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Welcome to The Waterpeople Podcast, a gathering for our global ocean community to dive into the critical conversations of our culture -- through storytelling. Listen with Lauren L. Hill and Dave Rastovich as they begin each episode with a simple question: “Tell us about a time or experience after which you were never the same…” Sit with some of the most adept waterpeople on the planet to explore common themes of aquatic lives lived well: ecology, adventure, community, activism, science, egalitarianism, inclusivity, meaningful play. And, surfing, of course.

Welcome to The Waterpeople Podcast, a gathering for our global ocean community to dive into the critical conversations of our culture -- through storytelling. Listen with Lauren L. Hill and Dave Rastovich as they begin each episode with a simple question: “Tell us about a time or experience after which you were never the same…” Sit with some of the most adept waterpeople on the planet to explore common themes of aquatic lives lived well: ecology, adventure, community, activism, science, egalitarianism, inclusivity, meaningful play. And, surfing, of course.

Location:

Australia

Description:

Welcome to The Waterpeople Podcast, a gathering for our global ocean community to dive into the critical conversations of our culture -- through storytelling. Listen with Lauren L. Hill and Dave Rastovich as they begin each episode with a simple question: “Tell us about a time or experience after which you were never the same…” Sit with some of the most adept waterpeople on the planet to explore common themes of aquatic lives lived well: ecology, adventure, community, activism, science, egalitarianism, inclusivity, meaningful play. And, surfing, of course.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mary Setterholm: So Then I Prayed

12/8/2020
One year after founding the Women's International Surfing Association in 1975, Mary Setterholm bought a bus ticket and left surfing behind -- her community and the culture she was helping to shape. Mary is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School has gone on teach hundreds of women and at risk youth the art of riding waves. She shares the painful story of why she left and how she found her way back to the ocean. ..... Listen with Lauren L. Hill & Dave Rastovich More about Mary Sound...

Duration:02:06:37

Thomas Campbell: Chasing Sensation

11/23/2020
Artists take us to other worlds; they reflect or refract the beauty in ours, or not. They transport us and stretch us and dream for those of us who have forgotten. We are the artful animal -- and perhaps we need art more now than ever. For more than two decades, Thomas Campbell has shown us a quirkier and more open minded culture of surfing via sculpture, painting, photography and film. In watery circles, he's best known for his trio of analog surf films, including the seedling sprout, and...

Duration:01:23:55

Jaimal Yogis: Inner Ocean

11/10/2020
How do we navigate our own inner ocean -- the fear and anxiety and unhelpful fixations ? Student of Zen Buddhism, and surfer, Jaimal Yogis shares some of his learnings from a life committed to riding waves and cultivating peace through varying practices of meditation and mindfulness. Jaimal has become one of the leading literary voices in fleshing out the metaphorical depth, richness and spirituality of a surfing life. His books include Saltwater Buddha, All Our Waves are Water, The Fear...

Duration:01:12:15

Watershed Chats: Scientific Subjectivities and Dolphin Culture with Dr. Liz Hawkins

11/3/2020
Dr. Liz Hawkins is a marine ecologist who has spent more than 20 years researching cetaceans. Liz is the founder and CEO of Dolphin Research Australia, where she heads up research and education about the social systems, communication, population dynamics, and health of dolphins in Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland. ... Listen with Lauren L. Hill & Dave Rastovich Sound Engineer & Music by: Shannon Sol Carroll Artist in Residence: Chris Miyashiro Join the conversation:...

Duration:01:14:02

Tory Strange: A Place to Stay

10/26/2020
At least once a day for 36 years, Tory Strange has provided a surf report for waterfolk in his hometown of St. Augustine, Fl. Waking most days to see the sunrise for the dawn patrol report, Tory has developed an especially intimate understanding of his local beach. Tory is also an entrepreneur and owner of one of the world's most community-centric surf shops, The Surf Station. He has shaped US East Coast surf culture by nurturing the careers of talented surfers, filmmakers and writers, and...

Duration:00:59:58

Watershed Chats: Seaweedy Solutions with marine ecologist Dr. Pia Winberg

10/19/2020
Dr. Pia Winberg is marine ecologist and entrepreneur. A fascination with the scientific properties of seaweed led her to a decades long career in both researching and implementing sustainable marine food production systems – specifically the human and eco-systemic health impacts of growing, consuming and nurturing our relationship with seaweed. Seaweed is recognized as a potentially major ally in drawing down the carbon that fuels climate change – and for its ability to create rich marine...

Duration:00:48:01

Paige Alms: Unfurling Fate

10/12/2020
Two Time Big Wave World Champion Paige Alms was born in Canada. At age 7, a life-altering trip completely changed the course for her family and set Paige on the path toward shaping modern big wave surfing. Paige is a co-founder of the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing (CEWS), established in 2016, with her peers in professional big wave surfing: Keala Kennelly, Andrea Moller, and Bianca Valenti. Their vision and persistence in challenging the World Surf League’s history of pay inequity...

Duration:00:55:49

Watershed Chats: Doing Death Well with Zenith Virago

10/5/2020
Zenith Virago is founder of the Natural Death Care Centre, where she guides folks through the process of dying, death and bereavement. As Waterpeople, most of us dance the line with risk regularly, and we know how alive we feel in spaces that we can’t control – like the ocean. Choosing to be a part of a wild space can offer us a healthy respect for death – and an active appreciation for life. As a deathwalker, Zen challenges us all to consider death as an inherent part of the process of...

Duration:01:09:59

Dane Gudauskas: Universal Languages

9/29/2020
Freesurfer Dane Gudauskas is known equally for his sunny demeanour and powerful approach to the world's heaviest lefhanders. Dane is co-founder of Positive Vibe Warriors, a foundation that assists communities with youth water safety programs and ocean education. In our meandering mid-lockdown conversation, Dane muses on the depression that opened him up to deep compassion, the value of listening, the parenting philosophies that shaped the Gudauskas brothers, saying I Love You for the first...

Duration:01:21:02

Watershed Chats: Restoring Biodiversity via Practical Community Conservation Strategies with Kristel van Houte

9/18/2020
Kristel Van Houte is a surfer and marine ecologist based in the coastal town of Raglan, on the north island of New Zealand. She started the KariOi Project just over 10 years ago with a vision to restore biodiversity from local mountain to sea. The KariOi Project does some of the dirtier work of protecting biodiversity: trapping and removing invasive predators that threaten endemic migrating sea birds. Their extensive invasive predator control programme enlists the local community to remove...

Duration:00:37:28

Ashley Lloyd: Shaping Our Future

9/15/2020
Surfer/Shaper Ashley Lloyd is ambidextrous when it comes to both planer and technical hang tens. Featured in films like Tiffany Campbell's Dear & Yonder, her surfing is both precise and powerful. Ashley talks us through the technical aspects of experimenting with innovative, plant-based materials in her ECOboard verified shapes, embodying the changes of pregnancy and motherhood, switch-stance as a practice of self expansion, and the way new boards can open us up to new...

Duration:01:07:33

Watershed Chats: Reframing Relationship in Community & Country with Bundjalung Brothers Josh & Kyle Slabb

9/8/2020
Josh and Kyle Slabb are Bundjalung men who live, fish, surf and raise their families near the fabled sand bottom point break of Fingal Head on the east coast of Australia – where their ancestors have thrived for tens of thousands of years. The Slabbs are a renowned and respected family among coastal communities all over Australia, for their water prowess, cultural integrity and willingness to share indigenous ways of thinking and relating through their cultural education organization...

Duration:00:41:11

Cliff Kapono: Tomorrow's Ancestors

9/1/2020
Native Hawaiian biochemist Dr. Cliff Kapono talks us through the embodied fusion of modern scientific inquiry and reverent indigeneity. Cliff is amongst the most versatile surfers on the planet. He shares some of his most vulnerable moments, brimming with frustration and self-doubt, and humbly reflects on the ways a surfing life has kept him here. In our meandering conversation, Cliff also covers the conflict of biotech, environmental activism, traditional Hawaiian lore & surf crafts, and...

Duration:01:25:07

Watershed Chats: On Being a Beneficial Human & Learning to Listen to the Land with Permaculturist Geoff Lawton

8/24/2020
Geoff Lawton is a permaculture systems designer who has spent more than thirty years implementing and teaching the holistic mindset and ethical design science of permaculture. He has educated more than 15,000 students and consulted on projects in 52 countries around the world. If you’re curious to learn more about permaculture design or philosophy, Geoff has generously provided Waterpeople listeners with free access to his Permaculture Greenroom, where you’ll find inspiring, free video...

Duration:00:48:09

Dr. Easkey Britton: The Playful Edge

8/18/2020
In 2010, Easkey Britton was drawn to Iran and the possibility of surf in the Arabian Sea. She became the first woman in known history to surf Iran’s Baluchistan Coast and found not only surf, but a hospitable culture eager to grow a surfing community of its own. At home in Ireland, Easkey was the first woman to charge the premier big wave peaks of Aileens and Mullaghmore. She was crowned Irish National Champion five times over. Now a marine social scientist, Easkey holds a PhD in...

Duration:01:31:28

Watershed Chats: Everyday Earth Repair with freesurfer HEATH JOSKE

8/10/2020
Heath Joske is a waterman committed to regenerating his homelands. In one of the driest parts of one of the driest continents on Earth, Heath has committed to rehabilitating his large coastal acreage that was stripped bare by industrial agriculture. Between riding some of Australia’s most revered and underground waves and raising a young family, Heath is employing the principles of permaculture to bring balance back to his local, coastal ecology. ..... Welcome to our new series, Watershed...

Duration:00:38:31

Nik Zanella: Decoding Dynasties

8/4/2020
Delve into one of surfing's new, ancient histories with surf explorer and author Nik Zanella's first-hand account of unravelling the ancient story of wave riding in dynastic China. Nik is the author of Children of the Tide and a former coach to the Chinese National Surf Team. ..... Listen with Lauren L. Hill & Dave Rastovich More about Nik Sound Engineer: Shannon Sol Carroll Music by: Shannon Sol Carroll & Band of Frequencies Join the conversation:...

Duration:01:05:17

Watershed Chats: The Blue Economy & A Rights Based Approach with Beyond the Surface International's EMI KOCH

7/27/2020
Emi Koch is a surfer and the 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. More recently, she was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship for her work that explores social-ecological wellbeing in artisanal, Tropical-Majority fishing villages amidst a changing climate. Emi’s non-profit, Beyond the Surface International, hosts a suite of projects that use surfing as tool for social justice, youth empowerment, and sustainable community development around the world. In this exploratory...

Duration:00:46:40

Starting Over & The Sea: LIVE featuring '93 World Champ Pauline Menczer, Raf Browne, Jonny Dustow & Rosalie Bryant

7/20/2020
Live from the Waterpeople stage at The 2020 Byron Byron Surf Festival, 1993 World Champion Pauline Menczer, switch-foot wizard Raf Browne, Vanlife Diaries founder and musician Jonny Dustow, and writer Rosalie Bryant share personal tales of new beginnings. They explore how the ocean buoyed them through health crises, bizarre ego smashing, fleeting moments of superhuman strength, and unexpected loss. ..... Listen with Lauren L. Hill & Dave Rastovich Sound Engineer: Shannon Sol...

Duration:01:35:50

Watershed Chats: How Water Shapes Us with Blue Mind author Dr. WALLACE 'J' NICHOLS

7/13/2020
Dr. Wallace 'J' Nichols is a marine biologist and author of Blue Mind, an interdisciplinary reimagining of the story of water and the vast cognitive, social, physical and spiritual benefits of being in, around, and under healthy water systems. His integrative approach to research and activism, informed by decades scientific inquiry, begs the question: how can we create a healthier world if we aren't well in our own minds and bodies? ..... Welcome to our new series, Watershed Chats,...

Duration:00:43:09