Alie hunted down lauded Opossumologist Dr....

    Ciderology (DELICIOUS APPLE BEVERAGE) with Gabe Cook

    <p>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 enthu...

    Eudemonology (HAPPINESS) with Laurie Santos

    <p>HAPPINESS RESEARCH, straight up. What is happiness? How do our circumstances affect happiness? Why is the word &ldquo;gratitude&rdquo; kinda cringey? What can we do to feel...

    Spesh Ep: Drawdown Design Project with C. Andrew Hall

    <p>Art meets science! Problems meet solutions! Climate change meets &hellip; hope? In this atypical episode, things get casual as hell as Alie sits down to talk about the Draw...

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

    <p>Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. You loved her Oceanology episode and now she is in your feed to address everyone&rsquo;s agonizing internal question: IS MY CARBON FOOTPRINT BS...

    Smologies #4: BEES with Amanda Shaw

    <p>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, Am...

    Indigenous Fire Ecology (GOOD FIRE) with Amy Christianson

    <p>Cultural burns. Prescribed blazes. A healthy forest. What exactly is &ldquo;good fire?&rdquo; Let&rsquo;s ask Indigenous fire scientist Dr. Amy Christianson, who is a co-ho...

    Fire Ecology (WILDFIRES) with Gavin Jones

    <p>As Smashmouth said, &ldquo;My world&rsquo;s on fire, how &lsquo;bout yours?&rdquo; Why yes, Mr. Mouth, it is, indeed, on fire. As so many of us around the globe are sharing...

    Smologies #3: TOADS with Priya Nanjappa

    <p>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&rsquo;s with the ...

    Systems Biology (MEDICAL MATHEMATICS) with Emily E. Ackerman

    <p>Biological mysteries solved with numbers! Graphs! Patterns!&nbsp; Data points! Systems biology! You never knew it existed, yet it&rsquo;s keeping us alive. Systems Biologis...

    Lampyridology (FIREFLIES) aka Sparklebuttology with Sara Lewis

    <p>We&rsquo;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...

    Smologies #2: DINOSAURS with Paleontologist Michael Habib

    <p>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 f...

    Smologies #1: THE MOON with Selenologist Raquel Nuno

    <p>Introducing&hellip; SMOLOGIES. Smaller, shorter, G-rated episodes cut from your favorite classics. Listen to Smologies in classrooms, around people whose language is squeak...

    Elasmobranchology (MORE NEW SHARK STORIES) with MISS_Elasmo Shark Scientists

    <p>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. Sur...

    Selachimorphology (SHARKS) Encore with Chris Lowe

    <p>SHAAAARKS. Leading shark researcher Dr. Chris Lowe dishes about bad shark PR, behind-the-scenes <em>Jaws</em> trivia, his thoughts on <em>Sharknado</em>, surfing safety, im...

    Matrimoniology (MARRIAGE) Encore with Ben Karney

    <p>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.</p> <p>Love! Roma...

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

    <p>UFOs are real. Straight up. There are unidentified objects flying around &mdash; but does that mean they&rsquo;re aliens? Two experts in the research and culture of Unexpla...

    Spheksology (WASPS) with Eric Eaton

    <p>Wasps!? Don&rsquo;t even THINK of skipping this one, my beautiful chickens. You&rsquo;re about to change your outlook on the most maligned winged sky babies, and we are del...

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

    <p>Lifted restrictions! Discarded masks! Vaxxing &amp; relaxing! Parties. Variant confusion. FOMO while also dreading events. Worry about strangers. Grief for a cancelled year...

    Wildlife Ecology (FIELDWORK) with Corina Newsome

    <p>Human-sucking mud holes. Beautiful birdsongs. Early mornings. Eyeball gnats. Stunning vistas. The long-awaited episode with ornithologist Corina Newsome is finally here and...

    Phallology (PENISES) with Emily Willingham

    <p>Dongs. Schlongs. Peters. Intromittent organs. Gamete cannons. Biologist, gonad researcher, and Phallologist Dr. Emily Willingham joins to chat about peckers big and small, ...

    Pinnipedology (SEALS & WALRUSES) with Luis A. Hückstädt

    <p>Seals. Sea lions. Walruses. Walrus dongs. Classic Ologies. We sit down with Luis A <a href="https://www.luishuckstadt.com/">H&uuml;ckst&auml;dt</a>, PhD and talk about blub...

    Bonus Feed Drop: Implicit Bias on the REAL GOOD podcast

    <p dir="auto">Ohulloh! This is not your regular Ologies episode (which will come on Tuesday per usual.) It&rsquo;s actually not an Ologies episode! This is a fun little bonus ...

    Foraging Ecology (EATING WILD PLANTS) with @BlackForager, Alexis Nikole Nelson

    <p>Mustard gossip. Knotweed recipes. Cow parsnips. Serviceberry appreciation. Hogweed warnings. Dead man&rsquo;s fingers. The incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining Alexis ...

    Biomineralogy (SHELLS) with Robert Ulrich

    <p>Bones. Shells. Reefs. Teeth. Biomineralogy. The wonderful UCLA geochemist Rob Ulrich answers a giant pile of questions such as: How do crystalline structures materialize ou...

    Speech Language Pathology (TALKING DOGS... AND PEOPLE) with Christina Hunger

    <p>Talking dogs. Rolled Rs. That dangly thing in the back of your throat. Speech impediments. Alternative forms of communication. And talking cats. World famous speech patholo...

    Maritime Archaeology (SHIPWRECKS) with Chanelle Zaphiropoulos

    <p>Shipwrecks. Treasure. Sunken planes. Scuttled submarines. New life forming around old machinery. There&rsquo;s an -ology for that -- just ask Maritime Archaeologist and wre...

    Proptology (THEATER & FILM PROPS) with Jay Duckworth

    <p>Real skulls. Fake pistols. Vegan steaks. Onstage bonfires. Cursed productions. Industry secrets and more with the world&rsquo;s most lovable and beloved prop master, Profes...

    Ursinology Part 2 (BEARS) with Thea Bechshoft, Lana Ciarniello, Drew Hamilton, Wes Larson, Tsalani Lassiter & Danielle Rivet

    <p>Because one bears is not enough bears, SIX more ursinologists join to answer your questions about polar bear fur, monogamy, <em>that</em> scene from "The Revenant" and more...

    Ursinology (BEARS) with Chris Morgan

    <p>Grizzlies. Pandas. Black bears. Chonkers. The episode you&rsquo;ve begged for with scientist, explorer, and Ursinologist Chris Morgan. Why are bear ears so cute? What&rsquo...

    Oology (EGGS) Encore + Bonus Material with John Bates

    <p>This encore includes tons of previously cut and never-before-heard bonus material (and maybe an eggregious number of sidenotes) about how perfect and weird eggs are. The bi...

    Fanthropology Pt. 2 (FANDOM) with Meredith Levine

    <p>PART 2 with legit professional Fanthropologist Meredith Levine. In this thrilling conclusion, we take Patreon questions and address stans vs. fans, cults and fandom, how fa...

    Fanthropology (FANDOM) with Meredith Levine

    <p>Why does some music give us butterflies? Why do we loooove certain comic books, social media accounts or TV characters? What story does your toothpaste tell? Legit professi...

    Nephrology (KIDNEYS) with Samira Farouk

    <p>What&rsquo;s in pee? Should you donate a kidney to a stranger? Which hurts worse: childbirth or kidney stones? Why are some kidneys the size of footballs? March is World Ki...

    Cicadology (CICADAS) with Gene Kritsky

    <p>They are numerous. They are patient. They are COMING for the United States in droves this spring: They are cicadas. *The* Cicada guy Dr. Gene Kritsky joins to chat all abou...

    Gluteology (BUTTS) with Natalia Reagan

    <p>Yes, an entire episode on butts. Primatologist and anthropologist Natalia Reagan joins to chat about the caboose: why do we have butts? Why do we like butts? How do we appr...

    Molecular Biology (PROTEINS + SCIENCE COMMUNICATION) with Raven “The Science Maven” Baxter

    <p>This one&rsquo;s got it all: teeny tiny cellular factories, obscure trivia, historical gossip, sick beats, mitochondrial relevancy, viral popularity, a backstory that with ...

    Carobology (NOT-CHOCOLATE TREES) with Megan Lynch

    <p>You might only know carob as not-chocolate, which is a tragedy of its disco-era branding. This tough, gnarly, drought-resistant plant is the real-life Giving Tree, explains...

    Economic Sociology Pt. 2 (MONEY/FREAKONOMICS) with Steven Levitt and Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

    <p>Part 2 is here! Gamestop, #stonks, Universal Basic Income, how to incentivize things that are good for us, whether or not kids should have an allowance, Trekonomics and mor...

    Economic Sociology Pt. 1 (MONEY/FREAKONOMICS) with Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Steven Levitt

    <p>Choices! Trade-offs! Money! How much should you save? And how much should stimulus checks be? Don&rsquo;t be scared by the term &ldquo;economics,&rdquo; especially since it...

    Bilharziology (BLOOD FLUKES) with Anouk N. Gouvras

    <p>A LOST EPISODE! Three years in the making, this interview features vials of vile creatures, worm drama, febrile hallucinations, spooning, and unfortunate snacks. It has wai...

    Urban Rodentology (SEWER RATS) with Bobby Corrigan

    <p>RATS: They love pizza. They invade taquerias at midnight. They scurry. They cuddle. They outsmart. They inspire movies that inspire musicals. Proving that not just woodsy m...

    Vaccine Infodemiology (COVID-19 IMMUNITY) with Jessica Malaty Rivera

    <p>The Coronasode we&rsquo;ve been waiting for! Vaccines. Finally. But what does this mean? As a Vaccine Infodemiologist and science communication lead for <a href="https://co...

    Part 2: Dendrology (TREES) with Casey Clapp -- UPDATES + NEW INTERVIEW

    <p>Part 2 of a very special duo! The fresh catch-up interview to learn what the world&rsquo;s most charming and enthusiastic tree expert, Casey Clapp, has been up to since his...

    Part 1: Dendrology (TREES) with Casey Clapp -- Encore

    <p>Part 1 of a very special duo: Do trees have feelings? How do they talk? How old can they get? Are there any tree stories that will make me cry? Spoiler: YES. This episode a...

    Scorpiology (SCORPIONS) with Lauren Esposito: Encore Presentation

    <p>This specific episode was cited in <a href="https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/podcasts/lolita-podcast-12-28-20">The New Yorker this week</a>, so we&rsquo;re gi...

    Garology (LONG CUTE ANCIENT PATIENT BOOPABLE NIGHTMARE FISH) with Solomon David

    <p>A long snout. Hundreds of teeth. Scales that could slice you. What is a gar and should we fear it? Should we hug it? One of the world&rsquo;s most passionate and knowledgea...

    Space Archaeology (SPACE JUNK) with Alice Gorman

    <p>Gaze into the cosmos and wonder at broken satellites, retired rockets and shattered contraptions. Archaeologist Dr. Alice Gorman is a leading expert on orbital debris and c...

    Alligator Ecotoxicology (GATOR POISONS) with Laura Kojima

    <p>Alligators, crocodiles and &hellip; a shut-down nuclear weapons plant? The excitement never ends when you&rsquo;re Laura Kojima, an Alligator Ecotoxicologist. A longtime re...

    Awesomeology (GRATITUDE) with Neil Pasricha

    <p>Gratitude: what&rsquo;s the deal? Does it really make us happier? Even when the world seems terrible? Or is being appreciative a bunch of hokey flim-flam? Author Neil Pasri...

    Biological Anthropology (APE SEX) with Lara Durgavich

    <p>Sexy apes: you&rsquo;re one of them. And Biological Anthropologist Dr. Lara Durgavich joins to chat about everything from monogamy to PMS, male birth control pills, freezer...

    Indigenous Fashionology (NATIVE CLOTHING) with Riley Kucheran

    <p>Fashion! Trends! Not really! This lively chat with Riley Kucheran, an Assistant Professor of Design Leadership at Ryerson University&rsquo;s School of Fashion, covers every...

    Pedagogology (SCIENCE COMMUNICATION) with Bill Nye

    <p>BILL NYE. That&rsquo;s right. Bill Freakin&rsquo; Nye sits down to get grilled by your Dadward (that&rsquo;s me, Alie) all about Pedagogology, the art and science of scienc...

    Cucurbitology (PUMPKINS) Encore with Anne Copeland

    <p>HERE IS SOME SAFE, COZY COMFORT: a platter of pumpkins. We have a new episode up this week: <a href="https://www.alieward.com/ologies/desairology">Desairology (MORTUARY MAK...

    Desairology (MORTUARY MAKE-UP) with Monica Torres

    <p>What happens when you die? Cosmically, no one knows. But cosmetically, Desairologist Monica Torress knows everything. This friendly Phoenix funeral director shares her secr...

    Anthropodermic Biocodicology (HUMAN LEATHER BOOKS) with Megan Rosenbloom & Daniel Kirby

    <p>Anthropodermic bibliopegy is a long, fancy way of saying &ldquo;HUMAN SKIN BOOKS&rdquo; and the study of confirming or debunking them is &hellip; Anthropodermic Biocodicolo...

    Forest Entomology (CREEPY CRAWLIES) with Kristen Wickert

    <p>Spooktober continues with &hellip; CrEePy cRawLies. And dark woods and solo hiking and Forest Entomologist Dr. Kristen Wickert a.k.a. KayDubs the Hiking Scientist. We chat ...

    Condorology (CONDORS & VULTURES) with Jonathan C. Hall

    <p>To kick off SpooOoktober, we&rsquo;re looking at huge birds that DEVOUR DEATH: the giant, majestic and critically endangered California condor. Condorologist Dr. Jonathan C...

    Political Sociology (VOTER TURNOUT & SUPPRESSION) with Mindy Romero

    <p>If you need fuel to get excited about voting: here it is. How low is U.S. voter turnout? And why? Are mail-in ballots safe? Should you vote early? How has voter suppression...

    Fulminology (LIGHTNING) with Chris Giesige

    <p>Thunder and lightning: very, very frighteningly interesting! Wildfire researcher and lightning scientist Chris Giesige answers questions about thunderclaps and lightning fl...

    Mammalogy (MAMMALS) with Danielle N. Lee

    <p>Mammals: you&rsquo;re one. Your dog is one. So are giant rats. What do we have in common? Nipples. The incredible Southern Illinois University professor, researcher, scienc...

    Cervidology Part 2 (DEER) with Rhiannons Jakopak & Kirton

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