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PlanetGeo: The Geology Podcast
PlanetGeo: The Geology Podcast
Chris and Jesse

A Geology and Earth Science Podcast. Join Chris, an award-winning geology teacher, and Jesse, a geoscience professor, in discussing the amazing features... more

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Episodes

The Rocks You Need to Know

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience... more

18 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Cutting the Grand Canyon - Dr. John Douglass

Join us as we have the honor of interviewing Dr. John Douglas.  Jesse and Chris have been following his research... more

11 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Uranium and the Start of the Earth? - How Geochronology Works

The idea for this episode came from the comment section of a social media post.  It has it's roots in... more

04 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
The History of Granite - Dr. Mike Ackerson

In charge of the Nations Rock Collection.  That's a pretty sweet job description.  Join us as we have the honor... more

28 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The Devil's Metal - The Geology of Nickel

Today, Jesse and Chris discuss the geology of Nickel - The Devil’s Metal.  Surprisingly, Earth’s core has a high percentage... more

21 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
Geology From Above - Dr. Anji Shah

Today, we have the another great interview - Dr. Anji Shah.   She works for the USGS and has done... more

14 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Fast Carbon Cycle

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience... more

07 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
The Geology of Asbestos

In this episode, Jesse and Chris discuss the geology of asbestos. Really, we cover all things related - history, past... more

29 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
We Just Don't Have Enough - Prof. Adam Simon

Dr. Adam Simon joins PlanetGeo to discuss many topics.  One of the most interesting topics of discussion is the copper... more

22 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
How Do Rocks Really Crystallize?

Today, Chris and Jesse once again revisit the topic of Bowen's Reaction Series.  We've never approached the topic in such... more

15 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
Why is Water "Hard"?

Today is our latest episode in our series on climate.  Jesse and Chris discuss the meaning of "Hard Water".  Chris... more

08 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Exploration and Mining Geology - Dr. Steph Mrozek

Join us as we interview Dr. Steph Mrozek.  Steph is an economic geologist with interests in interests in skarn and... more

01 Feb 2024 · 58 minutes
The Epic Earthlings Grand Canyon Questions - Answered!

Join Chris and Jesse as we tackle questions about the Grand Canyon.  A 4th grade class, Bronx Little School, reached... more

25 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
And...We're Back! The Greenhouse Effect

Today, we re-visit one our earliest episodes that we recorded when this whole thing began.  We've decided to do a... more

18 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
Cure the Winter Blues - Yosemite National Park (ReRelease)

We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the... more

11 Jan 2024 · 49 minutes
Cure the Winter Blues - The Grand Canyon (ReRelease)

We are happy to announce the release of our new Geology of the Grand Canyon book on the CampGeo mobile... more

04 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
Cure the Winter Blues - Glacier National Park (ReRelease)

We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the... more

28 Dec 2023 · 43 minutes
Cure the Winter Blues - Yellowstone National Park (ReRelease)

We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the... more

21 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
Cure the Winter Blues - Grand Teton National Park (ReRelease)

We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the... more

14 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
Cure the Winter Blues - Devil's Tower National Monument (ReRelease)

We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the... more

07 Dec 2023 · 34 minutes
Cure the Winter Blues - The Black Hills (ReRelease)

We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the... more

30 Nov 2023 · 50 minutes
Cure the Winter Blues - Badlands National Park (ReRelease)

We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the... more

23 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
Slow Carbon - The Rock Carbon Cycle

Today, Jesse and Chris tackle the topic of the Slow Carbon Cycle.  We've been talking about this for a while... more

16 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
The Infiltration Game - Soils and Flooding

In this episode, we tackle the issue of infiltration capacity.  The idea came to us in the form of a... more

09 Nov 2023 · 45 minutes
Forming Earth's Ocean - Office Hours

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience... more

02 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
The Anthropocene

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience... more

26 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Remapping Yellowstone National Park

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience... more

19 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
The Geology of Copper

Today we talk about Copper! The metal that is essential to all our lives, but goes largely underrated. Here is... more

12 Oct 2023 · 44 minutes
Explore or Optimize? Interview with Erica Dalman

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience... more

05 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Chris and Jesse Finally Agree

This week, we are asking you to do us a favor.  We are really exited because we just launched our... more

28 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Are You Karsty? Sinkholes and Karst

Today, Jesse and Chris discuss the distinction between sinkholes and karst topography.  There is a surprisingly large portion of the... more

21 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Geoscience is EVEN MORE Important

We get a bit reflective today and discuss the importance of Geoscience to society - and how it has changed... more

14 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
Going, Going, Gone - Disappearing Streams

Today, we each give our take on disappearing streams.  When the idea was first pitched, we were thinking about 2... more

07 Sep 2023 · 34 minutes
Geoscience Careers #1 - Renewable Consulting with Andrew DeWitt

Today we have the great pleasure to interview a close friend of the podcast - Andrew Dewitt.  Andrew has had... more

31 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Petrification

Today, we are talking about the process of making petrified wood.  Basically, wood has to be quickly buried in a... more

24 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
Creepy Soil

Today, we talk about all things soil creep.  Have you ever been on a steep slope and seen bent or... more

17 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Stream Drainage Patterns

Just as in so many aspects of the way the world works, geology determines the drainage patterns (or watershed) of... more

10 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Earth's Geological MRI Scan

Today, we cover something very interesting - a new initiative by the United States Geological Survey to map Earth's resources... more

03 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Rockhounding 101

Today, we cover one of our favorite past times - RockHounding! It's a totally fun, engaging activity that gets you... more

27 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
How To Identify Rocks

In this episode we start a looong conversation about how to identify rocks. We begin by outlining a few simple... more

20 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
Yellowstone's "Rock" Music

Listen to Yellowstone's rock music here! Today we talk about the fun exercise of turning seismic activity recorded live from... more

13 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
The Geology of Uranium

Today, we talk about Uranium! Uranium is a really interesting element and today we talk about how it's used, a... more

06 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
Yellowstone's Other Volcanoes

In PlanetGeo today, we discuss one aspect of Yellowstone National Park Geology that goes under-appreciated - the Absaroka Volcanics. They... more

29 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
A Geologist in National Defense - Dr. Stefanie Tompkins - Director of DARPA

Today we are extremely honored to get the opportunity to discuss all things geoscience and National Defense with Dr. Stefanie... more

22 Jun 2023 · 51 minutes
Drove the Chevy to the Levee - The Geology of Levees

Today we talk all about Levees!  They are a very important and under-appreciated aspect of our society, infrastructure, and river... more

15 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
New York City is Sinking!

Today, Jesse and Chris discuss a headline that's been making a splash lately.  There was a paper recently published that... more

08 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Office Hours - Back-to-School and Mass Spectrometers

Today, Jesse and Chris take on a couple of listener questions.  One is regarding a passion for geoscience and would... more

01 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
Plants and Meanders - How to Read a Geoscience Paper

Here is a link to the paper we discuss in this episode:In this episode, we talk about meandering streams.  Why... more

25 May 2023 · 34 minutes
Not All Who Meander Are Lost - Meandering Streams

In this episode, we talk about meandering streams.  Why don't rivers flow in straight paths?  As soon as a river... more

18 May 2023 · 40 minutes
The Geology of Oakland - Andrew Alden author of Deep Oakland

In this episode, we interview author Andrew Alden.  He wrote Deep Oakland: How Geology Shaped a City.  This book is... more

11 May 2023 · 50 minutes
Office Hours - Pollution and Slab Pull

Today, we answer some listener questions in what we call "office hours".  We each chose a question for the other... more

04 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Banded Iron Formations - BIFs

Join us today as we discuss one of the more important ancient rock formations - Banded Iron Formations or otherwise... more

27 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
Barrier Islands

In this episode, we take on the topic of Barrier Islands.  This is a very relevant topic because recent storms... more

20 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Observing Yellowstone National Park - Scientist-in-Charge Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Dr. Mike Poland

In this episode, Chris and Jesse give a live talk at Grand Valley State University.  We were invited to speak... more

13 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Shape of Yellowstone - Dr. Mike Poland, Scientist-in-Charge, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comWe hope you enjoy, and as... more

06 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
PlanetGeo LIVE at Grand Valley State University

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.com In this episode, Chris and Jesse... more

30 Mar 2023 · 53 minutes
So You Think You Know Plate Tectonics? Part 7 - Rocks and Climate

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comToday, we talk about Rocks and... more

23 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
So You Think You Know Plate Tectonics? Part 6 - Interior of the Earth

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comToday, Jesse has a bone to... more

16 Mar 2023 · 39 minutes
What's Inside That Rock? Rock Man Ethan Penner

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comRock Man Ethan is a geoscience... more

09 Mar 2023 · 59 minutes
Mass Confusion - How to Name a Mineral

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comNew minerals are being 'discovered' every... more

02 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
So You Think You Know Plate Tectonics? Part 5 - Magnetism

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comWe hope you enjoy!Like, Subscribe, and... more

23 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
When Did Plate Tectonics Begin? Plate Tectonics Part 4

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comIn this episode, we tackle the... more

16 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
Terroir - The Geology of Wine with Brenna Quigley

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comDo you like wine?  Do you... more

09 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
So, You Think You Know Plate Tectonics?!? Part 3

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comIn today's episode, we continue with... more

02 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
Making Magnets - The Geology of Neodymium

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comYou can also check out Jesse's... more

26 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
Elemental Geology 4 - Lithium, Making Batteries (ReRelease)

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comYou can also check out Jesse's... more

19 Jan 2023 · 39 minutes
Elemental Geology 3 - Critical Minerals with Dr. Nedal Nassar (ReRelease)

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comYou can also check out Jesse's... more

12 Jan 2023 · 51 minutes
Elemental Geology 2: Iridium, the Meteorite Tracer (ReRelease)

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comYou can also check out Jesse's... more

05 Jan 2023 · 15 minutes
Elemental Geology 1 - Radon, the Unwelcome Houseguest (ReRelease)

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comYou can also check out Jesse's... more

29 Dec 2022 · 49 minutes
Volcanoes Revisited: Part 4 - Volcanology Director Tina Neal

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comWe are on a break! But,... more

22 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Volcanoes Revisited: Part 3 - Volcano Basics

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comWe are on a break! But,... more

15 Dec 2022 · 53 minutes
Volcanoes Revisited: Part 2 - Dr. Andrew Calvert ReRelease

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comWe are on a break! But,... more

08 Dec 2022 · 55 minutes
Volcanoes Revisited: Part 1 - Volcanologist Dr. Diana Roman

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comWe are on a break! But,... more

01 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
Office Hours: Plate Tectonics Questions/Thoughts

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comRemember you can Support Us Here,and... more

25 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
So You Think You Know Plate Tectonics? Part 2

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comIn today's episode, we continue with... more

17 Nov 2022 · 32 minutes
A Groovy Geologist - Cate Larsen

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comYou can find out more about... more

10 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
So... You Think You Know Plate Tectonics? Part 1

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comOne day, I (Chris) walked into... more

03 Nov 2022 · 36 minutes
Discovering Diamonds: The Story of Canada's Diamond Rush with Kevin Krajick

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comLink to: Barrenlands: The Epic Search... more

27 Oct 2022 · 55 minutes
Communicating the Earth Observatory: Author Kevin Krajick

Link to: Barrenlands: The Epic Search for Diamonds in Canada'sToday, we get to interview author Kevin Krajick.  Below is a... more

20 Oct 2022 · 10 minutes
Don't Take it For Granite - Geology of Countertops

Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO! Available here: geo.campcourses.comIn this episode, we tackle... more

13 Oct 2022 · 37 minutes
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Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!Available here: geo.campcourses.comYou can find out more about Cate Larsen... more