Podcast Episodes - The Geology Flannelcast
By Chris Seminack, Jesse Thornburg, and Steve Peterson
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Three geology grad students sit down and discuss the geology topics that no one else dares to touch
||CleanEpisode 38 - Listener Questions 4.0||Listener Questions 4.0||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37 - Granite Countertops||The Geology Flannelcast - Granite Countertops||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36 - Soils and Paleosols||Soils and Paleosols||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35 - River Deltas||Episode 35 - River Deltas||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 - Milankovitch Cycles||Milankovitch Cycles||1/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 - Geothermal Energy Jobs with Matt Sophy||Episode 33 - Geothermal Energy Jobs with Matt Sophy||11/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Listener Questions Vol. 3||Listener Questions Vol. 3||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Mass Extinctions and Megatsunamis||Mass Extinctions and Mega-Tsunamis||10/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Flowing Water on Mars||Episode 30 - Flowing Water on Mars||9/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - Climate Change||Climate Change||9/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - The Geologic Time Scale||The geologic timescale||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Greenland's Melting Ice Sheets||The facts about Greenland's melting ice sheets||8/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - The New Horizons Probe||The New Horizons probe||7/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Human Induced Earthquakes||This episode covers the history of human induced earthquakes, why they happen, and where they happen. Podcast Episodes RSS||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Turbidites||This episode of the Geology Flannelcast covers turbidites, myths about Yellowstone volcano, and another earthquake in Nepal. Podcast Episodes RSS||5/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Listener Questions!||Its the second installment of our listener questions episode! We talk about the earthquake in Nepal, volcanic eruption in Chile, and answer questions about Yellowstone, the Adirondack Mountains, underground cities, expanding Earth theory, and the Earth||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Sinkholes||Chris, Jesse, and Steve talk about the newest image of Pluto, why Mercury is so dark, the anniversary of a historic volcano, and sinkholes. Podcast Episodes RSS||4/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Volcanoes||Chris, Jesse, and Steve talk about the different types of volcanoes in this episode of the Geology Flannelcast. They also discuss the importance of the thermohaline current and what would happen if it stopped. Podcast Episodes RSS||3/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - The Burgess Shale||In this episode of the Flannelcast, the gang talks about dark matter being linked to mass extinction events, NASA mission to put a probe on Titan, and the Burgess Shale. Podcast Episodes RSS||2/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Geology of National Parks||In episode 19 of the Geology Flannelcast Chris, Jesse, & Steve talk about the geology of U.S. National Parks. They cover everything from glacial geomorphology, to volcanoes, and rivers. Other topics covered include the discover of a two-layered||2/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Bowen's Reaction Series||This installment of the Geology Flannelcast covers everything you ever wanted to know about Norman Bowen and his reaction series of igneous minerals. Also covered in this episode is an update on the official start of the Anthropocene, Jesse's take on t||1/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Minerals||Bizmuth is a really neat mineral We're back from our holiday season break, and better than ever! In this episode of the Flannelcast Jesse talks about the big blue hole, Chris talks about Legos, and Steve and Jesse go head to head in household mineral u||1/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - The Anthropocene||The Flannelcasters chat with Dr. Gary Stinchcomb. Gary is a professor at Murray State University. His research is in defining the Anthropocene boundary. He also has an article in the November 2014 issue of Discover magazine. Podcast Episodes||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Geothermal Energy||This episode of the Geology Flannelcast is all about geothermal energy. Special guest Kelly Blake joins the crew in this edition of the Flannelcast. Kelly works at a geothermal field in California. The Flannelcasters also talk about the||10/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Oil||In this installment of the Flannelcast, we cover everything you wanted to know about how oil is formed and its history. We also cover some currently erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, really big dinosaurs, and the newly solved mystery about the slidi||9/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Coal||The Flannelcasters talk about coal, former U.S. President Herbert Hoover, zinc prices, and other pieces of investment advice in this installment of the Geology Flannelcast. Podcast Episodes RSS||8/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Hurricanes||In the 12th installment of the Geology Flannelcast, the gang talks about hurricanes, why you shouldn't travel with horses, Jesse's current living situation, and that Steve's wife is about to give birth at any second. Luckily she holds off until aft||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Ice Ages||In this episode the Flannelcasters cover ice ages, carbon nanotubes, dehumidifiers, and Jesse starts his career and a struggling 90s rapper.||6/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Listener Questions||We've been talking about this for a while now, and here it is! The Flannelcasters tackle the questions that you, the listeners, provided. California falling off the US, Jupiter, fracking, mid-ocean ridges, landslides... you name it, we cover||6/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - William Strata Smith||This episode the Flannelcasters talk about William "Strata" Smith. He was dubbed the "Father of English Geology". The gang also talks about really big dinosaurs, debters prison, and Victorian England.||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - How a Rock Becomes a Rock||In this installment of the Geology Flannelcast Chris, Jesse, and Steve discuss the most fundamental question in all of geology- how does a rock become a rock. The gang also talks about how Yosemite Valley formed, what happens when lightening strikes a||5/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Lead in Soils||For the 3rd and final mini Flannelcast, Steve talks about his research in analyzing the lead in the soils of Philadelphia. Spoiler alert: tacky Led Zeppelin references ahead! Jesse is still searching for an intro/outro song.||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Cretaceous Paleosols||This is 2nd installment of the mini Flannelcasts. Jesse teaches everyone how to reconstruct the climate from 100 million years ago using soils, Chris tries to dominate the conversation, and Steve lays down the law.||3/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Coastal Geology||This episode is the first of 3 shorts featuring each of the Flannelcasters area of research and expertise. This dose of the Flannelcast features Chris Seminack giving a low down on hurricanes, barrier islands, and why New Orleans is has a real issue wi||3/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Remote Sensing||The Geology Flannelcast - Remote Sensing||2/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Natural Disasters of 2013||In Episode 3, the Flannelcasters are joined by special guest Matt Sophy. The gang reviews natural disasters of 2013, how to speak Icelandic, cooking pasta, and the greatest cinnamon rolls in the world||2/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - The Appalachian Mountains||Chris, Jesse, and Steve explain everything you wanted to know about the Appalachian Mountains, Jesse talks about his rock that is 1 billion years old, Iceland drills for magma, and how glaciers carved up the Rockies. Also check out Glaciers in Rocky||1/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Plate Tectonics||Chris, Jesse, and Steve tackle plate tectonics, their favorite Canadians, why physicists hate geologists, and how to podcast on the beaches of Hawaii in the inaugural episode of the Geology Flannelcast||1/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
it’s about time!
Almost literally for a bit in this first launch ep as they spend some time talking geo-timescale… and lucky for us we get to hear them brainstorm. This is quite simply a trio of “rock jocks” sharing their evolving conversation with geology at the core. Cause and effect and the occasional ricochet into conversational offshoots that interest and add.
I really enjoyed this though i’m little more than a interested rock hound. Hooked. Keep going guys. I lucked out to find you at the beginning, and i’m looking forward to seeing what’s next. Thanks for letting us listen in.
I found this podcast after the second episode and I am so glad I caught it in such an early stage. I really look forward to seeing it progress and develop.
Although I am still in my prerequisite classes for my geology degree I find this podcast put on by graduate students easy to understand and highly interesting. I even like the occasional bad puns. Also in the third episode the way you guys explained decompression totally made sense to me.
Anyway, I look forward to many more episodes to come and "Keep Rockin!"
Casual yet informative
I stumbled upon this podcast while searching for geology podcasts and of all the ones I tried this is the one I look forward to most. The guys ramble a bit and love to go off on tangents but that just means I learn more great information about the science of rocks. I look forward to listening to more as they get their format more organized without altering their enjoyable personalities.