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Ologies

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Rank #6 in Science & Medicine category

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Science & Medicine
Society & Culture
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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.

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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.

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⭐️EVERY. ⭐️SINGLE. ⭐️EPISODE. ⭐️5⭐️

By Buddha is - May 19 2019
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I didn’t know how much there was to know, but now I know... I’m Science woke. Dad Ward is 🔥 I humbly hand you an imaginary award🥇

Boy Howdy!

By S. Ankenbauer - May 19 2019
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Hi, it's your lovable but slightly exasperating pod-daughter, who though only three years younger than you, is lettering her inner child write this, and she's about 8 years old and stopping around in the mud in combat boots and a tutu. Sorry pod-dad. I'm currently working my way through the back catalogue and boy howdy, I'm in love with this show! How do I know that? Because "boy howdy!" has invaded my everyday speech. Your enthusiasm for *everything* is both infectious (in a good way!) and endearing. I hope that my slightly wacky, airhorn loving pod-dad will be delighting me for years and years to come with her informative and digressive asides that led me to look up the inventor of the Super Soaker. Okay bur-bye!

iTunes Ratings

5206 Ratings
Average Ratings
5075
71
31
13
16

⭐️EVERY. ⭐️SINGLE. ⭐️EPISODE. ⭐️5⭐️

By Buddha is - May 19 2019
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I didn’t know how much there was to know, but now I know... I’m Science woke. Dad Ward is 🔥 I humbly hand you an imaginary award🥇

Boy Howdy!

By S. Ankenbauer - May 19 2019
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Hi, it's your lovable but slightly exasperating pod-daughter, who though only three years younger than you, is lettering her inner child write this, and she's about 8 years old and stopping around in the mud in combat boots and a tutu. Sorry pod-dad. I'm currently working my way through the back catalogue and boy howdy, I'm in love with this show! How do I know that? Because "boy howdy!" has invaded my everyday speech. Your enthusiasm for *everything* is both infectious (in a good way!) and endearing. I hope that my slightly wacky, airhorn loving pod-dad will be delighting me for years and years to come with her informative and digressive asides that led me to look up the inventor of the Super Soaker. Okay bur-bye!

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Ologies

Updated 19 days ago

Rank #6 in Science & Medicine category

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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.

Rank #1: Fearology Pt. 1 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth

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Every day, your brain tries to save your life by being terrified. Thanks, brain! Also, calm the f*ck down, brain. Alie hunted down Mary Poffenroth, an expert in the biological and sociological causes/effects of fear and it is riveting. This real life FEAROLOGIST (which is a real word) talks about how fear is literally killing you, the difference between stress and fear, how to get along with your co-workers, friends, or partner better, and how to talk to your brain when it has needlessly pulled the fire alarm. Part 1 of a 2-part series that will honestly change your life. For more info on Mary Poffenroth, see: MaryPoffenroth.com, her Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram

Apr 24 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #2: Kalology (BEAUTY STANDARDS) with Renee Engeln

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We love it. We hate it. BEAUTY CULTURE. Looking good can make us feel decorated, empowered and more confident -- but why? And why are certain groups subtly told to "make-up" for their appearance? What's the line between self-care and oppression? Psychologist and beauty-researcher Dr. Renee Engeln shines a huge bright floodlight on the sometimes ugly machinery of the billion-dollar beauty and "fitness" industry. This is an episode for make-up lovers, haters and the millions of us confused about being both at once. It's also an opportunity for dudes to learn just how how skewed the standards are. Buckle up -- this ologist will change the way you see the world, others and hopefully, yourself. With the companion Bonus Minisode: Kalology -- Your Letters Dr. Renee Engeln's work "Beauty Sick," the book Camp Ologies tickets, September 15 in Portland To become a patron: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, pins, totes, shirts, etc. Follow Ologies on Instagram or Twitter Follow Alie Ward on Instagram or Twitter.com More links at www.alieward.com/ologies Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris Music by Nick Thorburn

Aug 21 2018
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #3: Somnology (SLEEP) Part 1 with W. Chris Winter

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Birds do it. Bees do it. Why the hell can't we do it? Called "The Sleep Whisperer," neurologist and sleep specialist Dr. W. Chris Winter joins Alie for a thrilling 2-parter about why we need sleep, the ideal amount of it, what sleep does to the brain, insomnia, sleep stages, ideal bedtime conditions, and even the historical lore around sleep paralysis. Next week, we'll answer listener questions about everything from sleeping pills to brain performance to insomnia cures to apnea to sleepwalking to parenthood and shift work. Think of it as a free seminar to fix your life. Maybe. Dr. W. Chris Winter's sleep clinic Dr. W. Chris Winter's book Follow twitter.com/sportsleepdoc Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram More links at www.alieward.com Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Oct 16 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #4: Personality Psychology (PERSONALITIES) with Simine Vazire

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WHO ARE WE? Personality researcher & psychology professor Dr. Simine Vazire dishes about introverts, extroverts, self-esteem, sociopaths, neuroticism, conscientiousness, Buzzfeed quizzes, yearbook inscriptions, trusting people, screwing up your kids, acting like your parents, changing personality traits through therapy or medication and astrology being put to the test. Also, Alie finds out what kind of dog she is. Dr. Simine Vazire on Twitter This week's donation was made to improvingpsych.org Sponsor links: TheGreatCourses.com/ologies, Takecareof.com (promo code: Ologies50), Handy.com/ologies (promo code: Ologies), and TimesuckPodcast.com More links at alieward.com/ologies/personalitypsychology Dr. Vazire's podcast, The Black Goat Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media &  Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Feb 19 2019
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #5: Sexology (SEX) with Shan Boody aka Shannon Boodram

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Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Also sex. Buckle up, Ologites, because clinical sexologist and author Shannon Boodram (known for her sex educational YouTube channel ShanBoody) chats with Alie about sexual identity, how a friggin' vagina works, how to get over slumps, love languages, monogamy vs. open relationships, dating in the wake of #metoo, some fun with prostate orgasms, foot fetishes and why relationships can be like pizza. Then at the very very end Alie talks about the weirdest sex dream she's ever had SORRY. Feb. 22 Portland dinner ticket link with Alie Ward and Thanatologist Cole Imperi Shanboody on Twitter and Instagram Shan's YouTube channel Ologies merch! Follow Ologies on Instagram or Twitter Follow Alie Ward on Instagram or Twitter More links and information at www.alieward.com/ologies

Feb 13 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #6: Primatology (MONKEYS & APES) with Kate Gilmore

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Settle in with Alie Ward and guest Kate Gilmore, a professional primatologist and lead keeper of the great apes and Old World monkeys at the Los Angeles Zoo. Learn about chimpanzee mating, why zookeepers don't wear FitBits, primate DRAAAMA, the erroneous philosophy behind truck nuts and what happens in the middle the night at the zoo. Also get some good info on primate conservation and how to be a friend to orangutans. Follow Ologies on Twitter @OlogiesPod or Instagram @Ologies For more info, including links on ape conservation, visit alieward.com/ologies Become a patron on Patreon.com/ologies Shirts now available at OlogiesMerch.com Music by Nick Thorburn Mixing and final production by Jason Scardamalia

Sep 26 2017
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #7: Microbiology (GUT BIOME) with Elaine Hsiao

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LOVE YOUR GUTS. 90% of your serotonin is made in your guts and you have hundreds of trillions of friends clinging to you at all times. Microbiologist Dr. Elaine Hsiao is a total badass who runs her own lab investigating the role of the gut biome in behaviors. She sat down to chat about anxiety, depression, elusive fecal transplants, autism, epilepsy, kombucha promises, autoimmune disorders, probiotics and more. Alie fanned out pretty hard and asked all of the questions about how your beloved, simmering insides affect your brain. It's gut-busting, mind-blowing info. Check out Dr. Elaine Hsiao's lab or follow her on Twitter @pipethero Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram More links at www.alieward.com Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Nov 27 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #8: Felinology (CATS) with Mikel Delgado

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We love them. We live with them. We are mystified by them. Alie hunted down professional cat behavior expert Dr. Mikel Delgado who dishes on everything from toilet training to feral taming to neonatal kittens to cats eating our dead bodies to domestication, toxoplasmosis, litter box strategies, cats on leashes, why they want to sit on your laptop, how to play with cat toys the right way, why cats drool, if tigers make biscuits, catnip stupors and so much more. Get inside the head of your favorite, furry enigmas and you'll love them even more. Also: scoop that box. Dr. Mikel Delgado's Twitter, website, and business FelineMinds.com A donation was made to www.KittenCentralofPlacerCounty.org Sponsor links: trueandco.com/ologies, www.thegreatcourses.com/ologies, www.careof.com (Code: Ologies50) More links at www.alieward.com/ologies/felinology Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris  Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Jan 08 2019
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #9: Egyptology (ANCIENT EGYPT) with Kara Cooney

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After a decade of fandom, Alie finally meets famed Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney -- and forgets her equipment. They meet again for a spirited history lesson on ancient Egypt: the pyramids, the monarchs, the dynasties, the cats, the corpses, the curses. Kara also lays out the history of female kings and their parallels to modern Western politics, what it's like to talk to a mummy, and why we should stop overworking. Also: lost dongs and transparent toilets. This episode is one for the ages. Dr. Kara Cooney's Facebook page Dr. Kara Cooney on Twitter & Instagram Pre-order "When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt," released Nov. 6 2018 Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram More links at www.alieward.com Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Sep 18 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #10: Thanatology (DEATH & DYING) with Cole Imperi

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Hoooo boy. We're all up in death and dying's bizness and to Alie's shock, it's not a bummer. Confront and perhaps OVERCOME existential anxiety as we discuss not only the science of death but the nature and goddamn beauty of life. Everything from burial methods, the latest in eco funerals, what a funeral director hates most, how gnomes die, and how to regret less. Meet your new favorite thanatologist and oddly, get the guts to be the you you want to be. For more on Cole Imperi: www.hellocole.com Tees, mugs, totes available at www.ologiesmerch.com Follow Ologies at Twitter.com/OlogiesPod or Instagram.com/ologies Follow Alie at @AlieWard Become a patron on Patreon.com/ologies Music by Nick Thorburn Production by Steven Ray Morris

Oct 31 2017
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #11: Paleontology (DINOSAURS) with Michael Habib

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Did Ross Gellar ruin being a paleontologist? What's the hot goss on dino feathers? How did some dinos have four wings and which costs more: a used sedan or a dinosaur? Featuring guest Michael Habib of the Natural History Museum of LA County. Also covered: why Alie used to feel meh about dinos (DON'T JUDGE) and the realities of cloning. Oh and penis implants. Tees, mugs, totes available at ologiesmerch.com Follow Ologies at Twitter.com/OlogiesPod or Instagram.com/ologies Follow Alie at @AlieWard Become a patron on Patreon.com/ologies Music by Nick Thorburn Editing/production by Jason Scardamalia

Oct 04 2017
47 mins
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Rank #12: Matrimoniology (MARRIAGE) with Ben Karney

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Love! Romance! Intimate relationships! Marriage! Divorce! Remarriage! Clowns! This episode has it all. The wonderfully warm Dr. Benjamin Karney of the UCLA Marriage lab has been studying romance and intimate relationships for 20 years and sits down to chat about being single and the mechanisms behind finding a partner, what behaviors foster intimacy, why some couples stay together vs. splitting up, some bananas proposals, wedding budgets, how parenting affects marriage, historical problems with matrimony and his own experiences with marriage and divorce. These behaviors are also so applicable to friendships, work partnerships and as it turns out...professional clowns. Dr. Ben Karney at the UCLA Marriage Lab This week's donation was made to Care.org, which works to end gender-based violence. Sponsor links: TheGreatCourses.com/ologies, Linkedin.com/ologies, TrueandCo.com/ologies More links at alieward.com/ologies/matrimoniology Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris & Jarrett Sleeper Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Feb 12 2019
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #13: Selachimorphology (SHARKS) with Chris Lowe

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SHAAAARKS. Leading shark researcher Dr. Chris Lowe dishes about bad shark PR, behind-the-scenes Jaws trivia, his thoughts on Sharknado, surfing safety, immune system marvels, cannibal twins, shark personalities, sea sex, and knife teeth. Alie learns that sharks are not the ocean's sociopaths but true evolutionary marvels who suffer from sensationalized reputations and sometimes inside-out butts. Listen up as a science primer during this, the holy Week of the Shark. (Note: the study of sharks can is also called elasmobranchology, a distinction which could also include skates and rays. Both -ologies are difficult to spell.) Dr. Chris Lowe's SharkLab at Cal State University Long Beach Track sharks and fish and turtles at Scattn.org Dr. Lowe's Twitter and Facebook More links at www.alieward.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, pins, totes, shirts, etc. Follow Ologies at Instagram or Twitter Follow Alie Ward at Instagram or Twitter.com Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris Music by Nick Thorburn

Jul 24 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #14: Epidemiology (DISEASES) with 'This Podcast Will Kill You's' Erins Welsh & Allmann-Updyke

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TWO epidemiologists-named-Erin -- and hosts of the stellar This Podcast Will Kill You -- chat with Alie about historical horror stories, THE plague, cholera cocktails, flu shots, tick bombs, milkmaids, witch trials and more as they share their infectious enthusiasm for disease ecology. How much should you wash your hands? What's the best way to flirt with a stranger on a bus? Why are people scared of vaccines? What conspiracy theory enthralls Alie? So many questions with uncomfy, but fascinating, answers. Listen to This Podcast Will Kill You: https://thispodcastwillkillyou.podbean.com Follow TPWKY on Twitter More links at www.alieward.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, pins, totes, shirts, etc. Follow Ologies at Instagram or Twitter Follow Alie Ward at Instagram or Twitter.com Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris Music by Nick Thorburn

Jul 31 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #15: Cosmology (THE UNIVERSE) with Katie Mack, Part I

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Stars. Black holes. THE GAWDANG UNIVERSE. Astrophysicist and cosmologist Katie Mack (@astrokatie) joins to tell us her most embarrassing moments as a cosmologist, to debunk some physicist myths and give the nuts + bolts of everything form particle physics to gravitational waves and existential mysteries. Walk away with cocktail party comprehension of everything from the itty-bitty quarks that make you to the neutron stars banging together across the cosmos. More than anything, get perspective about your life on this, our little pale blue dot. Follow Katie Mack on Twitter.com/astrokatie Or Instagram.com/academicnomad Follow Ologies at Twitter.com/ologies or Instagram.com/ologies Become a patron at Patreon.com/ologies Cover your body in Ologies t-shirts and leggings at www.ologiesmerch.com More links at ww.alieward.com/ologies

Dec 12 2017
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #16: Selenology (THE MOON) with Raquel Nuno

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Are we crazier during a full moon? What is the Moon made of? Can we move to the Moon? Was the Moon landing a hoax? What's up with all those craters? Planetary geologist and selenologist Raquel Nuno loves the Moon and sits down to answer approximately 1 million of Alie's shameless questions. Gaze into the sky with newfound understanding and appreciation for our glowing buddy in the sky. Also: a burst bladder and a drunk moose. Raquel Nuno's website and Instagram @thespacegeologist More links at www.alieward.com Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris and Jarrett Sleeper Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Dec 11 2018
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #17: Cynology (DOGS) with Brandon McMillan

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Your best friend is a hairy beast and that's something to celebrate. This episode is a little different in tone and let's just say GOOD LUCK NOT CRYING, SUCKERS. Alie sits down with "Lucky Dog" host Brandon McMillan, who cares more about saving shelter mutts than he does about the 3 Daytime Emmys he's won for doing it. Learn about his Hollywood drama-worthy backstory that led to being one of the world's most celebrated dog trainers, plus how to calm anxious pups, breeders vs. shelter rescues, and how and why dogs help our brains and save our lives. Dogs 4 president 2020. For more info, see: Brandon's website: www.canineminded.com Follow Brandon on Instagram and Twitter Brandon's non-profit to provide service dogs to veterans is called ARGUS. I said Angus; how embarrassing. Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram More links at www.alieward.com Clip credits: “I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel” is from the world’s best movie, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.  Who let the dogs out? Baha Men did.

May 29 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #18: Gemology (CRYSTALS & GEMS) with Kelly Sitek

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Professional gemologist Kelly Sitek talks about adventures in mining, the chemical composition of different gems, breaks down the test taking process for gemology and gives advice on haunted stones. We also spill some tea on cultured pearls and address the psychology and neurological merits of crystals/the placebo effect. Whether you are a staunch skeptic or all about woo-woo, you may end up shoving a crystal down your pants just for good luck. A.k.a. neural top-down control of physiology. Kelly Sitek at Instagram.com/therockhuntress Ologies at twitter.com/ologiespod or instagram.com/ologies  Shirts, mugs, etc. OlogiesMerch.com  Links and more info alieward.com/ologies

Oct 10 2017
55 mins
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Rank #19: Victimology (CRIME VICTIMS) with Callie Rennison

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In a world saturated with CSI spinoffs and true crime documentaries, we look at a criminology subset focusing not on the pathology of the killers, but on the victims of crime: their experiences, vulnerability, survival rates, statistics, trauma, and recovery. In the least goofy episode to date, the brilliant and warm professional victimologist Dr. Callie Rennison of the University of Colorado chats about resources, historical changes of perspective, gender's role in victimization and how people of color and Native populations are at a tragically higher risk for violent victimization. Also covered, PTSD and fear at school, trauma from homophobia and how Dr. Rennison used Brock Turner as a textbook illustration for a rapist. If the superficial thirst for serial killer stats doesn't sit quite right with you or you'd love a career that gives back, this episode might be just what you need. Also please get a Ph.D and be one of Dr. Rennison's colleagues. Follow Dr. Callie Rennison on Twitter Sponsor links: Trueandco.com/ologies (code: Ologies) & Amazon.com/popchips (code 20ologies) This week's donations were made to RAINN.org, Just Be, Inc., Common Justice, IWGIA, GRIP & All Parrot Rescue More links at alieward.com/ologies/victimology "Indivisible" book by Christine Mason Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Mar 26 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #20: Sports & Performance Psychology (ANXIETY & CONFIDENCE) with Sari Shepphird

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Sweaty palms before a date. Racing heart during a presentation. Needing a diaper while delivering a wedding toast. We've all been there. On the heels of New Year's resolutions, sports & performance psychologist Dr. Sari Shepphird explains confidence vs. performance anxiety, the origins of perfectionism, how much social media is too much, self-sabotoage and also dishes on strategies that athletes use to perform under pressure. Also: why you should holler the F word when you're nervous, why being authentic is always the best policy and the perils of professional darts. For links to things we discussed, head to www.alieward.com/ologies Dr. Shepphird is at www.sportandperform.com Follow Dr. Sari Shepp on Twitter  Follow Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow Alie Ward on Twitter or Instagram OlogiesMerch.com has your actual body covered.  Become a patron at Patreon.com/ologies

Jan 16 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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