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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 Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
Having gained a fairly useless philosophy degree, Ian takes a job delivering the mail in a disaster of an ex-mining town. Vital life lessons are learned by our sort of hero as he struggles to fit in with the oddball locals and desperately tries to figure out where it all went wrong.
 
Comedian and beauty expert Jackie Johnson explores the self care space while laughing, yelling, singing, and keeping things cruelty free. Jackie gabs with celebs, makeup artists, indie brand owners, and fellow funny folks about what beauty and self care mean to them (as well as what’s in their bags!). Grab your neck cream and join her as she takes the seriousness, mystery, and intimidation out of this robust topic.
 
Singsongers is a songwriting-focused interview show hosted by writer/Starburns Industries founder Dino Stamatopoulos. The description we have for the show is: Dino has no business writing music, except for the fact that he loves doing it. Hear him interview singer songwriters and learn about their processes, like where do they get their ideas and how important is it to really to learn how to bar chords on a guitar?
 
Iridesco: A Homer’s Odyssey is an almost fictional story about a flock of feral pigeons in lockdown. Set in Brighton, London and the countryside in between, it follows the lives of Iridesco, Lulu, Dolly and Dove as they embark on a journey that teaches them about the dangers and delights of life as a bird and the relationship between humans, pigeons and homing pigeons.Part adventure story, part rom-com, the series features raucous crows that speak in iambic pentameter, a trip along the Regen ...
 
This horror-comedy features a chupacabra exterminator and a marine biology student who become unlikely allies while solving a monstrous murder. Ever since the Florida swamps went feral a few years back, Brad Marlin has been killing chupacabras. But on a standard house call for a student new to the area, things go horribly wrong. Brad’s coworker is murdered, and not, Brad suspects, by the standard sucker they’ve all gotten used to. A new monster is in their midst. But there’s more than one se ...
 
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Beer Busters

Dan Baker, Steph Heffner, Wayne Baker

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A bi-weekly podcast where we sit down with brewers, owners, representatives and others in the craft beer industry to sip some brews, play some games, learn some things and talk about all the people and places that make the craft beer world the wonderful community that it is. On the road more often than not, we set up our mics in breweries, beer bars, at beer fests and even hop farms and malt houses to get to know the people that make great beer possible. Whether you’re a casual craft beer dr ...
 
First published in 1885, After London, or Wild England is considered to be one of the earliest instances of post-apocalyptic fiction, describing the effects of an unspecified catastrophe that dramatically changes the face of England and its population. Divided into two parts, the first depicts the fall of civilization, as society reverts to its more primitive roots, while the second part is set years after the apocalyptic event and examines the evident changes in both natural scenery and soc ...
 
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BLOOD IS RED

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A collection of eight horror stories created by New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler, author of INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and ANCESTOR. This eBook-only title features seven tales from Scott's six years of free audiobook podcasts, plus the brand-new novella "Hunter Hunterson & Sons.” Scott still gives away his audio stories -- for free -- every week at scottsigler.com Stories in BLOOD IS RED: Number One with a Bullet In the high-stakes world of the National Football League, a wasted d ...
 
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Feral hogs are just one of several species of invasive mammals that are posing immense challenges for national park managers. Unlike invasive insects or reptiles, invasive mammals are often larger and more “charismatic” animals, difficult for parks to eradicate from a logistical, financial, and emotional perspective.…
 
CATS! Kittens. Tigers. Purring. Toys. Litterboxes. We cover it all in this abridged and G-rated Felinology version for Smologites, or just anyone who doesn’t want to listen to swearing with their science. Professional cat behavior expert Dr. Mikel Delgado dishes on domestication, cats on leashes, why they want to sit on your laptop, how to play wit…
 
Camels, lions, and mammoths once roamed the landscape around Las Vegas, Nevada. Such was the case during the latter part of the Pleistocene era, which spanned a period of time between 11,000 years and 2.5 million years ago. The area -- known as the Upper Las Vegas Wash –- is rich with the fossils of these and many more creatures as well as ancient …
 
Please enjoy this blast from the past from the 2019 Natch Holiday episode! Comedians and partners Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello love a sunscreen, a cream, and a self-care moment. Hear all about this couple’s products and what they do and do not share, as well as how they use travel as self care and creative inspiration. Plus, teeth journeys, wild…
 
Yep -- it’s detective work! But instead of crime scenes, environmental scientist, marine biologist and Forensic Ecologist Dr. Tiara Moore travels the world to sample the sea and the soil looking for the ghosts of larvae past, whispers of frog spit, fungal traces in loamy soil, and the unseen forces that lead to algal blooms and toxic tides. She als…
 
Today we’re talking adventures, friendships, and the environment with Rick Ridgeway, who has traveled the world seeking adventure and, along the way, debated and discussed environmental consciousness with his friends, colleagues and peers. Rick, a climber, kayaker, explorer, filmmaker, and thoughtful writer, has a new book out, Life Lived Wild, tha…
 
This week, we would like to introduce you to The Vela, a new show from Realm, the studio that brought you Low Life. Subscribe to The Vela wherever you get your podcasts, or visit Realm.fm A refugee returns to her home planet in search of a missing ship that holds the key to saving humanity. As her planet’s star dies, Asala Sikou doesn’t have much h…
 
After the falling off a gate incident, Ian finds himself in the worst hospital in the world and Sarah considers the future of their relationship. Elsewhere, Nora and Aoibheann’s own relationship gets a bit complicated, and Two Eyes accidentally revolutionises the world of sheep. Ian’s Gone Postal was written by Graham Cameron and Ian Cowan. Directe…
 
In an episode that plays fast and loose with time, continuity, and word tenses, Steph and Wayne were joined by Tara Nurin, a writer who primarily covers lifestyle trends with a focus on craft beer, alcohol and culinary tourism and their impact on economic development, and author of the recently published, A Woman’s Place Is in the Brewhouse: A Forg…
 
This week, we would like to introduce you to Black Friday, a new show from Realm, the studio that brought you Low Life. Subscribe to Black Friday wherever you get your podcasts, or visit Realm.fm A new horror-comedy starring Fred Armisen! Living corpses have taken over Mart Club the night before Black Friday, but if Bob forgets to bring home milk, …
 
Today, on Thankgiving, Jackie is grateful to all the hunnies, and to all of the amazing past guests on Natch Beaut! Please enjoy this trip down Natch Beaut memory lane, the 12th ever episode staring Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklynn Nine-Nine, In the Heights, and now the new Disney animated movie Encanto!) Stephanie answers all of the Hunnies' burning q…
 
You’re six to ten times LESS likely to catch COVID-19 if you’re vaccinated, and thus less likely to infect others. Great! But what about breakthrough cases? Who’s at risk for them? How many folks haven’t gotten vaccinated? Should pregnant people get the ol’ jab, what might happen with transmission rates in 2022, yearly booster questions, the ethics…
 
Wolf howls, wolf packs, wolf history and more! November 23 is the dog appreciation holiday Wolfenoot so we’re dishing up a puppy-sized and kid-friendly Smologies with lupinologist and Princeton professor Dr. Brigette vonHoldt. Learn about wolf populations, canine family dynamics, Game of Thrones direwolves, if wolves howl at the moon, myths and tru…
 
It’s been said that the night sky represents the other half of the National Park System. It’s in the national parks where you can experience some of the darkest skies you’ll find anywhere. Our guest this week knows all about that. Artist, author, astronomer and Night Sky Ambassador Doctor Tyler Nordgren talks with the Traveler’s Lynn Riddick about …
 
Today Jackie is thrilled to meet Natch Beaut Jodie Sweetin: a resilient queen, cultural icon, mom, actress, podcast host, author, and activist. She is also hosting her own Late Night show tomorrow night, Friday November 19th at 7:30PM PT/10:30PM ET- that you can virtually attend! Tickets are available here. Jodie shares with Jackie how Stephanie Ta…
 
Who’s on it? What’s on it? And why does the interface feel like you’re on a prank show? Scicomm host, vlogger, author, internet friend, and TikTok-maker Hank Green stops in to chat about learning the language of the algorithm, dopamine, duets, data concerns, idealized selves, self-expression, mental health, authenticity, work/ life boundaries. And …
 
Enter the National Park System and you won’t come away disappointed when you realize all that awaits you. At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, it’s impossible not to be awed by the volcanism that created the Hawaiian islands, and which is on full display at the crater atop the Kīlauea volcano. Jessica Ferracane, the park’s public affairs specialist, …
 
A conversation with author, Daren Kay about his experience writing and publishing his first novel, 'The Brightonians'. The podcast covers some of the challenges faced for a new novelist and the inspiration behind the people and places in the book. It also looks at the representation of LGBTQ+ characters in fiction and some of Daren's favourite auth…
 
Hunnies, the holidays are HERE! And Jackie, as always, has the beauty gifts you are gonna want to give and get. From eye patches and serum that make your under eye bags go away, to the hair repair kit that will sell out, to vagina books and air fryers, it’s all here and it is all CUTE! For a list of everything mentioned in this episode, go to www.N…
 
PAIN. What is it? Where does it come from? And how can we hurt less? Which hurts more, a kidney stone or heartache? Why does chronic pain persist? Can we turn down our pain dials? To answer these huge questions, pain psychologist Dr. Rachel Zoffness enthusiastically explains the brain, pain and how to retrain it. She is an unabashed neuronerd and a…
 
Due to circumstances beyond our control, our scheduled guest for this episode could not join us. So, it’s just the three of us this time. It’s been a while. We take some time to continue our conversation on the state of equality in the craft beer industry, focusing on resources and actions. Those aforementioned circumstances beyond our control were…
 
The natch beaut Dr. Jennifer Lincoln is back! On top of her massive social media following and her OB-GYN practice, she is now the author of the new book “Let’s Talk About Down There.” Jackie chats with Dr. Lincoln all about safe oral sex, sexual debuts, discharge, sex toy hygiene, and social media boundaries. For a list of everything mentioned in …
 
Ian finally agrees to step up and address his and Sarah’s loss, but a ghost from the past, a pair of lycra jogging bottoms and a garden gate stand in their way. Elsewhere, Aoibheann sort of goes on a date, and Blind John is still apparently blind. Ian’s Gone Postal was written by Graham Cameron and Ian Cowan. Directed and produced by Graham Cameron…
 
Boy howdy... Squid games. We know we weren't the only ones watching Squid Game and thinking, "Do squid play games?" Hence we combined the study of squids (teuthology) and games (ludology) to make Teuthological Ludology with everyone's favorite squid expert: Dr. Sarah McAnulty from the 2018 Teuthology episode. We reunited on mic to discuss things li…
 
This is the shorter, cleaner, smologized version of our full length Veterinary Biology episode https://www.alieward.com/ologies/veterinarybiology At long last: an episode dedicated to veterinary medicine! Dr. Terrence Ferguson & Dr. Vernard Hodges have been friends for nearly 30 years and have co-owned their rural Georgia veterinary clinic, Critter…
 
For Grand Teton National Park, this year has, to put it bluntly, been crazy busy. In September the park counted 570,584 visitors, the second-highest tally for that month in park history. Notably, it pushed the park’s year-to-date visitation to 3,493,937, a record for an entire year, and with October, November, and December to go. Grand Teton Superi…
 
Today, Jackie has a blast meeting fashion stylist extraordinaire and Host of the Lo Life Podcast, Lo VonRumpf! He tells Jackie about his origin story into the fashion world and offers advice and insight into the world of celebrity styling. Plus: DIY face masks, air fryer recipes, and layering six nightly serums! For a list of everything mentioned i…
 
Bidding farewell to the sweetest and spookiest month, we traipse past graves with archeologist, conservator and Taphologist Robyn Lacy. What’s the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery? Is it wrong to picnic in one? And can tombstone scrubbing help the world and soothe your living soul? Plus, font trends on headstones, old-timey gravestone …
 
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee questioned Mr. Sams this past week during his confirmation hearing. He’s an interesting nominee. He’s from outside the National Park Service, and if confirmed he would be the first Native American director of the Park Service. Discussing his nomination are Phil Francis of the Coalition to Protect Am…
 
This episode we’re joined by our friend/cool beer guy/podcast patron Brian Mills. We talk about the ongoing discussions of sexual harassment and assault in the beer industry. After an overview of where things stand, including the controversy surrounding the Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, we move on to discussing how to affect real change in…
 
One of Jackie’s favorite people on the planet, the Natch Beaut JC Cocolli has returned! Today, she updates Jackie on her Psoriasis, living situation, and the self-care of a Cruise ship comic. Plus, some new spooky themed palettes and JC helps Jackie invent a new game, “Cool or Cruel?” For a list of products mentioned in this episode, go to www.Natc…
 
They dance. They flirt. They will steal your heart. They are spiders. Jumping spiders, specifically, and impassioned spider scientist Dr. Sebastian Echeverri is on board to tell you all about their sexy dances. How far can a jumping spider jump? What makes a good spider dancer? Why are they so cute? Can you sample their mating drumming and make a s…
 
Editor-in-Chief Kurt Repanshek and Contributing Editor Kim O'Connell discuss news from around the National Park System, from black bear incidents along the Blue Ridge Parkway to a Yellowstone visitor being sentenced to jail for getting too close to a grizzly bear sow and her cubs.By National Parks Traveler
 
Today Jackie chats with an incredibly funny Natch Beaut, her dear friend Mia Buck- Tik Tok Queen, dancer/dance instructor, and comedian. She and Jackie spend a substantial amount of time reminiscing on the 2000’s (Specifically the VMAs) and discussing the trends of this era. Plus, an on-point skincare routine, Los Angeles secrets, and how dance can…
 
Why visit Cumberland Gap National Historical Park? The gap was the portal to the heart of the country, as Daniel Boone discovered in the 1700s. And it's the one unit of the National Park System where you can take turns standing in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. Lynn Riddick gives you a brief preview of the historical park with this audio postca…
 
PART 2: The stunning conclusion of a 3-hour gab session about frickin' bats with America's favorite chiropterologist, Dr. Merlin Tuttle. Learn about bat conversations, their close friendships, surprising dongs, where they keep their nipples, how to go bat spotting after the sun sets, more myths and misconceptions about bat danger, perhaps the gross…
 
“People fear most what they understand least." Words of wisdom from explorer/American treasure/bat expert, Dr. Merlin Tuttle. As your internet dad/host takes care of her surgically recuperating husband this week, we revisit her visit to Austin. In 2019, Alie headed to the bat capital and sat down with the legendary chiropterologist to discuss wild …
 
We’re in the middle of a world-wide extinction crisis. Here in the United States, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just announced that nearly two dozen species, from the Ivory-billed woodpecker to two freshwater fish species, are extinct. How are wildlife in the parks doing? To explore that and other questions surrounding wildlife, we’re joined b…
 
Ian’s election issues continue as he tries to figure out who burned down Andrei’s takeaway and his opponent’s secret backer. Elsewhere, Sarah continues to mourn her and Ian’s loss, Tim hides behind a swan, and a mysterious man with a familiar surname arrives in town. Ian’s Gone Postal was written by Graham Cameron and Ian Cowan. Directed and produc…
 
Today’s guest is a Natch Beaut who doesn’t know how to do light eye makeup: Host, Entrepreneur, Shaggy Stan and Harvard Hottie Nora Ali! She shares with Jackie how she has learned to love her Bengali eyebrows and how a glam eye look is part of her culture. Plus, acne patches, indoor bouldering, and a round of the new game, “New palette, who dis?” F…
 
Crows have funerals? CROWS HAVE FUNERALS. The inky black bird with the big brain warns and maybe mourns around their fallen friends and Dr. Kaeli Swift is here to tell us all about it. As an avid wildlife researcher and corvid specialist, she's observed death behaviors that will shock you to your bones and ruffle your hackles -- while somehow also …
 
Key to the survival of many threatened and endangered species is the designation of wildlife corridors. The Traveler’s Lynn Riddick talks to Tori Linder of the Path of the Panther Project about efforts to formalize the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a large and growing mosaic of protected forests and timberlands, swamps, pastures, and orchards that pro…
 
After a short hiatus, we're back! And this time we're joined by the new crew at Chatty Monks Brewing in West Reading, PA - Devi Jagadesan (owner), Ryan Berkis (marketing), and briefly John Stemler (brewmaster and beverage consultant). We chatted about the challenges of taking ownership of a brewery during the pandemic, changes and future plans for …
 
Today we chat with Natch Beaut Dr. Kelly Killeen, a Double-Board-Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon and Breast and Body Specialist. We hear all about her goal to make women feel better about themselves. Topics include: the power of breast reductions, why there is so much misogyny in the plastic surgery field (and how that is changing), “Mommy …
 
Grab your fire extinguisher and hang on to your eyebrows, we’re building FIRES today. Now, this is pyrotechnology in the anthropological sense; the kind covered in hair metal concert venue liability insurance will have to wait for another day, no no, these are the kind your ancestors made. Get ready for sharp rocks, hairy jello, sooty caves, glowin…
 
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado year-in and year-out is one of the most popular units of the National Park System. Its rugged peaks attract climbers, its heavily forested backcountry lures hikers and backpackers, and its wildlife attracts photographers and visitors hoping to glimpse elk, or catch their unique bugling, or spot bighorn sheep…
 
Today is an extra special ad-free episode presented by Jackie’s favorite shop for all things Natch Beaut, Ulta Beauty! She chats with Jhánneu, a low waste expert and sustainable-lifestyle Queen on all things sustainable beauty. Hear how she got into the sustainability and tips on getting started with a low waste skin routine. Plus, Jackie and Jhánn…
 
Teeth. Tails. Concentric nipples. This not-at-all-rodent has the distinction of being North America’s sole marsupial and so Alie hunted down lauded Opossumologist Dr. Lisa Walsh and launched an absolute torrent of giddy questions. How many ticks do they really eat, can we keep them as pets, how do we all convincingly feign death, opossum vs. possum…
 
NPT Ep 136 Spot List - Run Time - 48:00 :02 National Parks Traveler introduction :12 Episode introduction with Kurt Repanshek 1:05 Parks Book Reviews 23:14 The Offering - Bill Mize - The Sounds of the Great Smoky Mountains 23:33 WNPA 23:54 Yosemite Conservancy 24:17 Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation 24:38 Potrero Group 25:06 North Cascades Institute 25…
 
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