BIG DEEP - An Ocean Podcast

Big Deep is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans, strong enough that they have dedicated their lives to being in or working on behalf of the water.

Scuba Diving. Free Diving. Surfing. Ocean Environmentalism. Marine Science.

Recent Episodes

Jan. 19, 2021

Capturing the Wonder of a Blue Planet: Hugh Pearson on filming iconic…

In this episode, I speak with Hugh Pearson , the underwater filmmaker behind some of the most iconic ocean sequences ever capture…

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Jan. 12, 2021

Survival of the Strangest: Mikki McComb-Kobza On Her Passion For The …

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza , Executive Director of the Ocean First Institute , an organization dedicate…

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Jan. 5, 2021

Together, We Are One: Aaron James On Ocean Philosophy And The Meaning…

In this episode, I speak with Aaron James, a philosophy professor who's also an avid surfer. As a lifelong Buddhist myself and an…

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Dec. 29, 2020

Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part Two: Jill Heinerth On A Life Di…

In this episode, Part Two of my conversation with Jill Heinerth , cave diver, underwater photographer, and explorer-in-residence …

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Dec. 22, 2020

Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part One: Jill Heinerth On A Life Di…

In this episode part one of my conversation with Jill Heinerth , cave diver, underwater photographer, and Explorer-in-Residence f…

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Dec. 15, 2020

A Good Day To Die: Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson On The Co…

In this episode, my conversation with Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd , the environmental organization known for int…

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About the Host

Jason Elias

Host

Jason is an advertising Photographer and Director. He came up with the show's idea while in French Polynesia, shooting an ad campaign for Discovery Channel's "Shark Week." Jason is married to Jessica, father to Arlo, a full-time Buddhist, and an occasional cocktailer.