Are you interested in Volcanoes? Do you want to learn more about volcanic activity, geysers, magma dynamics and the relationship between humans and volcanoes, from the mythology to the art and the agriculture? Or maybe you just want to be updated on the worldwide ongoing eruptions and listen to nice interviews with people who actually works on volcanoes?
Well, if it is like so we strongly recommend you check out Volcano Watch the podcast!
What is Volcano Watch?
Volcano watch is a weekly podcast that talks about volcanoes at 360 degrees: from news about currently active volcanoes, to focuses on specific volcanoes, but the podcast also covers many other topics related to these giants of fire!
On many episodes you can find the evolutionary history of volcanoes, scientific outreach contents on eruptive dynamics, some super cool mythologies behind some of the most famous volcanoes, curiosities and fun facts from geysers and volcano lightnings to people who cook pizza in Pacaya Volcano.
In the episodes you will be also walked through stories about the influence volcanoes have had on human culture, from literature to art, and you can listen to interviews with researchers from all over the world who study volcanoes with different approaches, to find out everything or almost everything that can be known about the activity of magmatic systems.
You can find here a nice extract of an episode between art and volcanoes!
How Is structured a Volcano Watch Episode?
All the volcano Watch episodes presents the same pattern few minutes of a quick updates on the recent volcanic activity and then, the focus of the week, that is a small chat between the podcast hosts on a specific topic or an interview.
Being Volcano Watch a weekly podcast, you might find several episodes focused on ongoing eruptions with precious interviews to researchers working on the field!
Here you can listen to an interview to Elisabetta Panza working on Iceland during the beginning of the Fagradalsfjall eruption.
And here an episode recorded on La Palma during the current eruptive period.
How the Podcast started?
Volcano Watch started in March 2021 from an idea of Corin Jorgenson and me, Alessandro Musu, the idea came about just for fun, we are two PhD students at the university of Geneva studying volcanoes, and we are very passionate about our research field. We really enjoy exploring the various fields related to volcanoes, staying up to date on eruptions around the world and talking about volcanoes with other researchers, who perhaps explore the subject from other points of view and with different approaches to ours, so we thought we’d share this passion of ours with other people by starting this fun journey that is Volcano Watch.
There are also Live Events?
Now we are at the second Season of Volcano Watch who started in September, for the new season we have organised a Twitter Space Event (on September 14th) with the faculty of Science of the University of Geneva. Twitter Space is actually a space on twitter where you can do live events, only audio, where people can attend and interact with questions.
The live episode we did in September is now available on Spotify, in this special event we hosted three guests, three PhD students from the university of Geneva (Stefano Mannini, Maria-Paz Reyes Hardy and Elliot Jiwani-Brown) who study volcanoes from different point of views: the tectonics, the volcanic risk and the seismicity.
We would be happy in the future to organise more live events such this one!
Where can I listen to Volcano Watch?
We do also have a website, where it is possible to listen to the episode as well!
You can find us also on twitter and Instagram @Volcano_Watch
And you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any question or collaboration!