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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.
 
Comedian and beauty expert Jackie Johnson explores the self care space while laughing, yelling, singing, and keeping things cruelty free. Jackie gabs with celebs, makeup artists, indie brand owners, and fellow funny folks about what beauty and self care mean to them (as well as what’s in their bags!). Grab your neck cream and join her as she takes the seriousness, mystery, and intimidation out of this robust topic.
 
Comedians and longtime friends Dave Horwitz and Shawn Pearlman want to be real grown ups almost as much as they want attention. They don't know what they're doing, but they like doing it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Ghostpuncher Corps is a tabletop roleplaying podcast in which Dungeon Mistress Lilith takes three adventurers through the comic world of Ghostpuncher. Petua, the neurotic warlock played by Amanda. Elektra, the synth bard played by Sydney. Mikey, the feral, pug-face t-shirt wearing druid played by Cassidy. These three are tasked by Lucifer herself to track down escaped souls and return them to Hell by any means necessary.
 
Iridesco: A Homer’s Odyssey is an almost fictional story about a flock of feral pigeons in lockdown. Set in Brighton, London and the countryside in between, it follows the lives of Iridesco, Lulu, Dolly and Dove as they embark on a journey that teaches them about the dangers and delights of life as a bird and the relationship between humans, pigeons and homing pigeons.Part adventure story, part rom-com, the series features raucous crows that speak in iambic pentameter, a trip along the Regen ...
 
Like Romance Novels? Want to find your next great read? Or maybe you just want to hear one person's opinion on if they liked the book or not. Join Heidi. Heidi doesn't hold back. Heidi expects Romance Novel's to be great books and she expects authors to create compelling characters. Hear her thoughts! This is a podcast to discuss romance books and give a review and rating. It is to help romance book readers find a next great read or new author to explore. Each podcast is broken into two sect ...
 
A collection of eight horror stories created by New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler, author of INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and ANCESTOR. This eBook-only title features seven tales from Scott's six years of free audiobook podcasts, plus the brand-new novella "Hunter Hunterson & Sons.” Scott still gives away his audio stories -- for free -- every week at scottsigler.com Stories in BLOOD IS RED: Number One with a Bullet In the high-stakes world of the National Football League, a wasted d ...
 
First published in 1885, After London, or Wild England is considered to be one of the earliest instances of post-apocalyptic fiction, describing the effects of an unspecified catastrophe that dramatically changes the face of England and its population. Divided into two parts, the first depicts the fall of civilization, as society reverts to its more primitive roots, while the second part is set years after the apocalyptic event and examines the evident changes in both natural scenery and soc ...
 
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You deserve to be happy! Author, playwright, Hollywood executive by day and self-care advocate for life, Tara Schuster, is on Natch Beaut today! And she gets into tons of life changing sh*t, honey! She shares anointing yourself with perfume, the power of implementing a formal gratitude practice, and what body balm will make you feel extra sexy. Plu…
 
They are numerous. They are patient. They are COMING for the United States in droves this spring: They are cicadas. *The* Cicada guy Dr. Gene Kritsky joins to chat all about the annual cicadas you may see every summer vs. the periodical ones that cycle through the states in broods of giant numbers. Learn how they survive underground for decades, wh…
 
Hunnies, what an exciting announcement! Moving forward, Natch Beaut mini episodes will be co-hosted by Caroline Moss of Gee, Thanks Just Bought It! And Jackie will be co-hosting mini episodes on the Gee Thanks feed as well. This is an exciting ongoing crossover that you won't want to miss! For links to everything mentioned on this episode, go to ww…
 
24 MINS ‘Suck Seed!’ Iridesco manages to escape but can he find his way back to the flock? A revelation about his father makes him realise that there is something he must do to save his friends. Iridesco: A Homer’s Odyssey is an almost fictional story about a flock of feral pigeons in lockdown. Set in Brighton, London and the countryside in between…
 
28 MINS ‘I reckon you’re ‘an ‘oming pigeon.’ A journey through the tunnels of the London Underground; a surprise visitor and an attemped rescue leave Iridesco stranded a long way from home. Iridesco: A Homer’s Odyssey is an almost fictional story about a flock of feral pigeons in lockdown. Set in Brighton, London and the countryside in between, it …
 
25 MINS ‘Why didn’t you warn him?’ Iago takes the pigeons to Trafalgar Square to search for members of the Great Pigeon Council but an unexpected incident causes suspicion amongst the birds. Later, the friends discover a boarded up record shop in Hoxton where pigeons gather. Iridesco: A Homer’s Odyssey is an almost fictional story about a flock of …
 
It's been far too long since we got spooky on Natch Beaut, but today's guest, special effects makeup artist Lydia Morales, takes care of that! She shares the movies and characters that inspired her craft, how to cover up/apply tattoos, what fake blood is made out of, and her plan to put Jackie through a full zombie transformation. Plus, her favorit…
 
Yes, an entire episode on butts. Primatologist and anthropologist Natalia Reagan joins to chat about the caboose: why do we have butts? Why do we like butts? How do we appreciate ours even more? She drops knowledge on bidets, wiping, twerking, the mystical field of Rumpology, how our derrieres have our back, plus butt dimples, and crack formations.…
 
Heidi didn't have a book ready to do her normal review this week so she decided to talk about a short story she downloaded on Valentine's Day. It's erotica, so this is a non-traditional podcast. Be prepared for a conversation about taking a trip into an alien-human world... ! We are talking about Thirst by Addison Cain. It's 85 pages of Glabrx the …
 
The Chemist Confessions dynamic duo is back AGAIN! Chemists, brand owners, and fan favorites Victoria Fu and Gloria Lu make their annual return to Natch Beaut, and this time they are answering the hunnies (and Jackie’s) questions! How long does it take for a skincare product to actually work? Is eye cream a scam? Should we retinol our necks and eye…
 
This one’s got it all: teeny tiny cellular factories, obscure trivia, historical gossip, sick beats, mitochondrial relevancy, viral popularity, a backstory that with charm you to death, sports cars, lab coats, smelly vats, Space Camp and mysteries of the brain. Raven The Science Maven has a background in molecular biology and is getting her Ph.D in…
 
This contemporary romance topped the charts of best romances in 2020. Listen to the podcast to find out if Heidi agrees with this assessment and what score she gave it on the 1-10 scale. This sweet romance (kissing only described so rated PG) is between two men, Luc and Oliver, who enter a fake relationship so they both have a date to important eve…
 
Petua and Sophie make another stop within the world of G.R.I.D.br34k3r and things get fucking weird. This episode features guest performances by by Diet Coke of the Dunston Checks Min and Go Go Godzilla podcasts on the Benview Network. Music used in this episode: i dont want the drugs (ft. XEMOBI) - elias and the error Pursuit - Run Vaylor One More…
 
Eyes are eternal! Mabel Lee, founder of Velour Beauty, is a lash expert and enthusiast. Recently, her company fully transitioned to vegan lashes and she is celebrating by chatting with Jackie all about it. Hear how the quest to go clubbing inspired the launch of her brand, who the first beauty icon is to ever buy her lashes, how eyelashes are made,…
 
You might only know carob as not-chocolate, which is a tragedy of its disco-era branding. This tough, gnarly, drought-resistant plant is the real-life Giving Tree, explains passionate Carobologist Megan Lynch. Dripping with leathery banana-shaped legume pods, this tree quietly dots suburban streets but has kept people alive through wars and famines…
 
Phoebe Lapine is a writer, self-taught chef, wellness blogger and a Hashimoto's advocate with a new book out called SIBO Made Simple- Healing recipes and practical strategies to rebalance your gut for good. She tells us all about how hustling in New York in her 20’s led her to a career in wellness, cooking, and invisible illness advocacy. Plus, how…
 
Sweeties, my rate is not cream! This is part 2 of Jackie's rant about the importance of knowing what you are worth and not letting companies take advantage of your value. Hear 2 new emails from companies trying to play Jackie J! As always, for links to everything mentioned in episodes, go to www.natchbeaut.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
 
Part 2 is here! Gamestop, #stonks, Universal Basic Income, how to incentivize things that are good for us, whether or not kids should have an allowance, Trekonomics and more. Economist, professor and “Freakonomics” co-author Steven Levitt joins to chat about everything from being cheap and what decision making costs our minds to the worth of the Am…
 
Heidi goes over 14 of the 15 books in this great series and gives her Heidi rating for each one. These books vary GREATLY in their steaminess, their plots, and if they are worth reading or not (spoiler - some of them are a SKIP!) The Heidi rating is listed below and each title is also listed below. Heidi gives a brief synopsis of each book, what sh…
 
Today we meet makeup artist, hair stylist, cosmetologist, and beauty chemist Cassandra Celestin! She tells us all about how cutting the hair off of a doll shaped her career and how she was determined to make cosmetics. Plus, what time of day should you search for your undertone, how to get good scalp flora, and why you need two shades of foundation…
 
Mikey returns to the forest he called home. SFX used in this episode Forest wind and birds - Dr. Macak Walking through wet forest - NachtmahrTV Music used in this episode: Opening - Komiku Every myths are true stories - Komiku Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme) - Komiku All songs and sounds used in this episode are used non-commercially wit…
 
On today's mini Natch, Jackie reads some emails! Some from listeners, and some from a brand that wants her to work for free in exchange for a bottle of shampoo. Remember, hunnies, always get paid what you are worth! For a list of everything mentioned on this episode, go to www.natchbeaut.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informatio…
 
Choices! Trade-offs! Money! How much should you save? And how much should stimulus checks be? Don’t be scared by the term “economics,” especially since it doesn’t end in -ology. This 2-part Economic Sociology bonanza addresses the behavior that motivates the fiscal systems of the world, from avocado toast to retirement funds. Economist, professor a…
 
Love fated mate stories? Love wolf shifters? The Phoenix Pack series comes up as a recommendation whenever someone asks for a good fated mate or wolf shifter story so Heidi checked out Book 1 Feral Sins. This is a "marriage of convenience - or mating of convenience" trope in order to help out both the heroine and hero and is definitely a STEAMY ins…
 
Today, we meet and chat with Emily Culp, the CEO of Cover FX! She shares with us her optimistic outlook on the world, as well as everything you’ve ever wanted to know about GWP’s (if you don’t know what a GWP is, you must listen!) Plus, the critical skill of integrity, the innovation of beauty that inspires her and her company, a day in the life of…
 
Last podcast we broke down the omegaverse and at the very end (57 minute mark) discussed Addison Caine the foremother of the omegaverse and a lawsuit she was involved in, as well as the first book in her breakout series Born to Be Bound. This podcast revisits both of those topics. Heidi dove deeper into the NYT article (not well done and pretty sho…
 
A LOST EPISODE! Three years in the making, this interview features vials of vile creatures, worm drama, febrile hallucinations, spooning, and unfortunate snacks. It has waited a long time to meet you, so let’s get weird, take a trip back to summer of 2017 -- before Ologies existed -- and unearth one of the very first, never-before-heard interviews.…
 
Today on Natch is author and host of the Gee, Thanks! Just Bought It Podcast, Caroline Moss. She discusses her pink complexion, consuming makeup aspirationally, and thinking outside the confines of the beauty category for self-care finds. Plus, wedding registry loopholes and replacing a favorite cream with a cruelty-free one. For a list of everythi…
 
Elektra finds her place to rest and grieve. Music used in this episode: Tracks from Ghosts V: Together by Nine Inch Nails All songs and sounds used in this episode are used non-commercially with attribution. Support Ghostpuncher and Ghostpuncher Corps at http://www.patreon.com/ghostpuncher Join the Ghostpuncher Discord here: bit.ly/ghostpuncherdisc…
 
RATS: They love pizza. They invade taquerias at midnight. They scurry. They cuddle. They outsmart. They inspire movies that inspire musicals. Proving that not just woodsy megafauna can be charismatic, rats have lives we would never suspect. Globally-lauded Urban Rodentologist Dr. Robert Corrigan, or Bobby if you like, has been studying these animal…
 
Today on Natch Beaut is part 2 of the iconic episode with the Hunnies! Some of Jackie's Patreon hunnies share their top favorite beauty products, and there are a lot of brands from episodes of the show. This episode features: Laura Hooper Kelley Coyne Emma Scott Jess Manzo Amanda Roth Brittany Storie Alissa Van Dyke Camille Barreto Renae Roemmich K…
 
The Coronasode we’ve been waiting for! Vaccines. Finally. But what does this mean? As a Vaccine Infodemiologist and science communication lead for The COVID Tracking Project, Jessica Malaty Rivera specializes in infectious disease epidemics and the surge of misinformation that accompanies them. The very first human trials of the COVID-19 vaccine oc…
 
Mikey and his new friend continue their road trip, enjoy some good (bad) food and take in a film. Music used in this episode: Every myths are true stories - Komiku SFX used in this episode Frozen Celery Breaking Cracking Bones - Idalize Bodyboard Stretch A - InspectorJ additional sounds recorded by Lilith All songs and sounds used in this episode a…
 
Today on Natch Beaut, Jackie is extra honored to have on her very special guests: the hunnies! These are some of the beautiful and fabulous hunnies from the Jacke J Patreon, here to share their 3 favorite beauty products. On this episode you will hear from Camille Barreto, Kate Joseph, Marika Bryant, Alexa Peden, Holly Perkins, Patty Doscher, Laure…
 
On the last mini episode of 2020, Jackie counts down her own personal skincare products of the year, as well as the best moments of the year. These include spf, the best oil to oil up your ass, and the blush palette you gotta get! For a list of everything mentioned in this episode, visit www.natchbeaut.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
 
Part 2 of a very special duo! The fresh catch-up interview to learn what the world’s most charming and enthusiastic tree expert, Casey Clapp, has been up to since his 2018 episode aired. He’s been busy. Listen to hear if he’s gotten more pine cone tattoos, what other trees he hates, which ones he gives 10/10, musical blunders, winter pagan traditio…
 
Part 1 of a very special duo: Do trees have feelings? How do they talk? How old can they get? Are there any tree stories that will make me cry? Spoiler: YES. This episode aired in May 2018 and is worth a revisit, especially since Part 2 is a brand new 2020 interview with possibly the world's most enthusiastic tree expert, J. Casey Clapp. Learn abou…
 
Dr. Rahi is a Doctor and expert in Integrative Medicine and anti-aging treatments located in Beverly Hills and New York City. She chats with Jackie all about how to use aesthetics as well as wellness practices to achieve your optimal self. Plus, the most popular places people are getting thread lifts, vaginal rejuvenation, and the power of micro ne…
 
This specific episode was cited in The New Yorker this week, so we’re giving it an encore refresh with bonus material and a 2020 update from Dr. Esposito herself! Scorpions: the victims of undue shade. If you've ever wanted to impress a date with weird facts THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU. A handful of people on planet Earth have a PhD in scorpions an…
 
Heidi recently learned about the Omegaverse and has dived in. Reading about ten books in this subgenre in the past month, she breaks down what the Omegaverse is (first half hour). She explains the main themes: 1. Alpha's, Beta's and Omega's 2. Knotting 3. The power dynamic 4. The bond * This episode has more sex talk than most episodes* You have be…
 
Today, Jackie chats with Natalie Mackey, the CEO & Co-founder of Winky Lux, a luxury and cruelty-free cosmetics line that has the cutest products. She shares the origin story of the brand’s name and some of the reasons behind their unique packaging (like pill-shaped lipsticks, tiny chrysanthemums, and palettes covered in pugs) as well as the import…
 
A long snout. Hundreds of teeth. Scales that could slice you. What is a gar and should we fear it? Should we hug it? One of the world’s most passionate and knowledgeable experts on this ancient, mysterious fish joins to make you fall in love with these slimy longbois. Dr. Solomon David is affable, charming, enthusiastic and absolutely shameless whe…
 
Ho Ho Ho, hunnies! Today is the most wonderful day of the year- the Natch Beaut holiday episode. We are joined by two iconic queens and the hosts of the new Add To Cart podcast, journalist SuChin Pak and Comedian Kulap Vilaysack. The ladies share with Jackie some of their favorite products and some great holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list…
 
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