59 min

"From Reeds to Regulators" - 18th-20thc Deep Sea Divers Working Over Time

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Today, we’re going to swim with some of the earliest and most intrepid explorers the world has ever known. We're talking about the brave souls who plunged to the ocean floors, beginning thousands of years ago, as free divers, collecting sponges, pearls, and the stuff to make princely dyes which could be found nowhere else on the planet. The human desire to reach the deep has never waned, but fortunately, the technology to make underwater activities easier and safer has evolved to the point that today, pretty much anyone can acquire the skills to do it, whether for work or pleasure. So take a deep breath, and join Dr. Karen Bellinger in following maritime archaeologist Ziad Morsy down this long, watery path of discovery. (recorded over zoom)

Music by rozen
Follow today's guest on social media: @ziad_morsy
Find us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/workingovertime

Today, we’re going to swim with some of the earliest and most intrepid explorers the world has ever known. We're talking about the brave souls who plunged to the ocean floors, beginning thousands of years ago, as free divers, collecting sponges, pearls, and the stuff to make princely dyes which could be found nowhere else on the planet. The human desire to reach the deep has never waned, but fortunately, the technology to make underwater activities easier and safer has evolved to the point that today, pretty much anyone can acquire the skills to do it, whether for work or pleasure. So take a deep breath, and join Dr. Karen Bellinger in following maritime archaeologist Ziad Morsy down this long, watery path of discovery. (recorded over zoom)

Music by rozen
Follow today's guest on social media: @ziad_morsy
Find us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/workingovertime

59 min

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