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Big Deep - An Ocean Podcast

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Scuba Diving, Free Diving, Ocean Environmentalism, Marine Science. Big Deep is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans; connections strong enough that they have dedicated some part of their lives to being in or working on behalf of the water. In each episode we speak with the most interesting people we can find, from scuba diving crime fighters and record-breaking freedivers, to marine biologists and ocean advocates - even a real-life mermaid. So we invite you to join us on this journey, as we explore the ocean through the stories of people who love it.

Scuba Diving, Free Diving, Ocean Environmentalism, Marine Science. Big Deep is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans; connections strong enough that they have dedicated some part of their lives to being in or working on behalf of the water. In each episode we speak with the most interesting people we can find, from scuba diving crime fighters and record-breaking freedivers, to marine biologists and ocean advocates - even a real-life mermaid. So we invite you to join us on this journey, as we explore the ocean through the stories of people who love it.

Location:

United States

Description:

Scuba Diving, Free Diving, Ocean Environmentalism, Marine Science. Big Deep is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans; connections strong enough that they have dedicated some part of their lives to being in or working on behalf of the water. In each episode we speak with the most interesting people we can find, from scuba diving crime fighters and record-breaking freedivers, to marine biologists and ocean advocates - even a real-life mermaid. So we invite you to join us on this journey, as we explore the ocean through the stories of people who love it.

Language:

English

Contact:

310-251-6309


Episodes

Capturing the Wonder of a Blue Planet: Hugh Pearson on filming iconic scenes from the oceans of our world

1/19/2021
In this episode, I speak with Hugh Pearson, the underwater filmmaker behind some of the most iconic ocean sequences ever captured, and director of portions of "Blue Planet," and more recently, both underwater episodes for Netflix's "Our Planet." When we did our interview Hugh spoke openly about the challenges of the career he had chosen, told a story behind one of the most recognizable ocean film sequences of the past decade, and related a very open-hearted story about his connection to the...

Duration:00:20:42

Survival of the Strangest: Mikki McComb-Kobza On Her Passion For The Undersea World of Hammerheads

1/12/2021
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, Executive Director of the Ocean First Institute, an organization dedicated to preserving the world's oceans, and a woman with a deep passion for sharks and particularly hammerheads. When I spoke with Mikki , I found her to be not only a dedicated shark researcher but also an entertaining interview. And she talked openly about how her life has been shaped by a few seminal moments, from seeing a movie with her brother as a child to a...

Duration:00:19:38

Together, We Are One: Aaron James On Ocean Philosophy And The Meaning In Surfing

1/5/2021
In this episode, I speak with Aaron James, a philosophy professor who's also an avid surfer. As a lifelong Buddhist myself and an avid scuba diver with a profound connection to the ocean, I was interested in exploring what deeper meanings a philosopher might find simply by being in the ocean. What I found was not only was Aaron thoughtful and open, and very smart, he was also a lot of fun to talk to. And he shared his story of why he connects to the ocean, what it meant to be a surfer, and...

Duration:00:15:44

Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part Two: Jill Heinerth On A Life Diving the Deepest Caves On The Planet

12/29/2020
In this episode, Part Two of my conversation with Jill Heinerth, cave diver, underwater photographer, and explorer-in-residence for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. As we discussed in Part One, there's a visceral thrill for Jill in terms of pushing the limits of what she and humans might think they can do, as well as a sense of exploration and discovery that extreme cave diving brings. But as we kept talking, Jill opened further about a time she was unsure she might get back out of...

Duration:00:15:26

Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part One: Jill Heinerth On A Life Diving the Deepest Caves On The Planet

12/22/2020
In this episode part one of my conversation with Jill Heinerth, cave diver, underwater photographer, and Explorer-in-Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. I first met Jill at a dive industry convention, where she was promoting her book, "Into The Planet", which details her passion for exploring underwater caves around the world. The book is incredible and has some pretty crazy intense stories. So I wanted to talk with Jill about what drives her to such an extreme way of...

Duration:00:16:48

A Good Day To Die: Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson On The Compassion Behind Confrontation

12/15/2020
In this episode, my conversation with Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd, the environmental organization known for interventions with whaling ships around the world. Paul has been at the forefront of the ocean environment for years and was seminal in the foundation of two renowned organizations, Greenpeace, and then years later, Sea Shepherd. Sea Shepherd - and Caption Paul himself - can evoke strong feelings from people, particularly as Paul himself has been at the helm of ships...

Duration:00:18:34

Season Two Is Coming! A Sneak Preview

12/1/2020
Season Two Is Coming! And the newest episode premieres on Tuesday December 15th. Big Deep is a podcast is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans, connections strong enough that they have dedicated some part of their lives to being in or working on behalf of the water. So please join us as as we continue our exploration of a deep connection to the world’s oceans through the stories of people who love it. Welcome to Season Two of Big Deep. Scuba Diving, Free Diving,...

Duration:00:03:53

Season One Finale: An interview with our hosts and a look ahead to our upcoming season.

1/14/2020
Season One Finale: An interview with our hosts and a look ahead to our upcoming season.

Duration:00:09:10

Whale 2.0: Shane Gero on decoding the language and culture of sperm whales (Part Two)

1/7/2020
Part Two of our conversation with Behaviour Ecologist, Shane Gero, on his research efforts to decode the sophisticated language and culture of one of the deepest divers in the ocean - sperm whales.

Duration:00:19:37

Whale 2.0: Shane Gero on decoding the language and culture of sperm whales (Part One)

12/31/2019
Part One of our conversation with Behaviour Ecologist, Shane Gero, on his research efforts to decode the sophisticated language and culture of one of the deepest divers in the ocean - sperm whales.

Duration:00:16:21

Dancing with Sea Lions: Lindsay Pullin on how a dive with Sea Lions in a kelp forest held a deeper connection

12/23/2019
Dancing With Sea Lions: Lindsay Pullin on how a dive with Sea Lions in a kelp forest held a deeper connection

Duration:00:12:45

When Scuba Diving Goes Nuclear: Kyra Richter on her life as a nuclear power plant diver

12/17/2019
When Scuba Diving Goes Nuclear: Kyra Richter on her life as a nuclear power plant diver

Duration:00:12:21

A Mermaid's Tale: Linden Wolbert on living her life as a siren of the sea

12/10/2019
A Mermaid's Tale: Linden Wolbert on living her life as a siren of the sea

Duration:00:16:06

Murder at the Bottom of a Pond: Michael Berry on his life as an Underwater Scuba Criminal Investigator

12/3/2019
Murder at the Bottom of a Pond: Michael Berry on his life as an Underwater Scuba Criminal Investigator

Duration:00:12:05

Divers Unmasked: Stephan Whelan, founder of DeeperBlue.com, on the evolution of the diving community and who divers really are

11/26/2019
Stephan Whelan, founder of DeeperBlue.com, on the evolution of the diving community and who divers really are

Duration:00:12:51

Becoming Part of the Pod: Hanli Prinsloo and how freediving connects her with marine wildlife

11/19/2019
Freediving record holder Hanli Prinsloo and how diving on one breath has allowed her to connect with marine wildlife and inspired her to dedicate her life to protecting what she loves through her I AM WATER Foundation.

Duration:00:16:58

The Howard Stern of Scuba: Greg Holt, Founder and Host of Scuba Radio, on making waves in the dive community and meaningful connections underwater

11/12/2019
Greg Holt, Host of Scuba Radio, the world's longest running and most popular radio show for divers

Duration:00:14:35

The Deepest Man in Holland: Daan Verhoeven and how freediving opened up an understanding to his late father's legacy

11/1/2019
Daan Verhoeven talks about how freediving brought him closer to his late father

Duration:00:16:44

The Heart of the Ocean: Skylar Bayer on how discovering that she could no longer scuba dive started a remarkable journey to the bottom of the ocean

11/1/2019
Skylar Bayer on how discovering that she could no longer scuba dive started a remarkable journey to the bottom of the ocean. Hosted by Jason Elias and Paul Kelway. Produced by Jason Elias.

Duration:00:18:31

Living with Sharks: Colleen McKinnel on the intensity and magic of a tiger shark dive in Fiji

11/1/2019
Colleen McKinnel describes the intensity and magic of a dive with tiger sharks in Fiji and what being a scuba diver means to her

Duration:00:10:17