Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Arthropods 101: Spiders, mites, and horseshoe crabs, oh my! Get to know Chelicerata!


Greetings arthropod lovers of all stripes! Today Mike Skvarla and I sit down with Ray Fisher of the University of Arkansas to discuss Chelicerata. Now you may be saying to yourself, "What is a Chelicerata? It sounds like an exotic sports car." and you would be wrong. Chelicerates are a diverse group of animals that we interact with on a regular basis and includes things like spiders, ticks, mites, scorpions and many more. 





Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Episode 27 Podcast Pollination with Bugs & Stuff





Howdy bug lovers! Today we meet up with Cari and Caitlin from the awesome podcast Bugs & Stuff! We chat all about science communication, being a grad student, and how entomology and podcasting go together. It is a lot of fun and I promise you will giggle as much as we did!




Be sure to start following their show at 
https://bugsandstuffpod.wordpress.com/
Or hit them up on Twitter 
@BugsAndStuffPod 



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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Arthropods 101: What makes arthropods special?


Hi there bug lovers and welcome to today's show! We're beginning a new venture here on Arthro-Pod that focuses on our namesake phylum, Arthropoda! If you listen to these episodes you will gain a greater understanding of what makes an arthropod an arthropod, how we differentiate something like a lobster from a butterfly, and why we must understand this large group of animals!

Today's show features Michael Skvarla and we chat about the defining traits of arthropods, what a phylum is, and how arthropods have become so successful! Tune in!


One big happy phylum!
Photos by Jim Kalisch; UNL Entomology


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Episode 26: Dissecting the World of Pest Control with Carl Braun


Hi there bug lovers! On today's episode we are joined by Carl Braun of Quality Pest Control. On Arthro-Pod we talk about a lot of different kinds of pet insects and have heard from a lot of scientists but today's show looks at the world pest control from an actual operator's perspective. 

Tune in to hear about mistakes people make before and after they hire a professional pest control operator and get some tips on how to prevent pests! 






Catch up with Carl on his website at:
http://qualitypestcontrolomaha.com/



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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Episode 25: Understanding Ekbom's Syndrome with Joe Ballenger


Hi there bug people! On today's show we are joined by Joe Ballenger of Ask an Entomologist! Joe helps us to lean more about Ekbom's Syndrome (also known as delusory parasitosis) including the history of this phenomenon, what sufferers go through, and we try to discuss some hopeful tips on how to help people overcome it. 

I want to reiterate my thanks to Joe for being on the show and talking about such a delicate and confounding topic!





You can find Joe hard at work teaching folks about entomology on his Twitter page

@Stylopidae

Or you can visit Ask an Entomologist on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AskEntomologists/ 

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Episode 24: Writing for Entomology Today with Richard Levine


That's right bug lovers, it's a double header of entomology podcasts for you! 

Yesterday we heard from Dr. Marianne Shockley about eating insects and today we get to hear from Richard Levine of the Entomological Society of America! Richard teaches me about risk communication and how this style of communication can help scientists and we also discuss how you (yes you!) can hone your writing skills by contributing to Entomology Today. 
So open up your favorite word processor, plug in your headphones and then listen and make the first draft of your future article!

This podcast was made on the road at our international congress back in September. Be prepared for some fuzzy sound quality!


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Monday, October 31, 2016

Episode 23: Chowing down on insects with Dr. Marianne Shockley


Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's Halloween spectacular we meet up with Dr. Marianne Shockley of the University of Georgia! This episode is also a road-trip episode as Dr. Shockley and I crossed paths while we were both on campus at the University of Kentucky. 
Dr. Shockley was kind enough to take time and teach me about service learning and entomology outreach but we also spend a lot of time talking about eating bugs! 
So grab your favorite insect snack and tune in to Episode 23 of Arthro-Pod!


Connect with Dr. Shockley:
@DrBugAppetit





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