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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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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.
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.


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