Ever wonder what Westeros looked like long before the Starks, Baratheons, Lannisters, or Targaryens roamed its surface? How far back can we really imagine the history of the Game of Thrones planet? According to Generation Anthropocene producer Miles Traer, we can look back through 500 million years of history if we apply geologic principles learned here on Earth, and a little imagination. He has even made a detailed geologic map to prove it. In this episode, producer Mike Osborne talks with Miles and gives a brief tour of the map, details how it was pieced together, and explains why the project isn’t quite as ridiculous as it seems. So brandish your swords, tame your dragons, and stay well clear of the white walkers as we explore the geology of Game of Thrones.
The 5th report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is being released, so Gen Anthro is breaking the hiatus to bring you a special episode. These two back-to-back interviews are with Chris Field and Thomas Stocker. Both scientists hold high-level positions within the IPCC. They cast light on the current state of climate science, the inner workings of the IPCC, and, as always, a bit on the Anthropocene.
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We here at Generation Anthropocene are on hiatus for the next few months (starting Sept. 10) as our producers complete their PhD research. This means that we will no longer be releasing our podcast episodes every week. BUT we will be back! In the meantime, our Twitter and Facebook pages will continue to keep you updated on cool things going on in the world of Earth Sciences and the Anthropocene. Thank you for your interest, support, and curiosity.
Hello Gen Anthro fans! Today’s episode is a little bittersweet because we have to announce two things: 1) producer Leslie will be leaving the show (at least for a little while) while she travels across the country to learn how to become an even better producer! 2) Generation Anthropocene will be going on hiatus for the next few months as producers Mike and Miles complete their PhD programs. We will be back! But it might be a few months.
BUT, before this happens, team GenAnthro got together for one final story! As part of KCRW’s Radio Race event, we completed a story about “the last thing you’d expect.” At the turn of the century, an American General lines the streets of a major American city with barrels of dynamite. This is the story of what happened when he lit the fuses. We call the story Fire with Fire and we hope you enjoy! Thank you for all of your support and we’ll see you soon!
ps. If you like our show, and you’d like to give Leslie a shout out for all of her amazing work and give her best wishes as she continues to be an awesome producer, please send those along to GenAnthropocene <at> gmail <dot> com.