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You have been reading about the biologists behind the Ask A Biologist website. Now you can listen to them in our popular biology podcast show. Dr. Biology has been speaking with many of the biologists that are discovering new worlds and exploring new frontiers in biology. There are over 80 episodes and we continue to add more interviews. Each show includes a full written transcript and content log.

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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

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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

Nina Jablonski

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Skin

In celebration of the launch of the new Ask A Biologist website, Dr. Biology sits down with biologist Nina Jablonski to talk about our skin - the largest organ of our body. Learn some fun facts like - did you know you are not wearing the same skin from last year?

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 30:44 | Vol 056
iTunes | MP3 download | 15MB

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Talking Science

What happens when Dr. Biology sits down to talk with science reporter Robert Krulwich? He learns why the reporter is one of the best at communicating complex subjects. Listen as the two talk about the craft of radio, film, and new media formats.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 30:46 | Vol 055
iTunes | MP3 download | 15MB

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Bats, Bones, and Biology

Here is something special you can add to your trick-or-treating this year. Find out if there are vampire bats waiting to drink your blood - or if we really have a funny bone in our body? These are just a few of the things Dr. Biology and his guests Rebecca Fisher and Elizabeth Hagen talk about on this show. You can even listen to some real bat chatter.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 30:39 | Vol 054
iTunes | MP3 download | 15MB

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Keeping Your Cool - Thermoregulation

After a long hot summer it seemed like a good time to see how some animals keep cool in extreme heat and stay warm when it is freezing outside. One animal even uses fiber optics to stay warm when the temperatures are below zero. Dr. Biology talks with biologist Dale DeNardo and engineer and thermographic artist Arno Vlooswijk about what's hot and what's not when it comes to thermoregulation.

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 29:01 | Vol 053
iTunes | MP3 download | 14MB

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Evolution of Bird Flight

To fly like a bird. It's the dream of many people - being able to soar in the air without a plane or other device. But have birds always been masters of the sky? Dr. Biology talks with ornithologist Ken Dial about the evolution of bird flight and what he and other scientists have learned with the help from some modern baby dinosaurs (birds).

Content Info | Transcript | Length - 29:34 | Vol 052
iTunes | MP3 download | 14MB

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Podcast contest winner in action

Podcast contest

Calling all students in the Phoenix area, the Ask A Biologist co-host contest is here...

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.