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.
Mary Setterholm: So Then I Prayed
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...
Thomas Campbell: Chasing Sensation
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...
Jaimal Yogis: Inner Ocean
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...
Watershed Chats: Scientific Subjectivities and Dolphin Culture with Dr. Liz Hawkins
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...
Tory Strange: A Place to Stay
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...
Watershed Chats: Seaweedy Solutions with marine ecologist Dr. Pia Winberg
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...
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Can u guys please interview DVS!! Dave and DVS would be a wonderful conversation.
Just listened to Dave’s chat with Damon Gameau from 2040 Regeneration. Inspiring is a word so overused today but honestly this conversation sparked a drive in me to stop procrastinating and get out there to do more. Research more, be more mindful of where my money goes, who gets my vote and to look at where my precious time is being wasted, where it could be put to better use making a bigger impact for this planet. Thank you both!
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Thanks Dave and Lauren,
Listening to life stories like Gerry Lopez, Cliff Kapono, Mark Healey and Jamal, are so rich, people who had a life changing experience through surfing connects so much with those, that is a beautiful life’s lesson podcast, Dave’s vocabulary is so vast, precise and special, Lauren’s voice is harmonic and revels how enlightened her soul is.
The guests each one with an amazing different story, bringing knowledge from a time space where/when just this type of communication vehicle could bring to us.
Sorry about my English, isn’t my first language, just wanted to say that I love you guys and all the content inside this podcast
PS: Would like to see one day a surf movie with Dave, Asher Pacey and Torren Martyn, the best twin fin riders on the planet are from the same area, is that a coincidence 🤔😂
Leandro Christensen from Brazil, currently roadtrippin Australia, driving West. 35yo