"Dr. Bugs" Moffett has drugged-out toads, sex-champ ants - CONAN on TBS.

Stories about how much ants can control the world for the anthropology conference “Human Origins and Humanity’s Future.”
Video podcast with Skeptics Society founder Michael Shermer  discussing the societies of humans and other animals.

How ants are like humans, for the website Big Think.

Go behind the scenes and hear National Geographic research grantee Mark Moffett talk about his career, what inspires and influences his work, and his most memorable adventures.

Mark recounts his unexpectedly hilarious expedition to a remote valley in Colombia to document an elusive and deadly "superfrog" for the World Science Festival.

Mark shows an angry frog and some humongous beetle larvae to Conan O'Brien.

Mark has spoken for Google at both their headquarters in Mountain View and in Manhattan; here’s his discussion of the book, Adventures Among Ants.

Mark and psychologist Dan Ariely explore irrationality in ants and humans for The Scientist.

Mark discussing "life in a nutshell" for the World Science Festival.

A video of Mark in the field by Melissa Wells won the Reader’s Choice award for best science video (a “Labby”) from the Scientist Magazine, and was chosen as one of the must-see science videos of the year by NBCnews.

During this lecture for the Santa Fe Institute Covid-lockdown haired Mark compares the canopies of forests to the structure of ecosystems ranging from coral reefs and grasslands to the film of bacteria growing on your teeth.

Mark is interested in the value of pollinators to human life, as described in this humorous video--find out more about pollinators, and biodiversity, here.

Conan learns that banana slugs have giant penises and that lizards are having lesbian sex in Texas in Mark's first of several visits to Conan's TBS show.

A video of a botfly emerging from Mark's hand, has been popular on youtube and was used for a time at Yale medical school.  Think of it as the closest experience a man can have to giving birth. Prepare to be awed (or terrified).

Mark Visits Stephen in the Good ol' Days of the Colbert Report

Colbert talks pollination with Mark

Colbert talks frogs with Mark

Colbert talks ants for the second time with Mark

Colbert talks ants for the first time with Mark


NPR, Fresh Air: Tracking a Sisterhood of Traveling Ants

NPR, Fresh Air: Interview

Selective Wisdom podcast, with security expert Clint Watts 

Groks Science Radio: Ants

Radio Ecoshock: His Adventures Are Legion

This is Democracy podcast, with Public Affairs Professor Jeremi Suri  

Public Radio International’s The World: How ants wage war

Treehugger Radio: Adventures Among Ants

Santa Fe Institute: Complexity Podcast

Think With Krys Boyd: How we live with strangers

Larry Meiller Show, Wisconsin Public Radio: Conversions with Mark Moffett

Center for Global Humanities, with the CGH director, Anouar Majid

Manifold podcast, with Steve and Corey

Five Good Questions, with Jacob Taylor

Big Think podcast: How ants and humans are alike

Cool Facts About Animals: a podcast by and for kids

The Animal House: The Indiana Jones of the Ant World

Cool Tools podcast, with WIRED magazine founder Kevin Kelly

NPR, The Kitchen Sisters: A Termite Queen and Her Ultimate Sacrifice

NPR, National Geographic Radio Expeditions: The Savage, Beautiful World of Army Ants

BBC World Service, Forum: A Conversation between Mark Moffett, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Heather Berlin

Sierra Club Radio:Interview (starts halfway through the hour)

Naturally Vibrant Living: Lessons from insects

Radio Lab: Argentine Invasion

NPR, Seatlle: Doctor Bugs

Madeine Brand Show: Wars Under Our Feet

"Cognitive Crucible" National Security podcast, with Marine Lieutenant Colonel John Bicknell 

Jefferson Exchange: The Indiana Jones of Entomology

Journey Home, Santa Fe Public Radio: The Ants

Ecotopia: Adventures With Ants

Afternoon Magazine. Illinois Public Radio: Interview

Field Notes with Thane Maynard: In Conversation

Quarks & Quirks, Canadian Public Radio: The Curious Naturalist

Skeptically Speaking, Canada: A Journey Around the World

This Way Up, New Zealand: The Ant Man

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Perth: The Indiana Jones of Entomology

University of California Press Podcast: More Than Mindless Specks

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Giant Cricket

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Weaver Ants

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Ants and Humans

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Death of a Friend

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Licking the Frog

National Geographic World Talk Radio: New Discoveries About Ants

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