May 15th, 2015 | 50 mins 41 secs
Summer is an ideal time to learn new things and explore new ideas. This week we discuss what we want to learn over the summer and how we are going to accomplish these goals. What’s your summer manifesto? Also we get showered by cosmic rays and...
May 8th, 2015 | 1 hr 17 secs
This week John and Shannon discuss going outside and how important it is to our learning processes. Are we suffering from “nature deficit disorder”? We follow up the discussion with a #FunPaperFriday about playing...
May 1st, 2015 | 42 mins 45 secs
This week we are joined by a guest co-host in Shannon’s absence. Matt Herman talks to us about the recent earthquake in Nepal. We had to record in an empty classroom, so sorry about the audio quality. We’ll be back to our normal location...
April 24th, 2015 | 59 mins 54 secs
Taking notes is an essential part of your job, no matter what you do. This week we discuss note taking strategies, supplies, and how we work. Also don’t miss out on a sticky #FunPaperFriday!
Note Taking Systems
April 17th, 2015 | 1 hr 1 min
This week we are joined by paleontologist () from Williams. She studies microscopic single-cell fossils from before there were animals.
Undergrad at Cornell, wanting to be in biology… landed in earth system science
Strongly influenced by...
April 10th, 2015 | 1 hr 3 mins
Tides pull and deform the surface of the ocean and the surface of the Earth. This week we’ll take a quick tour of tidal forces, address some show feedback, and then talk about a revision on a classic physics problem.
Tides are a result...
April 3rd, 2015 | 40 mins 56 secs
This week we talk about another branch of earth science, meteorology. We discuss the upcoming severe weather season and Shannon’s close call with a tornadic storm. Also updates on past stories, feedback, and fun paper friday!
March 27th, 2015 | 58 mins 33 secs
We’ve both been on the road recently and decided to cut together a show to share our travels with you. This week Shannon will take us into the field in NM with her students, and John will take us to Lamont for a seismology student...
March 20th, 2015 | 54 mins 15 secs
This week we thought it would be a good idea to recap some of the apps that we use on a daily basis to get our work done. We want to explicitly state that we are fully unsponsored and that these are just our opinions, not official recommendations or...
March 13th, 2015 | 42 mins
What is a geologic map?
Conveys many sorts of geologic information
The whole basis of field geology
Can be a surface,bedrock, subsurface, resource, soil, etc. map
Making the Map
Start off with your field gear…like we talked about in...
March 6th, 2015 | 32 mins 56 secs
This week we talk about how sciences can weight a planet, discuss gravity, and the explosion of a military weather satellite while in orbit.
Ways to Measure Planetary Mass
Geometric (size and density), this doesn’t
By triangulation and...
February 27th, 2015 | 54 mins 39 secs
Time is a very complex subject that you can devote your entire life to. Today we’ll cover a few of the basics and enough to get your interest up! We’ll see that it’s difficult to know what a second is and how long relative times are,...
February 20th, 2015 | 47 mins 55 secs
This week we discuss the geologic time scale, meteorites, and fitness trackers!
Pittsburgh Fireball Feb. 17, 2015
Geologic Time-it’s really big (and deep)
Despite all kinds of fun things to demo how vast it is…still...
February 13th, 2015 | 40 mins 56 secs
Technicians at the KGRK weather radar encountered a rattlesnake during an upgrade this week. The official NWS statement says “DUE TO COMPLICATIONS INVOLVING A RATTLESNAKE DURING TODAYS UPGRADE…THE KGRK RADAR WILL REAMIN DOWN THROUGH THE...
February 6th, 2015 | 54 mins 45 secs
We received an from listener Hannah about using tech in education. Thanks Hannah!
Interview with Nick Holschuh
Nick is a graduate student at Penn State. He tells us about his field experience, getting to Antarctica, and dealing with...
January 30th, 2015 | 51 mins 41 secs
This week we discuss field tools - everything from clothing to pens and notebooks! Shannon panics due to Earth’s close encounter with an asteroid and John talks about the smell after rainstorms. We want to hear your feedback!
John has been...