Don't Panic Geocast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

291 episodes of Don't Panic Geocast since the first episode, which aired on January 16th, 2015.

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    Episode 273 - "Very special ways to pick people up" Capt. Jeff Grass

    November 28th, 2020  |  56 mins 43 secs

    This week Capt. Jeff Grass talks to us about being prepared for natural disasters! Fun Paper Friday Can a can of Coke make solar cells more efficient? Contact us: Show show@dontpanicgeocast.com John Leeman Shannon Dulin

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    Episode 272 - "Adiabatic Bog"

    November 6th, 2020  |  52 mins

    This week we talk about how conferences have adapted to covid, why John is building hands on learning tools, and about nutrient exchange in bogs for meat eating plants! Fun Paper Friday Carnivorous plants just eat flies right? Think again! Contact...

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    Episode 271 - "Guess Again Dummy" Ryan May

    October 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins

    This week Dr. Ryan May joins us to talk about life as a scientific software developer and his career path from radars to radiosondes and more! Fun Paper Friday Vampires - a classic predator prey problem? Contact us: Show ...

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    Episode 270 - "Why God made the evening shift" Steve Piltz

    October 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins

    This week National Weather Service Tulsa WFO Meteorologist In Charge Steve Piltz joins us to talk about a career in the weather service and finding unique ways to solve forecast problems! Fun Paper Friday Do ants count their steps to get home? ...

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    Episode 269 - "I thought about something totally different" Playas

    October 16th, 2020  |  44 mins 5 secs

    This week John and Shannon agree to talk about playas, only to discover that they think about very different things. Fun Paper Friday Man eating deer? Looks like it! Contact us: Show show@dontpanicgeocast.com John Leeman Shannon Dulin

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    Episode 268 - "A Horta?" Machine Learning

    October 10th, 2020  |  54 mins 56 secs

    This week we talk about machine learning - what is it exactly and how can we leverage it as geologists? Will it be as useful as the horta? Fun Paper Friday How do we know about Earth's past climate? Well, here are a few unusual ideas! Contact us:...

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    Episode 267 - "It's digital, you turn it with your hands" Analog Experiments

    September 27th, 2020  |  55 mins 38 secs

    This week we talk about analog experiments, what they are, and how you can do them! Fun Paper Friday This week we do the worm! Find out how worms dance on speakers in this week's Fun Paper! Contact us: Show show@dontpanicgeocast.com John...

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    Episode 266 - "That's why they repaint runways" Earth's Magnetic Field

    September 18th, 2020  |  52 mins 15 secs

    How did the Earth get its magnetic field? Why do we still have it? Find out that and more this week! Fun Paper Friday Can animals sense earthquakes? Can we sense animals sensing earthquakes?   Contact us: Show - - - - - John Leeman - -...

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    Episode 265 - "Cold Air Bulldozer"

    September 12th, 2020  |  42 mins 42 secs

    This week we talk about fronts and the warm air conveyor belt! Fun Paper Friday Do you think you have a good sense of direction? Maybe it's the magnetite in your brain! Researchers put brains in a magnetometer to find out! Contact us: Show ...

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    Episode 264 - "Travel Brochure for Antarctica"

    August 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    This week we talk about why we go to Antarctica and what kinds of work happens there each year! Fun Paper Friday What happens if you hold a cat in your dating profile photo? This important question answered by this week's fun paper! Contact us:...

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    Episode 263 - "Hurricanitic" Iowa Derecho

    August 23rd, 2020  |  49 mins 10 secs

    This week we talk about derechos - what are they and why did one sweep across the upper midwest bringing wide spread distruction? Find out that and how sword swallowers do what they do in this week's show! Fun Paper Friday How to sword swallowers...

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    Episode 262 - "My Teddy Bear and Rosary"

    August 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    This week we interview Shannon about her career path to becoming a dual degree student and professor in geology! Fun Paper Friday Contact us: Show show@dontpanicgeocast.com John Leeman Shannon Dulin

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    Episode 261 - "Pele Searches for a Home"

    August 7th, 2020  |  52 mins 44 secs

    Hot spots - what are they? We don't know either! Explore with us on this week's show. Fun Paper Friday Contact us: Show show@dontpanicgeocast.com John Leeman Shannon Dulin

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    Episode 260 - "Highly elliptic" Comet NEOWISE

    July 25th, 2020  |  46 mins 57 secs

    Comet NEOWISE is in the sky - learn all about it and comets in general! Fun Paper Friday The Earth hums with normal modes - learn how scientists are picking them up with seismometers on the bottom of the ocean. Contact us: Show ...

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    Episode 259 - "Discoveries from the massive funding of the department of defense"

    July 17th, 2020  |  51 mins 3 secs

    This week we learn how searching for a downed aircraft may have helped us better understand how plate tectonics work... we think... maybe. It's not an exact science. Fun Paper Friday Fans - hot or not? Find out by sticking undergrads in a thermal...

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    Episode 258 - "You need a trained geologist"

    July 10th, 2020  |  51 mins 53 secs

    This week we talk about why we don't believe that a rock ID app is a possibility now or potentially ever. Fun Paper Friday How do you convert human years to dog years? Turns out it is a bit more complicated than we thought. Contact us: Show ...