Alie Ward is a lot of things–an actor, illustrator, TV host. But I was especially interested in talking to her about her undeniably popular science podcast, Ologies. Her show shares interviews with all sorts of scientists. It’s so delightful and engaging, and Alie puts in the work to fill the listener in behind the scenes on things you wouldn’t know if you just listened to the interview. Think you’re not interested in indigenous bees? Well, just listen to her interview with a Native Melittologist and think again.
We talk about Alie’s backstory, how she approaches Ologies, and what we’re trying to do when we share science with a big, public audience.
You can find the rest of this summer’s science communication podcast series here.