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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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Baluch with cohosts

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 057
Guest: Page Baluch

Three inquisitive young co-hosts, Stephanie Galindo, Anthony Delgado and Raenesha Willis visit with biologist and microscopist Page Baluch. Together with Dr. Biology they explore the tiny world of inner space and learn that there is more to a flower than can be seen with only the eye.

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 056
Guest: Nina Jablonski

Dr. Biology gets the skinny on our largest organ - our skin. Professor and author Nina Jablonski talks about the important ways our skin works for us each day.
Robert Krulwich

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 055
Guest: Robert Krulwich

Dr Biology sits down with well known science correspondent, Robert Krulwich (Radiolab), for a fun conversation about communicating science. The two talk about media, old and new, and maybe some that may not have been developed.
Bat biologists Hagen and Fisher

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 054
Guest: Fisher, Rebecca, Hagen, Elizabeth

Here is something special you can add to your trick-or-treating this year. Find out if there are vampire bats waiting to drink your blood - or if we really have a funny bone in our body? These are just a few of the things Dr. Biology and his guests Rebecca Fisher and Elizabeth Hagen talk about on this show. You can even listen to some real bat chatter.

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.


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