8 - Cosmetology with Alysha Sherri Marcantonio

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Skin care! Beard care! History! Grooming! Men's concealer! Make-up! And most importantly: what is self-confidence and where does it come from? The incredibly charming Alysha Marcantonio has been Alie's make-up artist for years and stepped in the booth to dish about HOW IN THE HECKERS she always has perfect skin (Alysha, not Alie), what it's like to hear all the gossip on set, creature prosthetics vs. glam squad and why beauty truly does come from the inside. Emotionally and from a molecular level. 


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Here are some insane things we gabbed about:

Cosmetology license FAQ

Cinema Makeup School’s Ghastly Yelp

Max Factor vintage Juggalo TV contouring

Witch Hazel history

Serum she loves — Seaberry from Fresh


Thyroid eyebrows

Human Leather, Frequently Shouted Questions




Minisode! Fallogies


Dear Autumn,

Where the FACK are you? I'm sitting here with a pile of scarves and we're wondering why you hate us. I want to make a ghosted pun but it's too painful. It's 104 degrees in LA and in tombstones on people's lawns -- when it feels like July -- is just creepy and fucked up. 

I understand that the Earth is roasting like a game hen but I hope you come back. To woo you, I made a minisode with the world's weirdest fall ologies and I hope that you like it and you return. I had to order a chai tea iced and I want to pour it down my back to cope, but just know that you're very adored and California is waiting for you. 



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Links to things discussed:



Disgusting turnip face

Gourd Care 101



Fall is so hot tho

Why the leaves turn — but notsomuch this year

Autumn, we want you back


Vampire bats and their chicken lickin’ 

Bat facts a plenty


The doctor is in


Zombies are real, y’all

Like really

5 - Horology with Cameron Weiss

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Watchmaking horologist Cameron Weiss sits down to talk about mechanical vs. quartz, little tiny springs, patience, S-Town and the history of timekeeping. Also we address rap lyrics and some existential bullshit.

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Links to things discussed:

History of standardized time

Audemars Grand Complication million dollar watch

Genius.com lyrics

History of timekeeping devices

Clock o’ dial



4 - Gemology with Kelly Sitek


Get cozy with professional gemologist Kelly Sitek. She 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. 

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Some helpful links:

Robert Shipley bio

The deal with birthstones

Put your crystals in rice I guess

Piezoelectric effect

Are conflict diamonds actually conflict free?

Neural top-down effect on physiology (aka placebo?)


Why you want a diamond ring (hint: marketing)

Cave of the Crystals


Ologies is up!


Hello folks and thanks so much for listening to the first episode of Ologies with the supremely badass volcanologist and congressional candidate, Jess Phoenix. Y'ALL WE DID IT THIS IS FINALLY A PODCAST THAT EXISTS. 

Before I get to the links, a clarification:

So, if you subscribed in advance (thank you so facking much!), you may have gotten a version of the show that was not intended to go out. It's a rough rough edit done a few months ago, before the sound was really mixed, before my narration was added and before the show had a format. I'm so sorry. I am mortified because I'd worked literally months on the new version with sound effects, my V.O. and a much tighter conversation. My network uploaded the wrong file in the middle of the night and I didn't know until it was after noon on the East Coast. 

So I'm sorry I had to make so many frantic announcements via social media ("Hey hi I'm Alie and I'm not wearing any makeup and I'm about to cry please delete my podcast!") but I really fucking love my listeners and you deserve the best: a show that has the right balance of science and warmth and humor and is professionally done. Putting out the wrong version was my own little mini-nightmare but... [SHRUG EMOJI]. 

If you got the wrong version, you'll know because it had no narrated bits throughout. If you got the RIGHT one, you'll know what was in my family's earthquake kit growing up and how I feel about awkwardly misogynistic volcano romance. Okay.

Click here for the right version. 

So if you got the wrong one, delete and redownload and pretend it's all fresh. Whatever.

If you liked it, I'd love it if you rated/reviewed/subscribed on iTunes or wherever you obtain thine podcasts. And/or tell your friends about the podcast. If you feel so inclined, become one of my first pals on Patreon. I'm considering making creepy shoulder massages a perk, but maybe that's a bad idea and I should just make Ologies keychains. Let me know what rewards you'd want in the comments below OR by becoming a Patron and posting on the page. I want to keep making the best quality episodes without a bunch of annoying ads, and I hope there are enough of us to make that possible. 

Okay, onto the links!

Jess Phoenix on Twitter

Jess Phoenix on Instagram

Ologies on Twitter

Ologies on Instagram

Mauna Loa ("It's long. It's really really looooong.")


Video of Mt. St. Helens "projectile vomiting"

BBC docudrama on Yellowstone/supervolcanoes

Earthquake kit instructions (ahem, California and Pacific Northwest)

"Subduction leads to orogeny" items

Pixar's Lava short [heavy sigh]

Browse some volunteer research positions, for fack's sake! It could change your life. 

Thanks so much and stay tuned for hot zookeeper gossip next week. I love you.