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What the Fish?

The What the Fish? podcast series dove into various topics surrounding the biodiversity of fishes for 26 episodes. The series included discussions on their general biology, ecology, and evolution. Listen to the Field Museum's former fish nerds (Beth Sanzenbacher, Eric Ahlgren, Leo Smith, and Matthew Davis) banter, debate, quip, and explore fishy subject matters that range from the ponds and streams near your home to the deepest recesses of the ocean.

The What the Fish? Team

July 17th, 2013
As our podcast series ends, we would like to thank all of our listeners and readers. We hope you enjoy this final episode where we reflect on past recordings, behind the scenes tales, and the making of this podcast series.
July 02nd, 2013
In this episode we discuss the biodiversity of venomous, poisonous, and toxic fishes, including the realization that Dory from Finding Nemo is venomous.
June 14th, 2013
Ever wonder how fishes invaded land? In this episode, we talk about the scientific investigation behind transitioning from an aquatic to terrestrial habitat.
May 31st, 2013
In this episode professional aquarist Steve Ehrlich joins us to discuss his passion for fishkeeping, the science behind the aquarist hobby, and tips for maintaining a successful home aquarium of your own.
May 17th, 2013
In this episode, we discuss the variety of museum exhibits that leave us excited to learn about science and art.
May 03rd, 2013
 Doing fieldwork sounds glamorous until you break your ribs on a giant log or get pick up a new parasitic friend. Tune in to hear about recent ichthyological discoveries and some reflections on past fieldwork.
April 04th, 2013
In this episode we discuss the biodiversity of fishes that live under icy environments and the impact of climate change on Earth's biodiversity.
February 15th, 2013
Check out what's going on with the new Creatures of Light exhibit coming to The Field Museum in March!
February 01st, 2013
In an earlier podcast we discussed the various ways fishes reproduce. Tune in this week to discover how fishes do (and don't) take care of their young after the honeymoon is over.
January 18th, 2013
This week we leave our spines behind to talk about cephalopods, including the giant squid and cuttlefishes with Associate Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, Janet Voight!
January 04th, 2013
We are live in this week's episode!  Discussing science careers with the interns from the Museum's Youth Design Team.