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PlanetGeo: The Geology Podcast Previous Episodes

Published on: 2024-06-20
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By Chris and Jesse
This episode is Part 2 of our Mammoth Cave series – where we discuss the geological setup that enabled creation of the longest cave system in the world. The geology of the region, including the Green River, set the stage for the formation of Mammoth Cave, the largest cave system that… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-20
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
This episode is Part 2 of our Mammoth Cave series – where we discuss the geological setup that enabled creation of the longest cave system in the world. The geology of the region, including the Green River, set the stage for the formation of Mammoth Cave, the largest cave system that… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-20
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
Published on: 2024-06-13
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By Chris and Jesse
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 linkLike, Subscribe, and leave us… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-13
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
This is the first episode in a series of 3 on the world's longest cave system – Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.  In this episode, Chris and Jesse talk a little about Mammoth and some of its impressive statistics.  The focus however, is more about the necessary ingredients for cave development… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-06
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
This is the first episode in a series of 3 on the world's longest cave system – Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.  In this episode, Chris and Jesse talk a little about Mammoth and some of its impressive statistics.  The focus however, is more about the necessary ingredients for cave development… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-06
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By Chris and Jesse
In this episode, Jesse and Chris talk about the geology of Iceland – although we keep it at a high level.  We're going to come back to this – Iceland – later after Chris returns from his trip.  Then, we'll get into some of detail that makes Iceland so unique. … Read more
Published on: 2024-05-30
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By Chris and Jesse
In this episode, Jesse and Chris talk about the geology of Iceland – although we keep it at a high level.  We're going to come back to this – Iceland – later after Chris returns from his trip.  Then, we'll get into some of detail that makes Iceland so unique. … Read more
Published on: 2024-05-30
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
Hardpan!  Where did this idea for an episode come from?  Chris has  been doing a ton of yard work lately and it’s not uncommon come across a layer when digging a hole that is next to impossible to penetrate. He has to bust out my pick axe to get through… Read more
Published on: 2024-05-23
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
Hardpan!  Where did this idea for an episode come from?  Chris has  been doing a ton of yard work lately and it’s not uncommon come across a layer when digging a hole that is next to impossible to penetrate. He has to bust out my pick axe to get through… Read more
Published on: 2024-05-23
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
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 linkLike, Subscribe, and leave us… Read more
Published on: 2024-05-16
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By Chris and Jesse
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 linkLike, Subscribe, and leave us… Read more
Published on: 2024-05-16
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By Chris and Jesse
Today we really go into the weeds. Jesse and a colleague just published a paper in the journal Nature that proposes a new model for how continents became stable. Stable continents have all the granite at the surface, which contains all the heat producing elements like U and Th and… Read more
Published on: 2024-05-09
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By Chris and Jesse
Today we really go into the weeds. Jesse and a colleague just published a paper in the journal Nature that proposes a new model for how continents became stable. Stable continents have all the granite at the surface, which contains all the heat producing elements like U and Th and… Read more
Published on: 2024-05-09
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By Chris and Jesse
Today, Chris and Jesse get into a discussion about Earth’s oldest material.  Earth is 4.568 Billion years old.  First of all, that’s amazing the geochronologists have refined this down to 3 decimal places.  How do we know this?  The oldest grains ever found are 4.38 billion years old.  If that’s… Read more
Published on: 2024-05-02
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
Today, Chris and Jesse get into a discussion about Earth’s oldest material.  Earth is 4.568 Billion years old.  First of all, that’s amazing the geochronologists have refined this down to 3 decimal places.  How do we know this?  The oldest grains ever found are 4.38 billion years old.  If that’s… Read more
Published on: 2024-05-02
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
In this episode, we tackle a listener question regarding planning a geology trip for students.  Both Chris and Jesse have quite a bit of experience in planning and executing field excursions for students.  We believe that seeing geology in the field is one of the most powerful learning opportunities for… Read more
Published on: 2024-04-25
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
In this episode, we tackle a listener question regarding planning a geology trip for students.  Both Chris and Jesse have quite a bit of experience in planning and executing field excursions for students.  We believe that seeing geology in the field is one of the most powerful learning opportunities for… Read more
Published on: 2024-04-25
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
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 linkLike, Subscribe, and leave us… Read more
Published on: 2024-04-18
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
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 linkLike, Subscribe, and leave us… Read more
Published on: 2024-04-18
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
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 linkLike, Subscribe, and leave us… Read more
Published on: 2024-04-18
Source: PlanetGeo
By Chris and Jesse
Join us as we have the honor of interviewing Dr. John Douglas.  Jesse and Chris have been following his research on how the Grand Canyon was actually formed for some time.  We have recently finished our audio-visual book on the Grand Canyon (Link above) and we have a chapter dedicated… Read more
Published on: 2024-04-11
Source: PlanetGeo
Join us as we have the honor of interviewing Dr. John Douglas.  Jesse and Chris have been following his research on how the Grand Canyon was actually formed for some time.  We have recently finished our audio-visual book on the Grand Canyon (Link above) and we have a chapter dedicated… Read more
Published on: 2024-04-11
Source: PlanetGeo
Join us as we have the honor of interviewing Dr. John Douglas.  Jesse and Chris have been following his research on how the Grand Canyon was actually formed for some time.  We have recently finished our audio-visual book on the Grand Canyon (Link above) and we have a chapter dedicated… Read more
Published on: 2024-04-11
Source: PlanetGeo