Ologies: Fulminology with Chris Giesige

Thunder and lightning: very, very frighteningly interesting!

Wildfire researcher and lightning scientist Chris Giesige answers questions about thunderclaps and lightning flashes in a laid back way that will put him at the top of your Fulminologist list. He explains everything from clouds to positive and negative charges, volcanic lightning, fire tornadoes, getting struck by lightning, fractal scars, sprites, elves, how many gigawatts in a lightning strike, and how to enjoy a storm without getting zapped. Also, heartbreak vs. heart damage from electricity.

Listen on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get podcasts.



Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama.

Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists’ obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.

Science Topics
Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Natural Disasters
Meteorolgist, Scientist
High School
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Adults

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