Teach Me About the Great Lakes

Our second annual Halloween special

Show Notes

Lake Michigan has claimed another ship as the remains of the S/V Donut were found on the lake floor yesterday. It isn't clear what happened to the boat, or its passengers, but they seem to have met some sort of unpleasant end. The only notable contents found inside the wreck were a maple leaf-shaped toque, a pair of gloves shaped like the state of Michigan, a rusty saw of indeterminate age, and an ice chest containing, oddly enough, a stack of hotdog buns and about a dozen dead gobies. The hat, gloves, and saw were given to the police as evidence and the contents of the ice chest will be auctioned off in eastern Europe, where apparently people eat this sort of stuff.

Girl Vanishes in 'Shellish' Scene
Written and performed by Geneva Langeland

The Waves
Written and performed by Ethan Chitty

The Luckiest Day of My Life
Written and performed by Stuart Carlton

February 17, 1928; City of Dearborn, Michigan
Written and performed by Carolyn Foley

Host & Executive Producer: Stuart Carlton
Co-Hosts: Geneva Langland, Ethan Chitty, Carolyn Foley
Producers: Hope Charters, Carolyn Foley, Megan Gunn, & Irene Miles
Associate Producer: Ethan Chitty
Edited by: Quinn Rose
Podcast art by: Joel Davenport
Music by: Stuart Carlton and Carolyn Foley (!)

Creators & Guests

Stuart Carlton
Stuart Carlton is the Assistant Director of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program. He manages the day-to-day operation of IISG and works with the IISG Director and staff to coordinate all aspects of the program. He is also a Research Assistant Professor and head of the Coastal and Great Lakes Social Science Lab in the Department of Forestry & Natural Resources at Purdue, where he and his students research the relationship between knowledge, values, trust, and behavior in complex or controversial environmental systems.

What is Teach Me About the Great Lakes?

A monthly podcast in which Stuart Carlton (a native New Orleanian) asks smart people to teach him about the Great Lakes. Co-hosted by the awesome staff at Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.