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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.
December 21st, 2012
In this episode we discuss how museum collection-based researchers spend their time making discoveries about the 2+ million living and extinct species from around the world and the history of Earth.
December 20th, 2012
Fish collections have more information than just the specimens themselves. In this episode, we discuss the value and use of collection data.
December 07th, 2012
One of the primary research goals of the What the Fish? team is to study how fishes have evolved and are related to one another through time. In this episode we dicuss what it means to study the relationships of Earth's biodiversity.
November 23rd, 2012
Not all fishes have bodies built for speed; some fish are built like impenetrable tanks! In this episode, we discuss the evolution and function of armor in fishes.
November 16th, 2012
What is your favorite fish? This week we ask Field Museum staff and volunteers what their favorite fishes are...
November 09th, 2012
Anyone that has kept a fish in an aquarium might think fishes will eat just about anything. But in the wild, fishes not only eat very particular meals, they also have fascinating evolutionary adaptations for feeding that we discuss in this episode.
October 26th, 2012
This week we dive into the terrors of the deep! Tune in as we discuss fishy monsters, horror movies, zombification, and fear itself!
October 12th, 2012
Tune in this week to learn all about invasive species and how artifically transporting species across the globe can cause major problems! 
September 28th, 2012
The renovation of the Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds leads us and our guests to discuss the communication of science to the public through the art and evolution of exhibitions.
September 14th, 2012
To celebrate the re-release of Finding Nemo the fish nerds sat down and recorded a commentary track that can be played alongside the movie.