Third Pod from the Sun
By American Geophysical Union
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Welcome to the American Geophysical Union's podcast about the scientists and methods behind the science. These are stories you won't read in a manuscript or hear in a lecture.
||CleanTracking Adorable Chainsaws||Northern fur seals spend more than half their lives at sea. But every summer, they congregate on the rocky, charcoal-colored beaches of Alaska’s Pribilof Islands to mate and give birth to tiny, black-furred pups.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Clip: The Sounds of the Sun||Check out this clip that didn't make it into our recent episode, Inside the Boiling Center of the Solar System, with Dan Seaton, about what the sun actually sounds like!||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside the Boiling Center of the Solar System||At the heart of our solar system is an enormous, churning ball of hot plasma. The Sun blows a stream of charged particles over our planet, creating the solar wind. Sometimes the Sun flares bursts of x-rays, or burps bursts of charged particles,||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Clip: Scientists of the Corn||- - Check out this clip that didn't make it into our recent episode, The Dark Sound of the Moon, with Trae Winter about balloons, astronauts. and aliens! - - -||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dark Sound of the Moon||On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse swept across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people stood looking up at the sky, their mouths agape, as the Sun’s disk was completely covered by the Moon.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Landfills to Martian Hills||Building instruments to search for the building blocks of life in the rocks of Mars is no small feat. These gadgets must endure spaceflight, landing on the Martian surface, intense radiation, wild swings in temperature,||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Clip: Newspaper is the New Duct Tape||Check out this clip that didn't make it into our recent episode, The Secret Lives of Tide Gauge Operators, with Stefan Talke about some correspondence he found on how operators treated their equipment.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Lives of Tide Gauge Operators||In the 1800s and early 1900s, dozens of men stationed at harbors around the United States would record water levels and send them to a central office in Washington, D.C. where they were used by engineers building the country’s infrastructure.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Clip: Wildlife of Svalbard||Check out this clip that didn't make it into our recent episode, Journey to the Center of the Ice, with glaciologist Kiya Riverman, about her close encounters with animals of the far north.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJourney to the Center of the Ice||From the outside, glaciers appear to be solid masses of unmoving ice. But meltwater flowing from the surface down to the glacier bed carves canyons, gorges and even caves into the dense sheets of ice. Over time,||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlvin and the Ocean Deep||The ocean floor is a deep, dark, cold, scary place filled with terrifying creatures and scorching fissures where boiling magma emerges from Earth’s crust. So what’s it like to be a scientist whose job it is to study these dangerous things up cl..||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChasing Narwhals, Unicorns of the Sea||University of Washington biologist Kristin Laidre travels to the Arctic to study animals many of us have only seen in pictures. She has successfully tracked down the elusive narwhal and been up close and personal with a polar bear seeking to understand.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScience at a Glacier’s Edge||In southeast Alaska, a team of scientists faced boat-blocking icebergs, calving-induced tidal waves, and cold, dreary days. All in the name of science. Using a hogde-podge of instruments ranging from radar to drone boats named Rosie and Casey,||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParking Lot Lava||In a parking lot behind the Comstock Art Facility at Syracuse University, geologist Jeff Karson and sculptor Bob Wysocki cook up something almost unimaginable – homemade lava. Using a gas furnace the size of a small truck,||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Fun and easy to understand science morsels
This podcast is excellently made and covers interesting and exciting science in an accessible format. As a geoscientist, it's inspiring to hear other scientists talk about their work, but this podcast is very well geared towards anyone interested in knowing more about Earth, current science and the people doing it, or simply some silly science facts. Keep it up AGU team!
Great balance of science and humor
As a non-scientist, I find the interviewers and interviewees incredibly relatable and the science fascinating—and fun! Thanks to AGU for promoting science in a human way.