Big Deep - An Ocean Podcast

By Host Jason Elias

Scuba Diving, Free Diving, Ocean Environmentalism, Marine Science. Big Deep is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans; connections strong enough that they have dedicated some part of their lives to being in or working on behalf of the water. In each episode we speak with the most interesting people we can find, from scuba diving crime fighters and record-breaking freedivers, to marine biologists and ocean advocates - even a real-life mermaid. So we invite you to join us on this journey, as we explore the ocean through the stories of people who love it.

  1. 1.
    Capturing the Wonder of a Blue Planet: Hugh Pearson on filming iconic scenes from the oceans of our world
  2. 2.
    Survival of the Strangest: Mikki McComb-Kobza On Her Passion For The Undersea World of Hammerheads
  3. 3.
    Together, We Are One: Aaron James On Ocean Philosophy And The Meaning In Surfing
  4. 4.
    Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part Two: Jill Heinerth On A Life Diving the Deepest Caves On The Planet
  5. 5.
    Staying Alive in the Underworld, Part One: Jill Heinerth On A Life Diving the Deepest Caves On The Planet
  6. 6.
    A Good Day To Die: Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson On The Compassion Behind Confrontation
  7. 7.
    Season Two Is Coming! A Sneak Preview
  8. 8.
    Season One Finale: An interview with our hosts and a look ahead to our upcoming season.
  1. 9.
    Whale 2.0: Shane Gero on decoding the language and culture of sperm whales (Part Two)
  2. 10.
    Whale 2.0: Shane Gero on decoding the language and culture of sperm whales (Part One)
  3. 11.
    Dancing with Sea Lions: Lindsay Pullin on how a dive with Sea Lions in a kelp forest held a deeper connection
  4. 12.
    When Scuba Diving Goes Nuclear: Kyra Richter on her life as a nuclear power plant diver
  5. 13.
    A Mermaid's Tale: Linden Wolbert on living her life as a siren of the sea
  6. 14.
    Murder at the Bottom of a Pond: Michael Berry on his life as an Underwater Scuba Criminal Investigator
  7. 15.
    Divers Unmasked: Stephan Whelan, founder of, on the evolution of the diving community and who divers really are
  8. 16.
    Becoming Part of the Pod: Hanli Prinsloo and how freediving connects her with marine wildlife
  9. 17.
    The Howard Stern of Scuba: Greg Holt, Founder and Host of Scuba Radio, on making waves in the dive community and meaningful connections underwater
  10. 18.
    Living with Sharks: Colleen McKinnel on the intensity and magic of a tiger shark dive in Fiji
  11. 19.
    The Deepest Man in Holland: Daan Verhoeven and how freediving opened up an understanding to his late father's legacy
  12. 20.
    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
  13. 21.
    Saltwater People: Michael Adams on how a legendary freediver helped him understand our ancient connections to the ocean
  14. 22.
    An Ocean of Stories: Welcome to the Big Deep Podcast!

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