To get us all psyched for summer campfires, but also wary of this year's wildfire season, we're here to talk about the red-orange flames that we love and hate. In this episode I bring on my firefighting bro-in-law and we chat about fire science, the history of fires, and both urban and wildfires.
An ImportAnt Topic
May 15 2020 18 mins
Ants. They're everywhere. They bite. They eat our food. Do they even do any good for the world? The answer is yes. Ants are an important part of our ecosystems, even if they always get on our nerves. And they're insanely intelligent creatures. So sit back as my friend Angela and I talk about ants from our U.S. gardens to the jungles of Panama.
Let's Get Down to Pacifics
May 08 2020 16 mins
What lives out in the open ocean? Besides sea monsters of course. Tune in to hear the answer from my crewmate Briana, a fish biologist who studied animal behavior out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from land.
May 01 2020 20 mins
In this episode, my friend Ryan and I talk about how low pressure zones can create high pressure scenarios... aka storms. We discuss different kinds of storms, how we categorize them, and what it's like to be out in them. There's also a mention of pirates and sea robots, because why not.
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Apr 25 2020 21 mins
Join me and my captain friend Kelly as we discuss shipwrecks, pool toys, salty lakes, love and the force that ties them all together: buoyancy.
Carrying the Extra Weight
Apr 18 2020 18 mins
It's spring, so we're going to talk about baby animals. And plants. And tiny humans. All those awww-inspiring things. But I've never been pregnant, so I'm joined by my sister, who popped out a kiddo just a few months ago and can tell us all about what it's like to produce one of those cutesy spring things.
Wood You Rather
Apr 10 2020 17 mins
Would you rather live in a treehouse at the top of a redwood tree or a hobbit hole under an oak tree? In this episode, my friend Gaia and I discuss this important question along with the benefits of hugging trees and how trees play giant games of telephone through fungi at their roots. We of course talk about science too.
One Ocean Waves To Another
Mar 27 2020 16 mins
Ocean water moves around the planet, cycling from the surface to the ocean floor and back again. Sometimes, things are caught up in these currents... things like plastic. In this episode, I talk about ocean dynamics and plastic pollution, and bring on my adventurous friend Breezy to talk about our plastic problem and what we can do about it.
We Can't Kelp Ourselves
Mar 21 2020 23 mins
Kelp. It's everywhere, even if you're far away from the ocean. It gives us the air we breathe and the chocolate milk we drink. It may even lend us a helping hand with coronavirus. Let's be real, it's basically magic. Join me and my friend Ren as we look at the wonders of kelp and reminisce on our times spent with it.
Whether it's weather... or climate?
Mar 13 2020 18 mins
What is the difference between weather and climate? Find out as our awesome climate scientist guest, Erin, takes us on a journey up into the mountains of northwestern Canada. We also chat about maple syrup, downhill skiing with cross-country skis, and time travel. Because why not?
It's Getting Shifty In Here
Mar 06 2020 20 mins
In this episode we discuss plate tectonics, hot springs, and three people whose friendship was forged in the fiery landscape of mantle hotspots and a cramped car.
The Orca Pod
Mar 02 2020 16 mins
Pod... podcast... get it? In this episode I talk about different orca types of the Pacific Northwest, threats to their population and current conservation efforts, and we get to know a special whale that was swimming around Washington State last summer, an all-white orca baby!
It's Super Cool - Part 2
Mar 01 2020 21 mins
If you couldn't get enough of ice in the last episode, never fear, because I could talk about it for ages! In this episode I'll discuss different forms of ice besides just glaciers with my friend Mariama Dryak, who has spent years looking at Antarctica through satellite images and led expeditions on the Juneau Icefield in Alaska last summer.
It's Super Cool - Part 1
Mar 01 2020 20 mins
Take a trip with us to Antarctica, Alaska and Washington as we talk about glaciers, computer modeling, and most importantly, bagels. This episode's guest is Clara Deck, my grad school roommate on and off the ice.
Mar 01 2020 3 mins
Before I got into the meaty episodes, I figured I'd let y'all know who I am and what this podcast is. It was also a good excuse for me to spend a few minutes figuring how to podcast, so buckle in, get ready for fun stories, and I promise the audio gets better.