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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.
 
One of longest running podcasts. Since 2005. We talk about hard rock and metal. Hosted and produced by Mark Strigl. Guests have included members of Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Exodus, System Of A Down, and many more. Established in 2005 by Mark Strigl and John "Ostronomy" Ostrosky.
 
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A LOST EPISODE! Three years in the making, this interview features vials of vile creatures, worm drama, febrile hallucinations, spooning, and unfortunate snacks. It has waited a long time to meet you, so let’s get weird, take a trip back to summer of 2017 -- before Ologies existed -- and unearth one of the very first, never-before-heard interviews.…
 
There’s a good chance Daniel Lanois is responsible for some of your favorite music ever and it’s all thanks to a penny whistle he bought with his allowance when he was growing up in Canada. Daniel tells Marc about his time working with Gospel choirs and doing experimental music with Brian Eno which led to him producing some of the biggest albums of…
 
The land of Hyrule is in chaos. As Link you'll be sent on a treacherous journey to return six precious Crystals to their origins in six stone statues. Only by defeating the guardians of the six palaces will you gain passage to the seventh Palace, take on the ultimate challenge that awaits you and wake the Princess Zelda from her sleeping spell. On …
 
Seth takes a closer look at a twice-impeached Trump turning against some of his closest allies as his White House gets packed up. Then, Anne Hathaway shares how exhilarating it was to star in one of the first films to depict life during the COVID-19 lockdown and talks about working with the risk-taking director Doug Liman.…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the House voting to impeach President Trump for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, making him the first and only president in history to be impeached twice. Then, Rep. Andy Kim shares what led him to help clean up the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection, talks about the surreal experience he had returning t…
 
Kate Winslet is all about learning on the job. She never trained to be an actor, she just observed her talented co-stars on set. She used her work in Contagion to prepare herself and her family at the onset of the COVID pandemic. And she learned that global fame wasn’t something she wanted after the success of Titanic. Now, with her new film Ammoni…
 
Seth takes a closer look at House Democrats calling on Vice President Pence to remove President Trump through the 25th Amendment as they prepare to vote on a resolution to impeach Trump. Neil Gaiman explains why quarantine boredom is bad for creativity and shares how peculiar it is for his twenty-year-old book to be adapted into a show and still fe…
 
RATS: They love pizza. They invade taquerias at midnight. They scurry. They cuddle. They outsmart. They inspire movies that inspire musicals. Proving that not just woodsy megafauna can be charismatic, rats have lives we would never suspect. Globally-lauded Urban Rodentologist Dr. Robert Corrigan, or Bobby if you like, has been studying these animal…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl talks to Jeff Pilson of Foreigner and Black Swan (formerly of Dokken and Dio) about the Heavy Hitters album, George Lynch, Will Martin of Earshot, Marq Torien, the history of music, the plans for another Black Swan album, upcoming Foreigner concerts and his mediation class and practice that he teaches t…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republicans who incited the violent insurrection at the Capitol telling everyone it's "time to move on" after House Democrats unveiled a text of impeachment calling for the removal of President Trump through the 25th Amendment. Then, sisters Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar talk about their book, "You'll Never Believe Wh…
 
Nicole Kidman keeps going for a very simple reason: She feels like her job helps her understand the meaning of life. After winning pretty all the major film and television acting awards, after being one of the world’s biggest movie stars, and after becoming a major producer, Nicole says she’s still working because it allows her to explore what make…
 
Seth takes a closer look at a majority of Republicans in the House and a handful of GOP senators tried to throw out the results of the presidential election even after a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol attempted to overthrow American democracy. Then, Bill Hader imagines how his SNL character Stefon would react to the COVID-19 pandemic and …
 
Thundercat thinks bass players run the world and not just because he’s a great one. The multi-talented singer-songwriter talks with Marc about growing up with music all around him, learning at the feet of his brother and his friends Kamasi Washington and Cameron Graves, and finding his own sound on the bass. They also talk about his work with Kendr…
 
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump defending his possibly illegal phone call pressuring Georgia election officials to overturn his loss to Joe Biden. Then, Chelsea Handler talks about living by herself in Canada, her cleaning lady’s very intimate relationship with her dogs and why she’s no longer crushing on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.…
 
The Coronasode we’ve been waiting for! Vaccines. Finally. But what does this mean? As a Vaccine Infodemiologist and science communication lead for The COVID Tracking Project, Jessica Malaty Rivera specializes in infectious disease epidemics and the surge of misinformation that accompanies them. The very first human trials of the COVID-19 vaccine oc…
 
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump trying his hardest to get impeached again and prosecuted after he pressured the Georgia secretary of state to overturn election results. Then, Amy Poehler talks about why she wants to live in The Matrix, leaning into discomfort and her film Moxie.
 
On this episode Mark Strigl speaks with Andrew Cooper and Max Portnoy from the band Tallah, musician Steve Gibb from the Gibb family, and Victor Ruiz from the Mars Attacks podcast. Mark also talks about the self-titled Steeler album featuring Yngwie Malmsteen and Ron Keel. Topics with Stephen include Barry Gibb, Down, Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath, Ron…
 
Mandy Patinkin is a renowned star of stage and screen, beloved for his roles in The Princess Bride and Homeland, admired for his mellifluous voice and impressive vocal range. But Mandy and Marc barely talk about any of that. Instead, they get deep into a discussion about life, death, love, religion, the Holocaust, depression, suicide, self-doubt, i…
 
Michael Schenker, Wolf Hoffman of Accept & the Metal Heart album. On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Michael Schenker, Wolf Hoffman of Accept, and Emily (Marl's wife). He also looks back on 1985's Metal Heart album by Accept. The interview with MICHAEL SCHENKER starts at the 11:30 mark of the show. Topics include the new albu…
 
Mark Strigl talks with his listeners. Happy New Year! Topics include Talking Metal, Michael Schenker, support and much more. MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Strigl on Twitter at these accounts: @talkingmetal & @strigl Follow Mark Strigl on Instagram. Support this show by making a PayPal donation. Get bonus content and support Mark on Patreon: www.patreo…
 
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David Ritz is one of the most prolific biographers of music industry titans, writing about the lives of artists from BB King to Willie Nelson to Janet Jackson. David tells Marc about his obsessive pursuit of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin and how chronicling their lives changed his. He also explains why he often enjoys ghost writing f…
 
Part 2 of a very special duo! The fresh catch-up interview to learn what the world’s most charming and enthusiastic tree expert, Casey Clapp, has been up to since his 2018 episode aired. He’s been busy. Listen to hear if he’s gotten more pine cone tattoos, what other trees he hates, which ones he gives 10/10, musical blunders, winter pagan traditio…
 
Part 1 of a very special duo: Do trees have feelings? How do they talk? How old can they get? Are there any tree stories that will make me cry? Spoiler: YES. This episode aired in May 2018 and is worth a revisit, especially since Part 2 is a brand new 2020 interview with possibly the world's most enthusiastic tree expert, J. Casey Clapp. Learn abou…
 
To end 2020, Late Night Lit concluded that only one guest would be suitable to reflect on the year in books and how literature has nourished us during the pandemic. Luckily, Seth Meyers said yes. Late Night producer Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to Seth about the role of authors on Late Night. Plus, they pay tribute to one of Seth's favorite authors, the …
 
Patty Jenkins’s connection to superheroes runs deep. Long before she became the first woman to direct a major superhero film, Patty was relying on Superman to help her process the loss of her father. Marc talks with Patty about how she was intrigued by the romance of tragedy, as filtered through the type of mythic storytelling depicted in her two W…
 
Late Night writer Amber Ruffin performs a special Christmas song in an attempt to cheer up those who won't be able to make it home for the holidays. Then, Jimmy Fallon talks about The Tonight Show adjusting to the limitations of the coronavirus pandemic, reinventing pajamas and his fourth book 5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas.…
 
Sam Tallent felt compelled to write a book about the guy he was afraid to turn into. As a comedian plying his trade on the road, Sam did enough one-nighters and heard enough horror stories from other comics to know there’s a path to ruin while going from club to club. Marc is also familiar with that path, which is why he connected so strongly with …
 
The COVID-19 crisis has brought America’s childcare crisis into sharp relief. Millions of women are struggling to work while caring for their kids. But our childcare system was broken long before the pandemic – the cost of childcare has doubled over the past 20 years, while wages have remained about the same. What will it take to fix the system onc…
 
This specific episode was cited in The New Yorker this week, so we’re giving it an encore refresh with bonus material and a 2020 update from Dr. Esposito herself! Scorpions: the victims of undue shade. If you've ever wanted to impress a date with weird facts THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU. A handful of people on planet Earth have a PhD in scorpions an…
 
Andrew Bird’s music defies categorization, so much so that he’s not even sure how to categorize it himself. Andrew walks Marc through the process by which he developed his sound, from youthful obsessions with classical music and jazz to his days on the road doing Old-Time music in bars to the period of isolation and deprivation he put himself throu…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the president and his enablers continuing their attempt to end democracy just a month ahead of the end of the Trump administration. Mehdi Hasan talks about launching The Mehdi Hasan Show on Peacock from home during the coronavirus pandemic, calls for Trump to be held accountable for his attempt to steal the election and …
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party and right-wing media still insisting there’s a way for Trump to subvert the will of the voters and remain in office. Then, Stacey Abrams discusses preparing for the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs, expresses her concerns for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue's support of Trump's false voter fraud claim…
 
Bootsy Collins is one of the world’s preeminent practitioners of The Funk, although that might not be the case if he hadn’t snuck his brother’s guitar out of the closet when no one was around. Bootsy tells Marc about starting out with a homemade bass and graduating from the James Brown School of Hard Knocks as part of the Godfather of Soul’s band. …
 
A long snout. Hundreds of teeth. Scales that could slice you. What is a gar and should we fear it? Should we hug it? One of the world’s most passionate and knowledgeable experts on this ancient, mysterious fish joins to make you fall in love with these slimy longbois. Dr. Solomon David is affable, charming, enthusiastic and absolutely shameless whe…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump and the Republican Party desperately attempting to dismantle our democracy, even after the Electoral College voted to make Joe Biden the next president of the United States. Then, the band The Chicks (Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire) wage their bets on who could drink Seth under the table, talk about …
 
Scott Glenn is convinced that every good thing that’s ever happened to him has been an accident. That includes serving in the Marines, getting his start in acting, meeting his wife, finding religion, gaining Lee Strasberg as a mentor, moving to Idaho, and getting the part in Apocalypse Now that kickstarted his confidence as an actor. Scott tells Ma…
 
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump live-tweeting Fox News and trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election while the coronavirus pandemic hits a new grim milestone. Jenny Slate shares a very important life update, then talks about the pet cemetery at her fiancé’s house and her book Little Weirds.…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Supreme Court rejecting a lawsuit seeking to block Pennsylvania from certifying its electoral votes for Joe Biden and the GOP attempting another Hail Mary pass to overturn the election results. Then, Aubrey Plaza talks about her movie "Black Bear," becoming a small town’s crazy woman and shares her tips for exploring…
 
The first time Brad Williams got on a stand-up stage, he was just an audience member. Brought up on stage by a comedian who was telling little people jokes, Brad realized the power that comes with making people laugh on his own terms. Marc talks with Brad about what it’s like doing comedy as a little person, how other little people have responded t…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump focusing on overturning the results of the 2020 election and counter-programming Joe Biden’s inauguration while the nation weathers the worst stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, Nick Kroll talks about the newest season of Big Mouth and helping parents broach tough subjects with their kids through the show.…
 
Gaze into the cosmos and wonder at broken satellites, retired rockets and shattered contraptions. Archaeologist Dr. Alice Gorman is a leading expert on orbital debris and chats about what’s up there, how it got there, and how to get it down. Strap in to hear about everything from Sputnik to sports cars, flaming garbage bonking us, alien clutter, co…
 
Zach Braff and Marc both dealt with a lot of loss in the past year. For Zach, keeping it all in perspective is helping him get through the daily stress of pandemic life, as he fires up his creative impulses. Zach and Marc talk about the struggle of saying goodbye to beloved pets, the trauma of losing someone close to you, and managing childhood anx…
 
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