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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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Lindsay Biologist

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

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: Ferran Garcia-Pichel

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: Michael Berens

Dr. Biology takes trip to visit Michael Berens, adjunct professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and Senior Investigator at Translational Genomics Institute (TGen).
Stephen Pyne

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

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: 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).

Kevin McGraw image

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.

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