Best Biology podcasts — Theories, lectures and scientific researches (Updated June 2018; image)
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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth.
 
This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Three virology professors and a scienc writer explain how viruses infect, spread, and hurt or help the host.
 
This Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology behind what makes us tick.
 
The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.
 
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Evolution Talk
Monthly
 
Voice artists, music, and effects bring Charles Darwin and others to life in this educational introduction to the oldest story ever told. Brought to you by Rick Coste Productions.
 
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Breaking Bio
Monthly+
 
A group of biologists brings you into the world of evolution and biodiversity research by interviewing the people making new and exciting discoveries about our world.
 
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Natures Talk Show
Weekly+
 
Natures Talk Show is dedicated to helping save and preserve Nature by helping people understand that every living thing has a place and a reason to be here. Conservation, preservation and habitat are of huge interest on our show. We are going to be doing more youth oriented programs and things that we hope will help save all the amazing things that life has to offer.
 
The Mosaic Science Podcast - audio documentaries and audio versions of our weekly longread. Mosaic is a digital magazine that publishes compelling stories exploring the science of life. Produced by the Wellcome Trust. More at mosaicscience.com.
 
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biobytes
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biobytes is a series of life sciences news podcasts highlighting original scientific research published in Journal of Cell Biology. Each show features interviews with leading scientists from across the globe.
 
Darren Naish and John Conway talk all things tetrapod, and some things not.
 
A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science, and related topics. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. Click here for more information about ASM.
 
ACS Synthetic Biology introduces a series of podcasts highlighting articles published in the journal.
 
ACS Chemical Biology publishes free Podcasts highlighting articles and news pieces published in the journal and discussing the latest activities on its community web site. These include interviews with our authors, editorial board members, editors and science writers.
 
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Science at AMNH
Monthly+
 
Current science and the latest research from scientists at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and guest speakers.
 
Welcome to the Beta Sandwich Podcast, your source for news and trends in the Molecular Biosciences. Join us as we wax poetic about all things sciencey (yes, that's a word). We go in depth about diseases, viruses, medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry and pretty much anything else that moves, crawls, flies or has otherwise transformed this giant rock into a living ecosystem. If you are a crazy scientist, or you just like crazy science, you've come to the right place :)
 
Periodic audiocasts from Science Signaling, the signal transduction knowledge environment.
 
Each weekday naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of SCETV's NatureScene, shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
 
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BioLogic
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The logic behind the science: Conversations with Broad researchers exploring what they do and why they do it, from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
 
A podcast focussed on the Victorian VCE Unit 3/4 Biology course.
 
This is the podcast created by Biology Teacher Aaron Mathieu from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts. Each episode, I will sit down with a different life science teacher and talk about his or her path to the classroom, work in the classroom, and hopes and dreams for the future.
 
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ACS Nano Podcast
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ACS Nano produces regular podcasts that feature interviews with contributors and editors.
 
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Naloxone can reverse an otherwise fatal heroin overdose within minutes. Carrie Arnold meets the doctors who put this remarkable drug in the hands of the police, families and addicts—and saved thousands of lives. Written by Carrie Arnold, narrated by Kirsten Irving, produced by Graihagh Jackson. To read the full story visit: mosaicscience.com/st ...…
 
Vincent and Alan travel to the Canadian Society for Virology meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia to speak with Nathalie and Craig about their vision for the society, and with Kate and Ryan about their careers and their research. Hosts: Vincent Racanielloand Alan Dove Guests: Nathalie Grandvaux, Craig McCormick, Kate O'Brien, and Ryan Noyce Become a ...…
 
Often we think of nature reserves are a product of preserving pristine or unique habitat for wildlife. Yet many nature reserves are products of reclaiming man made activity and letting nature take its course, with a little help. For this Living World wildlife presenter Lindsey Chapman relives the magic of a once industrial landscape which Lione ...…
 
If you find one of these lovely plants, it's best left in place if you want it to thrive.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
While wild orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo feed on a remarkable variety of plant life, they also endure unpredictable cycles of feast and famine. Erin Vogel of Rutgers University explains how research on these primates’ diet and health may help us to better understand the evolution of early human diets, as well as provide insight into t ...…
 
Today is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
In this ramshackle episode, FU: how to pronounce generic names for cheetahs. News from World of Darren and John: Darren needs to leave SciAm (give hime money!), Jurassic World and Lego, trees, magpies, and abstract expressionist dinosaurs (yes you need them). News from World of News (da da dah!): Rashid et al. pygostyle paper, Electrorana a stu ...…
 
The nymph of the Eastern Lubber grasshopper is almost black, with a yellow stripe down the back.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Matt joins Nels and Vincent to discuss the neutral theory of evolution and its rejection in light of genome-scale data. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Matt Hahn Become a patron of TWiEVO Hahn Lab Molecular Population Genetics by Matt Hahn Neutral theoryin light of natural selection (Mol Biol Evol) Neutral Sequence Fallacy(Assemb ...…
 
If you happen upon a snake with bands of red, yellow, and black that has red and yellow bands touch, the is an Eastern Coral snake. Beware! Otherwise, you may be looking at a "mimic," like the Northern Scarlet snake.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Wilson's Plover is a coastal bird. Killdeer is an Upland Plover that is common all over South Carolina.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Michael Ralph & Laurence Woodruff are the hosts of the podcast “2 Pint PLC.” Laurence is a Biology teacher at Olathe East High School and Michael works at the University of Kansas Center for STEM Learning. At one time, they worked in the same high school science department where they both taught biology and developed a professional relationship ...…
 
A mysterious kidney disease is striking down labourers across the world and climate change is making it worse. Jane Palmer meets the doctors who are trying to understand it and stop it. Written by Jane Palmer, narrated by Michael Regnier, produced by Graihagh Jackson. For more stories and to read the original text, visit mosaicscience.com Subsc ...…
 
Vincent, Kathy and Rich travel to ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta where they speak with Stacy Horner and Ken Stapleford about their careers and their research. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Stacy Hornerand Ken Stapleford Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode TWiV 2018 World Tour RNA modifications go vi ...…
 
The thought of spring without Springwatch on the BBC would be unthinkable, and Springwatch without it's erudite host Chris Packham likewise. Chris has also been a long time supporter of another BBC institution on Radio 4, Tweet of the Day, first presenting this series in 2013. What better then than for Chris to record especially for Tweet of th ...…
 
The humble pigeon is an often overlooked bird. We pass by it often without a second glance as we rush along our busy city streets, but if we stop and wonder, how does the pigeon know where it is and how does it get from A to B?This episode from 2008 finds Lionel Kelleway discovering the biology behind pigeon migration with Oxford University's C ...…
 
A listener spots a plant in Barbados that is similar to Rattle Bush. The latter was introduced initially in Florida.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
The TWiM team travels to ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia to speak with Christina Kellogg about her career and her research on coral microbial ecology. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson Guest: Christina Kellogg Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunes, Stitcher, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also ...…
 
This moth is common in South Carolina. It over-winters as a caterpillar and builds its cocoon in the Spring.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
The Orchard Orb Weavers have red markings on the belly, but, are much smaller than Brown Widows.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
The Red-Bellied Watersnake is common in South Carolina. They are non-venomous.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
In this episode, FU on white-eyes, liberal left and anti-vaxxers, CTO not TCO or was the TCO not CTO? News from the World of "Science and Books": After Man new edition, is the giant cheetah really a cheetah, and sweaty wolverines. News from World John and Darren: sexual selection conference, Ford vs Naish, Dinosaurs HTLE 2nd edition cover. A lo ...…
 
A listener spots some "crazy" birds at Hunting Beach State Park...By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
"Gomez is one of Achatz's regular patients at the A C Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo, Brazil. He is extraordinarily susceptible to cancer. So too are many members of his extended family; cancer is so common among them - and premature death so painfully familiar - that until they learned very recently of the cause, some believed their family ...…
 
At Europic 2018, a meeting on picornaviruses in the Netherlands, Vincent speaks with Sasha Gorbalenya, Jim Hogle, Ann Palmenberg and Frank van Kuppeveld about their careers and their research. Hosts: Vincent Racanielloand Rich Condit Guests: Sasha Gorbalenya, Jim Hogle, Ann Palmenberg, and Frank van Kuppeveld Become a patron of TWiV! Intro musi ...…
 
The machair is a unique coastal grassland, rich in wildflowers, that form one of the rarest habitats in Europe, and for this Living World wildlife presenter Lindsay Chapman relives the magic of this man made but fragile landscape which Brett Westwood experienced on this visit to South Harris in 2004.Brett meets up with Martin Scott from the RSP ...…
 
There are two kinds of Mulberry trees in South Carolina. The White Mulberry was introduced. The Red Mulberry is native.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Not fond of Dobson Flies? You won't like its larval form much better.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Listeners report sights of snakes... and of an snake "impersonator."By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) is a "lovely little plant."By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Found on Folly Beach...By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Tom Martinez is an AP Biology and Biotechnology teacher at Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Illinois. Throughout his long career, Tom has worked to bring a wide variety of research opportunities anc connections to his students. This included working with the BioBuilder synthetic biology curriculum, working with the Barcoding Life’s Matrix ...…
 
Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate. Written by Cynthia Graber, read by Charlotte Hussey, produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read the original text, visit mosaicscience.c ...…
 
Vincent and Rich recorded this episode at Vaccines in the 21st Century, a meeting held at the University of California, Irvine, where they spoke with Stacy Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer about vaccine facts and fiction. Hosts: Vincent Racanielloand Rich Condit Guests: Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer ...…
 
Why would Crows harass Bard Owls?By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
The TWiM team discuss bacteriophage evolution in a dairy plant, and killing of less fit cells among social microbes. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Michele Swanson, and Elio Schaechter. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iPhone, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app. Links for this ...…
 
Astronomers have discovered thousands of planets in our galaxy, but how much do we understand about how they are formed? Why, for example, are some planets rocky like ours, while others like Jupiter and Saturn are gaseous? Astrophysicist Meredith Hughes of Wesleyan University explains what we know about planet formation in our own solar system, ...…
 
A listener spots a Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
A Brown-Headed Cowbird is a brood parasite.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
A listener spots a pair of Wood Storks...By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
This shrimp has front appendages reminiscent of the those on a Praying Mantis.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
"She packed up everything and moved to California to die. And she almost did. Less than a week after moving, Ellie was attacked by a swarm of Africanised bees." Ellie Lobel was ready to die. Then she was attacked by bees. Christie Wilcox hears how venom can be a saviour. Written by Christie Wilcox, read by Pip Mayo, produced by Barry J Gibb For ...…
 
The TWiVerati follow up on the Ebola virus outbreak, virulence of Ebola-Makona, and reveal how a parasitoid is revealed to hyperparasitoids, and binding of influenza virus to a calcium ion channel to mediate influenza virus entry. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASM Microb ...…
 
How can studying ocean life help us to create more efficient technologies? Frank Fish, professor of biology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, explores how the elegant movements of manta rays and humpback whales are inspiring new and better approaches to engineering. This SciCafe took place on May 2, 2018. Subscribe to the Science@AMNH ...…
 
Kelly Kluthe is a Biology teacher at Olathe West High School in Olathe, Kansas. She also recently accepted a position to teach biology classes at Baker University. Kelly has present at both state and national biology meetings including the 2017 NABT National Conference where she presented “Project-Based Learning in the NGSS Biology Classroom” a ...…
 
After his son’s suicide aged 18, Steve Mallen sees the world differently. Along with a growing number of mental health experts, he wants to reduce the rate of suicide across the world, and is aiming for zero. Written by Simon Usborne Read by Kirsten Irving Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaic ...…
 
Vincent, Kathy, and Alan review the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the finding that mutations identified in the 2015 West African epidemic do not alter pathogenesis in animals. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASM Microbe 2018 S ...…
 
Nels and Vincent present ancient hepatitis B virus genome sequences from Bronze Age to Medieval period human remains. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO Ancient hepatitis B virus genomes(Nature) Even more ancient HBV genomes(bioRxiv) Image credit Letters readon TWiEVO 31 Science Picks Nels - Sampling whale breathw ...…
 
Vincent, Michael and Elio note the passing of Stanley Falkow, give E. coli an archaeal membrane, and show how the microbiome can make worms live longer. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iPhone, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld a ...…
 
On April 25th, 2018, the European Space Agency’s Gaia observatory released its second data catalog, which includes the distances to a staggering 1.4 billion stars. Museum Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty explains why these new findings are important to astronomers, and how Gaia’s data can help us unlock our galaxy’s past, present, and future.…
 
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