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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.

Want to watch some of our biologists in action? We are also building a collection of biologists in the lab and the field. Pick the "Watch" tab and pick one of the shows featuring our biologists.!

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.
Raul and Taylor talk about plants

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 033
Guest: Taylor Cheatham, Raul Gutierrez

An interview with biologist Raul Gutierrez. Dr. Biology and his co-host Taylor Cheatham learn about some very cool desert plants and some non-desert plants that are just wicked.
Hebets and Taylor Spiderwomen

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 032
Guest: Eileen Hebets, Lisa Taylor

An interview with arachnologists Eileen Hebets and Lisa Taylor. Two women that defy the convention that women are all afraid of spiders. Listen in as Dr. Biology learns there are no Miss Muffets in this show.
Platnick Spiderman

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 031
Guest: Norman Platnick

An interview with arachnologist Norman Platnick. Learn about the animal that has become famous through his Marvel Comics and movie action hero.
Female math biologists

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 030
Guest: Cassie Pawling, Genvieve Toutain

An interview with mathematicians Cassie Pawling and Genevieve Toutain from the ASU Department of Mathematics and Statistics. A show filled with fun math tricks and even a bit of mind boggling mind reading.

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 029
Guest: Andrew Smith, WEI Fuwen

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hold a baby Giant Panda in your lap? Listen in while Dr. Biology talks with two scientists who have gotten up close and personal with Pandas. Andrew Smith is a returning guest and WEI Fuwen is a visiting scientist from China that has been studying pandas in the wild. He has even caught the sounds of these elusive animals in the wild.

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

An interview with biologist Dave Pearson research professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and Audubon environmental educator Cathy Wise. Dr. Biology learns from his two guests that bird watching is pretty cool and fun.
Gerry McDerrmot

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 027
Guest: Gerry McDerrmott

An interview with biophysicistGerry McDermott of the National Center for X-ray Tomography. Dr. Biology tours the synchrotron that is also called the giant monster. Dr. Biology learns how the football sized facility is used to power a new kind of microscope.
larabell skittle

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

An interview with cellular researcher and explorer Carolyn Larabell of the National Center for X-ray Tomography. Dr. Biology learns about the new microscope being developed to see inside cells in a way never before possible.


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