Fish enthusiasts Katrina Liebich and Guy Eroh journey across America on a quest to discover ALL THE FISH: big and small, common and rare, beautiful and downright strange. Diverse guests help dig into the latest science and bring their perspectives about how fish are woven into the fabric of communities and cultures. Listeners walk away from each episode with practical information about how to connect with and conserve our amazing, finned friends.
Arapaima: Mother of All Fish
Get to know the largest freshwater scaled fish with a face that looks like a topographical map of Mars: the Arapaima. Wait, there's more: they excrete a milk-like substance from their head! An ichthyologist who works at the Field Museum in conservation science, Dr. Lesley de Souza, takes us to the Amazon and Essequibo basins in South America where she's learned from Indigenous communities while exploring the habits of this astronomical, air-breathing fish (known by some as "mother of all fish").
Puerto Rico's Spectacular Sicydium Gobies
Get to know Puerto Rico’s migratory and waterfall-climbing Sicydium gobies! These amphidromous fishes are an essential part of Caribbean streams and artisanal fisheries. They also have a built-in suction cup! Guest Augustin Engman brings his perspectives about this special place and its native fishes.
Beautiful Brook Trout
From its vermiculated dorsum all the way to its vermillion ventrum, the Brook Trout is a most charming fish! Guests Emily Hill and Tom Hoffman are here to help us appreciate and conserve one of nature's most amazing piscine color palettes.
Fishing Adventures: Special Episode!
For one week and one week only Katrina and Guy discuss some of their recent best fishing adventures and what they learned. Come along as they continue their quest to get to know ALL THE FISH!
Atlantic Sturgeon: Humongous Among Us
Like dinosaurs? Aerial acrobats? Sensitive barbeled snoots? Get to know the Atlantic Sturgeon with special guests Albert Spells and Steve Minkkinen. This humongous Endangered fish has an incredible story to tell.
Ultimate Goth Sucker (Hogsuckers)!
If you're into an intimate, small stream "mini golf style fishing experience" with gothic vibes, you'll want to make time for the hogsuckers! The oxblood-colored lip liner and the sunlight glinting off their sparkly scales are unforgettable. Get to know the Northern, Alabama, and Roanoke species with native fish enthusiast Corey Geving.
Fun whether you are into fish or not
I am not especially into fish, but I really enjoy this podcast because I love listening to people share their niche passions. It’s short and sweet, and I always learn a fun fact or two.
I’m ready for fish of the week uncut. Give me a three-hour deep dive on staghorn sculptin. Kidding😊. Great job with this. One my favorite short podcasts.
I’m hooked! Love this show - listen every week! I just heard the Sea Lamprey show and am wondering how I can purchase Sea Lamprey from the Great Lakes to do my part with Lamprey pie?! Are they sold anywhere?