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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.
 
Four voices, four perspectives, endless conversation. This weekly podcast sits you at our table and takes on a number of research-backed topics of social importance. Public health, education, social justice, relationships, the modern workplace setting, you name it; if it’s been researched, we’ll be talking about it! Each week, we look into a research question of particular interest and navigate through the complexities as we try to answer these questions and provide our bottom-line perspecti ...
 
Kelly O’Neil is on a mission to disrupt the status quo and re-write the rules of entrepreneurship to help entrepreneurs just like you a high profit and high freedom businesses on your terms. Profit-preneurs are re-writing the rules for entrepreneurial business success in how they operate and scale their businesses, make more , and design their businesses to give them more unplugged time in the process. Each week Kelly O'Neil for insightful and candid interviews with the most brilliant busine ...
 
'Up The Antics’ is a sketch and improvisational comedy group from Bristol, U.K. Established in 2014 as ‘The VA’ by graduates from Bath Spa University, as a company they have performed in and hosted a variety of live performances all over the country, including Bath Comedy Festival, the Southampton Comedy Fridge, and in various venues across London and Bristol. Their flagship audio sketch show 'Pipped at the Podcast' can be found on all good Soundclouds and YouTubes now.
 
The podcast with a Southern accent on writing. Each episode is a jolt of inspiration fueled by engaging conversations with southern authors and publishing industry pros who pull back the curtain on the writing life and share real-world insights on the craft and business of writing. Inspired, informed and always outside the book. Hosted by literary publicist, Lynda Bouchard. Powered by storytellers. http://www.bookingauthorsink.com/literary-latte/
 
When all eyes are on you, how do you manage that performance moment? What is it like to be at the top of your game as a performer in sports, the arts, business, or high-stakes profession? Learn how elite performers optimize what they bring to the mental side of what they do and immerse yourself in conversations with people who have made it their life's work to excel. Your host, Dr. Sari Shepphird, is a celebrated Performance and Sport Psychologist, as well as an award-winning author, who wor ...
 
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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…
 
Where there’s people, there’s poo poo; but fullness of life is found in the messy reality of loving imperfect friends. .fusion-body .fusion-builder-column-0{width:100% !important;margin-top : 0px;margin-bottom : 0px;}.fusion-builder-column-0 > .fusion-column-wrapper {padding-top : 0px !important;padding-right : 0px !important;margin-right : 1.92%;p…
 
Scott and Steve are back - and they are baitin’! The guys explore the history of two “bait” terms - “Clickbait” and “Bait and Switch.” Also, learn how a middle school taunt has evolved into a marketing strategy when “Queerbaiting” is examined for New Slang. You will be shocked what Tina Yothers and Mindy the Dog have to say about this episode! To l…
 
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.…
 
Scott and Steve explore the terms and jargon that permeate our workplaces with a special focus on the etymology of “In the Weeds” and “Think Outside the Box.” In addition, the guys delve into the mystery of “Vegan Nut Mylk,” and see if Scott can spot the correct rapper in “Name That Lil.” But let's table this conversation for now. We can circle bac…
 
In this episode we talk about our attitudes toward prayer, our experiences with it, and how POC approach it differently. What's the point of praying? We talk about how or why we do it even when we would rather do anything else. Also, do you ever avoid praying because you feel like God is probably going to disappoint you? Andrew does, and it's like …
 
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…
 
Scott and Steve discuss the origin and their personal history with the worst word (You mean, that one? Maybe.) and several other words that are awful. Special guest, comedian Adrienne Iapalucci (Netflix’s The Degenerates, Late Night with David Letterman, Vadge podcast, Reader’s Digest), returns to the show to share her worst words and, as always, s…
 
Bringing 15 years of experience with camera and video production for Buck Commander and Duck Commander, Jordan Summitt joins us to talk about filming hunts and help answer questions about what to consider if you want to start filming hunts yourself, on this episode of The Louisiana Bowhunter Podcast presented by Relentless Boats.…
 
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…
 
Scott and Steve discuss euphemisms for everyone’s favorite subject - Death! The guys review the history and origin of two popular expressions - “Kick the Bucket” and “Buy the Farm” - used to misdirect us from the cold, hard fact that we all are going to die. For “They Walk Among Us,” learn about the obviously false conspiracy theory that Australia …
 
We're back in 2021! In this episode we talk about how POC can offer unique perspectives on the Bible, and wrestle with the ways that our relationship with this weird old book have changed over time. How do we read this book now, compared to how we did when we were growing up, and does it speak to our context as colonized and oppressed people?Let us…
 
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…
 
The guys explore the history of two courtly idioms and examine the state of chivalry in “these uncertain times.” In addition, they discuss classic tropes, Peter Cetera, and an unplanned trip to Arby’s. Plus, “New Slang” featuring the origin of “Glizzy Gobbler.” Become a Speakcies Supporter today at patreon.com/speakcies.…
 
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…
 
Scott and Steve discuss the true and frightening stories behind classic nursery rhymes - “London Bridge Is Falling Down” and “Humpty Dumpty.” And in the scariest part of the show - “New Slang” - learn about the terrible origin of “Clap Back.” You 👏 don’t 👏 want 👏 to 👏 miss 👏 this 👏 episode. Become a Speakcies Supporter today at patreon.com/speakcie…
 
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.…
 
The guys explore the incredible story behind one word – Assassin. As they explore the history of the word, you will learn about ancient religious sects, the juice drink Snapple, a fictional martial art from Korea, William Shakespeare, and perhaps most importantly, the fact that the word has “ass” in it twice. Plus “They Want Among Us” about the con…
 
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…
 
Scott and Steve discuss the history and meaning of the term “Big Brother”, starting with its origin in George Orwell’s 1984 to the Big Tech landscape of today. Special guest John W. Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute provides his insight on threats to freedom in our modern age. On the lighter side, the debut of a new segment – Name That Lil’. Le…
 
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…
 
Next week, we are back with brand new episodes of Origin of Speakcies, but this week, check out an episode of Scott's music podcast, Personal Records, with Steve as special guest! Before discussing Guns N' Roses and Steve's chosen record, "Chinese Democracy," the guys go down memory lane and recount old July 4th parties, Blaxl Rose and Fake Duff, e…
 
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…
 
In this episode, the guys look back at some of their favorite food idioms: "Bring Home the Bacon," "High on the Hog," "Salad Days," and "Humble Pie." In addition, Scott's kids take over the hosting duties and debut their debate podcast, aptly named "Raegan and Logan's Debate Podast," with a heated discussion about the merits of McDonald's versus Ch…
 
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