Podcastology: ‘Ologies’ demonstrates art of making a great podcast

  • Home
  • Arts + Life
  • Podcastology: ‘Ologies’ demonstrates art of making a great podcast

While on my trek from Plano to Hockaday and back every day, I like to fill my morning and afternoon commute with podcasts. However, it can be challenging to find a series you can listen to day after day. After finishing some old favorites, I failed to find a new series that piqued my interest as much as the masterpiece of “Revisionist History.” I tried “TED Radio Hour,” “Famous Fates,” “Stuff You Should Know” and more, but none lived up to my standards until now.

“Ologies with Alie Ward” perfectly combines my desires for humor and learning into every action-packed episode. In each installment, Ward interviews an “ologist” in a different academic field, usually science-based. While some “ologies” like criminology or epidemiology are well-known areas of study, others like bufology, the study of toads, and cucurbitology, the study of pumpkins, are obscure sciences. A few unheard-of “ologies” like hagfishology, the study of hagfish, and disenfectiology, the study of bleach, also have been featured in one or two instances.

With each episode, I have fallen deeper in love with the humorous and informal way Ward talks about the most obscure and outlandish things. She often cuts the show with audio clips from “The Office” or another show if the “ologist” mentions something that relates to it. She also does not censor herself in the interviews and often swears. In this way, she transforms science from an elitist study understood only by people with a Ph.D to something anyone can enjoy. 

One of my favorite aspects of this podcast is Ward’s charitable component. Each “ologist” she interviews chooses an organization for her to donate to in their name. Instead of maximizing her profits, Ward elects to give a portion of the ad revenue of each episode to various charities and often helps to further the fields she teaches about if the “ologist” chooses to donate their money there.

While some of the “ologist’s” answers go over my head, Ward usually defines integral terms and recaps challenging concepts in simpler language. However, this podcast requires almost all of your attention; otherwise, you can easily get lost and never catch up.

Furthermore, with the wealth of the “ologist’s” information and the large number of questions she asks, the episodes can be quite long. It took me two days to finish the episode on criminology. Most episodes range from one hour to an hour and a half, and only a couple are less than 45 minutes. Despite the duration, Ward entertains me throughout the episode, and I struggle to turn it off as I pull into my parking spot.

If you, like me, love to learn about obscure yet fascinating topics or are dying to dive deep into the world of the adorable yet scary hotdogs better known as hagfish, make “Ologies with Alie Ward” your go-to podcast for long drives to school or really any time you want to find out something new.

Story by Kate Woodhouse

Photo Provided by Stitcher


Kate Woodhouse

Kate loves community service, softball and rom-coms. She is usually found watching TV or playing with her two dogs, a golden-doodle named Max and a golden retriever named Kash.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

weight loss: gretchen murphy keto recipes for muffins hcg weight loss injections online how to get back on my diet extreme appetite suppressant pro ana top 10 sleeping pills what vitamin is a natural appetite suppressant fen phen diet pills purchase adipex diet pills kentucky hazard pikeville lose weight on face diet pills natural herbs i need weight loss help is diet pills bad for you high potency diet pills diet pills first trimester how to control appetite can you advertise diet pills on facebook diet pills dominican republic 10 523 pill how does fitbit help you lose weight keto stuffing recipes lose weight fast teenage girl keto hamburger crock pot recipes cla lose weight fast easy keto strawberry recipes how much weight do f1 drivers lose in a race healthy fats keto recipes snacking on chilis to lose weight how to lose weight in hips top weight loss products how many cups of green tea a day to lose weight fast dr rhonda white odessa tx does taking a dump help lose weight can i lose weight by eating soup and no meats lose weight with oatmeal dr dhaduk bryan tx food to lose weight india appetite suppressant for crohns disease do you lose weight on piyo can i lose weight with body beast what makes you lose weight after vomiting weight gaining diet plan for men what do i have to do lose weight vitamins that promote weight loss how much weight do you lose quitting drinking how to water cut

cbd oil: best way to ingest cbd big naturals threesome gummies cbd cbd kidney stones cbd oil for tremors cbd zyrtec lidtke cbd cbd oil safe for breastfeeding cbd now cbd for morning sickness naked 100 cbd vape juice cbd oil age group vaping cbd oil dangerous naturally huge pills sold in stores phoenix tears cbd oil for sale can cbd oil help thyroid charleston hemp company oregon cbd company melbourne accommodation oil memes the best cbd vape juice cbd oil johnson city tn cbd reduces inflammation hot air ballooning melbourne cbd integra cbd cbd quality control is cbd good for colds infinitys end cbd oil hemp oil for parkinsons disease cbd oils brain age tas health benefits of hemp oil body high componentes de la marihuana a heel definition dermatitis en espanol amazon pure cbd oil cbd high strains cancer metabolism its therapeutic nih essential oil sleep cbd oil and knee pain review complete relief cbd oil scholarly articles on cbd oil can cbd oil be rubbed on puro cbd oil

face mask: n95 mask detailing polishing china dust mask n95 masks use decleor face masks n95 mask child blue color mini helmet face mask red face mask how many peel off face masks can you do a week face mask display stand what goggles work with a respirator diy overnight face mask for acne what is n95 standards best full face cpap masks 2019 face shield visor bag best disposable maskes for wood smoke home face masks for pimples best n95 mask for allergies diy homemade face mask with eggs black surgical hygiene face mask how long do u need to wear a face mask after chemo in stores transparent surgical mask tumblr best natural face masks for wrinkles surgical mask research n95 dust mask with glasses what is a p95 respirator mean motorcycle face shield mask with strap how long does msa respirator cartridge last half face masks self design what paint to use respirator storage coronavirus impact on real estate 3m particle respirator lovluv real milky strawberry face masks review msa miniscape escape respirator rpg maker mv surgical mask extended particulate respirator type n95 n95 mold mask respirador 3m 8210 n95 3m paint spray mask what does mud masks do for your face rapid test kits for coronavirus ffp3 dust mask osha requirement n95 mask beard metal mouth mask anime emoji face mask scorpion face shield face mask hunting prevent dust

exam: Real 700-303 Braindump Pdf , Discount 650-312 Training Guide With High Quality, High Pass Rate 650-294 Exam Practice Pdf On Sale, Passguide 1Y0-350 Practice Exam , Ucertify SY0-401 Exam Test Questions Online Store, Most Popular HP0-M14 Braindump Pdf Is Your Best Choice, Latest C9020-971 Exam Test Sale, Real HP0-262 Exam Is Updated Daily, 100% Pass HP2-B27 Vce Files For Each Candidate, Recenty Updated 000-956 Exam Materials Will Be More Popular, Most Hottest P2050-004 Study Guide On Our Store, Helpful 000-N15 Exam Paper Pdf For Download, 100% Real 000-Z02 Pdf Is The Best Material, 100% Pass Rate 070-632 Exam Preparation On Our Store, We Provide MB3-530 Practice Test With Low Price, Experts Revised 074-343 Answers Is Your Best Choice, Topdump N00-001 Exam Practice Pdf With New Discount, Most Hottest 920-335 Latest Dumps Are Based On The Real Exam, 100% Success Rate 920-361 Latest Dumps Latest Version PDF&VCE, Most Accurate 1Z0-599 Dump Test Are Based On The Real Exam, Free SZ0-353 Practice Exam Online Shop, Examcollection 310-083 Prep Guide Will Be More Popular, New Release P2065-013 Certification Dumps With The Knowledge And Skills,

male enhancement: labido supplement why do people take viagra when they dont need it zoloft loss of libido massive dicks hypertension meds with least side effects do the penis pills actually work erectile dysfunction drugs sold at walmart average penile girth in america how to tell the size of a mans penis how can i increase testosterone naturally how to make your dick bigger manusly fast acting ed pills otc food for male enhancement 100mg sildenafil tablets male enhancement pills zyflex sudden increase in male sex drive dr oz secrete for male enhancement cause of low libido in wonen growxl male enhancement formula 30 day supply 60 capsules diet pills make penis smaller male enhancement stamina products loria medical penis enlargement costs ultimate 3500 male enhancement low sex drive in relationship penis enlargement 2015 male enhancement drugs at wallmart the penis penis enlargement new viagra replacement hidden penile surgery pcos and low sex drive cyoa game penis growth fatigue low sex drive weight gain where do you put iodine for better sex drive the penizer penis enlargement hormone trigger sex drive in male sexual health clinic lancaster how viagra can mess up your marriage subliminal messages for penis enlargement what is viagra and its effects viagra vergoeding what strength does generic viagra come in benadryl low libido vigrx plus australia does microgestin decrease sex drive periods of low libido black pennywise selling penis pills

vape: what is the best vape ohm vs sub ohm best starter vape pen kangertech vape vape shop for sale happy birthday vape tommy chong vape pen voopoo mojo change voltage nerdz vape juice nano vape vapor king kangertech subvod parts vapor cigarette store uwell crown 2 tanks vapor nation vaporesso polar kit white oak vapor mutant rda new ecig tastes burnt vaping in youth high pg vape juice brands cheap disposable e cigarette nktr ejuice herakles vape tank vaporesso revenger release date homemade vape stand smok stick x8 vaporizer voopoo drag 2 not charging drag 2 mod cgr18650da use in ecig leak proof e cig tank e cigarette refill liquid usa pod price k vape juice e cig vaporizers for sale e cigarette best prices smok alien 220w mod price vape and ecig guide the beast vape mod i vape pen how to set time on uwell amulet voopoo website voopoo drag protective case uwell crown tank black voopoo yc c voopoo drag resistance jumping