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Best Insect podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Insect podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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These days about one in three bites of food you eat wouldn’t be possible without commercial bee pollination. And the economic value of insect pollination worldwide is estimated to be about $217 billion. But as important as bees have become for farming, there’s also increasing signs that bees are in trouble. In the decade-plus since the first cases of Colony Collapse Disorder were reported, bees are still dying in record numbers, and important questions remain unanswered. Over the course of o ...
 
Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world t ...
 
Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science, politics, and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers.
 
The spread of invasive insects and diseases through contaminated firewood is destroying trees in urban, suburban and forest areas. You can help by spreading the word about the Don't Move Firewood campaign, and sharing these funny, educational videos with your friends and colleagues. Visit the Don't Move Firewood website for more information (Spanish language site also available). Watch what you can do to save trees!
 
Disaster Artists, the Survival Podcast for people who take movies too seriously. Hosts Johnny and Shane tackle the various disaster scenarios you've seen played out in fiction. From Nuclear War to Zombie Outbreaks, from taking on a rogues' gallery of horror movie villains to surviving a trip to a madman's chocolate factory, we see how likely these scenarios are, and what you can do to survive.
 
Entocast is a podcast all about the fascinating world of insects. Join Nick and Liam as they discuss everything from Aphids to Ants, Bees to Butterflies... you get the idea! Every month they'll be a new episode about a new entomological topic.
 
GrowCast is one of the world's largest cannabis growing podcasts, where you can hear host Jordan River sit down with some of the most educated and talented people in the cannabis cultivation industry. Tune in to hear world class expert guests take deep dives on niche growing subjects like lighting, nutrients, plant training, organic growing, living soil, grow room automation, and much, much more. So pop on GrowCast to learn while you work in your garden- you've just discovered your number on ...
 
My name is Ricardo Lopes, and I am from Portugal. I started my project, The Dissenter, in February 2018, in which I’m trying to bring people interviews and talks with intellectuals and academics from a variety of areas and disciplines, ranging from the Arts and Philosophy to the Social Sciences and Biology. You will certainly find a subject of your interest covered here. This is also a space to promote the open market of ideas, as well as the free expression of all people who pretend to expr ...
 
Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 – 1949) was author of more than forty children's books. Bailey's writing has been described thusly by the Newark Evening News: "Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator's approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never 'write down' to children and frequently used words beyond the average juvenile vocabulary, believing that yo ...
 
Submerged in a post-truth dystopia and suspecting he might already be dead, the invisible narrator of Notes from the Uncanny Valley floats with wry, dark humor through landscapes of crowded public transit and low-income housing. When a series of bizarre encounters with psychotic neighbors draw him into an absurd mystery lurking beneath the surface of daily life, he begins questioning everything, including the increasingly fantastic news headlines. As the world grows more alien by the moment, ...
 
Welcome to Blood City, a town overrun with infested creatures. Recently, Dr. Sarnaka of Teardrop Industries has created the perfect biological weapon, capable of taking over a host. Some are human, some are insect, some are bacterial. Anything can be infested. Before Blood cities were all over the country, they used to be normal. Our story begins in the Blood City that used to be Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
 
The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Samsa's transformation is never re ...
 
The heart of a man is darkness... No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. The worst of the worst cases have occurred all over the world. Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred. Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism... no terrifying detail will be unexplored. Based on actual events, this immersive audio experience will shock you, terrify you, and possibly make you ill. From the creators of Sword and ...
 
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DESIGN ELEMENTSPlanting to Deter MosquitosThe warmer months of the year can become the bane of a gardeners life, or in fact anyone who likes the outdoors, if hordes of insects invade your personal space. I’m talking mainly mosquitos, because they bite, but flies can just be just as annoying if your relaxing in your garden, or having friends and fam…
 
Attack of the Swarm!, Fate of the Fifth | Episode 13 Arriving in Reos City, the Midnight Squad and their passengers meet up with those who remain on planet and hatch a plan to get off. But wait! There’s more… Support us on Patreon, where you can get awesome rewards and help fund more Cosmic Crit content. Join our Discord channel, Cosmic Crittermand…
 
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Greg Bryant from The Beneficial Insectary and Green Methods is on the line to discuss all things pest management. Greg talks about his passion for entomology and discusses his consultation work with cannabis growers facing pest problems. He talks about the general principles when it comes to applying beneficial insects to your garden, and what stra…
 
The topic of today has an importance in our lives than most of us may be unaware of: global insect populations. While these creepy crawlies may inspire disgust in some of us, the value insects bring to the natural world, and of course, to our world cannot be understated — they are inextricable, vital components of our global ecosystem, and the exis…
 
Listen Now to Future News - What’s Next? with Dr. Bruce Damer This week, as we continue to shelter in place, and wonder wtf is next, we look at vitamins as drugs with Golden Dr. Bruce Damer, sheltering in place.Moore, who suggests we all watch ‘That Vitamin Movie’ with Andrew W. Saul and Dr. Joseph Mercola. One caller also wonders whether the virus…
 
PLANT OF THE WEEKCommon Name: Black Bean Tree: Scientific name: Castanospermum australeFamily: FabaceaeNative distribution: east coast of Australia in Queensland and New South Wales, and to the Pacific islands of Vanuatu, New CaledoniaOver the last few weeks in this segment, we’ve been talking about big, big trees, and today’s offering is no except…
 
Interview with Dave corn(thwaite).Controversially not a dad (dun dun dun!) but does he remind you or all the worries and doubts you had before you had kids?He's been through countless crazy epic endurance adventures, yet being a father is one adventure he's not so confident about.Dad's know what it's like to have to endlessly change nappies on 30 m…
 
You might have heard of Molly Malone, selling cockles from a wheelbarrow in Dublin, or of Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, with her cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row—but the chances are most Gastropod listeners have never actually tasted a cockle. And, apparently, you're missing out! For the Native American tribes in the Puget Sound, where coc…
 
Scientists around the world are working fast to fight the new coronavirus. They’re developing medicines to help people who are sick. They’re also working on vaccines to stop the virus from spreading. In this episode we’ll explain how these treatments work and we’ll give you some tips on keeping six feet from other people while taking a stroll outsi…
 
Another episode brought to you during the COVID-19 shutdown. Luke from Scapegoat Podcast is back, this time to talk about the 90s action classic Demolition Man. In the film, an evil crime lord and a risk-taking police officer are both cryogenically frozen and reanimated in 2032 to find mainstream society changed and all crime seemingly eliminated. …
 
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Damon and Matt from UBIQD are on the line to discuss quantum dot technology, and how it can benefit cannabis growers. Damon talks about his experience in the cannabis sector, including the building of his Dr. Jolly's brand in Oregon. He then talks about how it led him to work with UBIQD, and eventually create their cannabis product UBIGRO- a quantu…
 
Except when mating and nesting, bohemian and cedar waxwings are simply highly social birds. They seek food and water supplies large enough for the entire flock. They will sometimes dispatch a few birds at a time out of a larger flock to a food source, rather than allow a frenzied competition of individuals.…
 
In medicine, it’s long been recognised that a placebo, a sham medicine or treatment, can have a powerful positive effect on a patient’s health. Part of that effect relies on a person’s belief that an inactive substance or treatment (for example, a sugar pill) is in fact an active drug. Placebos come in many forms, and the scientific study of placeb…
 
The world’s largest hornet, The Asian Giant Hornet was discovered in the State of Washington in the fall of 2019. Also known as the Japanese Hornet, the Yak-Killer Hornet or the Giant Sparrow Bee, this ground nesting giant is as big as your thumb, and just loves eating honey bees. Honey bee larvae that is. It just kills all the honey bee adults in …
 
PLANT OF THE WEEKAfrican Daisy: Osteospermum spThe daisy plant family (Asteraceae) is one of the biggest in the world. In fact it includes 32,000 species and 1,900 genera and 13 sub-families. The seeds of the osteospermums are quite hard. All are classified as sub-shrubs with green leaves and 90% of Osteospermums that you see for sale are from the …
 
DESIGN ELEMENTS Why Trees Fail/Fall?When a large, mature falls in your garden, it can be very disheartening, especially if it’s a special or favourite tree. Kurrajong tree photo Glenice Buck You may be left wondering what happened to cause it to fail after 20 or 30 years. Sometimes it’s obvious why a tree may fall in your garden, but what are the u…
 
Rod from Cultilux returns to the show to discuss the craziness surrounding the coronavirus outbreak! Rod talks about his own issues at his company, and what precautions are being taken. Then the conversation turns to global supply chains and Rod talks about how although China's manufacturing sector is slowly coming back online, many industries shou…
 
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We're talking about (what else?) COVID-19. Dr. Dennis Carroll, former Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Threats Division, joins Andrea to discuss the current pandemic and how our immune systems may have evolved to need viruses. They also talk through the potential paths forward and what individuals can do …
 
Listen Now to Future News Now 3.31.2020 Another great community engagement show with lots of callers, including Dr. Karl Maret, M.D., M.Eng. who practices Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), specializing in nutrition, functional medicine and energy medicine. He shares us some important info on enhancing our immune system. Here is the link…
 
In this bonus episode, Jeff and Kim talk about the just announced discovery of a new race of honey bees, uncovered in the Solomon Islands, Apis gigantica-nordquist, on the smallest uninhabited island, Vangunu. Vangunu, the smallest, uninhabited speck of land in the Solomon Islands is the home to one of the largest rats in the world. But it turns ou…
 
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