PlanetGeo: The Geology Podcast

PlanetGeo: The Geology Podcast

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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February 22, 2024 75 mins

Dr. Adam Simon joins PlanetGeo to discuss many topics.  One of the most interesting topics of discussion is the copper dilemma facing the world.  If we want to transition to green energy like Electric Vehicles, we will face a shortage of copper.  Dr. Simon describes Copper as the artery of a green transition.   However, he's done the math and it doesn't add up.  There isn't enough to make the transition.  We hope you...

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Today, Chris and Jesse once again revisit the topic of Bowen's Reaction Series.  We've never approached the topic in such a before.  The heart of our discussion centers around 1- What is Bowen's Reaction Series? and 2- How do we approach this highly idealized concept in an introductory class.  How rocks really crystallize in a geologic setting is far more complex than Bowen's Reaction Series.  This can lead to c...

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February 8, 2024 29 mins

Today is our latest episode in our series on climate.  Jesse and Chris discuss the meaning of "Hard Water".  Chris and Jesse both have hard water at our houses and we talk about how that happens.  We wrap up this episode by talking about how the topic of hard water fits into our series and climate.  We hope you enjoy!

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

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Join us as we interview Dr. Steph Mrozek.  Steph is an economic geologist with interests in interests in skarn and porphyry deposits and geochemistry applied to mineral exploration.  In our interview, the discussion turns to degrees in geoscience and educational pursuits.  We’ve received a number of questions from listeners about what degree to pursue and how far to go.  Steph offers unique perspectives on this topic that many of o...

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Join Chris and Jesse as we tackle questions about the Grand Canyon.  A 4th grade class, Bronx Little School, reached out in a letter with a list of fantastic questions.  We knew right away we wanted to make an episode about this.  These questions, and our responses, provide a great introduction to the geology of The Grand Canyon.  Below are the questions - asked and answered:
1. How deep is the Grand Canyon?
2- Why are the ...

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January 18, 2024 36 mins

Today, we re-visit one our earliest episodes that we recorded when this whole thing began.  We've decided to do a small series on Earth's climate and feel that this is the best kickoff point for that topic.  

We begin by discussing the forgotten history of climate science.  This is important because we have known the physics of greenhouse gases for over 200 years.  This pre-dates excessive fossil fuel consumption...

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We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the virtual Mr. Bolhuis as we go on a geo-tour of many of the premier National Parks in the US.

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen to past PlanetGeo episodes!
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We are happy to announce the release of our new Geology of the Grand Canyon book on the CampGeo mobile app - Download now to start listening! 

We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the virtual Mr. Bolhuis as we go on a geo-tour of many of the premier National Parks in the US.

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

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We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the virtual Mr. Bolhuis as we go on a geo-tour of many of the premier National Parks in the US.

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen to past PlanetGeo episodes!
Dow...

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We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the virtual Mr. Bolhuis as we go on a geo-tour of many of the premier National Parks in the US.

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen to past PlanetGeo episodes!
Dow...

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We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the virtual Mr. Bolhuis as we go on a geo-tour of many of the premier National Parks in the US.

We are also excited to announce that we have just released a new audiobook on our CampGeo mobile app on Earth's Climate. It's a five-part series with all the images you need to really learn how Earth's climate works and ...

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We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the virtual Mr. Bolhuis as we go on a geo-tour of many of the premier National Parks in the US.

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen to past PlanetGeo episodes!
Dow...

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We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the virtual Mr. Bolhuis as we go on a geo-tour of many of the premier National Parks in the US.

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen to past PlanetGeo episodes!
Dow...

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We are on a break, but you can join us now on a virtual Summer Science Institute trip! Follow the virtual Mr. Bolhuis as we go on a geo-tour of many of the premier National Parks in the US.

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen to past PlanetGeo episodes!
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November 16, 2023 37 mins

Today, Jesse and Chris tackle the topic of the Slow Carbon Cycle.  We've been talking about this for a while now.  This is a very complicate cycle that involves many variables.  In this episode, we work through some scenarios such as the Himalayan uplift and plug them into the Carbon Cycle.  It's a little bit of mental gymnastics.  The ingredients for the Carbon Cycle to operate are freshly exposed rock, water (both in th...

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November 9, 2023 45 mins

In this episode, we tackle the issue of infiltration capacity.  The idea came to us in the form of a listener question due to recent events.  Infiltration capacity is simply a way of describing the ability of soil and regolith to soak up water during storm events that drop a lot of rain in a short period of time.  There are several variables that must be accounted for in describing the infiltration capacity for a given area.  Human...

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November 2, 2023 31 mins

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen to past PlanetGeo episodes!
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October 26, 2023 37 mins

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen to past PlanetGeo episodes!
Download now
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October 19, 2023 31 mins

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen to past PlanetGeo episodes!
Download now
at this link

Like, Subscribe, and leave us a Rating!

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October 12, 2023 44 mins

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

Here is a link to the article Chris references in the podcast talking about the sources of copper deposits. 

We now have a live Mobile App for iOS and Android. There you can learn all the basics of geoscience with our CampGeo content, purchase a visual audiobook on the Geology of Yellowstone National Park, and listen...

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