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Polar Podcasts

Julie Hollis

In Polar Podcasts, you'll hear stories from geologists who've spent their careers - their lives - exploring and studying the remarkable and remote geology of Greenland. Why did they become fascinated with Greenland? What were the problems and the discoveries that drove them? And what was it like working in these remote places, where few people venture - even now?
Episodes
31: Allen Nutman: A lifelong love of making geological mapsJanuary 26, 2021 Episode artwork 30: Bjørn Thomassen: Chasing gold in wild weather, North-West GreenlandJanuary 19, 2021 Episode artwork 29: Kent Brooks: Mantle xenoliths and dislocated shouldersJanuary 12, 2021 Episode artwork 28: Bjørn Thomassen: Encounters with animals while prospecting for lead-zinc in east GreenlandJanuary 05, 2021 Episode artwork 27: Agnete Steenfelt – From geochemical exploration to a Greenland-wide geochemical mapDecember 29, 2020 Episode artwork 26: Bjørn Thomassen – Stalked by a polar bear in East GreenlandDecember 22, 2020 Episode artwork 25: Brian Upton: Working in remote Northeast GreenlandDecember 15, 2020 Episode artwork 24: Allen Nutman – “Faraway places with unpronounceable names” – dating Greenland’s ancient rocksDecember 08, 2020 Episode artwork 23: Bjørn Thomassen: Vertical fieldwork – exploring the niobium-tantalum-enriched Motzfeldt IntrusionDecember 01, 2020 Episode artwork 22: Bjørn Thomassen – Mining the Black AngelNovember 24, 2020 Episode artwork 21: Niels Henriksen: Reaching remote western North Greenland – mapping the Thule regionNovember 17, 2020 Episode artwork 20: Allen Nutman: “What if the boundary is folded?” – figuring out the structure of Earth’s ancient crustNovember 10, 2020 Episode artwork 19: Kent Brooks: “Nanoq! Nanoq!” Close encounters with polar bears in East GreenlandNovember 03, 2020 Episode artwork 18: Agnete Steenfelt – The beginnings of systematic geochemical exploration of GreenlandOctober 27, 2020 Episode artwork 17: Allen Nutman: “Paired for life” – the beginning of a career mapping the oldest rocks in the worldOctober 20, 2020 Episode artwork 16: Kent Brooks: Discovering gold in the Skaergaard intrusionOctober 13, 2020 Episode artwork 15: Agnete Steenfelt – Exploring for uranium in East Greenland in the 1970sOctober 06, 2020 Episode artwork 14: Bjørn Thomassen – One Man Expedition in East GreenlandSeptember 29, 2020 Episode artwork 13: Kent Brooks: “Mayday, mayday, mayday, helicopter going down”September 22, 2020 Episode artwork 12: Niels Henriksen – Mapping remote, uninhabited eastern North GreenlandSeptember 15, 2020 Episode artwork 11: Bjørn Thomassen and Kent Brooks: The discovery of the Flammefjeld porphyry molybdenum depositSeptember 08, 2020 Episode artwork 10: Niels Henriksen: Mapping the Caledonian Fold Belt – the Alps of East GreenlandSeptember 01, 2020 Episode artwork 09: Kent Brooks: Earliest drilling of the remarkable Skaergaard layered intrusion August 25, 2020 Episode artwork 08: Brian Upton: Beginnings of understanding plate tectonics, “a hell of an exciting time!” August 18, 2020 Episode artwork 07: Niels Henriksen: Lifting the ‘iron curtain’ on geological mapping in Northeast Greenland August 18, 2020 Episode artwork