The always hilarious Alie Ward drops by 'The Wild Life' to gossip with Jason about insects. They talk adolescent wildlife antics, how natural history research is conducted and why Alie makes her bed every morning. Also, they catalogue all the animals and plants they saw while hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains. Follow Alie on Twitter and Instagram.

Jason is an animal behaviour researcher, science communicator and wildlife-nerd extraordinaire whose work has been featured in countless science blogs and publications (Scientific AmericanIo9 and Conservation Magazine to name a few). Each episode of 'The Wild Life' features an in-depth conversation about animals and wildlife. Topics range from the science of animal behaviour and conservation biology, to animal ethics, the intersection of wildlife and art, the critters in your own backyard, and beyond.

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