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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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Stan Faeth

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

Not what you might think - the study of some grasses might unlock some important understanding to many areas of science including treatments for cancer. Dr.Biology talk with Stan Feath, professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and learns what secrets grasses hold.
Quinlan and Conrad

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 018
Guest: Conrad Storad, Michael Quinlan

It's a mystery, at least until you try to guess what animal children book author Conrad Storad is describing at the beginning of this episode. Joining Conrad is physiologist Michael Quinlan. Together they give us all the gory details behind this desert dwelling animal.

Stephen Pratt ASU

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 017
Guest: Stephen Pratt

Ants doing math? Could this be possible? Stephen Prattt from the ASU School of Life Science gives Dr. Biology a lesson about ant problem solving.
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).

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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.


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