22 - Museology with Ronnie Cline


Museums! Mummies! Paintings! Hot dogs! Alie sits down with her dear internet friend and museologist Ronnie Cline, who manages 30,000 artifacts over 22 California State Park Museums. Get the hot gossip about behind-the-scenes museum life, vintage ghosts, following your dreams, changing the tone of history and the time Alie ruined a 16th Century Dutch portrait. Also: why Jack London is your new dead celebrity crush.


Listen on iTunes, Art19 or wherever you get podcasts. 

Follow @MuseumRonnie on Instagram

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Some links for your perusal:

Wonder Woman’s day job at the Louvre

Jack London’s crazy life

The last known footage of Jack London

State Parks are cool, for real

Now I want a sleeping porch

Ronnie's #HotDogLyfe

Confederacy of Dunces backstory 

What is a conservator

I think I fucked up this painting

I want to interview this bioarcheologist on Twitter

Moths get horny

Jack London's 1906 earthquake photos

“Jack London: Paths Men Take" book trailer

Shrunken head facts

Sylvester the Mummy’s MRI

Sylvester the Mummy was owned by a con-man

More Wild West mummy footage

Buy yourself a stanchion 

People ruining museum things

Why you’re a book sniffer

Book perfumes


21 - Gizmology with Simone Giertz

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Very terrible photo of wonderful person, Simone Giertz

YouTube's "Shitty Robots" machine-maker, very funny human being, professional tinkerer and potential astronaut Simone Giertz hops in Alie's car to hang out in a sketchy Hollywood alley and chat. Topics covered: the definition of a robot, artificial intelligence, the gateway to her thirst for engineering power, plastic animals, and topless grandmas.

Listen on iTunes, Art19 or wherever you get podcasts. 

Watch Simone's videos on YouTube

Become a patron for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies

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Follow Simone on Twitter

Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram

Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram


Some links which may be helpful:

Flashback: “Small Wonder”


Control an arduino board

Look at this cute little arduino board

Simone slaughters a tofu robot

What is uncanny valley?

Ex Machina vs. Svedka vs. Sophia 

19 - Teuthology with Sarah McAnulty



Squids. Cuttlefish. Octopusseseses. The world's most impassioned squid nerd, Sarah McAnulty, gets locked in a basement with Alie to talk about cephalopods, alien DNA, camouflage, invisibility cloaks, why cute things make us insane, terrible mating strategies, cute and clever ones and why she is so charmed by squid. Also addressed: Philly accents and the Kraken.

Listen via iTunes, Art19 or wherever you get podcasts. 

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www.OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes!

Follow @SarahMackAttack on Twitter or Instagram

Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram

Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram


Some links which might be helpful:

NatGeo video that Sarah Loves

Humboldt Squid

Dynamic Skin Patterns in Cephalopods

Marine Bio Basics 

Why Cute Things Make You Want to Punch Things

Squid Camouflage


Deep Sea Bisexual Squid

Man eating squid



17 - Gelotology with Lee Berk



The. Study. Of. Laughter. It exists, and it's called gelotology. In one of the oddly more somber episodes, Alie sits down with Dr. Lee Berk, a doctor who is "serious about laughter" and has dedicated decades to hunting down how humor affects the body. Learn about what makes a joke a joke, the science behind happiness, why you laugh when you're nervous, if comedians are naturally depressed or if that's a myth, and why some people get paid to tickle rats. Gelotology is an actual science and as Alie learns, it really is no laughing matter.

Listen on Art19, or find the show on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you fetchyer pods. 

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Follow Alie on Instagram or Twitter

Buy some cool items at www.OlogiesMerch.com

Some potentially useful links:

Dr. Lee Berk’s website 

History of laughter therapy

Descartes and mind-body dualism

Who was Norman Cousins? 

What the fuq is a joke? 

Who do laughs work?

Why do we laugh?

Carol Burnett dentist sketch

Laurel and Hardy

The Granpappy of the word “stress”

What are brain waves?

Tickle some rats; they love it

Why do we laugh when tickled? 

Are comedians depressed tho

Eat more nuts, okay?

15 - Herpetology with David Steen

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Sea turtles, frog storms, Indiana Jones trivia, the triumph of will that was Snakes on a Plane, plus dissembling your anti-sneck feelings with Dr. David Steen. Learn more about what makes a herp a herp, the unfortunate etymology behind the ology, and why you'll be a rebel by loving snakes. A great episode for those who want to conquer their fears with science and logic, and also who grew up romping around and turning over logs. 

Listen on Art19, iTunes or wherever you get podcasts. 

Follow Dr. Steen at Twitter.com/alongsidewild

For more info, see: www.davidasteen.com or www.alongsidewildlifefoundation.org

T-shirts, pins, mugs and hats at www.ologiesmerch.com

Follow Ologies on Twitter and Instagram

Or say haaaay to Alie on Twitter or Instagram 

Sidenote: Dinner with Thanatologist Cole Imperi in Portland on Feb. 22 link is here 


Some other links which may be helpful:

Stump rippers, etc: 

Indiana Jones: What kinds snecks are those? 

Raiders of the Lost Arc snake facts

Snake bite stats

Well of Souls clip

Naturism vs. naturalism

(That one has nude butts, FYI)

Dont suck venom


Crime fears and stats

Babies don’t fear snakes

Frog storms

Your TV may kill you 

VICE doc on snakes

Narcisse caves in Manitoba

Snake abduction


14 - Sports & Performance Psychology 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.


Listen to the episode via Art 19iTunesStitcher or wherever you get podcasts. 

For more info on Dr. Shepphird, visit www.sportandperform.com

Follow Dr. Sari Shepp on Twitter 

Follow Ologies on Twitter or Instagram

Follow Alie on Twitter or Instagram

OlogiesMerch.com has your actual body covered. 

Become a patron at Patreon.com/ologies


Some links which may be of use perhaps:

Diaphragamammatical breathing 

How to Breathe and Stuff

Solo athletes get the deproshons 

Positive self-talk is ... positive 

Weird sports superstitions

Just say “I’M EXCITED”

Riots Lakers

Nika riots

Which Williams sister is which 

How does adrenaline block pain? 

Identity foreclosure

The Power of Full Engagement

Books about saying HELL NO

Bring Your A Game by Jennifer Either

The Cubs Way by Tom Verducci