15 episodes

A monthly podcast in which Stuart Carlton (a native New Orleanian) asks smart people to teach him about the Great Lakes. Co-hosted by the awesome staff at Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

Teach Me About the Great Lakes Stuart Carlton | Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

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    • 4.7, 12 Ratings

A monthly podcast in which Stuart Carlton (a native New Orleanian) asks smart people to teach him about the Great Lakes. Co-hosted by the awesome staff at Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

    15: We’re Doing Everything in Plastic

    15: We’re Doing Everything in Plastic

    We speak with Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza about chemistry, microplastics, and lots of garbage.

    • 36 min
    14: Take the Plunge

    14: Take the Plunge

    A deep dive with Stephanie Gandulla and Megan Gass about SCUBA in the Great Lakes, the Big Five Dive, and where to go to see lots of shipwrecks. Plus, vomiting.

    • 49 min
    13: It Smells Like Science

    13: It Smells Like Science

    In this episode, Stuart speaks with Dr. Brian Roth about the development of the Great Lakes salmon fishery, the interaction between native and invasive fish species, and the spread of invasivecraw/crayfish throughout the region. Also, goby dogs.

    • 34 min
    12: You Never Lose Track of Your Old Friends

    12: You Never Lose Track of Your Old Friends

    Live from the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Virtual Conference 2020. We interview IAGLR Lifetime Achievement Award Winner (and Carolyn Foley's old mentor) Dr. Jan Ciborowski.

    • 44 min
    11: An Empty Chunk of Fiberglass

    11: An Empty Chunk of Fiberglass

    Buoys, Part 2! In this episode, we speak with IISG's Jay Beugly about our Two Yellow buoys, discuss the relative merits of West Lafayette's donuts, and more.

    • 30 min
    10: A Lot of Different Kinds of Data

    10: A Lot of Different Kinds of Data

    Buoys, Part 1! We speak with Kelli Paige of the Great Lakes Observing System about all of their data monitoring efforts and how our data needs have changed as our technology has changed. Plus: some really great life advice.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Reviewerforce ,

For anyone looking to relax and learn

I recently started listening as several episodes were posted up in UIUC’s free webinar resources page.

As a central IL native interested in environmental conservation and sustainability, these podcasts are great! For me, they offer a great way to stay connected and informed about the Midwest. I really love the format between the introduction briefing at the beginning, the constantly neat guest-perts, and the same old wrap-up questions at the end of the show. The information is always in plain-speak or explained for those unfamiliar with a term or something too which really makes each show easy to digest and memorable from an education standpoint.

To any other similar nerds like me, this is a chill ~30min podcast that hits once a month. To others around the Great Lakes, I would imagine you get a lot more out of this as well. Really cool that the IN-IL Sea Grant is providing this content for free!

sammyscrap ,

Deep and Wide

This is exactly the kind of podcast that we need more of. Learning about how the big and important features of our world work is crucial. Though humans like to believe we can control everything, really so much is provided and established before we begin our creative or scientific or engineering processes. The Great Lakes change weather, climate, landscape, transportation, recreation, industry, power supplies, etc. This podcast, in a fun manner, introduces us to these ideas but does not stop there. It goes deeper in answering questions and exploring cutting edge research about our Great Lakes. Thank you for making this accessible and fun and for including experts of diverse kinds. I can’t wait for the next episode!

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