By Jonathan Larson
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Arthro-Pod is a podcast dedicated to examining insects through both a scientific and cultural lense
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 52 West Nile virus and Mosquitoes||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode of Arthro-Pod, the whole gang gets together for some discussion on mosquitoes and mosquito vectored disease. Up front there is discussion of insect themed music and what is good and what is bad. Then some||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 51 Helping the Monarch Butterfly||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode Jody and Mike sit down with for two special interviews with monarch experts Thelma Heidel-Baker of the Xerces Society and Tori Pocius of Penn State! Tune in to learn all about America's favorite insect an||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 50 Chatting about Cicadas||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's show, the Arthro-Pod gang discuss one of the insect world's most musically inclined representatives, the cicada! We go in to detail about what makes cicadas special compared to other true bugs, when they evolved, how||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 49 Talking bugs with Jim Kalisch||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode of Arthro-Pod, Jody and Jonathan meet up with Jim Kalisch of the UNL Department of Entomology. Jim is a great colleague and mentor who is retiring before the end of the year. He has 33 years of experience||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 48 The ABCs of Chiggers||Hey there bug lovers! On today's itchy episode of Arthro-Pod, the gang discusses the ABCs of chiggers. Chiggers are immature mites that feed on mammals and create itchy, red spots. Tune in to learn about how they melt your skin and drink it up and find||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 47 How do Insects Mate?||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today's episode of Arthro-Pod features Jody and Jonathan covering the risque topic of insect mating! Insects are the most successful animals on earth and their reproduction is part of the reason why. Join us for a PG-13 episode||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 46 Talking Ticks with Travis Bourret||Howdy there bug lovers! On today's episode of Arthro-Pod, Jody and Jonathan meet up with Dr. Travis Bourret of Creighton University to talk about ticks! These blood sucking arachnids are a source of consternation and fear every summer, mainly due to th||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 45 How to Name a Species||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's show our intrepid trio of hosts discuss just how scientists name a species of animal. Mike has named several new species himself and helps to discuss just what the rules are for the process and what changes have been||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 44 Arthropods as Pets with Sarah Triplett||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! When we talk about insects and other arthropods, many of our conversations are about their status as pests. On today's Arthro-Pod though, we are talking about them as PETS! From cockroaches and beetles, to spiders and scorpions||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 43 Spotted Lanternfly with Julie Urban||On today’s show, Michael Skvarla talks with Julie Urbanabout spotted lanternfly, a new invasive pest in Pennsylvania that is poised to spread across the country. They discuss how, when, and where SLF was introduced, current research efforts, and some||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 42 Women in Entomology Part 2||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today's show is part two of our series on women in entomology. In this episode Jody has 4 guests she speaks to individually, May Berenbaum, Karen Walker, Marianne Alleyne, and Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris. They represent a diffe||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 41 Find Your Why with Kristie Reddick||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode we step back from entomology a bit and talk with Kristie Reddick of The Bug Chick about framing "your why". If you are a student or are struggling at work to keep slogging through a difficult time, thinking a||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod on the Road: At the ESA NCB Share Fair||Jody and Jonathan take Arthro-Pod on the road and head up to Wisconsin! There, they take part in the Entomological Society of America's North Central Branch meeting and interview entomologists as they go through the Extension Share Fair. At our pod||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 40 Women in Entomology Part 1||Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today's show is part one of a two part series on women in entomology as we celebrate Women's History Month. For this episode your three regular hosts get together to introduce the topic and get the conversation going and the se||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 39: Talkin' Termites with Hannah Davis||Hello bug lovers and welcome to our latest episode! On today's show Jody Green meets up with Hannah Davis to talk termites! The reason we are featuring those particular insects is that this week (March 12-17) is Termite Awareness Week. While this natio||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 38: Get To Know Andy Deans||Howdy bug lovers and welcome to today's show! In this episode Mike Skvarla goes solo to interview his colleague Andy Deans of Penn State University. Dr. Deans is a natural historian and runs the Frost Museum as well. Tune in to hear all about it! Check||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 37: Bugging out with Matt Bertone||Hey there bug lovers! On today's episode of Arthro-Pod we catch up with Matt Bertone of NC State and learn about his role as an insect identifier, how to best scoop cow dung into scientific samples, and what kinds of arthropods dwell in your home! Tune||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod EP 36 Bee Venom and Apitherapy||Hey there bug lovers! On our latest episode we are will dissect the contents of bee venom and discuss the possible medical uses of it. Bee venom is a chemical cocktail of pain inducing compounds but many people allow themselves to be stung for therapeu||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 35 Insects and Arachnids in Folklore||Hey there bug lovers! On today's enthralling new Arthro-Pod Jody and Jonathan discuss how insects have fit into cultural folklore from around the world. Tune in to hear about how arachnids may have helped to create life on earth or about how mosquitoes||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 34 Attack of the bug-eating plants||Hey there bug lovers! On today's show Michael Skvarla is flying solo to interview fellow Penn State entomologist Dr. Tanya Renner! Dr. Renner is an evolutionary biologist who is helping the world to figure out the evolutionary patterns of carnivorous p||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod at ESA 2017: Making Friends with Ask an Entomologist||Hey there bug lovers! Our final on the road production features Joe Ballenger and Nancy Miorelli of Ask an Entomologist. Tune in to hear about their amazing work and how it can help folks and also learn that scientists are people too with weird hobbies||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Quickcast 2 from ESA 2017: Sheryl Hosler, The Roving Naturalist!||Hey there bug lovers we're coming at you from EntSoc2017 in Denver with another quick-cast! In this episode we meet up with Sheryl Hosler a.k.a The Roving Naturalist! We talk YouTube, how videos help with science communication, and bison poop! Be sure||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Quickcast from ESA 2017: Sarah Triplett of Butterfly Pavilion||Hey there bug lovers! We're coming at you from the Entomological Society of America National meeting in Denver, CO! We're trying to put together some "quickcasts" for all of you and our first one features Sarah Triplett of Butterfly Pavilion. Tune in t||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 33: The Horror of Parasitoid Insects!||Hi there bug lovers and welcome to our Halloween special! Today, Jody and Jonathan are featuring parasitoids, one of the most fascinating groups of insects! Their life cycles lend themselves to Halloween discussion as they are often reminiscent of the||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArthro-Pod Episode 32: Are you afraid of insects||Hi there bug lovers! On today's show Jody Green and Michael Skvarla talk about fears surrounding our six-legged friends. For some people insects produce feelings of unease and the heebie jeebies! What is that brought them to this and is there any way t||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you for your work and help to young and old entomologists alike I wish to become an entomologist and make it my career
From a simple bug enthusiast
I'm glad I came across this podcast while looking for anything on entomology. This podcast is very approachable and informative which is great considering I'm not an entomolgy major (but wish to be), and I love to learn about it while I work. The variety of interviews are great and they flow more like friendly conversations- it's nice to hear about the person a little and feel relatable. The tips and news sections are insightful, too.
My only complaint is that the sound volume is inconsistent.
Thanks much! I look forward to more episodes.
Perfect for the lonely distance learner
I am studying entomology through a distance education program and find this podcast helps me feel less alone in my studies - I listen and pretend that I am engaged in interesting coversations with other like-minded scientists in my field inbetween my course video lectures! Thanks for the effort and interesting interviews!