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.
Rachel Syme • New Yorker • Dec 28, 2020
"As a person with an extreme aversion to creepy-crawlies, I tuned in with trepidation, but an hour later I was walking in loops around a block so I could keep listening and felt a newfound tenderness for and excitement about the wild world of venomous stingers. This was in no small part thanks to Ward’s gregarious interview style, which is at once casual, curious, and concrete. Ward is generous and inquisitive, warm and never judgmental; when it comes to pulling touching stories out of scientists, she has it down to an art."
Colin Groundwater • GQ (US) • Apr 29, 2020
"Ward is as funny as she is smart, as are her guests. A season of Ologies will leave you armed with a lifetime of fun facts and trivia tidbits."
A Deller • Vurbl • Mar 26, 2020
"Alie’s energy infuses every episode with a forward momentum unmatched in most podcasts, and her wit when interviewing a wide variety of hosts from every imaginable field comes through brilliantly."
Scott Bryan • BuzzFeed • Sep 10, 2018
"Ward is a great interviewer, her enthusiasm for each subject is infectious..."
Lindsay Ginn • Broke and Beautiful • Jun 29, 2018
"In addition to Alie’s ultra-relatable layman vocabulary, her witty and highly educational asides, and the introduction to the wide world of Ologies, this podcast is a monument of crazy career mash-ups. Alie is proof that working hard on multiple passions can eventually lead to creating your own magical thing that makes other people happy and better. …"
Kevin Loria • Business Insider • Mar 15, 2018
"Ward takes these super in-depth topics and — with the help of her guest — has a great conversation full of fascinating stories and funny moments. It's the perfect way to get insight into a field that may have seemed inscrutable before listening."