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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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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.
Flora Delaterre

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 050
Guest: Beth Judy

Dr. Biology along with a group of curious high school students learn why Detective Flora Delaterre is investigating plants and how they can be the perfect medicine for what makes you sick.

Shaibi Gabe

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 049
Guest: Gabriel Shaibi

Do you need to run five miles every day to get in shape and be healthy? Dr. Biology has a chance to sit down after a workout session to talk about exercise and kids with metabolic biologist Gabriel Shaibi. What he and a group of researchers found might surprise you.
Emil McCain

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 048
Guest: Emil McCain

Could these shy cats be living in Southern Arizona? Dr. Biology learns about these amazing animals from wildlife biologist Emil McCain. The two talk about the Borderlands Jaguar Detection Project and how two long-time hunters became the biggest fans and supporters for Jaguar habitat.

Edward O Wilson

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 047
Guest: Edward Wilson

Dr. Biology continues his conversation with biologist Ed Wilson. Just what does it take to be a great scientist? What would he do to encourage students to become scientists? These are just a few of the things we learn in this show as well as what Ed Wilson would do or be if he were not a biologist. Some of the answers might surprise you.

Edward O Wilson

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 046
Guest: Edward Wilson

Dr. Biology sits down with biologist E. O. Wilson to talk about science, his writing including his book, Superorganism, and future new novel, as well as his art. Along the way they discuss the Encyclopedia of Life web project and a very cool outdoor activity called a "Bioblitz."

Elser Saxon

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 045
Guest: Michael Saxon, James Elser

An interview with limnologist James Elser from the School of Life Sciences. Listen in as Dr. Biology and co-host Michael Saxon learn about a biologist that studies life in and around fresh water, or you might think of him as the other marine biologist.
Wehner with ants

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 044
Guest: Rüdiger Wehner

An interview with myrmecologist Rüdiger Wehner from University of Zurich. Listen in as Dr. Biology learns how these desert animals are revealing their success in the Sahara Desert. Don't know what a myrmecologist is? This is a good show to find the answer.

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