Scuba Diving, Free Diving, Ocean Environmentalism, Marine Science. Big Deep is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans; connections strong enough that they have dedicated some part of their lives to being in or working on behalf of the water. In each episode we speak with the most interesting people we can find, from scuba diving crime fighters and record-breaking freedivers, to marine biologists and ocean advocates - even a real-life mermaid. So we invite you to join us on this journey, as we explore the ocean through the stories of people who love it.
Capturing the Wonder of a Blue Planet: Hugh Pearson on filming iconic scenes from the oceans of our world
In this episode, I speak with Hugh Pearson, the underwater filmmaker behind some of the most iconic ocean sequences ever captured, and director of portions of "Blue Planet," and more recently, both underwater episodes for Netflix's "Our Planet." When we...
Survival of the Strangest: Mikki McComb-Kobza On Her Passion For The Undersea World of Hammerheads
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, Executive Director of the Ocean First Institute, an organization dedicated to preserving the world's oceans, and a woman with a deep passion for sharks and particularly hammerheads. When I spoke with...
Together, We Are One: Aaron James On Ocean Philosophy And The Meaning In Surfing
In this episode, I speak with Aaron James, a philosophy professor who's also an avid surfer. As a lifelong Buddhist myself and an avid scuba diver with a profound connection to the ocean, I was interested in exploring what deeper meanings a philosopher...
Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part Two: Jill Heinerth On A Life Diving the Deepest Caves On The Planet
In this episode, Part Two of my conversation with Jill Heinerth, cave diver, underwater photographer, and explorer-in-residence for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. As we discussed in Part One, there's a visceral thrill for Jill in terms of...
Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part One: Jill Heinerth On A Life Diving the Deepest Caves On The Planet
In this episode part one of my conversation with Jill Heinerth, cave diver, underwater photographer, and Explorer-in-Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. I first met Jill at a dive industry convention, where she was promoting her book,...
A Good Day To Die: Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson On The Compassion Behind Confrontation
In this episode, my conversation with Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd, the environmental organization known for interventions with whaling ships around the world.Paul has been at the forefront of the ocean environment for years and was...
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Fascinating and engaging stories from people who love the Ocean. You can hear their passion in each tale.
Captures the mysteries of the ocean in wonderful true stories
This podcast introduces listeners to researchers, mermaids, divers, and others who work in and around the ocean. The interviews are always interesting and make me wish I could tag along on their journeys for just a day. Luckily through this podcast I can. If you love the ocean, love its inhabitants and a great story, this is the perfect podcast. I have been listening daily and it is great escape from the day to day stress we are all feeling. Keep up the great work!!
Totally beautiful and fascinating
This series beautifully captures the wonder, mystery and magic of the ocean. It’s utterly fascinating and supremely well done.