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Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
The Happy Vagina with host Mika Simmons is a podcast that celebrates pioneers in the female space who have made a difference in Women’s health, equality and relationships - empowering others towards greater freedom. Each week, a new interviewee explores an experience that completely changed their outlook - aiming not only to entertain, but also educate & enlighten. Season three launched March 2021 with Dita Von Teese co-hosted with Chloe Delevingne, Sex With Emily, Nimco Ali OBE, Jesscia Meg ...
 
Twitter Genius/Idiot Stefan Heck and comedian John Cullen invite guests on the program to talk about the who and the how of getting blocked on social media. From celebrities to jilted ex-lovers, every block has a story and we’re here to get to the bottom of it.
 
Hear firsthand accounts from important moments in history in this comedy anthology series, hosted by Greg Gallant (Perfect Harmony, Speechless) and Devin Field (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central Presents) as they recount their true-and-definitely-not-made-up experiences of specific events in modern history while talking with other "witnesses" who were there too. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/firsthand/support
 
Global Pillage is a brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of "having a cat on their head"? What do your friends make you do if you're unmarried by thirty in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the equivalent of sexting jargon) if sent between World War Two sweethearts? All the oddness of humanity is explored in this hilarious new show where TWO TEAMS OF COMEDIANS take on the HIVE MIND OF THE ...
 
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Lifted restrictions! Discarded masks! Vaxxing & relaxing! Parties. Variant confusion. FOMO while also dreading events. Worry about strangers. Grief for a cancelled year. WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE? We’ve got you covered. As infection rates go down and restrictions lift in the U.S., you may feel: relieved, overjoyed, nude without a mask, guilty about sur…
 
Sophie Ross (writer/podcaster) joins us to discuss a pretty big-time block from Kendall Jenner that involved getting quote-tweeted by Kim Kardashian and a whole lot of Twitter drama. It's a perfect fit for our show and so is Sophie, as we run down her post-COVID return to the New York City lifestyle, complete with a 3 am Taco Bell run. We also get …
 
Nate Ruess (musician, fun.) joins the show to talk about a very weird series of tweets from the guy from Eve 6, who called out Nate's band and forced Nate to block him just because Nate was sick of people talking to him about it. Nate doesn't get sick of talking to us though, as we run through our old high school days after John talks about playing…
 
BONUS episode of The Happy Vagina with the amazing Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani, hosts of the Brown Girls Do It Too podcast. Poppy and Rubina open up about navigating their relationships with their bodies as brown girls in the UK. Plus we dive deep into some #VULVATALK as they share their journeys with their vulvas, from shame to empowerment, and th…
 
Human-sucking mud holes. Beautiful birdsongs. Early mornings. Eyeball gnats. Stunning vistas. The long-awaited episode with ornithologist Corina Newsome is finally here and we talk all about the day-to-day-realities of being a Wildlife Ecologist. She dishes about working in zoos, getting her masters, housing for grad students, nest checking, birdin…
 
We've added in an extra bonus episode of The Happy Vagina this week with Paxton Smith, the 18 year old brave valedictorian graduate who used her speech to protest the new Texas anti abortion laws. Tune in to hear her tell what she feels about freedom to choose, sex education and her plans for the future. This episode was a live recording on Instagr…
 
It's our first episode in 8 months where we have everyone including the guest in studio, and boy do we have a fun time with our wonderful guest Brandon Wardell (actor/comedian). To borrow a phrase from past guest David J. Roth, we "remember some guys", but instead of sports, it's the internet edition, as we dig into some people we remember from the…
 
Dongs. Schlongs. Peters. Intromittent organs. Gamete cannons. Biologist, gonad researcher, and Phallologist Dr. Emily Willingham joins to chat about peckers big and small, plain and fancy, barbed, coiled, colossal, pickled, and efficient. Also on the agenda: how the pressures of masculinity affect self-image, what actually contributes to a partner’…
 
Yasi Salek (podcaster, writer) joins the pod and lays down the law, as someone finally sides with John in the great "peen nut" incident and agrees the story is boring. There's a block in here too, as "scene queen" Audrey Kitching blocks Yasi and sends her down a YouTube rabbit hole as she remembers the block. Elsewhere, Yasi and John form a kinship…
 
Seals. Sea lions. Walruses. Walrus dongs. Classic Ologies. We sit down with Luis A Hückstädt, PhD and talk about blubber, ocean currents, psychedelic teeth, whisker tech, receding ice, boops, snoots, barks, butt nubbins and whether or not that one seal from the video actually felt bashful about getting that fish cake? Or was it a sea lion? Which is…
 
It's only our second-ever dual guest episode, as we welcome Josiah and Drew from the Globe Hell Warning podcast to tell us about a Twitter prank that goes awry but has a heartwarming ending, as we learn all about a new weird sect of Twitter. The show gets off the rails pretty quick as we decide what the "other main character" of our show would be, …
 
Ohulloh! This is not your regular Ologies episode (which will come on Tuesday per usual.) It’s actually not an Ologies episode! This is a fun little bonus GUEST podcast we're dropping in our feed. Real Good is a show that started during the beginning of COVID to highlight different non-profits helping with the pandemic — but soon revealed that many…
 
Season 3 finalé and we are joined by British supermodel Erin O'Connor MBE. Erin asks "Why do we hold such a limited remit of what beauty really means?" and shares her experiences of growing up in an industry that holds and enforces a specific standard of beauty, what it was like to be told she was outside of that, and how she learned to see her str…
 
Mustard gossip. Knotweed recipes. Cow parsnips. Serviceberry appreciation. Hogweed warnings. Dead man’s fingers. The incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining Alexis Nikole Nelson a.k.a. @BlackForager walks us through Foraging Ecology with a ginormous bushel of tips & tricks for finding edibles at all times of the year, from blossoms to fungus. Bel…
 
Devin and Greg explore a classic gaffe in an otherwise totally normal setting: the world of teen beauty competitions. The guys are joined by Mimi (Alana Johnston) and Mr. Porter (Jon Mackey) to remember the fateful pageant, discuss contestant strategy, and plug various books. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/firsthand/support…
 
Ashley Feinberg (writer, Trashberg) returns to the show to tell us about a back-and-forth with gas station interviewer Salena Zito, who went on a merry-go-round of soft-blocking Ashley before finally pulling the trigger after MONTHS of playing games. It's a wild one and we love it. We also take a trip down memory lane as we remember Harry Potter mi…
 
This week on The Happy Vagina podcast we're joined by Alex Light for a deep dive into body confidence. Not only being confident in your body, but being confident, and free, to explore your own desires. From diet culture & disordered eating, to make-up and body hair, we discuss the essence of feminism for us - a woman's right to choose. This episode…
 
This week on The Happy Vagina Podcast we are joined by the amazing Dita Von Teese who dives deep into finding her true self through erotica, building a life she loves and how being true to ourselves is the ultimate freedom. Dita has spent her life breaking down taboos for women and continues to champion diversity and representation in acts. We talk…
 
Bones. Shells. Reefs. Teeth. Biomineralogy. The wonderful UCLA geochemist Rob Ulrich answers a giant pile of questions such as: How do crystalline structures materialize out of thin air and water? How do squishy animals make such hard shells? What’s the difference between a shell and an exoskeleton? What’s the noise you hear when you listen to a se…
 
We all remember where we were when this tragic event occured on an Autumn day in the early 2000s, shaking a major American city to its foundation. That event, of course, was the Steve Bartman incident. Devin and Greg, along with Rondale Jenkins (Daryl Johnson) and Paul Simon (James Mastraeini) remember all the anger, drama, stalking, and contract m…
 
Lauren Ash (Superstore) joins us for a look inside a popular actor's mentions, as a guy who assumed he was going to be ignored got just about the opposite treatment from Lauren and her followers until HE needed to block HER to avoid being messed with further. Elsewhere, the episode starts off hot as John delves into a years-old debate with Stefan, …
 
This week on The Happy Vagina Podcast we get the lowdown on libido from pleasure expert and host of @sexwithemily podcast Dr Emily Morse. We dive deep into what low libido is and how can you can harness your own, by exploring your body and becoming your own expert. Because we all deserve more pleasure, whatever that looks like. Emily Morse is an Am…
 
It's been almost a month since the podcast devoted an episode to a celebrity who accidentally exposed themself on stage, so the guys dive into the time Lenny Kravitz's penis fell out on stage. Vonda and Tonda Slootz (Betsy Sodaro and Mano Agopian) join the guys to discusses penises, paparazzi, dicks, inter-species dating, and male genitalia. --- Su…
 
Talking dogs. Rolled Rs. That dangly thing in the back of your throat. Speech impediments. Alternative forms of communication. And talking cats. World famous speech pathologist by day, dog whisperer also by day, Christina Hunger MA, CCC-SLP joins us to talk about what those letters after her name mean, helping people literally find their voice, AAC…
 
It's our first-ever "anti-block" this week, as art critic Jerry Saltz takes what would be a likely block situation for 95% of Twitter's genteel population and turns it into a success story with our guest, Ben Flores (writer, podcaster). It's also the first time a guest provides us with an imgur to tell the whole story, and it's a good one. The Bloc…
 
This week on The Happy Vagina Podcast we are joined by Sex Educator and Body Positive campaigner Ruby Rare who shares her personal insights into finding and loving your true sexual self. We also dive deep into consent and Ruby shares her top tips on how to make consent a conversation. Listen now for everything from science, to sex, to self-love, pl…
 
It's not every that the vice president shoots a guy in the face, so Devin and Greg decided to talk about the day that the vice president DID shoot a guy in the face. With help from Herb (Rekha Shankar) and Oscar Medellin (Matt Apodaca), the guys discuss everything from Donald Rumsfeld's parallel tragedy and hunting the most dangerous game to HoA-sa…
 
Shipwrecks. Treasure. Sunken planes. Scuttled submarines. New life forming around old machinery. There’s an -ology for that -- just ask Maritime Archaeologist and wreck nerd Chanelle Zaphiropoulos. This absolutely charming and passionate scuba diver, history buff and antiquities scholar dishes about pirates, warships, admirals worth admiring, and s…
 
Dan O'Sullivan (writer, Welcome to Sullyville) appears on a main episode of the show for the first time, and him and John find themselves to be kindred spirits as John is uncharacteristically "on one" throughout the whole episode. Speaking of being on one, Dan gets blocked by one of the world's worst people after taking him to task for some horribl…
 
Real skulls. Fake pistols. Vegan steaks. Onstage bonfires. Cursed productions. Industry secrets and more with the world’s most lovable and beloved prop master, Professor Jay Duckworth aka @Proptologist on TikTok. A veteran of stage and screen and now an adjunct professor at Pace University, Jay chats about props vs. wardrobe vs. set design, how he …
 
This week we are joined by Burlesque expert @lesliezemeckis who educates us on how the women at the beginning of the 20th century found freedom and preempted feminism in Burlesque. The women of America's old school Burlesque scene took their own opportunities, to make their own art and their own money. Leslie is an actress and award wining author a…
 
In honor of Ashlee's Simpson's monumental performance on SNL, Devin and Greg reminisce about all of the behind-the-scenes craziness on the show: panks, sabotage, sex, and much more. The guys are joined by their former coworkers Maddie Forshort (Talia Tabin) and Maggs Cavanaugh (Laura Chinn) to debate who was really at fault that night. --- Support …
 
Andrea Jin (comedian) returns to the show with a Block Tale that is quite rare: the one where you're so embarrassed by someone you admire potentially seeing a past DM you sent, that you block them so they don't. It's a first for the show and an endearing story that a lot of us can certainly relate to. Elsewhere in the episode, Stefan tells us all a…
 
This week on The Happy Vagina podcast we are joined by Erika Lust the Swedish born, Barcelona based erotic film director, screenwriter and producer who has dedicated her life to reframing pornography into the feminist space Since the debut of her first indie erotic film The Good Girl in 2004, Lust has been instrumental in promoting the aims of the …
 
Because one bears is not enough bears, SIX more ursinologists join to answer your questions about polar bear fur, monogamy, that scene from "The Revenant" and more. Five chapters of bear life, from mindblowing mating strategies to how bears get from point A to B, media portrayals of these beautiful beasts and how to save them. Also: do bears want y…
 
Devin and Greg relive the Earth-shattering moment when the guy from "Phenomenon" said the wrong thing. The guys discuss apologies, culinary fusion, and how the military totally rules with special guests John Travolta (Broti Gupta) and Adele Dazeem (Dylan Gelula). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/firsthand/support…
 
Wes Barker (magician) joins the show to tell us what happens when magicians prank each other, and how it can lead to actual, real-world consequences of the utmost annoyance. The episode itself is also magic, as Wes makes for a great first-time guest as we dive into his recent move to Montreal, having to learn French, and what happens when one of yo…
 
Grizzlies. Pandas. Black bears. Chonkers. The episode you’ve begged for with scientist, explorer, and Ursinologist Chris Morgan. Why are bear ears so cute? What’s up with hibernation? How do you play nice with bears? What is it like to hug them? How creepy is Teddy Ruxpin? Panda patterns, fat bear competitions, tooth nubbins, land “bridges,” campin…
 
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