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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.
 
Four voices, four perspectives, endless conversation. This weekly podcast sits you at our table and takes on a number of research-backed topics of social importance. Public health, education, social justice, relationships, the modern workplace setting, you name it; if it’s been researched, we’ll be talking about it! Each week, we look into a research question of particular interest and navigate through the complexities as we try to answer these questions and provide our bottom-line perspecti ...
 
Kelly O’Neil is on a mission to disrupt the status quo and re-write the rules of entrepreneurship to help entrepreneurs just like you a high profit and high freedom businesses on your terms. Profit-preneurs are re-writing the rules for entrepreneurial business success in how they operate and scale their businesses, make more , and design their businesses to give them more unplugged time in the process. Each week Kelly O'Neil for insightful and candid interviews with the most brilliant busine ...
 
'Up The Antics’ is a sketch and improvisational comedy group from Bristol, U.K. Established in 2014 as ‘The VA’ by graduates from Bath Spa University, as a company they have performed in and hosted a variety of live performances all over the country, including Bath Comedy Festival, the Southampton Comedy Fridge, and in various venues across London and Bristol. Their flagship audio sketch show 'Pipped at the Podcast' can be found on all good Soundclouds and YouTubes now.
 
The podcast with a Southern accent on writing. Each episode is a jolt of inspiration fueled by engaging conversations with southern authors and publishing industry pros who pull back the curtain on the writing life and share real-world insights on the craft and business of writing. Inspired, informed and always outside the book. Hosted by literary publicist, Lynda Bouchard. Powered by storytellers. http://www.bookingauthorsink.com/literary-latte/
 
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Thunder and lightning: very, very frighteningly interesting! Wildfire researcher and lightning scientist Chris Giesige answers questions about thunderclaps and lightning flashes in a laid back way that will put him at the top of your Fulminologist list. He explains everything from clouds to positive and negative charges, volcanic lightning, fire to…
 
Episode 56 In part 2 of our new Sinai and Synapses interview series, we are talking with a familiar guest. It's friend of the show, Dr Mark Bloom! He is a Professor of biology and science education at Dallas Baptist University where he focuses on teaching science to non-science majors. His research focuses on the perceived conflicts and creative co…
 
Scott and Steve explore the history of the phrase "Pop Goes the Weasel" with help from their special guest - hip hop legend MC Serch of 3rd Bass and the "Serch Says" podcast. During their conversation, Serch discusses the golden age of hip hop, shares the origin of the "Gasface," and also unveils a dark secret about the Dutch. Learn more about MC S…
 
Episode 55 (CW: homophobia and transphobia, discussion around disgust as a response to LGBTQ+ people) In part 2 of our new miniseries on "big emotions", we're talking about disgust! Why do we feel repelled by certain foods, smells, activities, people, or ideas? Is there a societal advantage to it, or is it an ancient biological reflex that we need …
 
Mammals: you’re one. Your dog is one. So are giant rats. What do we have in common? Nipples. The incredible Southern Illinois University professor, researcher, science communicator and mammalogist Dr. Danielle N. Lee joins to chat about everything from nature’s parenting styles to hairy bellies, milk glands, nip counts, how a meteor paved the way f…
 
Scott and Steve examine the history of two “big” terms - "Big Wig” and “Big Kahuna” – plus what happens when combine TikTok, syphilis, and Joe Rogan. Also, quiz segment “Know Your Onions” with bluesman and viral video star Bill Cannell, and “New Slang” about “Straight Fire” (which has nothing to do with syphilis). Bitch, I’m a cow. For more, includ…
 
Episode 54 In part 1 of our new Sinai and Synapses interview series, we are talking with a familiar guest, Dr Briana Pobiner. She is a paleoanthropologist with the Smithsonian Institute where she leads the Human Origins Program’s education and outreach efforts. You may remember her from episode 20 when we started our series on human origins. In thi…
 
The spirited, laughy chatter with a duo of deer scientists named Rhiannon continues in the thrilling conclusion with Part 2. Buckle up for listener questions addressing everything from social structure to hunting to Chronic Wasting Disease to how *not* to hit a deer with your car. Also the weirdest animal fact Alie has ever learned in the history o…
 
In the first episode of the new season, Scott and Steve navigate the history of politically charged idioms and also introduce a new segment - Know Your Onions - with special guest Brian Bates of The Nateland Podcast. Whether you are voting for the 70+ year-old white, or the other 70+ year-old white guy, you'll love this episode. #diversity Learn mo…
 
Episode 53 In part 1 of our new miniseries on "big emotions", we explore the one of the biggest emotions of all, awe. What makes something awe-inspiring? What does awe do to the brain? To the soul? To the spirit? Can we use awe to change hearts and transform painful history or are we just fooling ourselves? Support this podcast on Patreon at https:…
 
What IS a deer? And an elk? And a moose? And a Rhiannon? One thing they all have in common: cervidology. Buckle up for some spirited, laughy chatter with a duo of deer scientists. They dish all about Welsh mythology and their field trips into the remote, gorgeous wilderness. They’ll explain what to do if you find a fawn, if you should feed backyard…
 
Episode 52 To celebrate our one year "pod-iversary", we hosted our first ever live streamed episode with questions from our Patrons and listeners. It was so much fun, and you can watch the whole episode on YouTube if you want to see the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJf9gFnJZW4 Thank you to all of our fans who have supported us this year. …
 
Tasmanian devils! Quolls! Carnivores! Wait … what is a quoll? In what will become an instant-favorite new episode, Dasyurologist and Australian critter scientist Em Dale joins from Down-Down Under to discuss their work at Oxford University studying the ecology of misunderstood boofy bush babes. Alie learns about everything from the Tasmanian landsc…
 
Episode 51 In the final episode of our miniseries on race and racism in science and religion, we welcome special guest Dr Tehia Starker Glass to discuss what anti-racism looks like, and how we can make a difference in education. She is the Cato College of Education Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and an Associate Professor of Elementary Educat…
 
With some fresh updates, ocean and policy expert Dr. Ayana Johnson guests in an encore presentation of a fan favorite episode. Hear updates from her, learn about her new podcast “How to Save a Planet,” and what she’s been up to since this episode originally aired in 2018. Are plastic straws really that bad? What's the oldest message in a bottle? An…
 
Special Announcement To celebrate our one year anniversary, we are hosting a live episode on Friday August 21st from 4-5 EDT. We will be streaming on Facebook and YouTube, and we will be embedding the link on www.downthewormhole.com to make it easy to find. This is a listener-driven episode, so we need your questions! Send us all your questions, to…
 
Spears! Sharp rocks! Ancient blades, bows and arrows and ...atlatls? What’s an atlatl? Experimental Archaeologist and decades-long ancient tool enthusiast Angelo Robledo is as passionate as an ologist can get. You likely have never heard of an atlatl, but by the end of the episode you’ll be carving one out of old lumber. Also covered: early axes, I…
 
Episode 49 In our first true "crossover" episode, we join forces with the Color Correction Podcast to explore the complicated world of environmental justice. From toxic waste to climate change, we have fought many battles for the sake of the environment, but far too often, we have neglected the human impact of those issues. In this episode, we will…
 
Jellyfish stings: what are they and why do they hurt? And who studies them? Toxinologist Anna Klompen, that’s who. Speaking from her lab in Kansas, surrounded by jellies, the self-described professional jellyfish nerd invites us into her scientific Polyp Parlor to chat about barbs, neurotoxins, quick sting fixes, panty hose, the deadliest jellies, …
 
What even *is* a jellyfish?! How do they eat? What are they made of? Can we eat them? Your new favorite Medusologist, Dr. Rebecca Helm, is a ray of human sunshine in the depths of the deep sea. Truly one of the finest biology conversations you may ever hear. Get ready for PacMan ghosts, pet jellyfish, the biggest and smallest jellies, new band name…
 
Update! This episode posted on Tuesday per usual, then somehow un-published itself! Weird. Harrumph! It’s been a rough week for ol' Dadward VonPodcast, including a technical difficulty that left her behind, so she asked listeners if they would rather have a bizzaro minisode that involved a 30-40 minute rant about raw tomatoes or an AMA, and guess w…
 
Episode 47 The Bible is a dangerous collection of writings, written mostly by people who lived under the oppressive thumb of empire. Ironically, especially in the West, it has been co-opted to support the very same kinds of oppression that the writers were fighting against! In this episode, we explore the ways that we have tried to "tame" the Bible…
 
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