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A Geology and Earth Science Podcast. Join Chris, an award-winning geology teacher, and Jesse, a geoscience professor, in discussing the amazing features of our planet and their impact on your everyday life. No prior knowledge required. New episodes coming at you every week. Listen, subscribe, share with someone you know!

A Geology and Earth Science Podcast. Join Chris, an award-winning geology teacher, and Jesse, a geoscience professor, in discussing the amazing features of our planet and their impact on your everyday life. No prior knowledge required. New episodes coming at you every week. Listen, subscribe, share with someone you know!

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A Geology and Earth Science Podcast. Join Chris, an award-winning geology teacher, and Jesse, a geoscience professor, in discussing the amazing features of our planet and their impact on your everyday life. No prior knowledge required. New episodes coming at you every week. Listen, subscribe, share with someone you know!

Language:

English


Episodes

Earth's Leaky Core and Michigan Geology - Your Questions Part 1

7/7/2022
Thank you Cathy and Matt for the excellent questions! Cathy sent us a question associated with This Article and Matt asked about Michigan geology (perhaps not knowing the long-winded answer he was in for!). We received a TON of excellent questions from you all so we will have a Part 2 coming out soon - stay tuned to hear answers to your questions! Like, Subscribe, and leave us a Rating! —————————————————— Instagram: @planetgeocast Twitter: @planetgeocast Facebook:...

Duration:00:41:01

Devils Tower National Monument

6/30/2022
Devils Tower National Monument is a must see on any road trip in South Dakota! In fact, you can think of Chris Bolhuis while you are listening, as he is currently teaching 26 lucky high school students at Devils Tower at the moment! The geology of this amazing spectacle has it all - beautiful sedimentary rocks, unique volcanic rocks, and great columnar joints that make the Tower look utterly striking. Devils Tower is a unique rock called a phonolite, and it represents some part of an...

Duration:00:32:28

Badlands National Park

6/23/2022
Badlands National Park is a spectacular place to visit! If you are traveling to the Rocky Mountains, it is a great stop to get started. Fossils are everywhere in the Badlands National Park, and the rocks have really amazing colorations to them. However, badlands are a geologic feature! There are a few specific things required to form badlands and we discuss those key traits, as well as some of the basic principles of badlands generally. Like, Subscribe, and leave us a...

Duration:00:42:06

Breakthrough Energy: Ashley Grosh

6/16/2022
After Listening back on this episode (both the short and the full interview), my wife and I had a conversation. I asked her what she thought. Her reply was that she was full of hope after listening. Join us as we have an incredible conversation with Ashley Grosh. She is Vice President of the Breakthrough Energy Fellows program which is designed to find and fund innovators working to bring climate technology solutions to the market. She worked at Wells Fargo for 15 years where she managed a...

Duration:01:02:33

Soccer, Mining, and Investing: Ashley Grosh of Breakthrough Energy Fellows

6/9/2022
After Listening back on this episode (both the short and the full interview), my wife and I had a conversation. I asked her what she thought. Her reply was that she was full of hope after listening. Join us as we have an incredible conversation with Ashley Grosh. She is Vice President of the Breakthrough Energy Fellows program which is designed to find and fund innovators working to bring climate technology solutions to the market. She worked at Wells Fargo for 15 years where she managed a...

Duration:00:09:39

Carbon Dating: The Method and Misconceptions

6/2/2022
People often wonder, why can't we date diamonds? Today, we answer that! Here, we talk through the basics of Carbon Dating, also called RadioCarbon Dating! Radiocarbon is an awesome technique that also has some really common misconceptions about it. We go through the basics of this amazing method, with great analogies as usual, and we cover all those misconceptions! Carbon dating is a great tool for dating things that were once alive. However, the half-life of Carbon-14 is 5,730 years. This...

Duration:00:37:12

Geoscience News this Week!

5/26/2022
In todays episode, Jesse and Chris re-visit an idea on GeoScience in the news. This was fun for us. We didn't talk before we picked our topics. We realized that there are so many geoscience topics in the news and that we need to do more of this type of thing. Here are the links to our articles we chose. Sit back and enjoy!! Link to Chris's Article Link to Jesse's article —————————————————— Instagram: @planetgeocast Twitter: @planetgeocast Facebook: @planetgeocast Email:...

Duration:00:33:23

Super_Volcanoes: Dr. Robin George Andrews

5/19/2022
Join us this week for our interview of Dr. Robin George Andrews. Robin George Andrews is a freelance science journalist based in London. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Gizmodo, Atlas Obscura and elsewhere. He trained as a volcanologist, earning a doctorate in the subject, but then realized that telling people stories of spectacular eruptions and off-world scientific shenanigans brought him more joy than academia ever...

Duration:00:56:47

Who Becomes a Volcanologist? Dr. Robin Andrews

5/12/2022
Join us this week for our interview of Dr. Robin George Andrews. Robin George Andrews is a freelance science journalist based in London. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Gizmodo, Atlas Obscura and elsewhere. He trained as a volcanologist, earning a doctorate in the subject, but then realized that telling people stories of spectacular eruptions and off-world scientific shenanigans brought him more joy than academia ever...

Duration:00:08:31

Hiking Great Smoky Mountain National Park

5/5/2022

Duration:00:17:32

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

4/28/2022
The air is clearing! In this episode, we discuss the geology of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We've been neglectful of this region of the U.S. and it's time to do these amazing mountains justice. We begin by discussing why the Smokies are Smoky. It's an interesting and natural phenomenon that involves the immense pine forests. After we get the biology out of the way, we dive into the geology. We broke it down to 3 major geologic events: 1- the bedrock geology and the accumulation of...

Duration:00:38:38

Industrial Ecology and Critical Minerals: Dr. Nedal Nassar

4/21/2022
Today we have the great pleasure of talking about a very important topic, while interviewing one of the best and most interesting people we've had the pleasure of speaking with! Dr. Nedal Nassar is the Chief of the US Geological Survey’s Materials Flow Analysis Section, he has a PhD in Industrial Ecology from Yale and is a Leading member of the US National Science and Technology Council. In addition, he was awarded the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which...

Duration:00:51:51

What is a Critical Mineral? Dr. Nedal Nassar

4/14/2022
Today we have the great pleasure of talking about a very important topic, while interviewing one of the best! Dr. Nedal Nassar is the Chief of the US Geological Survey’s Materials Flow Analysis Section, he has a PhD in Industrial Ecology from Yale and is a Leading member of the US National Science and Technology Council. In addition, he was awarded the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which is a very VERY big deal! Join us next week to hear more from Dr....

Duration:00:12:27

Radon: The Unwelcome Houseguest

4/7/2022
Are you worried about Radon in your home? Here are a few valuable links to learn more about it and some resources to get a test - United States Environmental Protection Agency page United States Geological Survey FAQ United States Map of Radon Risk (get your home checked!) Today we talk about Radon! Radon is something you have probably heard of, but may not know much about. It is a really important aspect of geoscience that touches our lives everyday. Radon is an element that is...

Duration:00:47:35

Your Questions! Road Collapse in the United Kingdom (GeoShort)

3/31/2022
Thanks to our UK listener Valeria for this excellent question! Valeria wondered what was going on with road collapses in the UK recently! Luckily, some experts have looked into this and wrote this recent blog post that proposes some ideas, and suggests further research is necessary. In this Geoshort, we discuss these options, as well as explain what Solifluction is, and how it moves soil in a very powerful and slow process. Thanks Valeria for an excellent question! We look forward to...

Duration:00:12:20

National Geographic and Geoscience Writing - Dr. Maya Wei-Haas

3/24/2022
Join us as we interview Dr. Maya Wei-Haas who works as a science journalist for National Geographic. Dr. Wei-Haas has a PhD in geoscience, has done top-tier research. In our discussion, she explains why she decided to pivot and use her extensive background to write interesting articles about our amazing planet. This was not an easy decision for Dr. Wei-Haas to make as writing did not come naturally - just another obstacle for her to overcome. Sit back and listen to this intriguing discussion...

Duration:00:59:25

Daylight Saving Time: Interview with Dr. Maya Wei-Haas

3/17/2022
Dr. Maya Wei-Haas has an impressive CV: See below. She has a PhD in Geoscience, but now works as a science journalist for National Geographic. Dr. Wei-Haas has had to overcome some major obstacles to become a professional journalist. Join us in this interesting discussion about a recent article on Daylight Saving Time. Science Journalist for National Geographic - particular affection for Rocks and Reactions, Assistant Editor - Smithsonian Magazine American Academy for the Advancement of...

Duration:00:10:36

A Geology Bullseye: The Black Hills of South Dakota

3/10/2022
The Black Hills happens to be one of our favorite places. We thought it was the right time to talk about them as people are getting the itch for summer to arrive so we can play in the mountains. The Black Hills is the perfect area to orient a young family to a life of adventure and respect for the outdoors. You can't get into too much trouble here and these mountains and the surrounding area offers so much to do. The Black Hills of South Dakota are a destination - not a speed bump on your...

Duration:00:50:30

Eruption, The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens: Author Steve Olson

3/3/2022
Join us as we interview science writer Steve Olson about his book Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens. For his outstanding work on this book, he won the Washington State Book Award and was named one of the best nonfiction books of 2016 by Amazon. Steve is also the author of the book The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age, a new history of the nuclear era told from the perspective of the Hanford nuclear reservation. He also is the author of Mapping Human...

Duration:00:58:27

Modern Mount St. Helens: Author Steve Olson (GeoShort)

2/24/2022
Join us in a preview to our full interview with science writer Steve Olson! In this GeoShort, we cover the modern science of Mount St. Helens, a bit about Steve's writing career, and discuss the importance of geoscience! Tune in next week for the full interview. In the book, Steve writes about the forestry industry, the history of the National Forest, and he tells the human side of the story before, during, and after the eruption. In this interview, we ask Steve a series of questions that...

Duration:00:08:34