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

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Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 028
Guest: Pearson, Dave, Wise, Cathy

Listen in while Dr. Biology talks with two leading Arizona bird experts. Biologist Dave Pearson and Audubon Environmental Educator Cathy Wise let us in on these amazing animals. After listening to these two birders, as they call them selves, you will want to try out birding yourself. Did we mention the Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle? Let's just say, be glad you're not a monkey living in Philippines.

Gerry McDerrmot

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 027
Guest: McDerrmott

When you think of the comic character the Hulk, you think BIG and that's what Dr. Biology does in this episode- he learns about a building-size instrument being used by a group of scientists. This monster instrument is called a synchrotron and is an important part of the XM2 microscope that is being built to look inside cells in a new way. Find out what biophysicist Gerry McDermott has to say about this powerful tool and also its link to the Hulk. Really there is a connection!

larabell skittle

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 026
Guest: Larabell, Carolyn

Dr. Biology travels to the National Center for X-ray Tomography in Berkeley California to learn about a new microscope being built by cell biologist Carolyn Larabell and a team of scientists that provides a new way to look inside cells. Using a building sized instrument called a synchrotron for its light source the XM2, as it is called, uses X-rays to look inside cells - in fact it is so new it is the only one of its kind in the world!

NSDL

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 025
Guest: National Science Digital Library

Have you ever wished for a place on the Web where you could find quality science content that you can count on and trust? Your wish has been granted. Learn about the National Science Digital Library and all the projects and resources created just for science, technology, engineering and math. It's as close to one-stop shopping for learning materials and activities as one can find on the Web today.

Smith with bee beard

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 024
Guest: Smith, Brian

Bee Movies are not just for Hollywood. Dr. Biology catches up with bee movie maker and neurobiologist Brian Smith who uses film and video to unlock the mystery behind bees and how they sense and communicate with the environment. This movie director may not bee up for an Academy Award, but he will let you in on the life of bees including bee vomit and their interesting dance steps. Bees Dance?

Lindsay Biologist

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 023
Guest: Lindsay, Stuart

The tiny world of nanobiology is the topic of this show. Dr. Biology sits down with nanobiologist and physicist Stuart Lindsay to learn about nanobiology and some of the cool and strange things that happen when things are so small.

Ferran Garcia Pichel

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 022
Guest: Garcia-Pichel, Ferran

What could possibly be the difference between a cup of dirt and a cup of soil? Dr. Biology talks with microbiologist Ferran Garcia-Pichel about why he avoids the dirty word and prefers to say soil. Could it be there is more in a cup of dirt - excuse me a cup of soil than meets the eye?

Berens from TGen

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 021
Guest: Berens, Michael

What happens when good cells go bad? In this program Dr. Biology talks with cell biologist Michael Berens about cells and why they sometimes go bad. Could it be the genes and if it is a genetic breakdown could the new world of translational genomics hold the key to new treatments?

Stephen Pyne

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 020
Guest: Pyne, Stephen

Could fire be important for life on Earth? Would Earth be the same without fire? These are just a few of the many questions we have for fire researcher Stephen Pyne about fire and its role with life. Did we also mention his battle with a dragon? If you have a burning desire to learn the answers to these questions, tune in.

Stan Faeth

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 019
Guest: Faeth, Stan

Travel to Northern Arizona to the research site of ecologist Stan Feath and learn what he has learned from two native grasses. Who would have thought so much could be learned from these simple plants and the microscopic ecosystem that is part of their success. We also learn how Sleepy Grass got its nickname and the secret of why a fungus found in grasses could end up helping humans.

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