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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 100 episodes and we continue to add more interviews. Each show includes a full written transcript and content log.

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Science in washington

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 016
Guest: Cheryl Zook, Elizabeth Pennisi, Nancy Palaez

Travel with Dr. Biology as he heads to Washington D.C. to interview three people who are all involved with science even though two of them are not scientists. Interviews include Cheryl Zook (independent film maker), Elizabeth Pennisi (science writer), and Nancy Pelaez (program director - NSF-NSDL).

Kevin McGraw image

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 015
Guest: Kevin McGraw

It's a colorful world out there and Dr. Biology checks into the reason we see color and how animals use color. Listen in as Dr. Biology talks with Kevin McGraw animal behavior biologist in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.
Quentin Wheeler

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 014
Guest: Quentin Wheeler

Dr. Biology travels to the Tres Rios wetlands, a place where all types of living things can be found. He talks with local biologists about many of the species and also gets a chance to sit down and talk with Quentin Wheeler who is starting a new Institute that will be exploring and looking for species all around the world.

Valerie Stout

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 013
Guest: Valerie Stout

Microbes are everywhere, but what are they? We get the inside story from microbiologist Valerie Stout about these tiny life forms including a slimy and gooey material many microbes make called biofilms. In fact, you have a daily encounter with biofilms and bacteria that can impact your health.

Miles Orchinik

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 012
Guest: Miles Orchinick

Feeling stressed out? Wonder what stress is or how to best to deal with stress? Then you might like to listen in as Dr. Biology talks with Miles Orchinik, Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, about his work on stress.
John Alcock

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 011
Guest: John Alcock

Well known animal behavior biologist and author John Alcock takes time out from his busy schedule to talk with Dr. Biology about his work and his writing.
Peggy Coulombe

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 010
Guest: Peggy Coulombe

Podcasting is new to both Ask A Biologist and an exciting new science program called Science Studio. The host of this new show, Peggy Coulombe, talks with Dr. Biology about what it has been like to start podcasting.

Pauline Davies and Robyn Williams

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 009
Guest: Pauline Davies, Robyn Williams

Dr. Biology sits down to learn from two of the best science journalists in the world. Listen in as he gets some pointers from Pauline Davies and Robyn Williams.
remote sensors in the ocean

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 008
Guest: Susanne Neuer

Professor Susanne Neuerfrom the ASU School of Life Sciences talks about her research and how a person in the southwest desert can be studying deserts in the oceans. Yes, we said deserts in the ocean. Listen in to find out why.

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 007
Guest: Ron Rutowski

Biology, butterflies, and violin ballads are just a few of the things Dr. Biology talks about with ASU School of Life Sciences Professor Ron Rutowski.

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