78 episodes

Three geologists sit down and discuss the geology topics that no one else dares to touch

The Geology Flannelcast Chris Seminack, Jesse Thornburg, and Steve Peterson

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.6 • 97 Ratings

Three geologists sit down and discuss the geology topics that no one else dares to touch

    Coal Part 2

    Coal Part 2

    In part 2 of our coal mini-series, we explain the concept of clean coal, emissions from burning coal, and how byproducts of burning coal can be reused.Links: What ‘Clean Coal’ Is — and Isn’t Everything You Need to Know About Clean Coal What is clean coal technology? Synthetic Gypsum Podcast Episodes RSS

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 77 - Coal - Part 1

    Episode 77 - Coal - Part 1

    This is the first of a two part series discussing coal. In Part 1, we talk about how coal forms, how it is mined, and how it is used. Podcast Episodes RSS

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 76 - River Systems

    Episode 76 - River Systems

    The Flannelcasters discuss everything you ever wanted to know about rivers - what they are, how they work, what controls their velocity, and the top 10 biggest rivers in the world. Podcast Episodes RSS

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 75 - Faint Young Sun Paradox, Tsunamis, and Early Humans & Fire

    Episode 75 - Faint Young Sun Paradox, Tsunamis, and Early Humans & Fire

    The Flannelcasters talk about how the early Earth was so warm while the early sun was colder than today, tsunamis in Israel and Alaska, and early humans controlling fire.Links: Chance played a role in determining whether Earth stayed habitable Croatia Earthquake Video Evidence for a massive paleo-tsunami at ancient Tel Dor, Israel 1958 Lituya Bay, Alaska earthquake and megatsunami When Did Archaic Humans Control Fire? Podcast Episodes RSS

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 74 - Early Humans, Methane in the Arctic Ocean, & Salt Mines

    Episode 74 - Early Humans, Methane in the Arctic Ocean, & Salt Mines

    The Flannelcasters talk about a new study suggesting that early humans may have hibernated, another study that pushes back the date when early humans arrived in North America, how methane releases in the Arctic Ocean are affected by tides, and salt mines in Louisiana.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 73 - A Really Old Meteorite, Height of Everest, & Aliens

    Episode 73 - A Really Old Meteorite, Height of Everest, & Aliens

    This week the boys talk about a meteorite that is older than our solar system, a new official elevation of Mt. Everest, and an announcement about aliens.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

geokaelin ,

The geology podcast I’ve been looking for!!

I graduated with a geology degree last spring and have been dearly missing long nights in the geo lab, chatting with friends about cool geologic concepts. Luckily, this podcast has filled the void! The perfect combination of informative and casual.

appreviewer3978 ,

Exactly the Geology Podcast You're Looking For!!!

I'm a geology/earth science enthusiast and the Geology Flannelcast is now my favorite science podcast. That's just after listening to three episodes! This podcast is really fun to listen to and I'm learning a lot as well. Thank you to the Flannelcasters for this excellent and accessible presentation of geology for people like me!

fastferg24 ,

Entertaining way to learn

I love this podcast! I started listening to generate gift ideas for a geologist in my life, but the hosts have such a great style that now, I’m hooked.

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