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Oliver Strimpel
Geology Bites By Oliver Strimpel
What moves the continents, creates mountains, swallows up the sea floor, makes volcanoes erupt, triggers earthquakes, and imprints ancient climates into the rocks? Oliver Strimpel, a former astrophysicist and museum director asks leading researchers to divulge what they have discovered and how they did it. To learn more about the series, and see images that support the podcasts, go to
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4.6 stars from 30 ratings
I was fortunate enough to be taught by a few of the geologists who have spoken on this podcast (albeit a long time ago). When you are taught the fine details on the subject you can easily get lost in them. These podcasts really provides a focused summary of these experts’ subject matter. More...Read full review »
Koyasnisqatsi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/06/21
Fascinating insights to geology
With only a few YouTube videos about geology under my belt, I find Oliver Strimples podcast fascinating. He finds extremely interesting interviewees and manages to convey their amazing research in the language for the general listener. Classic popular science
HarryInk via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/03/21
This is just about one of the best podcasts in my library. Mr. Strimpel and his interviewees provide a way to understand rocks in our world in a way that utilizes the experience and knowledge of the top geologist in the world. He is able to unpack complicated theories and research so that the...Read full review »
Greensisland via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/21
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