Don't Panic Geocast

It's not an exact science.

About the show

John Leeman and Shannon Dulin discuss geoscience and technology weekly for your enjoyment! Features include guests, fun paper Friday selections, product reviews, and banter about recent developments. Shannon is a field geologist who tolerates technology and John is a self-proclaimed nerd that tolerates geologists.


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    Episode 257 - "And, you know"

    July 3rd, 2020  |  34 mins 49 secs

    This week it's all about rainbows, light, reflection, refraction, and how it's just like an earthquake! Fun Paper Friday Have you seen products marketed as "chemical free"? This weeks paper looks at those claims with an analytical eye. Contact us:...

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    Episode 256 - "We Don't Know What We're Doing" Episode 0 MST3000

    June 28th, 2020  |  52 mins 53 secs

    This week we Mystery Science Theater 3000 our own Episode 0 to celebrate the 8-bit rollover of our show!

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    Episode 255 - "Reddish Orange" with Stacey Evans

    June 13th, 2020  |  56 mins 51 secs

    This week we learn what life is like as a state geologist with Stacey Evans and how fish fart. Fun Paper Friday How do fish fart? Why? Contact us: Show John Leeman Shannon Dulin

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    Episode 254 - "Continental Condensation Nuclei" Yosemite

    June 6th, 2020  |  50 mins 32 secs

    This week we explore the geology of Yosemite and how continents are built! Fun Paper Friday Think dad jokes are bad? Try professor jokes! But do they work? Contact us: Show John Leeman Shannon Dulin

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    Episode 253 - "Googling Under the Table"

    May 29th, 2020  |  55 mins 56 secs

    This week we have guest John Leeman? That's right! Shannon wants to know why John took the path he did and how her students can find their own. We're also buzzing about this great un-beeelievable fun paper. Fun Paper Friday Contact us: Show ...

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    Episode 252 - "People like craters" Upheaval Dome

    May 23rd, 2020  |  45 mins 20 secs

    You'd think we'd know what caused a big hole in the ground, but we don't. Learn why upheaval dome remains a mystery in this week's show! Fun Paper Friday Are there environmentally conscious aliens out there? Find out in this week's fun paper! ...

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    Episode 251 - "Teaching Field Geology on a Computer"

    May 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins

    This week Shannon walks us through how she's planning to teach students field geology online and talks about the pains of learning to delegate in the field. Fun Paper Friday Thanks to Darryl for bringing us this harrowing flight related fun...

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    Episode 250 - "Pretty Radioactive Down There"

    May 3rd, 2020  |  59 mins 8 secs

    This week we delve into the hot world of radiometric methods in geophysics. Find out how gamma rays help us find natural resources and why radioactive materials are concentrated in certain formations. Fun Paper Friday Pressure is on to find a new way...

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    Episode 249 - "Herzprung-Russell"

    April 25th, 2020  |  42 mins 12 secs

    This week up look upward to the stars! Learn about stellar classification and how it is important to a geologist! Fun Paper Friday You look older - were you an elected official? Contact us: Show John Leeman ...

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    Episode 248 - "Palinspastic"

    April 19th, 2020  |  57 mins 49 secs

    This week we get palinspastic! Find out how geologists can "unfold" time and reconstruct what past landscapes looked like from a geologic cross-section! Fun Paper Friday Which type of doctor speeds the most? (Well, medical doctors that is.) Find out...

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    Episode 247 - "Mind Blown"

    April 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    What's it like to be told you need to teach field geology online? This week we talk about distance learning in higher-ed. Fun Paper Friday What's special about 33? Contact us: Show John Leeman Shannon Dulin

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    Episode 246 - "Zone of suspended water" ABCs Part 2

    April 3rd, 2020  |  54 mins 51 secs

    It's time to finish our ABC's! Also we discuss things of a fecal culinary nature on Fun Paper Friday! N - Neap tide O - Ophiolite P - Placer Deposit Q - Quadrangle R - Rating Curve S - Seamount T - Tidewater Glacier U - Unconformity V - Varve W -...

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    Episode 255 - "Floppy Clay-stone" ABCs Part 1

    March 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week we learn the ABC's again! It's time for another geology ABC's series with some great new words to learn. Join us for part one of this two part series. Fun Paper Friday Contact us: Show John Leeman ...

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    Episode 244 - "Stress, Strain, What's the Difference?"

    March 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    This week we talk about stress, strain, and how they are different! Fun Paper Friday See how to get data from natural drones and download it via USBee in this week's Fun Paper! Contact us: Show John Leeman ...

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    Episode 243 - "I want four awesome seasons"

    March 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins

    This week we interview Dr. Eric Kelsey about winter precipitation and his ventures into open-source hardware! Fun Paper Friday Contact us: Show John Leeman Shannon Dulin

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    Episode 242 - "I'm a taxi driver for my students" Dr. Alison Nugent

    February 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 28 mins

    This week Dr.Alison Nugent joins us to talk about giant cloud condensation nuclei and life as an assistant professor of atmospheric science in Hawaii. Facebook: @Dr.AlisonNugent Instagram: cloudyday24 Fun Paper Friday Contact us: Show ...