Skaana | Orcas and Oceans Podcast
By Mark Leiren-Young | Discussing Oceans and Orcas with Guests like David Suzuki, Alexandra Morton and Andrew Weaver
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Mark Leiren-Young, author of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World and inventor of “eco-comedy”, meets the people who are making waves to save our oceans, orcas and environment. Find out how you can make waves too. You can use the affiliate links below to support the pod. Join the Pod…… https://www.patreon.com/mobydoll Skaana home….. https://www.skaana.org Facebook……….. https://www.facebook.com/skaanapod/ Twitter…………... @leirenyoung
||CleanCaptain Paul Watson Making Waves||Captain Paul Watson (@CaptPaulWatson) president and founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, on how we can help save the oceans and marine wildlife. “What I would like to see the world adopt is a biocentric point of view.”||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulia Barnes Director of Sea of Life on Saving Lives in Our Seas||Julia Barnes writer, director & star of Sea of Life (Seaoflifemovie.com) talks to Skaana producer, Rayne Benu, about what’s killing our oceans and why we need to be heroes to save the fish and ourselves. -||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNDP MP Fin Donnelly on the fight for a new Canadian law to stop shark finning||Fin Donnelly (@FinDonnelly), NDP critic for Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard, on the history and future of his fight for a law to protect sharks and what you can do to help pass a new Canadian law to end Canada’s role in shark-finning.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Tribute to Rob Stewart from young filmmakers he inspired||Julia Barnes, director of Sea of Life, and Jonah Bryson (@JonahLBryson) The Fight for Bala on how Sharkwater revolutionary Rob Stewart helped them create their own documentaries to fight for the planet. - “In Revolution,||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSharkwater Week – Remembering Rob Stewart||Rob Stewart's Sharkwater Extinction (@teamsharkwater) premieres in Canadian theatres Oct 19th. Celebrate earth's real-life Aquaman with never-before heard interviews from the launch of his 2013 documentary, Revolution. -||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulia Barnes Making Waves||Julia Barnes, writer, director & star of the award-winning documentary Sea of Life shares what you can do to save the oceans.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Moore on Making Waves, Making Enemies, Making Movies & Canada, eh||Michael Moore (@MMFlint) on making waves, making movies, making enemies and Canada, eh. A Trump-Free interview from the Obama era archives with Skaana host: Mark Leiren-Young (@leirenyoung). Skaana connects you to news and experts and their discussi||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTahlequah, Scarlet and the future of the southern resident orcas – a news update||Saving Scarlet, surrendering on Scoter, grieving with Tahlequah and praying for pregnant orcas. A news update on the southern residents with Skaana host: Mark Leiren-Young (@leirenyoung).||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Neiwert on Killer Whales, Killer Racists and Fighting for Orcas in the Age of Trump||David Neiwert (@DavidNeiwert) - an expert on orcas and America's Alt-Right - talks orcas, empathy and why fighting for whales still matters in the Age of Trump. Neiwert is the author of Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us & Alt-America||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDid Killer Whales Kill Kinder Morgan? Dyna Tuytel, Eugene Kung & Misty MacDuffee on the Landmark Court Ruling||Dyna Tuytel, lawyer for Ecojustice (@ecojustice_ca), Eugene Kung Westcoast Environmental Law (@WCELaw) and Misty MacDuffee (@Duffling) Raincoast Conservation Foundation (@Raincoast) on the landmark ruling that orcas are more important than oil.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaving Salmon in Washington – Damsense vs. Nonsense||Kelly Iriye, project coordinator for Damsense (@DAMSNSE) on how breaching the Snake River dams could help save the endangered southern resident orcas and why the arguments against damsense are nonsense. #FreeTheSnake||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaving Scarlet, Grieving With Tahlequah and the Future of the Southern Resident Orcas||Ken Balcomb (Centre for Whale Research @CWROrcas) talks Tahlequah (J-35), Scarlet (J-50) and what we need to do to save the southern resident orcas before we meet the teams from NOAA and the DFO fighting to save Scarlet in this special update on the st.||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Neiwert Making Waves||David Neiwert, author of Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us from Superpod6 shares what you can do to save the salmon and orcas. Mark Leiren-Young shares Tahlequah's tragedy and an open call to Washington Gov.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Lori Marino on Blackfish in Captivity||Dr. Lori Marino (Blackfish; The Sanctuary Project; The Kimmela Centre for Animal Advocacy) on seeking sanctuary, captive orcas (Corky, Lolita & Kiska), animal rights and wrongs & more. “Being a dolphin in a captive environment, in a concrete tank,||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZoe Hopkins on Kayak to Klemtu & Pipelines to Protests||“The ocean is a planetary issue, not a First Nations issue.” Can a determined teenager stop a pipeline? Zoe Hopkins’ new movie, Kayak to Klemtu, was inspired by the battle to stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAube Giroux on Modified Salmon and the Fishy World of GMOs||“Canadians have not been consulted in this whole GMO experiment.” BC’s farmed salmon are the only genetically modified animals for sale in Canada according to guest, Aube Giroux. Mark Leiren-Young talks to the filmmaker behind Modified about genet||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBC Environment Minister Won’t Talk About BC’s Environment||What do a movie star, a magician and BC’s Minister of the Environment have in common? Mark Leiren-Young on the terms of his surrender in his quest to interview BC Environment Minister @GeorgeHeyman about the southern resident orcas.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElizabeth May on saving orcas, right whales, humans & oceans||Canadian federal Green Party leader, Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay), talks about saving orcas and right whales; stopping Kinder Morgan and Bilcon and Canada’s toothless endangered species laws. “All whales matter. All cetaceans matter.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorway’s Whaling Ways: Sandefjord’s Whaling Museum (Hvalfangstmuseet)||Today Norway is one of only three whaling nations in the world, but the country’s whaling operations used to be worldwide. Dag Ingemar Børresen of Sandefjord’s Whaling Museum (Hvalfangstmuseet) on Norway’s whaling history and the market for Minke||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoby Doll & Granny (The Hundred-Year-Old-Whale)||The BC Maritime Museum launched a new series of “Nautical Nights” with Skaana host, Mark Leiren-Young, talking about the secret origins of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World and his documentary The-Hundred-Year-Old Whale which premieres this mon||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrca Update: RIP Sonic & #stopkm||When we set out to launch the Skaana podcast there were 83 Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea. Today there are 76. We’re losing matriarchs, we’re losing babies. The Center for Whale Research just declared that J52, Sonic,||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexandra Morton on wild salmon, sick salmon & the Sea Shepherd||Alexandra Morton (@alex4salmon) is one of Canada’s most famous eco-activists. The best-selling author’s fight to save the west coast’s wild salmon attracted the attention of the Sea Shepherd Society and launched Operation Virus Hunter – a miss||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaitlyn Vernon on the Great Bear Rainforest, the secret origin of Sierra Club BC & listening like an orca.||The BC Sierra Club has been at the forefront of eco-activism for almost 50 years. Mark Leiren-Young talks to their campaigns director, Caitlyn Vernon, about protecting the whales, the oceans and her award-winning book about the Great Bear Rainforest.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Weaver on #StopKM, The Wayne Gretzky Effect and Leading the BC Green Party||Dr. Andrew Weaver (@AJWVictoriaBC), one of Canada’s most respected climate scientists, left the ivory tower to run for the legislature with the BC Green Party. Mark Leiren-Young met with BC’s first Green MLA as he launched his bid to become Canada||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDyna Tuytel talks about Ecojustice, Alexandra Morton, the Species at Risk Act and the National Energy Board||The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion could wipe out the Southern Resident Orcas. The orca’s unofficial lawyer, Dyna Tuytel from Ecojustice (@ecojustice_ca), is challenging their plans in court. “I feel like I’m fighting on my client’s behalf,||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Suzuki on Donald Trump, Fake News, Justin Trudeau and Pipeline Politics||Dr. David Suzuki (@DavidSuzuki) is Canada’s most iconic environmentalist and at 81 he’s more passionate than ever about saving the world for his grandchildren — and yours. Suzuki talked about alternate facts, toxic whales,||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative. Witty. Brilliant.
If you do nothing else today, download the episode with David Suziki. Your day is about to get a whole lot better.
Worth a listen!
Prepare to be moved
I've been a huge fan of Leiren-Young's for many years. With this project he demonstrates again all of the things that have made him one of Canada's significant journalistic voices. He is funny, smart, sharp and passionate. A terrific interviewer who not only cares, he knows how to make us care, too. This is, quite simply, absolutely terrific stuff. And if you listen closely enough, it will change your life.