Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Arthro-Pod EP 70: Bees, Brains, and Storytelling with Meghan Barrett



Howdy bug lovers! On today's program, the Arthro-Pod gang meets up with Meghan Barrett, a PhD student at Drexel University. Meghan is a researcher, studying the neuroanatomy of wasps and bees but she is also passionate about science communication and creativity. We chat about her research and how we can integrate the creative world of poetry and theatre into science. Tune in!


Meghan with her research associated hat!
Show Notes



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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Arthro-Pod EP 69: Talking Ticks with Anna Pasternak



Howdy bug lovers! Today we're talking about blood stealing ectoparasites and learning all about ticks from University of Kentucky graduate student Anna Pasternak. Anna is working on a large scale tick survey in Kentucky that is helping us to see how populations of ticks may be changing in the state and monitor for the invasive Asian longhorned tick. Anna also tests her ticks for pathogens and is finding that Lyme may be more of an issue in the state than previously thought. Tune in to learn about tick biology, tick borne disease, and how to prevent them from biting you!


Anna Pasternak after a successful day of "ticking" in the woods
Show notes
The Lone Star Tick in Kentucky:
https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef648
Ticks and Disease in Kentucky
https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef618
Tick Encounter is also a great resource for learning about ticks and how to identify them
https://tickencounter.org/

Black legged deer tick at the 12 o'clock position, clockwise next would be the American dog tick and then Lone-star tick
Photo by Jim Kalisch; UNL Entomology Dept
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Arthro-Pod EP 68: Fake News and Insects with Nancy Troyano


"It's fake news!" A common refrain for people nowadays, fake news is an actual phenomenon that we can see in action most often on social media. On today's show, Dr. Nancy Troyano of Rentokil North America talks to Jody and Jonathan about how insects often feed into fake news. Tune in to learn about the different kinds of fake news you can see online, why insects are often featured in fake news stories, and how you can discern real from fake while online.



Show Notes
What is fake news?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news




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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Arthro-Pod EP 67: Entomology & Pokemon- Gotta Catch 'em All!



Hello bug lovers! Today is a unique episode, where Mike and Jonathan talk about their history playing Pokemon games and what that has to do with entomology. Come learn all about virtual monsters that resemble arthropods and pick out a favorite one! Also, maybe ponder if Pokemon presents an opportunity for entomology educators to connect with their audiences in different ways!









Mike's favorite bug-type Pokemon is the wonderful Butterfree



Jonathan's favorite is the terrifying Pinsir
Show Notes
American Entomologist Article on Pokemon and Entomology
Entomology Today interview on last article
The Entomological Diversity of Pokemon
The Phylogeny of Pokemon
https://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume18/v18i4/Phylogeny-Pokemon.pdf



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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Arthro-Pod EP 66: Our Most Interesting Samples and Cases




In today's year end spectacular, the Arthro-Pod gang discuss some of the interesting insects and samples they have come across at work. As extension professionals, it is our job to help people with their possible pest problems or teach them about how insects might not be all bad. That means we get to see lots of things and solve many mysteries! Tune in to hear about the mysteries like the enigma of the antique bottle cap eater, the riddle of the click beetle in a muffin, and the puzzle of the watercolor brush destroyer. 



A true whodunnit! 
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Arthro-Pod EP 65: Lice- Head, Body, Seams, and Pubes



Today we are doing a deep dive with human lice! Get ready to itch and listen to all the things you need to know but don't want to hear about lice. We cover head lice basics, how to deal with a head lice incident in your life, and finally the differences between head, body, and pubic lice. 



Show notes
Pubic Lice Not Going Extinct by Gwen Pearson
Head Lice Guide from University of Nebraska
The History of Lice Combs
Bug scope on lice with @isabetabug


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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Arthro-Pod EP 64: Bees, Brains, and Behavior with Dr. Clare Rittschof


Today's episode features professor of entomology Dr. Clare Rittschof, from the the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rittschof's work focuses on behavior and the neurobiology of insects, particularly honey bees. Tune in as she discusses how experiences and social interactions influence behavioral expression! It's fascinating to find out how "social interactions 'get under the skin' to cause behavioral change" as Dr. Rittschof puts it. 



If you would like to visit Dr. Rittschof's website, you can see more about the awesome research she is doing with her lab and graduate students. 


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