Category: Science

Bringing science to adventure and adventure to science! We tell tales of the world around us and the people who are exploring it.

April 17, 2020

Carrying the Extra Weight

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.

April 10, 2020

Wood You Rather

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.

March 27, 2020

One Ocean Waves To Another

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.

March 20, 2020

We Can’t Kelp Ourselves

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.

March 13, 2020

Whether it’s weather… or climate?

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?

March 6, 2020

It’s Getting Shifty In Here

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.

March 2, 2020

The Orca Pod

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!

March 1, 2020

It’s Super Cool - Part 2

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.

March 1, 2020

It’s Super Cool - Part 1

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.

March 1, 2020

Intro

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.