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Alie Ward
Ologies with Alie Ward
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 15,016 ratings
I have been listening to ologies since late 2018, when I found out I was pregnant and could no longer mentally handle / listen to my usual murder podcasts. Wow it’s amazing. I have FINALLY left a review because I just listened to three in a row (oikology, pelicanology, and medusology) while...Read full review »
Nkd1989 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/12/20
3:30 AM Bats
When awoken by a scuffling sound at 3:30 AM, I was a bit alarmed. I managed to track the sound to the cabinet below our bathroom sink. Before Ologies, I would have been hiding in a locked room under a blanket when my husband looked inside and found a bat. After Ologies, I was able to remain...Read full review »
Crafty Flamingo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/20
Delicious cravings
Seriously, I don’t think podcasts get any better then the audible five course, 5 star meal Alie Ward and team cooks up time and time again. The most deliciously presented, brag worthy experience every time I hit play. The b.e.s.t.
LabradorBerry via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/12/20
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