6 episodes

Submerge: a podcast dedicated to exploring the human relationship with water.

Submerge Brynn ODonnell

    • Earth Sciences
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Submerge: a podcast dedicated to exploring the human relationship with water.

    Ep 6_Dragons of Inaction - Why don't we do more to curb our individual contributions to climate change?

    Ep 6_Dragons of Inaction - Why don't we do more to curb our individual contributions to climate change?

    As individuals, there is much more we could be doing to curb our contributions to climate change. Most of us know this - but then why do we have such a difficult time acting on this understanding?

    This guest episode, hosted and produced by Sarah Friesen, explores how the psychological 'Dragons of Inaction' work to impede our pro-environmental behaviour choices.

    • 22 min
    Ep 5_Shifting Baselines Part II

    Ep 5_Shifting Baselines Part II

    This is the second episode of our series on shifting baselines, exploring how changing perceptions of fish stocks helped to fuel the collapse of the cod fishery in Newfoundland. This episode documents how both technology and a failure to take historical anecdotes seriously contributed to the cod collapse.

    • 29 min
    Ep 4_Shifting Baselines Part I

    Ep 4_Shifting Baselines Part I

    Over time, our perception of what is 'normal' changes. When it comes to environmental conservation or restoration, that means we are creating reference points that are constantly moving. This shifting of baselines was catastrophic for the Newfoundland cod fishery, and ultimately led to the collapse of fishery. This episode is the first of a series describing how technology and population science were drivers in fueling the improper management of the Newfoundland cod fishery.

    • 17 min
    Eruptions From the Deep

    Eruptions From the Deep

    The legend went that evil spirits would infrequently emerge from the lake to take the lives of those around it. Turns out, this isn't all myth; instead, it's grounded in geomythology - when cultures craft myths to explain historic geologic events. In 1986, the lake wrought havoc again, killing nearly 2,000 people overnight in an event called a limnic eruption.

    • 14 min
    Salty Streams

    Salty Streams

    What do salted winter roads and water issues like that of Flint, Michigan have to do with one another? ...More than you think. Today we spoke with Anurag Mantha, a graduate student in the lab of Marc Edwards at Virginia Tech, about how increasing levels of salt in our environment are leading to the salinization of our freshwater, with potentially catastrophic consequences for our drinking water.

    • 7 min
    Submerge Introduction

    Submerge Introduction

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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

morgansraddx33! ,

Truly captivating and engaging!

The host does a fantastic job of telling different stories related to water and science. Great scicomm!

BurtStache ,

Good Not Great

Love the subject matter. Besides breathable air there’s nothing more important than water. Needs more solutions and “how to’s”. But this podcast is performed in that ultra-millennial, NPR, podcast pause repeatedly style. Who taught podcasters this?

checkdathydro ,

Submerge is brilliant!

This is the first podcast I have taken the time to listen to all the way through and I can't wait for more episodes! Truly fascinating stories about water and people that I may not have otherwise heard of, not to mention excellent, accessible science.

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