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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.
 
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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. Thanatologist Cole Imperi has become a dear friend and on July 17, 2022 we pulled up a street corner in LA to chat about what she’s been up to and how to cope with the loss of a loved o…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/FJH860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this animated educational activity, an expert in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) discusses the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of the disease. A patient also shares her exp…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/FJH860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this animated educational activity, an expert in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) discusses the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of the disease. A patient also shares her exp…
 
As I round out my bereavement leave following your beloved Grandpod’s passing, we’re serving up a special updated Encore of an episode and an Ologist who changed my life. Hoooo boy. We get all up in death and dying's business and to my shock, it's not a bummer. Confront and perhaps OVERCOME existential anxiety as we discuss not only the science of …
 
Go online to PeerView.com/REK860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. For individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), “invisible symptoms” that include cognitive changes and fatigue exacerbate the burden of disease. Emerging evidence indicates that in addition to providing high efficacy, …
 
Go online to PeerView.com/REK860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. For individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), “invisible symptoms” that include cognitive changes and fatigue exacerbate the burden of disease. Emerging evidence indicates that in addition to providing high efficacy, …
 
Hope you dug tortoises because we’re back, shellin’ out the good stuff, with this week’s encore of sea turtles, so get ready to become wildly obsessed with them. 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 surfin…
 
Caris Precision Oncology Alliance™ Chairman, Dr. Chadi Nabhan, sits down with Dr. Elisabeth Heath, Professor of Oncology and Associate Center Director, Translational Sciences, at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Together they discuss the advances and future of liquid biopsies and their clinical utilization within genitourinary cancers.For more inform…
 
We're bringing back one shell of an episode with today's encore. What's a tortoise? What's a turtle? Why do they live so dang long? What's up with their junk? Wildlife biologist and testudinologist Amanda Hipps studies gopher tortoises and dishes about turtle nomenclature, cliques, dicks, behavior, burrows, evolution, habitats and more. If you don'…
 
Nothin' like crackin' open a cold one with the Ologites, amirite? If you like booze, you'll love... fungus! Alie goes Rogue and takes a field trip to a brewery in Newport, OR where she smells vats of bubbling beer slop and learns about the microorganisms that are the workhorses of the brewing industry. Learn about yeasts, how beer is made, the hard…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/DTJ860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors show great promise in the quest to identify additional novel interventions to address multiple sclerosis (MS) pathophysiology and help to individualize care. Four BTK inhibitors…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/DTJ860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors show great promise in the quest to identify additional novel interventions to address multiple sclerosis (MS) pathophysiology and help to individualize care. Four BTK inhibitors…
 
In this episode, I talk with Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor and Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at MIT and Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. After starting with a discussion of the early development of Chomsky’s key ideas, our conversation is centered on the relationship between generative linguistics and the neur…
 
A few personal updates from your internet dad and then … WHO ARE WE? This one is a banger, folks. Personality researcher & psychology professor Dr. Simine Vazire dishes about introverts, extroverts, self-esteem, sociopaths, neuroticism, conscientiousness, Buzzfeed quizzes, yearbook inscriptions, trusting people, screwing up your kids, acting like y…
 
A Smologies kid-friendly version of… ALIENS! EXTRATERRESTRIALS! MARTIANS! The phenomenal Dr. Kevin Peter Hand of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory dishes on the oceans of distant moons, methane rivers, ice crusts, the James Webb Space Telescope findings, what might be out there, aliens, what elements a planet needs to sustain life, and how finding e…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/YFY860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, experts in neurology discuss advances in the early treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, including novel biomarkers and emerging disease-modifying therapies. Upon completion of this activity, participant…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/YFY860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, experts in neurology discuss advances in the early treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, including novel biomarkers and emerging disease-modifying therapies. Upon completion of this activity, participant…
 
YOU’RE NOT READY. But it’s time. Otters. Sea otters. River otters. Big beefy otters. Tiny otters. Giant river otters. Otters chasing you down the street. Dr. Chris J. Law, a professional Lutrinologist, shares tales about coastal vs. inland otters, otter terrorism, magical teeth, lustrous fur, rock pockets, kelp naps, otter terrorism, cautionary mot…
 
I NEEDED TO MAKE THIS, OKAY? I needed to get excited about summer wonders. So we toiled over the ultimate Summersode. Kick back for a compliation of snorkling tips, shark statistics, firefly safaris, constitutional law questions, the science of makeouts, appreciation for hornets, horniness for foraging, cabins, campfires, crevice checking, jellyfis…
 
Caris Precision Oncology Alliance™ Chairman, Dr. Chadi Nabhan, sits down with Dr. Stephen Liu, Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Director of Thoracic Oncology at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Together they discuss liquid biopsies and their utilization in thoracic malignancies.For more information, p…
 
Joye M. Carter, MD is a native of Wellsville, Ohio. She holds the distinction of being the first African American to be appointed a Chief Medical Examiner in the history of the USA. She was the first successful Forensic Pathology fellow in the USA and the first graduate of Howard University to become a board-certified forensic pathologist. Dr. Cart…
 
Another kid-safe, short episode of Smologies! What IS a coral? Where do they grow and what do they eat and why are they so pretty? What kind of tools do coral scientists use? Why are they so many colors? And what is bleaching? Will changing your sunscreen save coral reefs? The wonderful and charming Cnidariologist Dr. Shayle Matsuda took time out o…
 
Caris Precision Oncology Alliance™ Chairman, Dr. Chadi Nabhan, sits down with Dr. David Spetzler, President and Chief Scientific Officer at Caris Life Sciences®, to discuss the latest advances in liquid biopsies, the clinical utility of these offerings, and how precision oncology is leveraging this new source of molecular information to improve pat…
 
DO NOT YOU SKIP THIS ONE. Listen. Give flies a chance. Everyone loves a bee, but meanwhile flies are out here with all kinds of bodies and adaptations, inhabiting the least inhabitable lands, pollinating your future lunch, shimmering in rainbows, having lifelong love affairs, and burrowing in your back to eat your flesh. It’s a wild world and Austr…
 
Gorillas. These chest-beating, salad-munching, communal living, thick-furred beauties have so many surprises for you. Gorillaologist (IT’S A WORD) Dr. Tara Stoinski has been a gorilla scientist for nearly 3 decades and dishes on everything from fieldwork in cloudy mountains to dick facts, forest farts, banana flim-flam, the intersection of animal c…
 
Dr. Obenson graduated with a medical degree from the University of Lagos, in Nigeria in 1987. After practicing family medicine in his native Cameroon for a couple years, he migrated to the US for postgraduate training in anatomic and clinical pathology in 1992 at the DC General Hospital/Howard University Hospitals, then the Louisiana State Universi…
 
Have you listened to Part 1 yet? No? Go on, git. Here's a link to it! Go do that. Now if you have, this Part 2 is a bonanza of problem solving from neurologist and somnologist Dr. W. Chris Winter. He'll cover: if you should be taking sleep supplements or pills, sleep talking, apnea, why sleepiness makes us hungry, narcolepsy, the difference between…
 
Bugs are cool! But are they lunch? Entomophagy Anthropologist Dr. Julie Lesnik is an expert on bug eating and enthusiastically explains how much more sustainable – and tasty? -- it is than other types of animal proteins. We talk about the human past, present and future of ingesting insects, from grasshopper tacos to ant omelettes, cricket wedding c…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/JWS860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in multiple sclerosis discusses the use of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of relapsing MS. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Describ…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/JYU860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating, progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting 10% of people over age 65 and increasing in global prevalence. Recent advances in disease-modifying therapies have opened the…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/JWS860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in multiple sclerosis discusses the use of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of relapsing MS. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Describ…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/JYU860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating, progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting 10% of people over age 65 and increasing in global prevalence. Recent advances in disease-modifying therapies have opened the…
 
Birds do it. Bees do it. Why the hell can't we do it? Called "The Sleep Whisperer," neurologist and sleep specialist Dr. W. Chris Winter joins for an updated encore of the thrilling 2-parter about why we need sleep, the ideal amount of it, what sleep does to the brain, insomnia, sleep stages, ideal bedtime conditions, and even the historical lore a…
 
Caris Precision Oncology Alliance™ Chairman, Dr. Chadi Nabhan, sits down with Dr. Jimmy Hwang, Chief, GI Medical Oncologist at the Levine Cancer Institute. Dr. Hwang recently contributed to a JCO publication titled, “Somatic Genomic Testing in Patients with Metastatic or Advanced Cancer: ASCO Provisional Clinical Opinion.” Together, Dr. Nabhan and …
 
Go online to PeerView.com/KMF860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Screening and diagnosing atrial fibrillation (AF) is vital to implementing guideline-recommended treatment to reduce the risk of stroke. In this activity, an expert panel of pharmacists and a cardiologist discuss risk…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/KMF860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Screening and diagnosing atrial fibrillation (AF) is vital to implementing guideline-recommended treatment to reduce the risk of stroke. In this activity, an expert panel of pharmacists and a cardiologist discuss risk…
 
Predatory. Sneaky. Deadly. Lifesavers? You think you don’t care about cone snails. But that’s about to change. Conotoxinologists Dr. Sabah Ul-Hasan and Dr. Joshua Torres study these spiral-shelled hunters of the sea. Why all the fuss? Because their venom -– and the microbes that live in it — may hold medical magic that can help us solve problems re…
 
We’ve done Nephrology, Gynecology, and Phallology — but nothing prepared us for this. Penis implants. Road trip pees. Kegels. Bidets. Squirting. UTIs. Clitoral flim-flam. Elephant bladders. Everyone’s favorite Urologist, Dr. Fenwa Milhouse, makes chatting about the uh, juicy stuff effortless and easy. Like peeing should be. She humbly describes her…
 
Keenen Smith was raised in Nashville, TN and attended college at Middle Tennessee State University where he majored in Psychology with minors in both General Science and Criminology. After graduating, he began working as a Data Analyst for Hospital Corporation of America, one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States. In pursuit of his…
 
Insects humming. Birds squawking. Chainsaws buzzing? What does the rainforest sound like? Or the oceans outside of port cities? Is the world getting louder? And what can recording devices detect that our ears – especially mine, Alie’s – can’t? Acoustic Ecologist Dr. Eddie Game of the Nature Conservancy has asked conservation questions over decades …
 
Caris Precision Oncology Alliance™ Chairman, Dr. Chadi Nabhan, sits down with Dr. Jamie Holloway, Area Vice President, Molecular Science Liaison at Caris Life Sciences. Together, they take a closer look at the Caris Report and explain how its results aid oncologists in personalizing cancer therapies for their patients.For more information, please v…
 
In this episode, I talk with Fred Dick, Professor of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London, about his work, with a focus on his recent paper ‘Extensive tonotopic mapping across auditory cortex is recapitulated by spectrally directed attention and systematically related to corti…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/AFZ860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, experts in psychiatry discuss recent advances in the management of patients with major depressive disorder and postpartum depression. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better a…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/HYR860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in women’s behavioral health shares a downloadable tool kit created for OB/GYNs and other clinicians to facilitate the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) and…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/AFZ860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, experts in psychiatry discuss recent advances in the management of patients with major depressive disorder and postpartum depression. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better a…
 
Go online to PeerView.com/HYR860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in women’s behavioral health shares a downloadable tool kit created for OB/GYNs and other clinicians to facilitate the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) and…
 
Greta Evaristo, MD, is an Anatomical Pathology resident at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She is particularly interested in GI and hepatopancreaticobiliary pathology and is planning to pursue her fellowship training at the University of Chicago. Her other interests include medical education and digital pathology. She has been an active member…
 
If you LIVE for drama, you will LOVE dead Romans. Wars, backstabbing, opulence and uprisings: a little something for everyone. Classical Archeologist and TV host Dr. Darius Arya is back for an encore of this 2018 classic to dish about priceless garbage piles, lead poisoning, ancient political scandals, pottery graveyards, unearthing sculptures, tom…
 
Dr. Jorge E. Novo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and moved to the United States when he was 16 years old. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School (now known as McGovern Medical School at UT Health). He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Rush University Medical Center, fo…
 
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