Brood X: The Cicada Podcast

Series produced by WGUC/ WVXU

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WVXU joins with cicada expert Dr. Gene Kritsky from Mount St. Joseph University for a 10-part series , hosted by Cory Sharber, the series begins on April 27, with a new episode released each Tuesday.

This will be the summer of Brood X, the emergence of the 17-year cicadas in trees throughout our area and many parts of the country.

WVXU joins with cicada expert Dr. Gene Kritsky from Mount St. Joseph University for a 10-part series , hosted by Cory Sharber, the series begins on April 27, with a new episode released each Tuesday.


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

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 19:51
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 19:04
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Human beings have been fascinated with cicadas for generations. These visitors have spurred stories, symbols and artifacts because of their rare ap...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 19:55
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We’ve always been told about the importance of maintaining our ecosystems, but how do 17-year cicadas fit into that delicate balance? According to ...

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  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 17:40
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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?

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  • Added: May 18, 2021
  • Length: 16:29
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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?

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  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 16:39
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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 Unit...

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  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 19:43
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As we begin our 10-week journey of the 2021 Brood X emergence, Dr. Kritsky and Cory Sharber discuss the very basics of cicadas – what are they, wha...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 17:01
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This will be the summer of Brood X, the emergence of the 17-year cicadas in trees throughout our area and many parts of the country.

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 02:13
  • Purchases: 1