ALD22 Podcasts: Ologies, Alie Ward

Ologies, 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.

Recent episodes: 

  • Mountain goats are not goats. And there’s only one living species, Oreamnos americanus. WHAT?? Montana-based wildlife biologist and Oreamnologist Julie Cunningham talks about her work studying these animals. 
  • How many legs? Why so many legs? What’s a millipede versus a centipede? And again WHY SO MANY LEGS. Ologies has just the guy for that: Diplopodologist Dr. Derek Hennen.
  • How do societal structures affect the planet? Why should we get to know our neighbours? What’s the ecological price we pay for … stuff? Ologies chats with the founder of Critical Ecology: biogeochemist, National Geographic Explorer, researcher and plant nerd, Dr. Suzanne Pierre.
  • If you have a physical body, or know someone who does, this episode is for you! Hello, we’re all going to die. And we’re probably all going to lose someone we love. Ologies talks to thanatologist Cole Imperi. 
  • Cheloniologist Dr Camryn Allen met up with Alie on a tropical island (ok, in a hotel room on a tropical island) to chat about flipper slappings, turtle rodeos, nesting BBs, current surfing, endangered statuses, field work, sleeping under water, and more. 

You can:

Listen on Apple
Follow on Twitter: @Ologies @AlieWard 

Posted in Ada Lovelace Day 2022.