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.
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...
Paige Alms: Unfurling Fate
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...
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Brilliant every time
I can’t say enough good things about this podcast, Lauren and Dave are both gifted speakers and story tellers. As a water lover from Canada, and having discovered surfing later in life, I often feel out of the loop with the surf community at large. With these interviews you’ve created such an inclusive, inspiring celebration of surf culture and I have found something to relate to in each and every episode. I always leave feeling more rooted in my love for the ocean, as well as my intellect peaked. Thank you! -Christabelle
Listening to the waterpeople podcast has been a true gift over the last few months. Lauren and Dave, I feel like I’ve gotten to know you as I tune in every week to listen to the magic you and your guests have to offer! You’ve inspired me to start calling myself a water woman. I love to listen to the episode while paddleboarding or right before heading out on the water, as the podcast enriches the experience of communing with water :) Thank you so much for doing what you do! Lots of love from Montreal 💗
I have keep so many beautiful story in mind that have been told in theses precious chat. Once again I’m full of gratitude for your work of art. Bringing true honest positivity into my life. Keep it up.