Two guys (one professional, one academic) discuss geology, science, university and professional life. Slightly off topic with interviews here and there.
Episode 6: Exit Interview
Apologies for the long, long layoff. I had a thesis to write. In this episode, I was able to speak with my masters advisor, Dr. Katie Costigan about a wide variety of subjects including: finding an advisor, maintaining a relationship with advisor, etiquette in sending emails to potential advisors, among many others topics. My time at UL was fantastic and all made possible by having a great advisor.
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Thanks to all who made Genevieve and myself's time in Lafayette the absolute best! It's an incredible city that flies under the radar in Louisiana. We will miss the friends we made, the beers we drank, the great Cajun food we ate, and the baseball we watched.
Episode 5: The Jon Strikes Back
We're back! In this episode we do a lot of catching up, go over the application process for offshore work, we fumble around with trying to open a window, Gucci Mane joins the show (not really, but kinda), I also suggest we get back on topic but then we don’t stay on topic, lastly we give a Bitcoin/Chuck E. cheese token update and go over our plans for the rest of winter break.
Some things mentioned in this episode:
I said big floods but they are in fact, huge
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SETI lectures on youtube:
Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series:
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Have a successful 2018!
Episode 4: Total Eclipse of the Podcast
We take a brief departure away from geology this month. David Hostetter is the curator of the Lafayette science museum planetarium and he joins me to talk about his work and EVERYTHING you want to know about the 2017 total solar eclipse that is happening on August 21st. David talks about what made him interested in astronomy, proper ways to view the eclipse, activites being put on by the museum for the eclipse, and much more.
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Episode 3: Homecoming
In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Rene De Hon at Texas State University. Among his mapping projects of Mars and the moon, he was also my very first geology professor. We reminisce about his past research, putting the final touches on his excellent career in academia, planetary geology, the effects of plate tectonics, and spending a semester at sea with his wife.
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Episode 2: Leslie tries to promote a bunch of stuff
I (Taylor) sit down with Leslie Valentine, in a mostly abandoned Hamilton Hall, to discuss her thesis project, why she got into geology, her future plans in academia. All while she promotes an array of corporate products.
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Episode 1: You're going to have to edit that out
In the very first episode of "The University of Geology Podcast" Taylor and Jon sit outside on a cool afternoon to discuss the show's layout, why they each became interested in geology, how they met each other, applying for work in the oil business, the science march/Earth Day, scientists as politicians, and one last thought on crepes.
Fantastic independent podcast that makes science easy and accessible. Brining these scientists to the forefront is one of the best ways to push science to the forefront of conversation.