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Ologies with Alie Ward

By Alie Ward

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.

  1. 1.
    Awesomeology (GRATITUDE FOR LITTLE THINGS) with Neil Pasricha11/24/2020
    1:28:37
  2. 2.
    Biological Anthropology (SEXY APES) with Lara Durgavich11/17/2020
    1:28:29
  3. 3.
    Indigenous Fashionology (NATIVE CLOTHING) with Riley Kucheran11/11/2020
    1:12:30
  4. 4.
    Pedagogology (SCIENCE COMMUNICATION) with Bill Nye11/03/2020
    1:14:24
  5. 5.
    Cucurbitology (PUMPKINS) Encore with Anne Copeland10/28/2020
    1:02:43
  6. 6.
    Desairology (MORTUARY MAKE-UP) with Monica Torres10/27/2020
    1:07:08
  7. 7.
    Anthropodermic Biocodicology (HUMAN LEATHER BOOKS) with Megan Rosenbloom & Daniel Kirby10/21/2020
    1:17:22
  8. 8.
    Forest Entomology (CREEPY CRAWLIES) with Kristen Wickert10/13/2020
    1:15:02
  1. 9.
    Condorology (CONDORS & VULTURES) with Jonathan C. Hall10/07/2020
    1:21:07
  2. 10.
    Political Sociology (VOTER TURNOUT & SUPPRESSION) with Mindy Romero09/30/2020
    1:14:14
  3. 11.
    Fulminology (LIGHTNING) with Chris Giesige09/23/2020
    1:31:14
  4. 12.
    Mammalogy (MAMMALS) with Danielle N. Lee09/15/2020
    1:11:37
  5. 13.
    Cervidology Part 2 (DEER) with Rhiannons Jakopak & Kirton09/08/2020
    1:09:11
  6. 14.
    Cervidology (DEER) Part 1 with Rhiannons Kirton & Jakopak09/02/2020
    56:00
  7. 15.
    Dasyurology (TASMANIAN DEVILS) with Em Dale08/25/2020
    1:09:37
  8. 16.
    Oceanology (THE OCEAN) with Ayana Johnson: Encore Presentation08/18/2020
    1:26:17
  9. 17.
    Experimental Archaeology (OLD TOOLS/ATLATLS) with Angelo Robledo08/11/2020
    1:47:48
  10. 18.
    Toxinology (JELLYFISH VENOM) with Anna Klompen08/04/2020
    1:15:19
  11. 19.
    Medusology (JELLYFISH) with Rebecca Helm07/30/2020
    1:30:36
  12. 20.
    Minisode: Listeners Interview Alie07/23/2020
    41:12
  13. 21.
    Aperiology (MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY) with Joseph Saunders07/15/2020
    1:30:26
  14. 22.
    Agnotology (IGNORANCE) with Robert Proctor07/08/2020
    1:15:25
  15. 23.
    Bryology (MOSS) with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer06/30/2020
    1:15:52
  16. 24.
    Neuroendocrinology (SEX & GENDER) Part 2 with Daniel Pfau06/23/2020
    56:54
  17. 25.
    Neuroendocrinology (SEX & GENDER) Part 1 with Daniel Pfau06/16/2020
    1:17:40
  18. 26.
    Very Special Episode: BlackAFinSTEM with various Ologists06/10/2020
    1:12:27
  19. 27.
    Pelicanology (PELICANS) with Juita Martinez06/04/2020
    1:15:07
  20. 28.
    Oikology (DECLUTTERING) with Jamie & Filip Hord + Joe Ferrari05/26/2020
    1:39:08
  21. 29.
    Planariology (VERY COOL WORMS, I PROMISE) with Oné Pagán05/20/2020
    1:06:24
  22. 30.
    Coronasode: Virology Update (COVID-19) with Shannon Bennett & Mike Natter05/12/2020
    1:08:52
  23. 31.
    Architectural Technology (COMPUTER PROGRAMMING) with Iddris Sandu05/05/2020
    1:17:31
  24. 32.
    Nassology (TAXIDERMY) with Allis Markham04/28/2020
    1:31:44
  25. 33.
    Penguinology (PENGUINS) with Tom Hart04/21/2020
    1:03:19
  26. 34.
    Gastroegyptology (BREAD BAKING) with Seamus Blackley04/14/2020
    1:29:45
  27. 35.
    Philematology (KISSING) with Robin Dunbar04/07/2020
    1:07:53
  28. 36.
    Plumology (FEATHERS) with Allison Shultz03/31/2020
    1:24:01
  29. 37.
    Lepidopterology (BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS) — Encore Presentation with Phil Torres03/25/2020
    1:24:04
  30. 38.
    Coronasode: All (Washed) Hands on Deck -- How to Help Yourself & Others Right Now with Dr. Michael F. Wells03/22/2020
    1:06:17
  31. 39.
    Veterinary Biology (CRITTER FIXING) with Dr. Vernard Hodges & Dr. Terrence Ferguson03/18/2020
    1:06:16
  32. 40.
    Coronasode: Virology (COVID-19) with Dr. Shannon Bennett + various ologists03/10/2020
    1:26:19
  33. 41.
    Scatology (POOP) with Rachel Santymire03/03/2020
    1:11:01
  34. 42.
    Volitional Psychology (PROCRASTINATION) with Dr. Joseph R. Ferrari02/25/2020
    1:09:53
  35. 43.
    Cryoseismology (ICEQUAKES) with Celeste Labedz02/18/2020
    1:01:04
  36. 44.
    Genealogy (FAMILY TREES) with Stephen Hanks02/11/2020
    1:11:55
  37. 45.
    Nephology (CLOUDS) with Rachel Storer02/04/2020
    1:01:43
  38. 46.
    Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 2 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD01/28/2020
    1:23:37
  39. 47.
    Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 1 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD01/21/2020
    1:03:48
  40. 48.
    Bisonology (BUFFALO) with various bisonologists01/15/2020
    1:35:26
  41. 49.
    Futurology (THE FUTURE) with Rose Eveleth01/07/2020
    1:28:36
  42. 50.
    Fearology Pt. 2 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation12/31/2019
    58:02
  43. 51.
    Fearology Pt. 1 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation12/24/2019
    1:13:21
  44. 52.
    Audiobook Mixtape: Gift Ideas from the Ologists’ Brains12/18/2019
    56:52
  45. 53.
    Chronobiology (CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS) with Katherine Hatcher12/10/2019
    1:19:04
  46. 54.
    Phonology (LINGUISTICS) with Nicole Holliday — Encore Presentation12/03/2019
    1:10:38
  47. 55.
    Quantum Ontology (WHAT IS REAL?) with Adam Becker11/26/2019
    1:19:16
  48. 56.
    Lupinology (WOLVES) with Bridgett vonHoldt11/19/2019
    1:20:29
  49. 57.
    Molecular Neurobiology (BRAIN CHEMICALS) with Crystal Dilworth11/12/2019
    1:27:17
  50. 58.
    Chiropterology Part 2 (BATS) with Merlin Tuttle11/05/2019
    1:02:37
  51. 59.
    Chiropterology (BATS) Part 1 with Merlin Tuttle 10/29/2019
    1:40:44
  52. 60.
    Demonology (EVIL SPIRITS) with Alyssa Beall 10/23/2019
    1:13:04
  53. 61.
    Spidroinology (SPIDERWEBS) with Randy Lewis10/15/2019
    1:12:07
  54. 62.
    Cucurbitology (PUMPKINS) with Anne Copeland 10/08/2019
    1:00:36
  55. 63.
    Osteology (SKELETONS/BODY FARMS) with Daniel Wescott 10/02/2019
    1:18:46
  56. 64.
    Phenology (FALL/SEASONS) with Libby Ellwood 09/24/2019
    1:25:10
  57. 65.
    Potterology Part 2 (WIZARD SCIENCE) with Rebecca Lai09/17/2019
    48:20
  58. 66.
    Potterology Part 1 (WIZARD SCIENCE) with Rebecca Lai 09/10/2019
    1:12:10
  59. 67.
    Vexillology (FLAGS) with E. Tory Laitila09/03/2019
    1:18:43
  60. 68.
    Paleontology (DINOSAURS) Encore Presentation with Michael Habib 08/28/2019
    51:54
  61. 69.
    Disasterology (DISASTERS) with Samantha Montano08/21/2019
    1:26:37
  62. 70.
    100th Episode: Best Life Advice from Ologists + 100 More Ologies08/14/2019
    24:05
  63. 71.
    Saurology (LIZARDS) with Earyn McGee08/06/2019
    1:07:44
  64. 72.
    Graphology (HANDWRITING/FORGERY) with Sylvia Kessler07/31/2019
    1:03:29
  65. 73.
    Cnidariology (CORAL) with Shayle Matsuda07/25/2019
    1:21:31
  66. 74.
    Disinfectiology (BLEACH) with Evan Rumberger07/16/2019
    52:00
  67. 75.
    Nomology Part 2: (THE CONSTITUTION): Let's read the whole friggin thing. 07/10/2019
    1:20:40
  68. 76.
    Nomology (THE CONSTITUTION) with Franita Tolson07/02/2019
    1:30:19
  69. 77.
    Cabinology (CABINS) with Dale Mulfinger06/25/2019
    59:05
  70. 78.
    Disease Ecology (LYME/TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES) with Andrea Swei06/18/2019
    1:12:54
  71. 79.
    Island Ecology (ISLANDS) with Andy Kraemer 06/11/2019
    48:31
  72. 80.
    Acarology (TICKS) with Neeta Pardanani Connally06/05/2019
    1:19:57
  73. 81.
    Psychological Traumatology (PTSD & STRESS) with Nicholas Barr05/28/2019
    1:28:05
  74. 82.
    Behavioral Ecology (REPRODUCTIVE TRADEOFFS) with Amy Worthington05/21/2019
    47:44
  75. 83.
    BONUS Minisode: Preview of Alie on Bill Nye's "Science Rules!"05/16/2019
    11:11
  76. 84.
    Mycology (MUSHROOMS) with Tom Volk05/14/2019
    1:16:22
  77. 85.
    Bufology (TOADS) with Priya Nanjappa 05/07/2019
    1:09:06
  78. 86.
    Minisode: All of My Secret Travel Trips + Some Updates 04/30/2019
    19:38
  79. 87.
    Addictionology (ADDICTION) with Erin Parisi04/23/2019
    1:31:30
  80. 88.
    Hagfishology (HAGFISH) with Tim Winegard04/16/2019
    1:13:22
  81. 89.
    Scorpiology (SCORPIONS) with Lauren Esposito 04/09/2019
    1:09:03
  82. 90.
    FIELD TRIP: How to Change Your Life via the Natural History Museum of LA04/02/2019
    35:45
  83. 91.
    Victimology (CRIME VICTIMS) with Callie Rennison 03/26/2019
    1:30:18
  84. 92.
    Astrobiology (ALIENS) with Kevin Peter Hand03/19/2019
    1:22:43
  85. 93.
    Ludology (VIDEO GAMES) with Jane McGonigal03/12/2019
    1:16:56
  86. 94.
    Etymology (WORD ORIGINS) with Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist Podcast03/05/2019
    1:00:18
  87. 95.
    Thermophysiology (BODY HEAT) with Shane Campbell-Staton 02/26/2019
    1:23:53
  88. 96.
    Personality Psychology (PERSONALITIES) with Simine Vazire 02/19/2019
    1:17:19
  89. 97.
    Matrimoniology (MARRIAGE) with Ben Karney02/12/2019
    1:32:26
  90. 98.
    Biogerontology (AGING) with Caleb Finch 02/05/2019
    51:49
  91. 99.
    Cheloniology (SEA TURTLES) with Camryn Allen01/29/2019
    1:24:05
  92. 100.
    Testudinology (TORTOISES) with Amanda Hipps01/22/2019
    1:12:42
  93. 101.
    Snow Hydrology (SNOW & AVALANCHES) with Ned Bair01/15/2019
    58:37
  94. 102.
    Minisode: Ologies Upgrades & Changes for 201901/08/2019
    8:14
  95. 103.
    Felinology (CATS) with Mikel Delgado01/08/2019
    1:24:34
  96. 104.
    Entomophagy Anthropology (EATING BUGS AS SUSTAINABLE PROTEIN) with Julie Lesnik01/01/2019
    1:21:27
  97. 105.
    Ornithology (BIRDS) Encore Presentation with James Maley 12/25/2018
    54:34
  98. 106.
    Mixology (COCKTAILS) with Matthew Biancaniello 12/18/2018
    1:09:09
  99. 107.
    Selenology (THE MOON) with Raquel Nuno12/11/2018
    1:21:20
  100. 108.
    Classical Archeology (ANCIENT ROME) with Darius Arya12/04/2018
    1:12:07
  101. 109.
    Microbiology (GUT BIOME) with Elaine Hsiao 11/27/2018
    1:16:49
  102. 110.
    Grateful-ology (GRATITUDE) is not totally a real word11/20/2018
    15:40
  103. 111.
    Food Anthropology (FEASTS) with Katherine Spiers 11/13/2018
    1:13:11
  104. 112.
    Eschatology (THE APOCALYPSE) with Phil Torres11/06/2018
    1:07:21
  105. 113.
    Corvid Thanatology (CROW FUNERALS) with Kaeli Swift 10/30/2018
    1:13:01
  106. 114.
    Somnology (SLEEP) Part 2 with Dr. W. Chris Winter 10/23/2018
    1:10:34
  107. 115.
    Somnology (SLEEP) Part 1 with W. Chris Winter10/16/2018
    1:13:46
  108. 116.
    Surgical Oncology (BREAST CANCER) with Donna-Marie Manasseh10/09/2018
    1:22:16
  109. 117.
    Ologiesology with Alie Ward (1-Year Anniversary Episode)10/05/2018
    1:07:21
  110. 118.
    Functional Morphology (ANATOMY) with Joy Reidenberg10/02/2018
    1:12:24
  111. 119.
    Myrmecology (ANTS) with Terry McGlynn 09/25/2018
    1:22:22
  112. 120.
    Egyptology (ANCIENT EGYPT) with Kara Cooney 09/18/2018
    1:20:43
  113. 121.
    Conservation Technology (EARTH SAVING) with Shah Selbe 09/11/2018
    1:23:27
  114. 122.
    Oceanology (OCEANS) with Ayana Johnson09/04/2018
    1:15:32
  115. 123.
    Ferroequinology (TRAINS) with Matt Anderson08/28/2018
    1:03:37
  116. 124.
    Bonus Minisode: Kalology -- Your Letters 08/21/2018
    43:41
  117. 125.
    Kalology (BEAUTY STANDARDS) with Renee Engeln 08/21/2018
    1:38:25
  118. 126.
    Oology (EGGS) with John Bates08/14/2018
    57:40
  119. 127.
    Ophthalmology (EYES) with Reid Wainess 08/07/2018
    1:22:55
  120. 128.
    Epidemiology (DISEASES) with 'This Podcast Will Kill You's' Erins Welsh & Allmann-Updyke07/31/2018
    1:29:46
  121. 129.
    Selachimorphology (SHARKS) with Chris Lowe07/24/2018
    1:16:09
  122. 130.
    Malacology (SNAILS & SLUGS) with Jann Vendetti07/17/2018
    1:10:48
  123. 131.
    Areology (MARS) Part 2 with Jennifer Buz07/10/2018
    56:17
  124. 132.
    Areology (MARS) Part 1 with Jennifer Buz 07/03/2018
    1:06:54
  125. 133.
    MINISODE: Aestaology (SUMMER) should be a word06/26/2018
    21:25
  126. 134.
    Deltiology (POSTCARDS) with Donna Braden06/19/2018
    54:27
  127. 135.
    Rhinology (NOSES) with John Craig06/12/2018
    1:08:41
  128. 136.
    Phonology (LINGUISTICS) with Nicole Holliday 06/05/2018
    1:03:13
  129. 137.
    Cynology (DOGS) with Brandon McMillan 05/29/2018
    1:16:06
  130. 138.
    Lepidopterology (BUTTERFLIES) with Phil Torres 05/22/2018
    1:18:59
  131. 139.
    Trichology (HAIR) with Valerie Horsley 05/15/2018
    1:17:32
  132. 140.
    Dendrology (TREES) with J. Casey Clapp 05/08/2018
    1:28:40
  133. 141.
    Fearology Pt. 2 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth05/01/2018
    59:00
  134. 142.
    Fearology Pt. 1 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth04/24/2018
    1:13:49
  135. 143.
    Radiology (X-RAY VISION) with Varshana Gurusamy04/17/2018
    1:09:31
  136. 144.
    Evolutionary Biology (DARWINISM) with John McCormack04/10/2018
    1:00:21
  137. 145.
    Gynecology (NETHER HEALTH) with Philippa Ribbink 04/03/2018
    1:20:29
  138. 146.
    Zymology (BEER) with Quinton Sturgeon 03/27/2018
    52:55
  139. 147.
    Melittology (BEES) with Amanda Shaw 03/20/2018
    1:14:01
  140. 148.
    Museology (MUSEUMS) with Ronnie Cline03/13/2018
    59:03
  141. 149.
    Gizmology (ROBOTS) with Simone Giertz03/06/2018
    34:00
  142. 150.
    Mythology (STORYTELLING) with John Bucher 02/27/2018
    1:12:17
  143. 151.
    Teuthology (SQUIDS) with Sarah McAnulty 02/20/2018
    57:32
  144. 152.
    Sexology (SEX) with Shan Boody aka Shannon Boodram 02/13/2018
    1:11:33
  145. 153.
    Gelotology (LAUGHTER) with Lee Berk 02/06/2018
    54:29
  146. 154.
    Ichthyology (FISHES) with Chris Thacker 01/30/2018
    1:06:17
  147. 155.
    Herpetology (SNAKES, FROGS, ETC.) with David Steen 01/23/2018
    1:10:16
  148. 156.
    Sports & Performance Psychology (ANXIETY & CONFIDENCE) with Sari Shepphird 01/16/2018
    1:20:32
  149. 157.
    Hematology (BLOOD) with Brian Durie 01/09/2018
    48:19
  150. 158.
    Glycobiology (CARBS) with Michelle Dookwah 01/03/2018
    45:01
  151. 159.
    Cosmology PART 2 with Katie Mack 12/19/2017
    37:38
  152. 160.
    Cosmology (THE UNIVERSE) with Katie Mack, Part I12/12/2017
    1:31:16
  153. 161.
    Entomology (INSECTS) with Lila Higgins12/05/2017
    55:45
  154. 162.
    Minisode: Grateful-ology is not a real word...11/22/2017
    15:08
  155. 163.
    Cosmetology (GLAM/GROOMING) with Alysha Sherri Marcantonio 11/14/2017
    1:08:42
  156. 164.
    Ornithology (BIRDS) with James Maley 11/07/2017
    53:42
  157. 165.
    Thanatology (DEATH & DYING) with Cole Imperi10/31/2017
    1:23:16
  158. 166.
    Minisode: Fall Ologies! ... Fallogies?10/24/2017
    8:16
  159. 167.
    Horology (WATCHES) with Cameron Weiss 10/18/2017
    40:20
  160. 168.
    Gemology (CRYSTALS & GEMS) with Kelly Sitek 10/10/2017
    55:18
  161. 169.
    Paleontology (DINOSAURS) with Michael Habib 10/04/2017
    47:22
  162. 170.
    Primatology (MONKEYS & APES) with Kate Gilmore 09/26/2017
    1:15:16
  163. 171.
    Volcanology (VOLCANOES) with Jess Phoenix 09/19/2017
    57:01
  164. 172.
    Episode 009/04/2017
    4:35

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