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Geography Is Everything

English, Cultural, 1 season, 94 episodes, 4 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes
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Geography is everything and in this podcast you'll gain a better understanding of topics such as regional dialects, beer, cities, food, and everything else, just with a geographic lens! Join Geoff Gibson (host of the YouTube channel: Geography by Geoff) and Professor Hunter Shobe of Portland State University as they tackle different topics and discuss them to ridiculous lengths! New episodes published weekly on Wednesday at 12:00pm PT.
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Geography Is The Nile River: And The Dam That Might Kill It

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe Nile River is an incredible geographic feature on our planet. But despite being so closely associated with Egypt, it actually runs through many other countries making it equally important to hundreds of millions of people. Despite this importance, one dam being constructed in Ethiopia could upend how and where water goes throughout much of the Nile River basin. And this is leaving some really large geopolitical questions hanging out in the open.
5/21/202459 minutes, 37 seconds
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Geography Is Petroleum: The Gooey Liquid That Makes The World Go Round

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeMore than anything else, petroleum (or gasoline) truly makes the world go round. It powers our personal vehicles, freight trucks, train, and ships and even our large passenger jets. Because of this it's extremely valuable! So much so that oil is being extracted from the ground on every continent except Antarctica. In this episode, we run through the geography of oil production, how oil became a staple fuel, and what "peak oil" even means anymore.
5/14/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 30 seconds
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Geography Is The U.S. Postal Service: And The ZIP Code!

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe U.S. Postal Service is a foundational part of the United States. And during it's nearly 250 year existence it's delivered a lot of mail! One way in which it's been able to be so effectvie is by carving up the country into ZIP codes, which have since spread far and wide to become a defacto geographic unit for things well beyond carrying mail. Here's the incredibly geography of the U.S. Postal Service!
5/7/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds
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Geography Is Whales: Nature's Traveling Bards

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeWhales are incredible creatures who's ability to travel long distances is surpassed by their ability to communicate over thousands of miles! In today's podcast episode, Hunter and Geoff explore the oceanic geography that underpins the way whales do everything that they do.
4/30/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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Geography Is The U.S. National Parks System: America's Splendor

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe beauty of the National Parks in the United States are one of the few things most Americans can agree on today. However, did you know that there was a chance we would never have a national park system at all? Were it not for some key decisions by a few people, the entire system of parks, monuments, trails, and more would simply not exist. In today's episode we'll cover what a national park is in the United States, how they came to be, how parks are created, and why we love them so very much.
4/23/20241 hour, 3 minutes
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Geography Is Taylor Swift: The Biggest Star In The World

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeTaylor Swift is a global star and, in 2023, she lit the world on fire with her Eras Tour. This gives her a unique geography that few other people, evenm other globally prominent stars, have. In this episode, we track Taylor's history, where she's bought houses, how she became a global star, and all of the geography that underpins her every step of the way.
4/16/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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Geography Is The Solar Eclipse

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThis year marks the last total solar eclipse to grace the North American continent for 20 years. And its because of the uniqueness of this astronomic phenomenon that gives solar eclipses a wild geographic impact. Join us on today's episode as we talk about historic solar eclipses and how they impacted the planet, and what how some of the more recent eclipses have played into the geography of it all.
4/9/20241 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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Geography Is The Titanic: The Doomed Voyage Across The Atlantic (Remix)

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe Titanic is an incredible story that has been mythologized and aggrandized across many different forms of media and entertainment. But it also has a very unique geography to it. Not only because it was literally a vessel travelling half-way across the world, but also in where it came from, who built it, who its passengers were, and even in how the aftermath was handled.
4/2/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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Geography Is Hawaii: America's Most Illegitimate State?

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeHawaii is a global destination for travelers who want to experience everything the tropical islands can give. And today, the island chain is controlled by the United States and has been made into a fully-fledged state. However, despite its current status, Hawaii was illegally annexed by the United States after rogue businessmen on the state overthrew the queen. Here's the story about what Hawaii is part of the United States today, and why it probably should still be an independent country.
3/26/20241 hour, 5 minutes
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Geography Is Alaska: The Most Important State?

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeAlaska is a HUGE state! But did you know that a unique combination of geographic position, climate change, and natural resources also makes it one of the most important states in the United States? While plenty of other states can argue for that crown, Alaska is definitely in a unique position relative to the rest of the country. In this episode, Geoff and and Hunter break down the history of Alaska, why it's so important, how the U.S. acquired it and what the future might hold.
3/19/202457 minutes, 57 seconds
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Geography Is Saint Patrick's Day: Ireland's Greatest Export To The World

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeFew holidays are as associated with a single country as Saint Patrick's Day is to Ireland. And there's a good reason for that! Not only does the holiday borrow from legends and tales that arise from the island, but also the holiday is sort of foundational for the country itself! In this episode, Hunter and Geoff trace how Saint Patrick's Day went from a single person to a global holiday to celebrate Irish-ness!
3/12/202456 minutes, 16 seconds
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Geography Is Time Zones: International Date Line, Daylight Savings Time And More!

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeTime zones are an incredible piece of geography! Every region of the world has a time attached to it that's globally accepted. But this wasn't always the case! In fact, about a hundred years ago each and every location had its own time creating a lot of issues. As such, time zones started to become a thing and the rest is, as we say, history!
3/5/202453 minutes, 35 seconds
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Geography Is Air Travel: Balloons, Zepplins, and Airplanes!

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeTraveling by plane has completely changed our world! Where once it took weeks or months to make voyages even a few hundred miles in length, today it takes mere hours. And this has enabled a vast industry to get people around the world and back again. But how and where did it all start and what are the global ramifications of getting people around the world in such a quick manner?
2/27/202453 minutes, 12 seconds
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Geography Is Pangea: The World's Last Super Continent

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobePangea (also known as Pangaea) was the world's last super continent. And because of this, we can still see the impact that Pangea has had on our current planet. In today's episode, we go farther back than we have ever gone before the explore the geographic history of our current landmasses, what they used to look like, and perhaps where they will go in the future.
2/20/202455 minutes, 7 seconds
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Geography Is World Fairs: Where Did They All Go?

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeWorld's Fairs were extravagent events that were used to showcase technology, arts, and culture. However, in recent decades the alure of the World's Fair has seemingly lost its shine. At least as far as North America is concerned. In this episode, Hunter and Geoff go through the history of the World's Fairs, where they have gone, and why they're perhaps still culturally relevant today.
2/13/202456 minutes, 34 seconds
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Geography Is The Other Side Of The World: Antipodes

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeWe live on a spherical planet and because of that, in theory, you could drill a hole straight through and end up on the opposite side of wherever you are. However, because of the unique way how planet's landmasses have moved around, where you end up could be wildly different from where you started. In today's episode, we explore the geographic concept of antipodes.
2/6/202455 minutes, 30 seconds
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Geography Is How Wrong Your Map Is: These Things Distort Our World

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeMaps distort our world. They elongate some areas and squish others. They emphasize one place at the expense of another. Even the very nature that north is up and south is down, is a myth perpetuated by the humble map. So how did we end up with maps that are so dang wrong all the time? In today's episode, we break down the history of maps, the most famous map, the Mercator, and a few other popular world maps and how each distorts the world. And why they kind of have to!
1/30/202448 minutes, 51 seconds
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Geography Is Catalonian Independence: Why This Region Of Spain Wants To Be Free

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeCatalonia is an autonomous region of Spain with its own distinct culture, history, and even language! And because of this, people within this region, mostly known as the region Barcelona lies within, want to be their own country! Unfortunately for Catalonia, Spain has repeatedly throughout history stymied any efforts for Catalonia to become its own country. In this podcast, we run through the vast and deep history of Catalonia, why it wants independence, and what is happening today with regards to a free and independent Catalonia.
1/23/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 9 seconds
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Geography Is The Bicycle: The Most Efficient Way To Get Around

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe bicycle is truly a marvelous piece of technology. Through an ingenious method of combining pedals and gears, humans managed to create the most efficient mode of transportation that requires no fuel or electricity, but yet can get people around cities almost as fast as public transportation or vehicles with very little effort. And because of this, bicycles have become a cultural icon the world over, as cities and people have used it to move around.
1/16/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 18 seconds
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Geography Is Solar Energy: Unlimited Power For A Hungry World

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeSolar energy truly feels like magic. Sunlight hits panels on top of buildings and, in turn, powers the things inside. This is because the sun, despite its distance from Earth, is so powerful that it sends a lot of energy out way. Despite this, solar energy still only accounts for a fraction of our global energy production. So where does solar energy make the most sense? And can we potentially power our entire planet on nothing but the sun? Listen now to find out!
1/9/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Geography Is The Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake: A Remix From 2023

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe "big earthquake" was always thought to be the San Andreas faultline earthquake in California that's supposed to hit sometime in the future. However, in recent years, the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia will unleash an earthquake unlike anything we've ever experienced in the United States. And when it does hit, the Pacific Northwest will be hit hard!Enjoy this "remixed" episode from February 2023.
1/1/20241 hour, 41 seconds
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Geography Is Greenland: The Largest Island In The World

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeGreenland is the world's largest non-continental island, but it's probably still not as large as maps have lead you to believe. And in addition to its misleading size, is its misleading name! Greenland doesn't not have all that much greenery. Join Geoff and Hunter as they explore this vast icy island, what goes on there, and why the United States tried to buy it back in 2019.
12/25/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 7 seconds
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Geography Is Christmas: From Religious Holiday To Consumer Holiday

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeChristmas is a dominant global holiday! But it didn't start out the way it is today. In fact, Christmas, as a holiday, has a long tradition that spans different festivals, religions, and customs. So how did we get from a holiday meant to celebrate a Christian religious figure to a consumer holiday? We break it all down for you!
12/18/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
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Geography Is Target Vs. Walmart: How The Two Retail Giants Spread

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeTarget and Walmart are almost completely synonymous with the shopping experience in the United States and even in some other places around the world. But the way in which they both spread geographically is very different. Target opted for a more urban-oriented pattern while Walmart spread as fast and as far as it could. This has lead to fairly dramatic differences in their dispersion through the country and world.
12/11/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 2 seconds
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Geography Is The Great Recession: The Global Ramifications Of An American Economic Crisis

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe Great Recession was a hard time for a lot of people in the United States. Homes were foreclosed, people lost their jobs, and overall the economy just stank! But while it may have started in the United States, the world felt the effects of the Great Recession as the economic crisis spilled across borders. In today's episode, we run through what a recession (and depression!) is, the history of recessions in the United States, the effects of the Great Recession on the U.S. and how it spread globally.
12/4/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 1 second
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Mini Episode: More Invasive Species?!

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeEnjoy this extra special bonus episode from our Invasive Species episode. Think of it as a "lightning round" where we blaze through a few other invasive species and what their impacts are around the world.
12/1/202314 minutes, 58 seconds
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Geography Is Invasive Species: Toads, Rats, And Mosquitoes... Oh My!

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeInvasive species are EVERYWHERE these days! Which gives them a "natural" geography unto their own! This week, we're going to explore that geography including the history of how humans (predominantly) transported animals, plants, and germs around the world!
11/27/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 42 seconds
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Geography Is Air Conditioning: The Technology That Literally Changed The World

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeAir conditioning is a wonderful invention! Too hot out? Simply crank up the A/C until it's comfortable and go about your day. But without this technology, the world would look very different! In fact, whole regions of the world would not be able to exist in the same capacity without it. Join us as we explore the fascinating history and geography of air conditioning!
11/20/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 24 seconds
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Geography Is The Amazon Rainforest: Not The Company!

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe Amazon Rainforest is vast, incredibly dense, and hugely important for our planet. Unfortunately, it's also shrinking at an alarming rate. In this episode, Geoff and Hunter run through the wild geography that is the Amazon Rainforest, what it means for our planet, and what some of the other rainforests are on our little blue ball we call home.
11/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Geography Is College Sports Conference Alignment: What The Heck Is All This?

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeCollege sports are already wonky enough, but did you know they've also been geographically regionalized for decades? Well at least up until now when everything seems to be blowing up! This week Hunter guides us through the wacky world of college sports conferences, what exactly is going on with all the drama, and why it's a highly geographic topic.
11/6/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 20 seconds
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Geography Is Megacities: How Did They Get So Dang Big?

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeMegacities are HUGE cities with more than 10 million people in their metropolitan area. And this gives them a unique feeling that really nothing else can replicate, even other very large cities, so we recorded a podcast all about it! Ever curious why some cities are so incredibly large?
10/30/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 32 seconds
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Geography Is Halloween: From Ancient Ceremonies To Trick-Or-Treating

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeIt's spooky season! Whch could only mean one thing... a Halloween Spooktacular Episode all about the geography of Halloween!
10/23/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 33 seconds
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Geography Is The Spanish Language: From Spain To Most Of The Western Hemisphere

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeWe're back with another episode on the geography and diffision of a language! This time, we're tackling Spanish! The language grew out of a series of Latin-based protolanguages to become one of the most spoken languages in the world by way of Spanish colonization in the Americas. Interested in how it all came to be? Well here's your chance!
10/16/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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Geography Is The U.S. Automobile Industry: How The Car Dominated America

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeIn the United States, the car is king. Most people drive and, as such, most cities have been built around the personal vehicle. But while it seems like it's been this way forever, it's actually a fairly recent development. Join Geoff and Hunter as they explore the history of the U.S. automobile industry and how it went on to shape almost every single city in the country today.
10/9/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 32 seconds
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Geography Is Canada's Monster Wildfire Season: 2023 Was Real Bad

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeCanada had a bad 2023 wildfire season. So bad, in fact, that the carbon emissions from Canada more than doubled from what the country usually emits. So bad that Europe was inundated by smoke from the Canadian wildfires. So bad that Yellowknife, the Northwest Territories largest city and one that is often more associated with ice and snow, had to evacuate due to the looming threat of wildfires. In this episode, Geoff and Hunter tackle the incredible geography that is Canada's 2023 wildfire season and its impact on the world.
10/2/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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Geography Is Sushi: Japan's Biggest Cultural Export?

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeSushi is as Japanese as, well, Japan! The dish is something that's so intrinsically tied to Japan that Sushi restaurants don't even have to advertise their place in the same way that Italian restaurants or Chinese restaurants do. In this episode, Geoff and Hunter go through the incredibly deep history of Sushi and how it expanded from a once isolationist and insular country to become one of the world's most popoular food items.
9/25/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 49 seconds
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Geography Is Underpopulated Regions Of The United States

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe United States is the third largest country in the world by ppulaton with more than 330 million people. Despite this, most of the country's population is situated within a few key regions leaving many more areas relatively underpopulated. In this week's podcast episode, Hunter and Geoff explore a few of the regions that have made appearances on the Geography By Geoff YouTube channel as well as highlight a few others.
9/18/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mini Episode: The ACTUAL Tallest Mountain?

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe tallest mountain is Mount Everest! At least by some definitions. But there are other methods of measuring the tallest mountain as well and, in fact, if you change your definition, you can wind up with three completely separate "tallest mountains" in the world. In today's bonus episode, Hunter and Geoff run through all three mountains and what makes them specifically the tallest mountain in the world.
9/15/202312 minutes, 15 seconds
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Geography Is IKEA: How You Ended Up With A LACK Table

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeIKEA is one of the most famous companies in the entire world, having revolutionized the furniture industry with its flatpack logistical designs and "build it yourself" ethos. But while it seems like IKEA is everywhere these days, they had pretty humble beginning and, even to this day, have a fairly limited geography. In today's episode, Hunter and Geoff explore the origins of IKEA, how it spread around the world, and even the geography of the interior of IKEA's stores.
9/13/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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Geography Is Mount Everest: And The Mountain Climbing Industry

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeMount Everest is a truly awe-inspiring place to witness in person. The sheer enormity and majesty of it dwarfs almost everything else on the planet. And despite its remote location and extreme difficulty in climbing, it's become a tourist hotspot in recent decades as people spend a lot of money in order to get a brief visit to the top. So much so that there are pictures of a human traffic jam to make it to the summit. In this episode, Hunter and Geoff cover the physical geography of the mountain, the mountain climbing industry at large, and why everyone seems to want to climb Mount Everest even if they have no prior experience in mountain climbing.
9/6/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mini Episode: Star Wars Rogue One Film Locations

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeAn extra special bonus episode! Hunter and Geoff cover the film locations behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
9/1/202316 minutes, 56 seconds
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Geography Is Star Wars Film Locations: Return Of The Jedi And The Rest (Part 2)

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeLast week we ran through Star Wars episodes 4 and 5 film locations! But that still leaves 7 movies left to cover. Luckily, after Return of the Jedi, things get much more computer generated. So we were able to cram 7 movies into a single podcast episode. Join us run through some of the surprising locations where the newer films were shot.
8/30/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Geography Is Star Wars Film Locations: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe Star Wars films take place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. But, in reality, every movie was filmed right here on Earth! And while it might seem like most of the movies are very elaborately built sets, there are quite a lot of real world locations that were chosen to represent the distant planets such as Tatooine and Hoth. In this episode, Hunter and Geoff run through the first two original movies to see where places were filmed and how the crew managed to make Earth feel so alien.
8/23/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Geography Is Your Pet Dog: How Spot Buried Bones Around The World

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeDogs are one of the oldest forms of domestication that we can track. For tens of thousands of years they have been linked to humans in a way that almost nothing else is. And as humans spread around the globe, their faithful canine companions moved with them. In today's episode, Geoff and Hunter explore the unique geography that is your pet dog, where he or she came from, and how they became almost synonymous with humanity.
8/16/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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Geography Is Your Pet Cat: How Fluffy Purred Its Way Around The World

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeDomesticated cats are not a native species to most parts of the world. But despite this, they are now found on every continent outside of Antarctica. In this episode, Hunter and Geoff explore the geography that is your pet cat, how it became domesticated in the first place, why people keep them around, and statistics on cat ownership from around the world. Next week, we'll cover the geography of your pet dog so stay tuned for that one!
8/9/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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Geography Is The Modern Day Space Race: We're Heading Back To The Moon!

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe exciting conclusion to our two part series on the Space Race! In this episode, Hunter and Geoff dive deep into what's happening in the modern day with respects to space exploration. Where the Cold War Space Race as dominated by the United States and the Soviet Union, today there are many more players involved, including China, India, Europe, and many private companies. Take a listen and learn all about the wild geography that is space today.
8/2/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 50 seconds
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Geography Is The Cold War Space Race: Shoot For The Moon (Part 1)

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe Space Race might not seem very earth-bound, but there actually is a fascinating geography attached to the original race to get into space. Used as another vessel with which to compete in the cold war, both the United States and Soviet Union sunk billions of dollars into their respective programs. In this episode, Geoff and Hunter break down the where's and who's of the original space race.Come back next week for part 2 where we take the space race to the modern day!
7/26/20231 hour, 13 seconds
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Geography Is Sneakers: The Dominant Fashion Culture (Part 2)

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe thrilling conclusion to our two-part series on the wild geography that is sneakers, or trainers depending on where you're from. If you haven't yet, we strongly encourage you to tune into part 1 as this episode builds right off it. But otherwise, enjoy learning more about the places that are particularly attached to "sneaker culture."
7/19/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 34 seconds
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Geography Is Sneakers: These Shoes Are Made For The World (Part 1)

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeSneakers are a cultural phenomenon! People wait in line for them. They pay a lot of money for them. They wear them everywhere. Or they where them nowhere so they can remain in mint condition. Regardless, this humble sneaker (or trainer if that's your flavor), has a fascinating history and geography behind it. And in today's episode, Hunter and Geoff break down the origins of the sneaker. This is a two-part series because, if you can believe it, sneakers were an incredibly deep story to explore.
7/12/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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Geography Is Damming Rivers: Controlling Water Comes With High Costs

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeDams have left an incredibly impact on our planet. Rivers around the world have had their natural motion stopped for a wide variety of reasons. In today's episode, Geoff and Hunter tackle the geography of dams as both a method of irrigation as well as power generation.
7/5/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 3 seconds
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Geography Is Bread: The Global Impact Of Wheat (Part 2)

📝 Support us on Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe conclusion to our 2-part series on bread! This week, Geoff and Hunter dive into the business of wheat, how it's traded globally, who produces and exports the most amount of wheat, and what happens when there's not enough wheat to go around. The episode ends with a look at the current bread-making industry.
6/28/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mini Episode: Lionel Messi's Big Geographic Decision

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeWelcome to an extra special, double-long bonus episode all about Lionel Messi! Being such big soccer fans as well as geography nerds, Geoff and Hunter break down Messi's big decision to join Miami as opposed to Barcelona or Saudi Arabia. If you're completely unfamiliar with who Messi is, this is a great way to get caught up on what all the hub-hub is about.
6/23/202341 minutes, 22 seconds
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Geography Is Bread: The History And Cultural Impacts (Part 1)

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThis week, Hunter and Geoff are exploring the vast and deep geography of bread! In part 1 of this topic, we explore the history of bread across multiple civlizations, how it changed adapted and spread through the Industrial Revolution and then engage in a fun game towards the end where we talk about breads that are associated with specific geographic regions. Next week we'll conclude this two-part series with a discussion on wheat and how bread impacts the world today.
6/21/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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Mini Episode: How Nintendo Created The Playstation

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeSony's Playstation is a globally dominant video game brand, often times beating Nintendo's own efforts in the space they pioneered. But did you know that Nintendo actually had a hand in creating the Playstation. It's a bizarre corporate story that not only involved Nintendo and Sony (two Japanese companies) but also Philips, the Dutch electronics manufacturer.
6/16/202313 minutes, 24 seconds
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Geography Is Nintendo: The Video Game Company Taking The World By Storm

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeNintendo is quickly becoming a globally dominant media company. With its vast array of incredibly popular intellectual property, it's become a behemoth in terms of video games. But it's also begun expanding into other areas of entertainment. Something that is likely making Disney pretty worried. In today's episode, Geoff and Hunter break down the unique (and long) history of Nintendo, it's impact on the world, and how it grew to be such a dominant company in a relatively short period of time.
6/14/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mini Episode: The Titanic Pop Culture Phenomenon

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeEarlier this week we covered the geography of the Titanic quite extensively! But there's a whole other world of the Titanic that almost exists outside the actual events; that is the pop culture that surrounds it. While the event might be best known for its mid-1990s movie, there has been many fictionalized accounts of the Titanic starting from almost right after the tragic event occurred.
6/9/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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Geography Is The Titanic: The Doomed Voyage Across The Atlantic

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe Titanic is an incredible story that has been mythologized and aggrandized across many different forms of media and entertainment. But it also has a very unique geography to it. Not only because it was literally a vessel travelling half-way across the world, but also in where it came from, who built it, who its passengers were, and even in how the aftermath was handled.
6/7/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 58 seconds
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Geography Is Wrexham AFC: Ryan Reynold's and Rob McElhenney's Soccer Phenomenon

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeMost things do not have a global reach. In the world of sport, the vast majority of teams are hyperlocal affairs within maybe a regional league. Even if they're national, they don't often go much farther than that. Which is why the story behind Wrexham AFC is so fascinating. After being purchased by superstars Ryan Reynold and Rob McElhenney, what would ordinarily be a small soccer team in a small city, has become a global phenomenon. Join Geoff and Hunter as they go through the wild geography that is Wrexham AFC, a formerly 5th, now 4th tier Welsh team that is attracting a lot of attention.
5/31/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mini Episode: Stephen Smith... THE Tea Maker

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeAn extra special bonus mini-episode! Fresh off our episode on tea at large comes a unique story around a specific man who almost single handedly put Portland and Oregon on the map in terms of tea. Join Geoff and Hunter as they briefly tell the geographic story behind Stephen Smith, the founder of Stash Tea, Tazo, and Stephen Smith Tea Maker.
5/26/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Geography Is Tea: The Most Consumed Beverage In The World (Aside From Water)

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeTea has left an incredibly impact on the world. Originating in China and steeped in mythology and legend, the brewed beverage has evolved and taken hundreds of different forms. But while tea is an incredibly popular beverage today, it didn't really start out that way. In this episode, Hunter and Geoff explore how tea originated in China, became commercialized during the colonialization period, and eventually was industrialized and globalized with modern technologies.
5/24/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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Geography Is Coffee: The World's Favorite Morning Beverage?

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeCoffee powers the world... or so some people say. But while the saying does have a bit of truth to it, the caffienated morning beverage has has a diverse and interesting path to become one of the world's most dominant beverages. In this episode, Hunter and Geoff look at the history and geography of coffee, how it came to be so dominant, and some of the geographic issues that continue to plague the drink to this day.
5/17/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mini Episode: Lego's Very Own Ebay

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeEnjoy an extra special episode from our mainline episode on Lego. In this cut-for-time content, Hunter and Geoff cover Bricklink, Lego's very own Ebay-type website where people compete for designs and can possibly have theirs selected by Lego for production. It also ties in nicely with Korean pop sensation BTS. If you can't imagine how Lego and Kpop boy band BTS could ever link up then this is episode should be pretty interesting!
5/12/202310 minutes
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Geography Is Lego: The Largest Toy Company In The World

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeLego is a massive toy company. Its relatively simple bricks have become an incredibly popular toy amongst children and adults alike. But despite its massive reach, the company had relatively humble origins before it took over the world. Join Geoff and Hunter as they talk about the origins of Lego and how it slowly spread to dominate the toy industry and the creative minds of billions of people.
5/10/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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Geography Is Wind Energy: Modern Power, Old Technology

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeWind energy has been used for millenia all around the world to perform specific tasks and functions, such as milling grain. But today, the wind has been put to task on a much bigger, some say global, problem: powering all the things we love within our lives. In this episode, Geoff and Hunter tackle the geography of wind energy! How does it work? Where does it get generated? And who uses it the most?
5/3/202357 minutes, 22 seconds
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Geography is the Golf Cart: The transportation mode you didn't know you needed

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeSorry for the poor audio quality in today's episode. My primary audio file got corrupted. Whomp!The gold cart is perhaps one of the most under-utilized pieces of transportation technology. But across the country, a wave of seniors are making the reality of a golf carts as an actual form of transportation, a reality! Join Geoff and Hunter as they discuss the where, how, and why golf carts make sense as a way to get around a city, as opposed to just a, well, golf cart.
4/26/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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Geography is the English language: How the language spread and changed over time

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe English language has become very dominant around the world. And while there are multiple reasons for that, in this episode, Hunter and Geoff explore a little bit about the history of how the language has evolved, how it absorbs other languages words and adapts, and how, if you're American, you might speak differently from other Americans.
4/19/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mini Episode: The LA Rams, Las Vegas Raiders, NWSL and WNBA Relocations

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeOur episode on Wednesday went over time, so I recut the additional content into a little mini-episode! If you enjoyed hearing about the geography of relocated sports franchises, then you'll enjoy some extra content and details around the LA Rams and Las Vegas Raiders movements, as well as additional details on the NWSL and WNBA and how they've handled movements.
4/14/202313 minutes, 24 seconds
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Geography Is Relocated Sports Franchises: The Economics And Heartbreak

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe SmartAssets study can be found here: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/cities-with-too-many-too-few-sports-teamsProfessional sports teams move all the time in the United States and Canada. By operating under a unique system of governance, leagues can artificially inflate the values of their major league teams and convince cities and taxpayers to spend millions and billions of dollars on amenities. So when a team moves, what happens? What happens to the culture, the economy, and the very sense of place of the cities feeling the sting of relocation? Join Geoff and Hunter as they explore the crazy world of relocating sports franchises.
4/12/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 11 seconds
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Geography Is Beer: The Ancient Beverage That Everyone Loves

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: @GeographyByGeoff 📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeBeer has been around for a long, long time. And not only has it been around for a long time, but it has seemingly popped up everywhere independent from any originating source! In this episode, Hunter and Geoff explore the strange geographic history of beer as well as what the beer world and industry look like today.
4/5/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 59 seconds
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Geography Is The Skyscraper: How Building Up Changed The World

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@geographypod📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeSkyscrapers dominate our cities in ways few other things truly do. They loom large, projecting wealth, power and nationalistic pride and symbolism. So it should come as no surprise that there's a unique geography attached to them as well! In this episode, Geoff and Hunter tackle the global world of skyscrapers, what it means to be a skyscraper, the impacts of skyscrapers, and where skyscrapers are built today.
3/29/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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Geography Is The Potato: How The Spud Came To Dominate The World (Part 2)

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@geographypod📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe humble potato is one of the world's most diverse agricultural products. But despite its connotation with specific regions of the world, the potato has its origins deep in the Andes mountains of South America. Welcome back to the exciting conclusion where we explore how the potato spread around the world! And we start today's episode with the Irish Famine.
3/22/202359 minutes, 54 seconds
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Geography Is The Potato: How The Spud Came To Dominate The World (Part 1)

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@geographypod📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe humble potato is one of the world's most diverse agricultural products. But despite its connotation with specific regions of the world, the potato has its origins deep in the Andes mountains of South America. Here's the first of a two part story on how the potato came to dominate the world.
3/15/202356 minutes, 4 seconds
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What If New York City Was A Country?

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@geographypod📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeThe final "What If" branded episode sees us heading to New York City to envision what it might look like if it became its own country! There are always a lot of geographic implications when any new country comes into existence. For New York City, however, things are especially interesting! There are already so few city-states in the world and New York City would instantly become the most powerful of them all!
3/8/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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Rebrand! What If Geography is now Geography is Everything!

📝 Substack: https://geographyiseverything.substack.com/📽️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@geographypod📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobeWe've rebranded! What was formerly called 'What If Geography' is now 'Geography is Everything'! The content will largely be the same, just without the need to have wild what if speculation tacked on to the end. Watch the full video to learn more about where we're taking this podcast!
3/6/202320 minutes, 55 seconds
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Part 2: What If Plastic Was Never Invented?

🌐 Website: https://whatifgeography.com/📝 Substack: https://geographybygeoff.substack.com/📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff🎧 Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@WiGPod📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobePlastic is overwhelmingly prevalent in today's society. It's in basically everything you use and, by some accounts, even pollutes your body right now. But if we didn't have plastic, society would look much different than it does today. In the conclusion of our two part episode, Hunter and Geoff take a look at the geography of the plastic recycling industry before launching into some fun what if speculation!
3/1/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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Part 1: What If Plastic Was Never Invented?

🌐 Website: https://whatifgeography.com/📝 Substack: https://geographybygeoff.substack.com/📷 Socials: https://linktr.ee/geographybygeoff🎧 Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@WiGPod📖 Check out Hunter's atlas' here: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=hunter+shobePlastic is overwhelmingly prevalent in today's society. It's in basically everything you use and, by some accounts, even pollutes your body right now. But if we didn't have plastic, society would look much different than it does today. In part 1 of our two-part episode on plastic, Geoff and Hunter explore the history of how and why plastic was even invented and some of the uses of plastic in our everyday lives.
2/22/202356 minutes, 20 seconds