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Bringing science to adventure and adventure to science! We tell tales of the world around us and the people who are exploring it.

Bringing science to adventure and adventure to science! We tell tales of the world around us and the people who are exploring it.

Location:

United States

Description:

Bringing science to adventure and adventure to science! We tell tales of the world around us and the people who are exploring it.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

2/13/2021
In this episode I interview Heather Clifford, a scientist who studies glaciers, climate change, and the climates that existed on our planet in the past. She’s traveled all over the world, and most recently went to Mt. Everest to help a team of scientists and explorers discover just how people and climate change are impacting the mountain. We talk about mountains, pollution, 2.7 MILLION YEAR OLD ICE, and the wonders of wool clothing.

Duration:00:22:48

On the Bright Side

1/15/2021
If you ever wanted to know why the sky is blue, this is the episode to listen to. I talk with Dr. Brad Moser, a physics professor and fellow podcaster, about light. That’s a pretty broad topic, but we try to touch on as many fun facts and explanations as we can in 20 minutes. We also talk about aliens and glaciers, because it wouldn’t be Go Forth and Science if we didn’t throw in some weird tangents as well. To see pictures of Dr. Moser’s adventures mentioned in this episode, head on over...

Duration:00:23:19

Stuff You Otter Know

12/11/2020
Sea otters. They're cute, they're cuddly... they're also wild animals so please don't actually cuddle them... and they've spent the last hundred years bouncing back from a near extinction. In this episode, I talk with Pam, a scientist and science communicator that has spent years knee-deep in their conservation efforts.

Duration:00:17:24

Getting Our Bearings

11/13/2020
Are you ready for a winter of social distancing and hibernation? Well, North American bears are! Tune into this episode for tales of brown bears, black bears and polar bears from Jessie, a marine scientist and fan of genetics who now guides people around the bear paradise of Southeast Alaska.

Duration:00:18:16

Greener on the Other Side

10/16/2020
Straying from the usual science-and-adventure theme of this podcast (because, let's be real, the election is coming up and who can't talk about it), in this episode we're going to hash out the big concept of environmental policy. My guest Tori worked with environmental laws in Congress for a year and describes what it was like to be a scientist in our government, how we can protect the natural places we love, and weighs in on some of her favorite outcomes of our country's political history.

Duration:00:31:28

It's a ShinDig

9/11/2020
Aka that time we extracted dead fish from a butte. Tune in to learn about fossils with my adventure buds Katie and Matt! We chat about 50 million year old fish, their lives and deaths (and now rocky immortality), and the journey we had into the hills of Wyoming to find them.

Duration:00:19:53

The Real Rock Stars

8/13/2020
In honor of Comet NEOWISE making its presence known this July, and the current Perseid meteor shower happening in the middle of August (you should definitely go check it out), this episode’s topic is comets! Dr. Martha Hanner is an astronomer who has spent time in Australia, Germany, and California. What do all those places have in common? Well, in each one she could be found with her eyes gazing up at the stars and her brain tapped into the technology we were sending into them.

Duration:00:12:28

How many rights are left?

7/17/2020
Right whales are mysterious animals, even for those of us who know about them. In this episode, my right-whale-enthusiast-friend Kevin comes on to share that mystery with all of you. Tune in to learn about these massive whales, their history, and the adventures Kevin has had while searching for the North Pacific right whale, the rarest whale in the world.

Duration:01:04:43

Claim to Flame

6/13/2020
To get us all psyched for summer campfires, but also wary of this year's wildfire season, we're here to talk about the red-orange flames that we love and hate. In this episode I bring on my firefighting bro-in-law and we chat about fire science, the history of fires, and both urban and wildfires.

Duration:00:25:04

An ImportAnt Topic

5/15/2020
Ants. They're everywhere. They bite. They eat our food. Do they even do any good for the world? The answer is yes. Ants are an important part of our ecosystems, even if they always get on our nerves. And they're insanely intelligent creatures. So sit back as my friend Angela and I talk about ants from our U.S. gardens to the jungles of Panama.

Duration:00:19:06

Let's Get Down to Pacifics

5/8/2020
What lives out in the open ocean? Besides sea monsters of course. Tune in to hear the answer from my crewmate Briana, a fish biologist who studied animal behavior out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from land.

Duration:00:17:25

Under Pressure

5/1/2020
In this episode, my friend Ryan and I talk about how low pressure zones can create high pressure scenarios... aka storms. We discuss different kinds of storms, how we categorize them, and what it's like to be out in them. There's also a mention of pirates and sea robots, because why not.

Duration:00:23:54

Whatever Floats Your Boat

4/25/2020
Join me and my captain friend Kelly as we discuss shipwrecks, pool toys, salty lakes, love and the force that ties them all together: buoyancy.

Duration:00:24:22

Carrying the Extra Weight

4/18/2020
It's spring, so we're going to talk about baby animals. And plants. And tiny humans. All those awww-inspiring things. But I've never been pregnant, so I'm joined by my sister, who popped out a kiddo just a few months ago and can tell us all about what it's like to produce one of those cutesy spring things.

Duration:00:18:44

Wood You Rather

4/10/2020
Would you rather live in a treehouse at the top of a redwood tree or a hobbit hole under an oak tree? In this episode, my friend Gaia and I discuss this important question along with the benefits of hugging trees and how trees play giant games of telephone through fungi at their roots. We of course talk about science too.

Duration:01:13:50

One Ocean Waves To Another

3/27/2020
Ocean water moves around the planet, cycling from the surface to the ocean floor and back again. Sometimes, things are caught up in these currents... things like plastic. In this episode, I talk about ocean dynamics and plastic pollution, and bring on my adventurous friend Breezy to talk about our plastic problem and what we can do about it.

Duration:00:19:59

We Can't Kelp Ourselves

3/20/2020
Kelp. It's everywhere, even if you're far away from the ocean. It gives us the air we breathe and the chocolate milk we drink. It may even lend us a helping hand with coronavirus. Let's be real, it's basically magic. Join me and my friend Ren as we look at the wonders of kelp and reminisce on our times spent with it.

Duration:00:22:19

Whether it's weather... or climate?

3/13/2020
What is the difference between weather and climate? Find out as our awesome climate scientist guest, Erin, takes us on a journey up into the mountains of northwestern Canada. We also chat about maple syrup, downhill skiing with cross-country skis, and time travel. Because why not?

Duration:00:17:29

It's Getting Shifty In Here

3/6/2020
In this episode we discuss plate tectonics, hot springs, and three people whose friendship was forged in the fiery landscape of mantle hotspots and a cramped car.

Duration:00:19:52

The Orca Pod

3/2/2020
Pod... podcast... get it? In this episode I talk about different orca types of the Pacific Northwest, threats to their population and current conservation efforts, and we get to know a special whale that was swimming around Washington State last summer, an all-white orca baby!

Duration:00:17:13