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Talking all about cool Geography things.
Geography Ninja checks out ideas, oddities, news items, trends and possibilities that have a Geography connection.
Talking all about cool Geography things.
Geography Ninja checks out ideas, oddities, news items, trends and possibilities that have a Geography connection. << Show Less
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Where does plate tectonics theory come from? In this episode, The Ninja goes back to the 1960s and explores the theories that make up plate tectonics.
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Geography in Greek Mythology Geography Ninja goes through what Greece looks like now and then, and how the geography impacted the stories. A big part of Greece is that there is a lot of coastline, so seafaring was important and contributed highly to the spread of Greek culture and mythology.
Physical and Mythological Places When imagining the mythological settings of each story, you can compare a real-life place as well. Mount Olympus is a real place, the highest mountain in Greece actually, and there are several times where you can see how the Greeks thought there was a mythological explanation.
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Where does plate tectonics theory come from? In this episode, The Ninja goes back to the 1960s and explores the theories that make up plate tectonics.
Will beaches survive climate change? In this episode, Ninja investigates the threat that rising sea levels pose for the world’s beaches. Can they survive the 21st century?
What is the link between Geography and racism? In this episode, the Ninja explores the connections between Geography and racism. Modern Geography’s roots in the colonial past, questionable textbooks, academic research, and an invisibility of race in much of current school Geography are all investigated.
Is permafrost important? In this episode the Ninja asks about permafrost: what is it and how important is it? Three main themes are discussed: localised impacts in the Arctic; diseases; and climate change.
How does the carbon cycle work? The Ninja explores the ins and outs of the carbon cycle in this podcast, checking out the IPCC, permafrost, phytoplankton and plates (tectonic) along the way. How important are anthropogenic impacts?
Book of the month: Thames - Sacred River The Ninja reviews one of his recent lockdown reads: Thames by Peter Ackroyd. Ninja delves into etymology, culture, history, human filth and the guts of beasts in this meandering biography of arguably the world’s most written-about river.
The Geography of Greek Mythology The Ninja shares his passion for Greek mythology in this podcast: Poseidon; Gaia; Jason and the Argonauts! And how does all this link to Geography? Listen and find out . . .
How is COVID-19 changing our geography? 2: Energy use Will COVID-19 save the planet? How has fossil fuel is been affected by the lockdown? Is Neil Young’s latest release really good? All these questions and more are addressed by the Ninja in this latest podcast.
How is COVID-19 changing our geography? 1: Our relationship with nature In the first of several episodes dealing with the overall question of how COVID-19 is changing our geography, the Ninja investigates the human relationship with the natural world.
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