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#277 | Ologies will satisfy curiosities you didn't know you had
I am not a podcast guy. At least, I wasn't until someone told me about Ologies with Alie Ward.
It's one of the most fun science-y things I've ever found, and it's my Thing today.
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Alie Ward, the podcast host, is extremely affable and fun to listen to, and she seems to have made it her mission to find and interview really smart people who study the most niche of things. In just a few hours, I listened to some rather enjoyable conversations about crow funerals, dreams, and the secret inner lives of trees.
Alie's a fantastic interviewer because she makes out-of-the-way science accessible and funny to even the most layman of listeners, asking questions that you'd probably ask at a dinner party if you met someone that was, oh, I don't know, maybe a mycologist? Or a diplopodologist, perhaps. So you get to learn more about how these experts got into their fields in the first place and snippets of some of the fascinating things they research.
You can find Ologies here - or wherever you listen to your podcasts.