18 episodes

Welcome to Season 2 of Shark Stories! This season we dive into the deep end with a series of provocative interviews: the world's most famous shark hunter "Mark The Shark", a navy diver turned cyborg after a shark attack, Shark First Aid 101, and so much more. Shark Stories shares the reality of the ones who can’t speak for themselves. Join Madison Stewart, award-winning shark conservationist, and passionate filmmaker as she explores shark-related topics with world-renowned scientists, fellow shark conservationists, and ocean advocates. Learn more about sharks, how to better co-exist with them, and how you can change the ending of their story. 📸 Podcast Cover by Tanner Mansell

Shark Stories Madison Stewart

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Welcome to Season 2 of Shark Stories! This season we dive into the deep end with a series of provocative interviews: the world's most famous shark hunter "Mark The Shark", a navy diver turned cyborg after a shark attack, Shark First Aid 101, and so much more. Shark Stories shares the reality of the ones who can’t speak for themselves. Join Madison Stewart, award-winning shark conservationist, and passionate filmmaker as she explores shark-related topics with world-renowned scientists, fellow shark conservationists, and ocean advocates. Learn more about sharks, how to better co-exist with them, and how you can change the ending of their story. 📸 Podcast Cover by Tanner Mansell

    The Meg

    The Meg

    The one shark we all wish was still with us… well, maybe not all of u: The Megalodon. The only thing left of this revered species is its fossilized teeth, which scientists use to measure its total length… It's been the subject of horror films and conspiracy theories but the evidence of its disappearance is perhaps the scariest thing of all. 
    Using advanced scientific methods, we are able to estimate how they hunted, what they hunted, their evolution based on their teeth alone, and even what they looked like. This episode offers an insight into the largest shark to have ever lived, the Megalodon shark.

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    • 43 min
    Shark First Aid

    Shark First Aid

    Of the 470 shark species, only 30 species of sharks have been found to have attacked humans, and only 4 of the 30 species make up the majority of attacks. Yet with everything we know about sharks, with everything we do in their home, whether it's surfing, diving, or spearfishing as a mere few examples… why do we not talk about first aid for shark attacks as commonly as we do CPR or vinegar for jellyfish stings? 
     
    Alongside an Australian paramedic who has treated shark attack victims, we outline things that may just help you save a life one day. This podcast is a must for anyone that goes in the ocean around sharks, or in general anyone who wants to know more about why and how they attack. An extension of the surfing guide to sharks, this episode is about safety and responsibility, and just what to do in the unlikely, unfortunate yet possible, event of a shark attack. 

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    • 58 min
    Slavery At Sea

    Slavery At Sea

    Emperors of the deep is an insightful and moving book by William Mckeever. It examines four species: Mako, Tiger, Hammerhead, and Great White, as never before. Yet it’s the section on slavery at sea that catches my attention. William goes deep into the murders, beatings, kidnappings and forced drug consumption men are forced into, all to provide us with fish.  
    There is a good chance that this podcast is the most important yet. A common occurring yet vastly underreported crime against humanity, it's likely you could be directly contributing to the continuation of slavery at sea, this podcast will tell you how. 


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    • 44 min
    The Cyborg

    The Cyborg

    Navy clearance diver Paul De Gelder was taking part in a standard training exercise in Sydney harbor when he was attacked by a bull shark. He now lives with one arm and one leg, recounting horrific details from his attack alongside inspiring memories from his recovery. 
    Paul's movement towards the advocacy of sharks is a story that will stay with you forever. Listen as he describes in detail the moment he looked down and realized he was in a bull shark's mouth, then recounts the moment he found himself face to face with a great white. This podcast has everything you need to hear to appreciate your ability to run freely, and take the good from the bad.  
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    • 52 min
    Mark The Shark

    Mark The Shark

    In my most controversial podcast yet, we enter a conversation with the world’s most infamous shark hunter. Listen in as he takes pride in the number of sharks he’s removed from the ocean over his lifetime, but also be prepared to hear a side of Mark that’s never before been portrayed.   
    As the conversation transpires, we enter the debate on toxins in shark meat, if sharks feel pain and why the business of taking people to kill sharks off the coast of Miami is still thriving. The enemy number one to shark conservationists everywhere, Mark the Shark lives up to his reputation, while simultaneously offering you an insight into his world and drive for destruction.

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    • 57 min
    Surfing Guide To Sharks

    Surfing Guide To Sharks

    A re-examination of the way we approach the shark attacks through the arming of surfers with essential shark knowledge. This podcast is a reading of the surfing guide to sharks written by myself with the help of oceanographers, scientists, surfers, and paramedics. 

    This podcast will give you some information about sharks that may influence when, where, and how you enter the water to surf. The information in this podcast is essential for every ocean goer to know, yet our government and even surf life-saving groups fail to teach it. The fact that we share the ocean with dangerous apex predators on daily basis will finally be addressed in a way aimed to help you make informed decisions. This is a must-listen for surfers and shark enthusiasts. 
    How do the sky, the rain, and the time of day affect the hunting habits of sharks? Why is a Great White colored the way it is and how does making their bodies warm makes them smarter? Where in a surf break do most attacks happen and how? The guide is here to not only address important questions but also to address the reality of sharks and the danger that sharing the water with them brings with it. Our biggest and best defense against shark attacks, in my opinion, is changing the way our society views them and understanding that what we need to defend ourselves comes in the form of knowledge.


    Surfing Guide Chapters:
    00:00 Intro03:30 - Surfing Guide Introduction06:22 - Environmental Factors07:41 - Bait Balls09:24 - Rainfall and River Mouths11:17 - Drop Offs and Deep Water12:25 - Water Temperature 15:06 - Whale Carcasses and Animal Remains 16:33 - Time of Day18:30 - Moon Phases20:10 - Why Do Sharks Attack Humans? 28:05 - Potential Steps To Avoid A Shark Attack29:49 - What to do if an interaction occurs31:15 - First Aid33:06 - Are shark nets or shark culls the answer?37:38 - Sharks and Blood39:36 - Sharks And You44:17 - Shark Deterrent Techniques47:35 - Conclusion 

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

TAHelton ,

Doc’s interview was great!!

I loved every minute of Madison’s interview with Doc Domeier!! He never brushes anything under the rug and doesn’t hesitate giving his opinions on those that bring spotlights on themselves in the shark industry solely for “likes” on IG by being disrespectful to animals they’re “studying”. KEEP UP THE GREAT INTERVIEWS!!!

Piscean1 ,

Great Podcast

Madison does a great job. Very educational. Looking forward to following the series.

_Mel_. ,

Can’t wait!

This amazing woman is doing everything she can to save our shark population through education and ecotourism. She is changing the narrative regarding these apex predators that are essential to planet earth’s ecosystem. I can’t wait to listen and learn!

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