The 99 Percent Invisible podcast is an excellent one for geography teachers as well as students. So many episodes deal with the unspoken things that make our world the way it is—unnoticed architecture and design with a heavy dose of urbanism and the built environment. The particular episode has four “mini-stories” and each of them has some compelling geographic/landscape component to it.
- Jake Purcell Park (Public spaces, memorialization, and historical memory)
- The Hollywood Sign (Google Maps, Negative impacts of tourism, local resistance)
- Raccoon Resistance (Invasive species and Buddhist temples)
- Witch Windows (Local Architecture in the US South and Hong Kong’s Dragon Windows)
Also, here is a another great podcast with some trivia nerdiness from Ken Jennings (the Jeopardy champ who authored Maphead and presented at NCGE) is part of the Omnibus Project, a podcast with some excellent geographic nuggets (disclaimer: the language and content for this podcast is not always classroom-friendly). Here are some geographic episodes about Cincinnati Chili, Alexander von Humboldt, Induced Demand (traffic), the Qibla, the Blue Men of the Sahara, the Port Chicago Disaster, Bir Tawil, the Sentinelese, and the Darien Gap.
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