Episodes

January 19, 2021

Capturing the Wonder of a Blue Planet: Hugh Pearson on filming iconic scenes from the oceans of our world

In this episode, I speak with Hugh Pearson , the underwater filmmaker behind some of the most iconic ocean sequences ever captured, and director of portions of " Blue Planet ," and more recently, both underwater episodes for ...

January 12, 2021

Survival of the Strangest: Mikki McComb-Kobza On Her Passion For The Undersea World of Hammerheads

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza , Executive Director of the Ocean First Institute , an organization dedicated to preserving the world's oceans, and a woman with a deep passion for sharks and particularly ...

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January 05, 2021

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

In this episode, I speak with Aaron James, a philosophy professor who's also an avid surfer. As a lifelong Buddhist myself and an avid scuba diver with a profound connection to the ocean, I was interested in exploring what de...

December 29, 2020

Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part Two: Jill Heinerth On A Life Diving the Deepest Caves On The Planet

In this episode, Part Two of my conversation with Jill Heinerth , cave diver, underwater photographer, and explorer-in-residence for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society . As we discussed in Part One, there's a visceral thri...

December 22, 2020

Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part One: Jill Heinerth On A Life Diving the Deepest Caves On The Planet

In this episode part one of my conversation with Jill Heinerth , cave diver, underwater photographer, and Explorer-in-Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society . I first met Jill at a dive industry convention, where...

December 15, 2020

A Good Day To Die: Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson On The Compassion Behind Confrontation

In this episode, my conversation with Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd , the environmental organization known for interventions with whaling ships around the world. Paul has been at the forefront of the ocean envi...

December 01, 2020

Season Two Is Coming! A Sneak Preview

Season Two Is Coming! And the newest episode premieres on Tuesday December 15th. Big Deep is a podcast is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans, connections strong enough that they have dedicated some...

January 14, 2020

Season One Finale: An interview with our hosts and a look ahead to our upcoming season.

Season One Finale: An interview with our hosts and a look ahead to our upcoming season.

January 07, 2020

Whale 2.0: Shane Gero on decoding the language and culture of sperm whales (Part Two)

Part Two of our conversation with Behaviour Ecologist, Shane Gero, on his research efforts to decode the sophisticated language and culture of one of the deepest divers in the ocean - sperm whales.

December 31, 2019

Whale 2.0: Shane Gero on decoding the language and culture of sperm whales (Part One)

Part One of our conversation with Behaviour Ecologist, Shane Gero, on his research efforts to decode the sophisticated language and culture of one of the deepest divers in the ocean - sperm whales.

December 23, 2019

Dancing with Sea Lions: Lindsay Pullin on how a dive with Sea Lions in a kelp forest held a deeper connection

Dancing With Sea Lions: Lindsay Pullin on how a dive with Sea Lions in a kelp forest held a deeper connection

December 17, 2019

When Scuba Diving Goes Nuclear: Kyra Richter on her life as a nuclear power plant diver

When Scuba Diving Goes Nuclear: Kyra Richter on her life as a nuclear power plant diver

December 10, 2019

A Mermaid's Tale: Linden Wolbert on living her life as a siren of the sea

A Mermaid's Tale: Linden Wolbert on living her life as a siren of the sea

December 03, 2019

Murder at the Bottom of a Pond: Michael Berry on his life as an Underwater Scuba Criminal Investigator

Murder at the Bottom of a Pond: Michael Berry on his life as an Underwater Scuba Criminal Investigator

November 26, 2019

Divers Unmasked: Stephan Whelan, founder of DeeperBlue.com, on the evolution of the diving community and who divers really are

Stephan Whelan, founder of DeeperBlue.com, on the evolution of the diving community and who divers really are

November 19, 2019

Becoming Part of the Pod: Hanli Prinsloo and how freediving connects her with marine wildlife

Freediving record holder Hanli Prinsloo and how diving on one breath has allowed her to connect with marine wildlife and inspired her to dedicate her life to protecting what she loves through her I AM WATER Foundation.

November 12, 2019

The Howard Stern of Scuba: Greg Holt, Founder and Host of Scuba Radio, on making waves in the dive community and meaningful connections underwater

Greg Holt, Host of Scuba Radio, the world's longest running and most popular radio show for divers

November 01, 2019

Living with Sharks: Colleen McKinnel on the intensity and magic of a tiger shark dive in Fiji

Colleen McKinnel describes the intensity and magic of a dive with tiger sharks in Fiji and what being a scuba diver means to her

November 01, 2019

The Deepest Man in Holland: Daan Verhoeven and how freediving opened up an understanding to his late father's legacy

Daan Verhoeven talks about how freediving brought him closer to his late father

November 01, 2019

The Heart of the Ocean: Skylar Bayer on how discovering that she could no longer scuba dive started a remarkable journey to the bottom of the ocean

Skylar Bayer on how discovering that she could no longer scuba dive started a remarkable journey to the bottom of the ocean. Hosted by Jason Elias and Paul Kelway. Produced by Jason Elias.

November 01, 2019

Saltwater People: Michael Adams on how a legendary freediver helped him understand our ancient connections to the ocean

Michael Adams on how freediving unlocked ancient ways of connecting with the ocean

September 24, 2019

An Ocean of Stories: Welcome to the Big Deep Podcast!

Episode 1: Welcome to the Big Deep Podcast, a podcast about people who have a connection to the ocean, a connection so strong it has transformed some aspect of their lives.