43 episodes

Scuba Diving, Freediving, Surfing, 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, 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. 

Big Deep - An Ocean Podcast Host Jason Elias

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

Scuba Diving, Freediving, Surfing, 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, 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. 

    The Underworld: Deep Ocean Author Susan Casey On Why It Is Vital For Humanity To Look Even Deeper

    The Underworld: Deep Ocean Author Susan Casey On Why It Is Vital For Humanity To Look Even Deeper

    In today's episode, I speak with Susan Casey, New York Times bestselling author and journalist, whose work focuses primarily on the intersection of human beings and the ocean. Susan started as a journalist, becoming a national magazine award winner and editor-in-chief of O Magazine, creative director at Outside Magazine, and editor-at-large for Time Magazine. But it was her books that really caught my attention, especially her latest, The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean, which...

    • 22 min
    Floating In A Galaxy Of Stars: Pier Nirandara on Swimming With Sharks In Hollywood And Drifting With Sardines Off South Africa

    Floating In A Galaxy Of Stars: Pier Nirandara on Swimming With Sharks In Hollywood And Drifting With Sardines Off South Africa

    In today's episode, I speak with award-winning author, film producer, and underwater photographer Pier Nirandara. Pier's connection to the ocean started as a young girl growing up in Bangkok, Thailand, with weekend family trips to a nearby beach house. Her time there sparked an interest in storytelling, which led her to writing a trilogy of novels about mermaids when she was just 15 years old. And, remarkably, all three novels went on to be number one national bestsellers in Thailand. F...

    • 19 min
    Gesture of a Lifetime: Manatee Researcher Jamal Galves On How Before He Started Saving Manatees They Saved Him

    Gesture of a Lifetime: Manatee Researcher Jamal Galves On How Before He Started Saving Manatees They Saved Him

    In today's episode I speak with Jamal Galves, program director at Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute and National Geographic Explorer and Edge Fellow.Jamal's work focuses particularly on the Antillean manatee of his native Belize. Jamal's passion for marine wildlife runs deep and, in particular, his connection to manatees reaches back to when he was a kid, growing up in the rough, impoverished neighborhoods of coastal Belize. We spoke from his home in Belmopan, the capital of ...

    • 18 min
    The Clean-Up Kid: 13 Year-Old Ocean Conservationist Cash Daniels On How Kids Are The Future Of Ocean Advocacy

    The Clean-Up Kid: 13 Year-Old Ocean Conservationist Cash Daniels On How Kids Are The Future Of Ocean Advocacy

    In today's episode, I speak with Cash Daniels, an ocean and river conservationist, Time Magazine honorary finalist as "Kid of the Year," and co-founder of the ocean activism and conservation nonprofit called The Cleanup Kids. Cash had been a big fan of the show for a while, but, as someone being so engaged in ocean conservation at such a young age, I felt Cash's story was impressive and thought he might make an excellent guest. And, as it turns out, I was right, as he was thoughtful, well-spo...

    • 8 min
    A World Beneath Galapagos: Dr Alex Hearn on Hammerhead Sharks, Where Meaning Lies in the Sea, and a Hidden Underwater Swimway Through the Pacific

    A World Beneath Galapagos: Dr Alex Hearn on Hammerhead Sharks, Where Meaning Lies in the Sea, and a Hidden Underwater Swimway Through the Pacific

    In today's episode, I speak with Dr. Alex Hearn, a marine ecologist at the Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. Alex's work is focused on marine conservation in and around the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of South America, which is part of Ecuador. Alex is one of the scientists working to establish the Galapagos Marine Reserve, one of the world's largest underwater areas dedicated to protecting migratory pathways through the deep ocean. This oceanic highway for marine life, as ...

    • 16 min
    A Deep Sense of Presence: Kinga Philipps on her Spiritual Connection to the Sea and Passion for Freediving

    A Deep Sense of Presence: Kinga Philipps on her Spiritual Connection to the Sea and Passion for Freediving

    In today's episode, I speak with explorer, ocean activist, and television journalist, Kinga Philipps. Kinga was one of the founding journalists and hosts of Al Gore's Current TV and since has gone on to host several shows on National Geographic and Travel Channel, most recently becoming the first female host on Discovery Channel's Shark Week. However, I was interested in talking to Kinga because of her deeper passion for ocean advocacy. This has led to her becoming a fellow at the prestigious...

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Lil Timmy2.0 ,

Best Podcast I Have EVER Heard

The reason why I say this is because of the soothing voice and the intro sea waves. Me and my brother were listening and he was all into to it he loves learning about the ocean.

sachi bob ,

Well Done!

Beautifully executed podcast! This work is educating, calming and most importantly inspiring.

Nmbb1234 ,

Outstanding

These bite size conversations get to the bottom of what the oceans can do for the soul. Every one of these has had a statement or two that better defines my own relationship to our world.

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