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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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Marlene Zuk

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 60
Guest: Marlene Zuk

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.

Mary Liz Jameson

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 059
Guest: Mary Liz Jameson

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.

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 058
Guest: Lucy Hawking

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.

Baluch with cohosts

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 057
Guest: Page Baluch

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.

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 056
Guest: Nina Jablonski

Dr. Biology gets the skinny on our largest organ - our skin. Professor and author Nina Jablonski talks about the important ways our skin works for us each day.
Robert Krulwich

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 055
Guest: Robert Krulwich

Dr Biology sits down with well known science correspondent, Robert Krulwich (Radiolab), for a fun conversation about communicating science. The two talk about media, old and new, and maybe some that may not have been developed.
Bat biologists Hagen and Fisher

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 054
Guest: Fisher, Rebecca, Hagen, Elizabeth

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.

Denardo and Vlooswijk

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 053
Guest: Dale DeNardo, Arno Vlooswijk

How are some animals keeping cool and staying warm? Listen in as Dr. Biology talks with biologist Dale DeNardo and engineer and thermographic artist Arno Vlooswijk about thermoregulation. Could there be lessons for humans to learn from these animals?
Ken Dial

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 052
Guest: Ken Dial

Dr. Biology learns how birds might have developed their ability to fly from ornithologist Ken Dial. The two talk about the evolution of bird flight and some of the other cool things birds can do - like are penguins really flying birds?
Biologists Funk and Pyle

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 051
Guest: Vicki Funk, Richard Pyle

Dr. Biology has a chance to learn some interesting things about exploring for new species from biologists Vicki Funk and Richard Pyle from the Smithsonian Institute and the Bishop Museum. This episode might just put the explorer bug into your head.


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