Brood X: The Cicada Podcast WVXU joins with cicada expert Dr. Gene Kritsky from Mount St. Joseph University for a 10-part series hosted by Cory Sharber.
Brood X: The Cicada Podcast

Brood X: The Cicada Podcast

From 91.7 WVXU

WVXU joins with cicada expert Dr. Gene Kritsky from Mount St. Joseph University for a 10-part series hosted by Cory Sharber.

Most Recent Episodes

Bonus Episode: Q&A with Dr. K

We received so many questions during the run of our Brood X podcast, that we had to invite Dr. Kritsky back for a live Q&A session with Cory Sharber. Listen above, wherever you pod, or check out the video below.

Episode X: Thank You, Citizens!

As our podcast series concludes and our cicada friends begin their new 17-year cycle, Dr. Gene Kritsky from Mount St. Joseph University talks about the success of the Brood X crowd sourcing effort and the Cicada Safari app.

Episode IX: The Silence Of The Cicadidae

What are our visitors doing when you don't hear their distinctive mating buzz? If you've noticed they get quiet at night or when it rains, do you know what they're up to?

Episode VIII: Cold Brood

In this episode, Dr. Gene Kiritsky and Cory Sharber discuss how did our unseasonable April and May weather impact the Brood X emergence.

Episode VII: The Loud Buzz of Love

Brood X, as you might be hearing, has emerged and they are looking to do the one thing they've been waiting 17 years to do – mate! The loud buzzing is the cicadas' way of saying "what's your sign" in a crowded bar, but it's not all fun and games this year.

Episode VI: Cultural Connections

Human beings have been fascinated with cicadas for generations. These visitors have spurred stories, symbols and artifacts because of their rare appearances, one-of-a-kind look, and their song of love.

Episode V: How Cicadas Fit Into The Big Picture

We've always been told about the importance of maintaining our ecosystems, but how do 17-year cicadas fit into that delicate balance?

Episode IV: Those Who Came Before Gene

Our expert, Dr. Gene Kritsky, has devoted a great deal of his professional life to the study of cicadas. But who studied them before him? How did early scientists study these periodical emergences? And is crowd sourcing a new concept in cicada studies?

Episode III: Impacting Planet Earth

If you look closely, cicadas do look prehistoric, so how long have they been around and how have they survived so long on our ever-changing planet?

Episode II: Going Back in Time

Before Brood X makes its appearance, Dr. Gene Kritsky shares some of the history of cicada brood emergences in what we now know as the eastern United States.