Bakken Formation Podcasts USGS

what’s going on in the bakken formation?

Did you know that the United States Geological Survey has podcasts?

The latest podcast is on the USGS estimate that potentially 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil exisists in an area known as the Bakken Formation. The Bakken Formation is a 200,000 square mile blanket of rock stretching over Saskatchewan, Montana, and North Dakota.

2008 Alberta Provincial Election Podcasts

new podcast.

I’ve uploaded a new podcast, this time recapping Thursday night’s Leaders’ Debate.

Categories Podcasts

the first daveberta podcast.

Last weekend, my buddy Ryan Heise and I sat down and recorded the first of what will hopefully be many (or at least more than one) podcast hosted here on (not Not surprisingly, we talked about recent events in Alberta’s blogging world.

It’s a little rough around the edges, but even Ira Glass’ first show on This American Life was a little rough… feel free to have a listen to the appropriately named Govern Yourself Accordingly podcast from Enjoy!

Alberta Politics Podcasts

edmonton journal podcast.

Just over a week ago, I sat down and chatted with Edmonton Journal’s Legislature Reporter Archie McLean as part of the first edition of the Lej Out Loud podcast. Ken Chapman and I were lucky to be the first guests of the podcast in which we discuss the political blogging scene in Alberta.

Congrats to Archie and thanks for having us on!

Also, in case you haven’t yet read it, check out Graham Thomson’s column from today’s Journal.


radio killed the video star.

Since returning to Alberta after spending most of my summer in Quebec, I have found myself near-completely obsessed with American public radio.

With the exception of the tales of Jeb Bartlett’s West Wing, William Adama’s Battlestar, and certain Robot Chickens I have near completely severed any regular connection that I have the television entertainment world.

Having been a loyal listener of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation since shortly after leaving the womb, I had always believed that Mother Corp was the last bastion of great public radio. But since discovering the great stories that shows from the likes of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and New York Public Radio have to offer me (check out This American Life and Radio Lab) I am finding myself listening to these podcasts more often than our very own CBC…

Though CBC radio shows of the likes of Ideas, the Current, As it Happens, and Dispatches continue to hold special places in my heart and my listening repertoire (and can all be downloaded), I find myself driven to continue to explore what the amazing public radio south of the 49th has to offer!