61 episodes

"Shark Week: The Podcast” with host Kasha Patel is your place for thrilling shark tales intertwined with science and research. Each week, we unearth captivating stories and dissect them with scientific rigor. Dive in and explore the mysteries of the ocean with your favorite apex predator. 
Watch Shark Week, hosted by John Cena, starting July 7th on Discovery Channel. Stream on Max.

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Shark Week: The Podcast Discovery

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 88 Ratings

"Shark Week: The Podcast” with host Kasha Patel is your place for thrilling shark tales intertwined with science and research. Each week, we unearth captivating stories and dissect them with scientific rigor. Dive in and explore the mysteries of the ocean with your favorite apex predator. 
Watch Shark Week, hosted by John Cena, starting July 7th on Discovery Channel. Stream on Max.

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    Sharks on Drugs

    Sharks on Drugs

    FACT: Abandoned bricks of cocaine wash ashore every year off the coast of Florida from drug smugglers evading the Coast Guard. FICTION: We need to be worried about cocaine fueled sharks. Your host Kasha Patel imagines what would happen if sharks consumed that cocaine and explores the science behind it. 

    “Behavioral screening for cocaine sensitivity in mutagenized zebrafish,” by Tristan Darland and John E. Dowling “Yes, ‘Cocaine Bear’ Was Real. Here’s the Back Story.” by Amanda Holpuch Powdered Cocaine Fast Facts, by National Drug Intelligence Center “Are ‘Cocaine Sharks’ Really Scarfing Down Drugs off Florida’s Coasts?” by: Jack Timisiea “How sharks recycle toxic ammonia to keep their skin moist,” by University of British Columbia “Are whale sharks exposed to persistent organic pollutants and plastic pollution in the Gulf of California (Mexico)? First ecotoxicological investigation using skin biopsies,” by Maria Cristina Fossi, Matteo Baini, Cristina Panti, Matteo Galli, Begoña Jiménez, Juan Muñoz-Arnanz, Letizia Marsili, Maria Grazia Finoia, Dení Ramírez-Macías NBC News Learn: Ocean Acidification Uptake of human pharmaceuticals in bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) inhabiting a wastewater-impacted river WPLG Local 10: Keys locals find hauls of cocaine worth over $2 million Business Insider: Tracking Drug Smugglers And Unauthorized Migrants With The Coast Guard In Miami Animal Fact Files: Nurse Shark Facts: why a NURSE? 🦈 Animal Fact Files The Verge: Italy’s eels have a cocaine problem 
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    • 15 min
    Introducing - Shark Week: The Podcast

    Introducing - Shark Week: The Podcast

    Dive into the captivating world of sharks with "Shark Week: The Podcast" from Discovery Channel, where host Kasha Patel unveils the truth behind centuries-old myths and legends surrounding these enigmatic creatures. Join us as we navigate through imaginary tales followed by a factual exploration, separating shark fact from fiction in each episode.
    Shark Week, hosted by John Cena, is back July 7 on Discovery Channel. Stream on Max

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    • 1 min
    From Shark Bite Survivor to Shark Advocate - Mike Coots

    From Shark Bite Survivor to Shark Advocate - Mike Coots

    Shark Week’s Luke Tipple welcomes professional photographer Mike Coots, who lost his leg to a tiger shark attack when he was only 18. But after his horrific injury, he came to love sharks, and became a lifelong advocate for their safety. Luke and Mike discuss his career, his love for photographing sharks, and how to positively approach the big life-changing moments that can happen to any of us.
    Find episode transcripts here: https://shark-weeks-daily-bite.simplecast.com/episodes/from-shark-bite-survivor-to-shark-advocate-mike-coots
    Luke Tipple on YoutubeLuke Tipple on InstagramMike Coots on InstagramMike Coots’s photography book Shark Week on Twitter and InstagramDiscovery+ on InstagramMore info on today’s Shark Bite can be found here and here
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    • 28 min
    How Shark Fishing Funds Human Trafficking - Ian Urbina

    How Shark Fishing Funds Human Trafficking - Ian Urbina

    Luke Tipple is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the Outlaw Ocean Ian Urbina, who has dedicated his life to chronicling crime on the high seas. They discuss the state of our world’s oceans, how nearly 20% of your seafood was likely caught illegally, and the surprising link between modern slavery and the killing of sharks.
    Find episode transcripts here: https://shark-weeks-daily-bite.simplecast.com/episodes/s4-ep2-how-shark-fishing-funds-human-trafficking-ian-urbina
    Luke Tipple on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/@luketipple ) Luke Tipple on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/luketipple/) Ian Urbina on Twitter and InstagramShark Week on Twitter and InstagramMore info on today’s Shark Bite can be found hereWatch Shark Week: The Podcast on YouTube.
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    • 37 min
    Do You Have the Guts to Be a Shark Handler?

    Do You Have the Guts to Be a Shark Handler?

     Host Luke Tipple welcomes a pair of divers – Leigh Cobb and Josh Eccles – who have taken their passion for sharks and turned it into a dangerous career. They explore what it takes to swim with sharks for a living, then go into common myths and facts on what to do in the open water – if you ever come face to face with a shark. Plus, our researcher Sierra drops by with a new species of shark discovered in the freezing depths of the ocean.
    Find episode transcripts here: https://shark-weeks-daily-bite.simplecast.com/episodes/s4-ep3-do-you-have-the-guts-to-be-a-shark-handler
    Luke Tipple on YouTube and InstagramJosh Eccles on InstagramLeigh Cobb on InstagramShark Week on Twitter and InstagramDiscovery+ on InstagramMore info on today’s Shark Bite can be found here 

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    • 27 min
    Do Scientists Need to Kill Sharks?

    Do Scientists Need to Kill Sharks?

    Host Luke Tipple welcomes two guests to discuss how researchers can kill sharks in the name of science – and whether they need to at all. The first is Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, shark researcher and founder of Atlantic Shark Expeditions, and an expert on data-gathering in the field. He’s followed by explorer Fred Buyle, a world-record-breaking freediver whose innovative methods of shark tagging are explored. Plus, our researcher Sierra tells us about how a 50-year study changed our understanding of tiger sharks – and much of the work wasn’t even done by scientists.
    Find episode transcripts here: https://shark-weeks-daily-bite.simplecast.com/episodes/do-scientists-need-to-kill-sharks
    Luke Tipple on YouTube and InstagramDr. Neil Hammerschlag on Instagram and TwitterFred Buyle on InstagramShark Week on Twitter and InstagramDiscovery+ on InstagramMore info on today’s Shark Bite can be found here
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

789_Not Sure ,

This is Awesome

The podcast is about sharks and the intro music is heavy metal. What more does a listener need? Maybe more sharks and more metal. I’d rate it 12 stars if I could. Please keep these episodes coming.

Lookn4sharks ,

The best!!!

This is the best, most informative podcast on sharks and marine science and business. Luke and his guests break down a very emotion filled subject with sound, scientific information. Wish that this was a year round podcast! Thank you for all that you do to inform the public about this most amazing species. 💗🦈

Bullfrog 97 ,

THIS IS FIRE 🔥

There are no words I LOVE THIS❤️❤️❤️‍🔥🔥🔥🔥

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