Jackson School of Geosciences
Bureau of Economic Geology


Discovering the Natural Wonders of the Earth
Age group: All Ages

EarthDate is a public service radio program with a mission to engage listeners in earth science and reconnect them to the wonders of their world. Conceived and hosted by Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at UT Austin; written and directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Harry Lynch; and researched by Juli Hennings, a career geoscientist.  EarthDate tells captivating stories to remind listeners that science can enlighten, educate and entertain. EarthDate first broadcast in April, 2017 and has proven immensely popular in just three years.  The program has been picked up by more than 400 public and other radio stations, and is now airing in all 50 states and in other countries. EarthDate is a short, modular radio program available free for any radio station via Content Depot and on CD. EarthDate broadcasts are supported by the website, where teachers, students and general listeners can hear all episodes, and read and download extensive background materials to learn more about each topic. EarthDate is a production of the Bureau of Economic Geology. The Bureau is the Texas State Geological Survey, and is the oldest research unit at The University of Texas. The Bureau conducts cutting-edge earth science research across the globe at the intersection of energy, the environment, and the economy. EarthDate is produced with support from EarthX -- bringing people together to build a sustainable future, at