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Finding Genius Podcast

Jan 18, 2022

How can geomorphology be used to determine earthquake hazards? By watching the changes in geography over the Earth's history, we can learn to predict future geographic events. Listen up to discover:

  • What geomorphologists study
  • How predictions of stability can be made
  • How Earth scientists can help with future...

Jan 16, 2022

Is the climate really in a crisis like so much of the media and pop culture would like us to believe? Based on the actual statistics and historical climate events, we may not be in as much trouble as we think. Listen up to learn:

  • When the most severe hurricane took place
  • The two main problems with traditional...

Jan 15, 2022

Does climate change deserve the panic it has caused in recent years? Based on statistics, it may not warrant the reaction we have been affording it. Listen up to learn:

  • When air pollution was really the worst
  • How the green transition can truly succeed
  • Why recent climate models may be fundamentally flawed


Jan 14, 2022

Does Nihilism deserve the bad reputation it seems to carry? Well, according to Wendy Syfret, it may be the key to happiness so many seek. Press play to learn:

  • The classic definition of Nihilism
  • How Nihilism can lend a new perspective on life
  • Why pointlessness may not be such a bad thing
  • Wendy Syfret, the author of The...

Jan 3, 2022

Throughout the majority of our history, astronomers have measured things in the cosmos with light. Now, they’re able to look at the Universe through an exciting new medium. Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of spacetime, and before 2015, it was believed that it was impossible to see them. Through...