LISTEN! Top 5 Favorite Podcasts, Curated by Los Angeles Zoo Staff

1 – Ologies

Recommended by Kate Gilmore, Lead Keeper, Great Apes and Old World Monkeys  

Kate says, “Ologies is one of the top science podcasts in the country, with topics including lepidopterology (butterflies), volcanology (volcanoes), genealogy (family trees), and other “ologies” you’ve never heard of!  Episode 2 is Primatology, featuring… me!  Please note, that this is a comedic science podcast, not suitable for kids.  Check out the show here and listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or anywhere you get your podcasts. 

2 – Short-Wave by NPR

Recommended by Rachel Helfing, M.A., Visitor Engagement Curator for Learning & Engagement Team 

Rachel says, “This is a short-form podcast hosted by actual scientists! A variety of science topics, including animal and conservation stories.” Listen here on NPR. 

3 – No Such Thing as a Fish

Recommended by Beth Schaefer, Director of Animal Programs 

Beth says, “A hilarious British podcast that each week explores four facts. Some mild adult content involving body parts and potty humor.”  Check out the show here and listen via the iPhone podcast app. 

4 – Science Vs.

Recommended by Drew Glucksman, Education Specialist, Learning & Engagement Team

Drew says,“Science Vs takes on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between.” Listen here via Gimlet Media 

5 – The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week

Recommended by Brenda Royce, Editor of Zoo View Magazine

In “The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week,” editors from Popular Science discuss oddball facts and stories they uncover in their research that don’t always make it into the pages of the magazine. Some stories are topical, others reach into the historical archives (e.g., a woman who tricked doctors into believing she gave birth to rabbits…), and oddities of the animal kingdom are frequently discussed. It’s often funny, sometimes gross, and always fascinating!  Check out the show here.