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You have been reading about the biologists behind the Ask A Biologist website. Now you can hear them too. Dr. Biology has been speaking with many of the biologists that are discovering new worlds and exploring new frontiers in biology. Each show includes a full written transcript and content log.

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Hiking South Mountain Park

Not everyone has been on a hike and very few have hiked with a park ranger. Dr. Biology hikes South Mountain Park with not one but two park rangers. Park Rangers Liz Smith and Justin Olson are our guides for the 2.5 mile trip up Holbert Trail. This episode provides hiking tips and a preview of what treasures await those who hike this park.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 35:13 | Vol 66
iTunes | MP3 download | 17MB

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Ant Life Part 2

Wait - there's more! Dr. Biology and co-host Jane Rector continue their visit with Jennifer Fewell, a biologist who is exploring the world of social insects including ants. There is even some talk of how professional basketball teams could learn a thing or two from these six-legged insects. Not that we are saying there are tiny basketball games taking place inside ant colonies.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 26:28 | Vol 65
iTunes | MP3 download | 13MB

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Ant Life Part 1

As scientists study the amazing social network of ants they are discovering we could learn a lot from these tiny animals. Dr. Biology and co-host Jane Rector visit with Jennifer Fewell, a biologist who is exploring the world of social insects including ants. They learn a lot about this female dominated world and just what leafcutter ants are doing with all those leaves.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 28:26 | Vol 64
iTunes | MP3 download | 14MB

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Young Women in Science Part 2

Listen in as young women scientists, Farah Eltohamy, Amanda Benedetto and Sarah Sakha talk about their work and interview ASU biologist Susan Holechek. Pauline Davies hosts the show as Dr. Biology is exploring the Panama rainforest to bring back fun and exciting stories.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 15:13 | Vol 63
iTunes | MP3 download | 8MB

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Young Women in Science Part 1

Listen in as young women scientists, CG Schultz and Jessica Mathews, talk about their work and interview ASU ecologist Kiona Ogle. Pauline Davies hosts the show as Dr. Biology is still exploring the Panama rainforest to bring back fun and exciting stories. We hope he is not lost.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 11:51 | Vol 62
iTunes | MP3 download | 6MB

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Biology Business

Biologist Bruce Hammock talks about life as a biologist, being a businessman and mountain climbing. How do these all fit together? Listen in as Dr. Biology learns how these pieces all work together in an interesting career.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 26:53 | Vol 61
iTunes | MP3 download | 13MB

Marlene Zuk

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Strange Cricket Silence

Love them or hate them, something is going on with male crickets on the island of Kauai. Once evenings filled with a chorus of these tiny singers has become strangely silent. Dr. Biology talks with biologist Marlene Zuk about how things are changing fast – maybe the fastest observed evolutionary change in an animal in the wild.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 23:51 | Vol 60
iTunes | MP3 download | 12MB

Mary Liz Jameson with chrome greeen scarab beetle.

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Been There Dung That

Are there really flesh-eating scarab beetles, or is it a movie myth? Dr. Biology and biologist Mary Liz Jameson talk about scarab beetles, dung, and even some insect recipes, minus the dung, for humans to try out for their next dinner or pot-luck.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 28:55 | Vol 059
iTunes | MP3 download | 14MB

Writer Lucy Hawking

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Dear Aliens

If aliens were to contact us, what would you say? How would you say it? These are just a few of the questions that Dr. Biology talks about with guest Lucy Hawking. The two have fun with these ideas and more as part of the Dear Aliens essay contest.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 29:53 | Vol 058
iTunes | MP3 download | 14MB

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Micronauts and Beyond

Three inquisitive young co-hosts, Stephanie Galindo, Anthony Delgado and Raenesha Willis visit with biologist and microscopist Page Baluch. Together with Dr. Biology they explore the tiny world of inner space and learn that there is more to a flower than can be seen with only the eye.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 20:31 | Vol 057
iTunes | MP3 download | 10MB

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