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Claim to Flame

Claim to Flame

June 13, 2020

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

An ImportAnt Topic

May 15, 2020

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

Let’s Get Down to Pacifics

May 8, 2020

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. 

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

May 1, 2020

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

Whatever Floats Your Boat

April 24, 2020

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

Carrying the Extra Weight

April 17, 2020

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

Wood You Rather

April 10, 2020

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

One Ocean Waves To Another

March 27, 2020

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

We Can’t Kelp Ourselves

March 20, 2020

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?

Whether it’s weather… or climate?

March 13, 2020

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?