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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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Haydel and Henderson clays

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 043
Guest: Shelley Haydel, Marissa Henderson

An interview with microbiologist Shelley Haydel from the School of Life Sciences and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University by co-host Marissa Henderson. This episode gives you something to think about when it comes to mud and why we say science is everywhere and in everything.
Bryant Vaughn

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 042
Guest: Vaughn Bryant

An interview with palynologist Vaughn Bryant from Texas A&M. Listen in as Dr. Biology learns how pollen is providing clues for more than scientists. These tiny bits of information turn out to be something more than sneeze triggers.
Doug Lake Immune Research

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 041
Guest: Doug Lake, Ramon Santos

An interview with biologist Doug Lake from the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences. Dr. Biology and his co-host Ramon Santos find out how something as simple as a paper cut can put our body defense to work.
Tina Wilson plants

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 040
Guest: Tina Wilson

An interview with biologist Tina Wilson from the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona. Listen in as Dr. Biology learns how cacti and other desert plants keep their cool.
Jim Collins NSF

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 039
Guest: James Collins

An interview with biologist James Collins who is the person directing the biology section of the National Science Foundation. Listen in and learn about this important science funding agency.
Davies Pichel

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 038
Guest: Paul Davies, Ferran Garcia-Pichel

What is life and how do biologists decide if something is living or non-living? Dr. Biology visits with physicist Paul Davies and microbiologist Ferran Garcia-Pichel. They talk about life, extreme life forms (extremophiles), and the possibility of life on other planets. Listen in as they build their own E.T. and wonder if maybe, just maybe, we might all actually be E.T.

Rebecca Clark Antfarm

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 037
Guest: Itzany Mendez, Rebecca Clark

An interview with biologist Rebecca Clark. Dr. Biology and his co-host Itzany Mendez look into lives of ants and learn some pretty cool things including how to build a slick ant farm using two music CD cases.

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 036
Guest: Diana Lipscomb

An interview with taxonomist Diana Lipscomb from George Washington University. Dr. Biology dives into the mystery of the dying coral reefs. This is a hot topic in the marine biology world and one you are sure to learn a lot about these amazing animals.
Kevin McGraw with student

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 035
Guest: Brian Varela, Kevin McGraw

An interview with biologist Kevin McGraw. Dr. Biology and his co-host Brian Varela learn a lot about feathers and all the ways birds used them. This is a colorful and wild show that you will not want to miss.

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 034
Guest: Peter Vukusic

An interview with physicist Peter Vukusic. Dr. Biology gets the inside story about iridescent color, the science behind it, and believe it or not a link between science, surfing and snowboarding that you may not thought about.


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