Ologies: Plumology (FEATHERS) with Dr. Allison Shultz
Ologies

We visit the Natural History Museum of LA’s collection of rare specimens and chat about everything from fossilized dinosaur feathers to silent owl flight to furry bird legs to why pigeons are so loud, peacock tails, down parkas, quill pens, heavy metal flautists, feather thieves, pigments, flight feathers, Vantablack, if you can eat feathers and why birdwatching is like seeing tiny purple raccoons zoom overhead.

Ologies: Ornithology (BIRDS) with James Maley
Ologies

Professional bird-person and all around cool dude James Maley joins Alie to talk about bird mating, monogamy, the cult of ornithology, absurd birds, parrots that are smarter than your friends’ kids, a surprising fact about owl ears and history’s most tragically zealous bird nerds.

Short Wave: Backyard Birding 101
Short Wave (NPR)

If you pay attention to what’s going on in your own backyard, ornithologist Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez says the birds among us have been putting on a great show.