Breaking Bio

A group of biologists talks everything science and biology related in a weekly roundtable format.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 100 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast

BB100 - Read broadly and carry a big horn with Dr. Doug Emlen

In a very special episode #100, we talk to Dr. Doug Emlen, Professor of Biology at the University of Montana and author of the new book Animal Weapons, about animals that don't back down from a fight (unless it makes evolutionary sense to do so), and...


 2016-02-29  52m

BB99 - Getting Down to Monkey Business with Dr. Alexander Georgiev

The birds and the bees may do it, but how about different monkeys and apes? Dr. Alexander Georgiev talks about his work on reproductive behaviours and costs in chimpanzees and Rhesus macaques, and how different their sexual practices are. Show notes...


 2016-02-22  36m

BB98 - Here Comes Caribou -bou with Jean Polfus

Jean Polfus is a PhD Candidate at the University of Manitoba, and joins us from the edge of the Arctic to talk about her research on caribou ecology and evolution. We also discuss the role of traditional knowledge and native peoples in studying...


 2016-02-15  38m

BB97 - Changing the World With Your Video Camera with Rob Nelson

Rob Nelson, Director of Untamed Science, explains how he went from marine biology to science & nature filmography, and how he's trying to help more people come to love the natural world through YouTube. Show notes available at...


 2016-02-01  32m

BB96 - Shedding Light on Urban Biodiversity & Anti-science Politics with Dr. Travis Longcore

Dr. Travis Longcore, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Spatial Sciences, and Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, speaks to us about his work with habitat conservation in Los Angeles, how we're lighting up the night in...


 2016-01-25  40m

BB95 - It Takes A Manor to Raise a Meerkat with Dr. Kirsty MacLeod

Dr. Kirsty MacLeod is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge (and soon to be at Penn State), and shares why her research is largely possible because a colony of meerkats developed an addiction to boiled eggs, and why...


 2016-01-18  38m

BB94 - Rallying for Rails with Auriel Fournier!

Auriel Fournier is a PhD candidate at the University of Arkansas studying rail ecology & migration. She tells us why she loves rails, how she learned to fix a flooded out ATV, and why unpaid internships in biology are harming our future. Show...


 2015-11-09  32m

BB 93 - Behind The Scenes at Elsevier with Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans #AltActober

Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans went from submitting & reviewing papers as a post-doctoral fellow to managing multiple journals as a publisher for Elsevier. She joins us for the last instalment of #AltActober to share her journey and provide some insights...


 2015-11-02  45m

BB92 - Reaching out and Teaching with Dr. Stephanie Kadison #AltActober

Dr. Stephanie Kadison went from being a post-doctoral researcher to a specialist high school teacher without any prior teaching experience. Find out how she fell in love with teaching in this week's #AltActober episode!   For show notes, visit...


 2015-10-26  30m

BB 91 - Putting Brains to Many Good Uses with Dr. Kelley Remole

Dr. Kelley Remole, Director of Neuroscience Outreach at Columbia University, talks about her #AltActober experience working as an educator & administrator after finishing her PhD. Find show notes at


 2015-10-19  34m