Getting Through It
Episode 101 - Random Acts of Shaking

Episode 101 - Random Acts of Shaking

May 20, 2022

Earthquakes are currently not predictable…and may never be! This episode is the first in a three part series on randomness, starting first with earthquakes. Dr. Jones builds the foundation for what randomness is and explains why we might have to accept the fact that earthquake distribution is random.

Episode 100 - The Magic Eyes of the Geologist

Episode 100 - The Magic Eyes of the Geologist

May 13, 2022

We have spent every week since the beginning of the podcast talking remotely at home about how to get through earthquakes, risks, natural disasters through the perspective of science. In this special episode celebrating 100 episodes of Getting Through It, join John and Dr. Jones in the field as they visit a fault and see this feature through the eyes of a geologist.

Episode 99 - Why Plate Tectonics Matters to You

Episode 99 - Why Plate Tectonics Matters to You

May 6, 2022

Plate tectonics controls things you didn’t know about! It impacts the formation of our atmosphere, our oceans, our continents, and our local geology. So natural hazards, including tornadoes and earthquakes, are connected to plate tectonics. In this episode, Dr. Jones explains why plate tectonics matters to you.

Episode 98 - Is It Too Late to Cool the Earth?

Episode 98 - Is It Too Late to Cool the Earth?

April 29, 2022

As we experience increased intensity, frequency, and geographic occurrence of natural disasters, the climate crisis can feel overwhelming, with dire headlines leading to further despair and inaction. While the answers aren’t black and white, Dr. Jones reacts to the latest calls for action, UN reports, and what it means to each of us.

 

Episode 97 - Predicting Earthquakes, California-style

Episode 97 - Predicting Earthquakes, California-style

April 22, 2022

Thirty years ago, April 22, 1992, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred under Joshua Tree National Park. It was also the closest we have ever gotten to a short-term earthquake prediction in California! Dr. Jones sets the scene for how this prediction was issued and what could have followed the Joshua Tree earthquake. 

Episode 96 - How the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Changed the World

Episode 96 - How the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Changed the World

April 15, 2022

This week marks the 116th anniversary of the great San Francisco Earthquake on April 18, 1906. It inspired many classic, yet inaccurate, Hollywood movies and many fears about earthquakes in California! In this episode, Dr. Jones explores how this quake from over a century ago is impacting us today as we plan for another big earthquake.

Episode 95 - Lessons Learned from the Pandemic for the Next Disaster

Episode 95 - Lessons Learned from the Pandemic for the Next Disaster

April 8, 2022

In this special episode, Dr. Jones and John answer questions from community and business leaders in a live webinar, hosted in collaboration with Together for LA. From lessons learned during the pandemic to recommended resources, Dr. Jones and John discuss how this information can actually be used in communities to prepare for the next disaster. 

Episode 94 - How Seismologists Can Tell if You Washed Your Hands

Episode 94 - How Seismologists Can Tell if You Washed Your Hands

April 1, 2022

Seismology has seen major technical developments in the last few decades! And those technologies allow for some pretty innovative and impressive applications, from building health to human health to revealing if you washed your hands after using the bathroom!

Episode 93 - How We Know What We Know… About Earthquakes

Episode 93 - How We Know What We Know… About Earthquakes

March 25, 2022

How do we know what just happened after the Earth stops shaking? It’s all about the instruments that measure what is happening - sometimes many miles - below the surface! In this episode, we look at the history of earthquake recordings, how that has moved from analog to digital processes, and the vulnerabilities present in those systems.

Episode 92 - Lucy’s Adventures in Scienceland

Episode 92 - Lucy’s Adventures in Scienceland

March 18, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr Jones shares her stories as a woman in science! She offers insights on how things have changed for women in science based on her experience from first gaining interest in science, to college, to getting a job with the USGS, and beyond.

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