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Ologies with Alie Ward

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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.

Latest Episodes

Volitional Psychology (PROCRASTINATION) with Dr. Joseph R. Ferrari

E“Everyone procrastinates, but not everyone is a procrastinator,” quoth Dr. Joe Ferrari, a charming, hilarious expert on the subject. The research psychologist, author and DePaul University professor sits down for a truly delightful exploration of why we procrastinate, how prevalent it is, when it becomes harmful, some myths about procrastination, why it’s similar to gambling, how decision-making can feel paralyzing, how to trust your own abilities, and most importantly -- what to do if you’re a chronic procrastinator. Also: how and why you should embrace failure. Oh and a weird ASMR pencil trick. Dr. Ferrari’s book “Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done” A donation went to: www.vasculitisfoundation.org Sponsor links: stitchfix.com/ologies; sakara.com/ologies (code: ologies); hellofresh.com/ologies10 (code: ologies10) California Academy of Sciences on March 5; Natural History Museum of LA County March 6; SXSW EDU on March 11 More links at alieward.com/...

65 MIN3 d ago
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Volitional Psychology (PROCRASTINATION) with Dr. Joseph R. Ferrari

Cryoseismology (ICEQUAKES) with Celeste Labedz

EGlaciers: Where are they? What are they made of? What happens when chunks splinter off into the sea? There are ICEQUAKES? CalTech Cryoseismologist Celeste Labedz sometimes wears a cape with her snowpants and spends part of her career shooting explosions into giant chunks of ice and recording the seismic activity, analyzing the rivers that flow through glaciers, and keeping tabs on glacial melt. Also discussed: the most goth way to honor a glacier, and whether or not you should visit them IRL. Follow Celeste at Twitter.com/celestelabedz or Instagram.com/celestelabez A donation went to: https://theiagd.org Sponsor links: gabi.com/ologies; betterhelp.com/ologies More links at alieward.com/ologies/cryoseismology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn Support the show.

57 MIN1 w ago
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Cryoseismology (ICEQUAKES) with Celeste Labedz

Genealogy (FAMILY TREES) with Stephen Hanks

EHistories, mysteries, memories and families: it’s time to clamber up our ancestral trees. Author and genealogist Stephen Hanks -- who teaches genealogy classes in Portland, Oregeon and has contributed to PBS genealogy documentaries -- sits down to chat about what ignited a passion for learning about his own history. Also: how to find your family through census records, county archives, death certificates and more, plus which DNA tests he’s taken, our most recent common ancestor, and how America can try to heal from its past. Also: capes, detectives and hairy fanny packs. Stephen Hanks books: “1619 -- Twenty Africans,” and “Akee Tree” Publisher: Inkwater Press A donation went to: BlackPast.org Sponsor links: StitchFix.com/ologies; Kiwico.com/ologies; LinkedIn.com/ologies More links at alieward.com/ologies/genealogy Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com h...

68 MIN2 w ago
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Genealogy (FAMILY TREES) with Stephen Hanks

Nephology (CLOUDS) with Rachel Storer

ECumulus! Lenticular! Venti sugar-free stratocumulus stratiformis translucidus undulatus! Those light and fluffy things that hang overhead weigh thousands of pounds and form under all kinds of conditions. Cloud doctor and nephologist Dr. Rachel Storer chats about why she loves clouds, the different varieties of them, weather modification, sun dogs, bad emojis, tornado chasing, flim flam, conspiracy theories, cloud tattoos and diamond rain. Also: the common factor in whoopee cushions, boob implants and your lunch. Follow Dr. Rachel Storer atTwitter.com/cloudsinmybeer A donation went to:WWF's Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund Sponsor links:TakeCareOf.com (code: ologies50); TheGreatCoursesPLUS.com/OLOGIES; betterhelp.com/ologies More links atalieward.com/ologies/nephology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.comhas hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS!...

56 MIN3 w ago
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Nephology (CLOUDS) with Rachel Storer

Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 2 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD

EDiabetic diabetologist and wonderful person Dr. Mike Natter, MD is back to answer all of your questions about blood sugar, the cost of insulin, pancreas transplants, keto, glucagon, how exercise can save your life, his most meaningful interactions with patients, pudding theft, and the best place to cry at work.Also: why you should always keep frosting in your purse. This episode is swear-free and okay for all ages, and a bleeped version of Diabetology Part 1 can be foundat this link. Follow Dr. Mike Natter atInstagram.com/mike.natteror atTwitter.com/mike_natter A donation went to:JDRF.org Sponsor links:LinkedIn.com/ologies;HelloFresh.com/ologies10(code: ologies10) More links atalieward.com/ologies/diabetology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.comhas hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Followtwitter.com/ologiesorinstagram.com/ologies Followtwitter.com/Ali...

80 MINJAN 29
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Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 2 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD

Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 1 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD

EYour blood sugar can make you happy, moody, sweaty, unconscious and possibly even homicidal. In this episode, Dr. Mike Natter dishes about how blood sugar works, what insulin does, and how prevalent diabetes is in all of its various forms. Also: keto vs. vegan, hypoglycemia, cyborg organs, owl hoots, gestational diabetes, type 1 vs. type 2 and ... does Gwyneth drink her own pee? Also: the emotional side of the disease and how to help those in your life who are diabetic. Next week, the doc addresses your questions, from diets to diagnoses to infuriating insulin prices. Follow Dr. Mike Natter at Instagram.com/mike.natter or at Twitter.com/mike_natter A donation went to: beyondtype1.org Sponsor links: thegreatcoursesplus.com/OLOGIES; ZOLA.com/ologies (code:SAVE50); betterhelp.com/ologies More links atalieward.com/ologies/diabetology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.comhas hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Followtwitter.com/ologiesorinstagram.com/ologies Followtwitter.com/AlieWardorinstagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing byJarrett SleeperofMindJam Media&StevenRay Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn Support the show.

64 MINJAN 21
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Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 1 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD

Bisonology (BUFFALO) with various bisonologists

EBison bison! Not just something to holler into the sky, but also the scientific name for North America's majestic wild bovines that once roamed the plains in the tens of millions. What's up with their humps? On what occasion do they wear capes? What noises do they make? How many are out there? What are the best ways to help them? In this special episode, you get 4x the usual number of ologists as we talk to archeologist Dr. Ken Cannon, wildlife biologist Dr. Dan McNulty, Alie's cousin Boyd and his wife Lila Evans, of the Blackfeet Tribe, who are bison ranchers based in Northern Montana. Also, once and for all: is it buffalo or bison? And can Alie hug one? A donation went to:Inter-Tribal BisonCouncil(ITBC)https://itbcbuffalonation.org Sponsor links:Gabi.com/OLOGIES; stitchfix.com/ologies More links atalieward.com/ologies/bisonology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.comhas hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Followtwitter.com/ologiesorinstagram.com/ologies Followtwitter.com/AlieWardorinstagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing byJarrett SleeperofMindJam Media&StevenRay Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn Support the show.

92 MINJAN 15
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Bisonology (BUFFALO) with various bisonologists

Futurology (THE FUTURE) with Rose Eveleth

E"The future's not ours to see..." OR IS IT? Professional futurologist Rose Eveleth -- host of the podcast Flash Forward -- endures all kinds of breathless questions from Alie about shiny metal and implanted microchips and biohacking and population density curves and flying cars and equality and utopias and the Jetsons and technology and nuclear fusion and whether or not our phones are spying on us and if we should have kids or dogs. Also: how long do we, as a species, have on Earth? Despite some grim conditions, find out why Rose remains an optimist and get fired the hell up about making the future better for everyone. Follow on Rose Eveleth viawww.roseeveleth.com Listen to her podcast atwww.flashforwardpod.com Donations went to:https://www.genderpodcast.com/grantand theMagnolia Mother's Trust atSpringboardto.org Sponsor links:takecareof.com/ologies(code: OLOGIES50);thegreatcoursesplus.com/ologies;betterhelp.com/ologies(code: OLOGIES) More links at alieward.com/ologies/futurology Tr...

88 MINJAN 7
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Futurology (THE FUTURE) with Rose Eveleth

Fearology Pt. 2 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation

EFEAR. Anxiety. Stress. Dread. It's all the same dang thing, as it turns out. Biologist and fear expert Mary Poffenroth is back to answer your questions in Part 2 of the encore presentation that's been one of the most helpful interviews of ol' Alie Ward's life. Learn how super successful people approach fear, Mary’s scariest hour, plus answers to all of your questions about night terrors, self-spookery, sharks' bad PR image to how likely it is that a snake will bite your butt. Plus: the best thing about following your passions in life. If this episode helped you at all, consider telling friends about it so we can all get over being chicken sh*ts and, as Mary would say "die with great stories." For more info on Mary Poffenroth, see:MaryPoffenroth.com, herFacebook,TwitterorInstagram. More links up atalieward.com/ologies/fearology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch...

58 MIN2019 DEC 31
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Fearology Pt. 2 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation

Fearology Pt. 1 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation

EEvery day, your brain tries to save your life by being terrified. Thanks, brain! Also, calm the f*ck down, brain. In 2018, Alie hunted down Mary Poffenroth, an expert in the biological and sociological causes/effects of fear -- and it is riveting. This December,Time Magazine named Ologies a top podcastand recommended this episode specifically. Plus it just so happens that there was an administrative snafu with the podcast network and we're not supposed to have new episodes for two weeks, so enjoy this encore of a truly life changing episode. This actual 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, herFacebook,TwitterorInstagram. More links up atali...

73 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Fearology Pt. 1 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation

Latest Episodes

Volitional Psychology (PROCRASTINATION) with Dr. Joseph R. Ferrari

E“Everyone procrastinates, but not everyone is a procrastinator,” quoth Dr. Joe Ferrari, a charming, hilarious expert on the subject. The research psychologist, author and DePaul University professor sits down for a truly delightful exploration of why we procrastinate, how prevalent it is, when it becomes harmful, some myths about procrastination, why it’s similar to gambling, how decision-making can feel paralyzing, how to trust your own abilities, and most importantly -- what to do if you’re a chronic procrastinator. Also: how and why you should embrace failure. Oh and a weird ASMR pencil trick. Dr. Ferrari’s book “Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done” A donation went to: www.vasculitisfoundation.org Sponsor links: stitchfix.com/ologies; sakara.com/ologies (code: ologies); hellofresh.com/ologies10 (code: ologies10) California Academy of Sciences on March 5; Natural History Museum of LA County March 6; SXSW EDU on March 11 More links at alieward.com/...

65 MIN3 d ago
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Volitional Psychology (PROCRASTINATION) with Dr. Joseph R. Ferrari

Cryoseismology (ICEQUAKES) with Celeste Labedz

EGlaciers: Where are they? What are they made of? What happens when chunks splinter off into the sea? There are ICEQUAKES? CalTech Cryoseismologist Celeste Labedz sometimes wears a cape with her snowpants and spends part of her career shooting explosions into giant chunks of ice and recording the seismic activity, analyzing the rivers that flow through glaciers, and keeping tabs on glacial melt. Also discussed: the most goth way to honor a glacier, and whether or not you should visit them IRL. Follow Celeste at Twitter.com/celestelabedz or Instagram.com/celestelabez A donation went to: https://theiagd.org Sponsor links: gabi.com/ologies; betterhelp.com/ologies More links at alieward.com/ologies/cryoseismology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn Support the show.

57 MIN1 w ago
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Cryoseismology (ICEQUAKES) with Celeste Labedz

Genealogy (FAMILY TREES) with Stephen Hanks

EHistories, mysteries, memories and families: it’s time to clamber up our ancestral trees. Author and genealogist Stephen Hanks -- who teaches genealogy classes in Portland, Oregeon and has contributed to PBS genealogy documentaries -- sits down to chat about what ignited a passion for learning about his own history. Also: how to find your family through census records, county archives, death certificates and more, plus which DNA tests he’s taken, our most recent common ancestor, and how America can try to heal from its past. Also: capes, detectives and hairy fanny packs. Stephen Hanks books: “1619 -- Twenty Africans,” and “Akee Tree” Publisher: Inkwater Press A donation went to: BlackPast.org Sponsor links: StitchFix.com/ologies; Kiwico.com/ologies; LinkedIn.com/ologies More links at alieward.com/ologies/genealogy Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com h...

68 MIN2 w ago
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Genealogy (FAMILY TREES) with Stephen Hanks

Nephology (CLOUDS) with Rachel Storer

ECumulus! Lenticular! Venti sugar-free stratocumulus stratiformis translucidus undulatus! Those light and fluffy things that hang overhead weigh thousands of pounds and form under all kinds of conditions. Cloud doctor and nephologist Dr. Rachel Storer chats about why she loves clouds, the different varieties of them, weather modification, sun dogs, bad emojis, tornado chasing, flim flam, conspiracy theories, cloud tattoos and diamond rain. Also: the common factor in whoopee cushions, boob implants and your lunch. Follow Dr. Rachel Storer atTwitter.com/cloudsinmybeer A donation went to:WWF's Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund Sponsor links:TakeCareOf.com (code: ologies50); TheGreatCoursesPLUS.com/OLOGIES; betterhelp.com/ologies More links atalieward.com/ologies/nephology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.comhas hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS!...

56 MIN3 w ago
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Nephology (CLOUDS) with Rachel Storer

Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 2 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD

EDiabetic diabetologist and wonderful person Dr. Mike Natter, MD is back to answer all of your questions about blood sugar, the cost of insulin, pancreas transplants, keto, glucagon, how exercise can save your life, his most meaningful interactions with patients, pudding theft, and the best place to cry at work.Also: why you should always keep frosting in your purse. This episode is swear-free and okay for all ages, and a bleeped version of Diabetology Part 1 can be foundat this link. Follow Dr. Mike Natter atInstagram.com/mike.natteror atTwitter.com/mike_natter A donation went to:JDRF.org Sponsor links:LinkedIn.com/ologies;HelloFresh.com/ologies10(code: ologies10) More links atalieward.com/ologies/diabetology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.comhas hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Followtwitter.com/ologiesorinstagram.com/ologies Followtwitter.com/Ali...

80 MINJAN 29
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Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 2 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD

Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 1 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD

EYour blood sugar can make you happy, moody, sweaty, unconscious and possibly even homicidal. In this episode, Dr. Mike Natter dishes about how blood sugar works, what insulin does, and how prevalent diabetes is in all of its various forms. Also: keto vs. vegan, hypoglycemia, cyborg organs, owl hoots, gestational diabetes, type 1 vs. type 2 and ... does Gwyneth drink her own pee? Also: the emotional side of the disease and how to help those in your life who are diabetic. Next week, the doc addresses your questions, from diets to diagnoses to infuriating insulin prices. Follow Dr. Mike Natter at Instagram.com/mike.natter or at Twitter.com/mike_natter A donation went to: beyondtype1.org Sponsor links: thegreatcoursesplus.com/OLOGIES; ZOLA.com/ologies (code:SAVE50); betterhelp.com/ologies More links atalieward.com/ologies/diabetology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.comhas hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Followtwitter.com/ologiesorinstagram.com/ologies Followtwitter.com/AlieWardorinstagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing byJarrett SleeperofMindJam Media&StevenRay Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn Support the show.

64 MINJAN 21
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Diabetology (BLOOD SUGAR) Part 1 with Dr. Mike Natter, MD

Bisonology (BUFFALO) with various bisonologists

EBison bison! Not just something to holler into the sky, but also the scientific name for North America's majestic wild bovines that once roamed the plains in the tens of millions. What's up with their humps? On what occasion do they wear capes? What noises do they make? How many are out there? What are the best ways to help them? In this special episode, you get 4x the usual number of ologists as we talk to archeologist Dr. Ken Cannon, wildlife biologist Dr. Dan McNulty, Alie's cousin Boyd and his wife Lila Evans, of the Blackfeet Tribe, who are bison ranchers based in Northern Montana. Also, once and for all: is it buffalo or bison? And can Alie hug one? A donation went to:Inter-Tribal BisonCouncil(ITBC)https://itbcbuffalonation.org Sponsor links:Gabi.com/OLOGIES; stitchfix.com/ologies More links atalieward.com/ologies/bisonology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.comhas hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Followtwitter.com/ologiesorinstagram.com/ologies Followtwitter.com/AlieWardorinstagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing byJarrett SleeperofMindJam Media&StevenRay Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn Support the show.

92 MINJAN 15
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Bisonology (BUFFALO) with various bisonologists

Futurology (THE FUTURE) with Rose Eveleth

E"The future's not ours to see..." OR IS IT? Professional futurologist Rose Eveleth -- host of the podcast Flash Forward -- endures all kinds of breathless questions from Alie about shiny metal and implanted microchips and biohacking and population density curves and flying cars and equality and utopias and the Jetsons and technology and nuclear fusion and whether or not our phones are spying on us and if we should have kids or dogs. Also: how long do we, as a species, have on Earth? Despite some grim conditions, find out why Rose remains an optimist and get fired the hell up about making the future better for everyone. Follow on Rose Eveleth viawww.roseeveleth.com Listen to her podcast atwww.flashforwardpod.com Donations went to:https://www.genderpodcast.com/grantand theMagnolia Mother's Trust atSpringboardto.org Sponsor links:takecareof.com/ologies(code: OLOGIES50);thegreatcoursesplus.com/ologies;betterhelp.com/ologies(code: OLOGIES) More links at alieward.com/ologies/futurology Tr...

88 MINJAN 7
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Futurology (THE FUTURE) with Rose Eveleth

Fearology Pt. 2 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation

EFEAR. Anxiety. Stress. Dread. It's all the same dang thing, as it turns out. Biologist and fear expert Mary Poffenroth is back to answer your questions in Part 2 of the encore presentation that's been one of the most helpful interviews of ol' Alie Ward's life. Learn how super successful people approach fear, Mary’s scariest hour, plus answers to all of your questions about night terrors, self-spookery, sharks' bad PR image to how likely it is that a snake will bite your butt. Plus: the best thing about following your passions in life. If this episode helped you at all, consider telling friends about it so we can all get over being chicken sh*ts and, as Mary would say "die with great stories." For more info on Mary Poffenroth, see:MaryPoffenroth.com, herFacebook,TwitterorInstagram. More links up atalieward.com/ologies/fearology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at:alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month:www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch...

58 MIN2019 DEC 31
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Fearology Pt. 2 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation

Fearology Pt. 1 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation

EEvery day, your brain tries to save your life by being terrified. Thanks, brain! Also, calm the f*ck down, brain. In 2018, Alie hunted down Mary Poffenroth, an expert in the biological and sociological causes/effects of fear -- and it is riveting. This December,Time Magazine named Ologies a top podcastand recommended this episode specifically. Plus it just so happens that there was an administrative snafu with the podcast network and we're not supposed to have new episodes for two weeks, so enjoy this encore of a truly life changing episode. This actual 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, herFacebook,TwitterorInstagram. More links up atali...

73 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Fearology Pt. 1 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth -- Encore Presentation
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