Alison Ann Ward is an American writer, painter, actress, and television and podcast host. She is currently a correspondent for the CBS series Innovation Nation. Ward has written for L.A. Weekly and the Los Angeles Times. She has appeared in a handful of TV shows, including Nash Bridges. She achieved notoriety while collaborating with Georgia Hardstark on Cooking Channel programs Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia, Unique Sweets, and Classy Ladies, as well as the Feral Audio podcast Slumber Party with Alie & Georgia. In September 2017, Alie launched the science/comedy podcast, Ologies, in which she interviews a different expert, or "ologist," every episode.