Alie Ward is creating a podcast featuring ologists of all kinds.
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Hiiii! You're here! Hello.  

So, I've wanted to create something to explore and celebrate Ologies of all kinds for...probably over a decade. This is an idea and a project that gives me butterflies every time I work on it, and I'm cheesily thrilled to share it with you. Ologies the podcast gives a voice to the folks in lab coats or sweating through field work or hunkered down over data and asks "WHAT IS YOUR DEAL."

Learn about what drives these ologists, why they love what they do, how they stumbled onto their careers and take away facts about topics through the lens of the people who love it. And through my own slack-jawed wonder. Also: it's nice to finally hear the dirty side of science: swear words are left in, weird stories, the dark parts. Because learning shouldn't stop when you leave a classroom. 

For a very candid look at how the show gets made, please enjoy this pajama-clad make-upless video. I spend about 30 hours per week recording, researching, writing, doing social media, finding ologists, etc. because this idea -- and you all --  deserve a good podcast. I hope you like it. 

THANK YOU. YOUR SUPPORT & ENTHUSIASM MAKES ME SENTIMENTAL OKAY. 





Tiers
Mutual Admiration Society
$1 or more per month
Join the party! 


  • Patrons can submit questions to -ologists before we record
  • I send you cosmic high fives and/or hugs that last a second too long because I like you and think you're cool
  • Added benefit: You walk around like a boss knowing you're helping other people get smarter  and weigh in on posts, give feedback, pose questions to ologists. I'm so happy you're here. For real. 
Ologist Buddy
$4 or more per month
  • See photos related to episodes which may or may not include me with a tornado for hair on my couch editing
  • See screenshots of file names that make no sense until you listen to it and are like ahhh lol ok
  • Nominate Ologies for future episodes 
  • Have your questions to -ologists be first in line during recording
  • I send you cosmic high fives and/or hugs that last a second too long because I like you and think you're cool
  • Added benefit: You walk around like a boss knowing you're helping other people get smarter 
Ologist Pal
$8 or more per month
  • All previous rewards such as photos relating to episodes, creepy virtual hugs, self-satisfaction, my admiration
  • Voting on future Ologies
  • Access to video messages from me in which I will probably look tired but creatively fulfilled 
Ologist Friend
$12 or more per month
  • All other previous rewards, including cosmic high fives
  • Personal shout-out in patron-only video 
  • Lots of self satisfaction 
Ologist BFF
$25 or more per month
  • All previous rewards 
  • Bonus content when available 
  • I MAIL YOU A POSTCARD. It's very deltiological.  
  • You can put me down as your emergency contact 
Goals
100% complete
If I reach this, I'd LOOOVE to road trip across the US in a creepy van and interview ologists along the way, updating you all on the weird places I go. (You can count on pictures of roadside attractions and fried foods.) If this podcast really takes off, maybe I'll get a dog? Can you imagine? I'd name it Maureen or something.
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Hiiii! You're here! Hello.  

So, I've wanted to create something to explore and celebrate Ologies of all kinds for...probably over a decade. This is an idea and a project that gives me butterflies every time I work on it, and I'm cheesily thrilled to share it with you. Ologies the podcast gives a voice to the folks in lab coats or sweating through field work or hunkered down over data and asks "WHAT IS YOUR DEAL."

Learn about what drives these ologists, why they love what they do, how they stumbled onto their careers and take away facts about topics through the lens of the people who love it. And through my own slack-jawed wonder. Also: it's nice to finally hear the dirty side of science: swear words are left in, weird stories, the dark parts. Because learning shouldn't stop when you leave a classroom. 

For a very candid look at how the show gets made, please enjoy this pajama-clad make-upless video. I spend about 30 hours per week recording, researching, writing, doing social media, finding ologists, etc. because this idea -- and you all --  deserve a good podcast. I hope you like it. 

THANK YOU. YOUR SUPPORT & ENTHUSIASM MAKES ME SENTIMENTAL OKAY. 





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Tiers
Mutual Admiration Society
$1 or more per month
Join the party! 


  • Patrons can submit questions to -ologists before we record
  • I send you cosmic high fives and/or hugs that last a second too long because I like you and think you're cool
  • Added benefit: You walk around like a boss knowing you're helping other people get smarter  and weigh in on posts, give feedback, pose questions to ologists. I'm so happy you're here. For real. 
Ologist Buddy
$4 or more per month
  • See photos related to episodes which may or may not include me with a tornado for hair on my couch editing
  • See screenshots of file names that make no sense until you listen to it and are like ahhh lol ok
  • Nominate Ologies for future episodes 
  • Have your questions to -ologists be first in line during recording
  • I send you cosmic high fives and/or hugs that last a second too long because I like you and think you're cool
  • Added benefit: You walk around like a boss knowing you're helping other people get smarter 
Ologist Pal
$8 or more per month
  • All previous rewards such as photos relating to episodes, creepy virtual hugs, self-satisfaction, my admiration
  • Voting on future Ologies
  • Access to video messages from me in which I will probably look tired but creatively fulfilled 
Ologist Friend
$12 or more per month
  • All other previous rewards, including cosmic high fives
  • Personal shout-out in patron-only video 
  • Lots of self satisfaction 
Ologist BFF
$25 or more per month
  • All previous rewards 
  • Bonus content when available 
  • I MAIL YOU A POSTCARD. It's very deltiological.  
  • You can put me down as your emergency contact