By Matt Frassica
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The sea is the origin of life and of stories. The white whale. The lost mariner. The sunken city. Through marine biology, cultural history, personal stories, fish tales, or an amalgam of all these, The Briny explores the way the watery part of the Earth affects those of us who live on the dry parts. Each episode is a sound-rich deep dive into the stories that anchor us to the ocean. Produced by Matt Frassica.
||Clean#4: The Business of Elvers||Every spring, fishermen in Maine put out nets to catch baby eels - also known as elvers - as they make their way up streams from the ocean. They don’t look like much, but the 2-inch-long eels are worth up to $2,500 per pound, making them about 500...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: The One Who Came Back||Every year, hundreds of Gloucester fishermen went to sea and never returned. Howard Blackburn should have been one of them. His story of survival against the odds made him a local hero, but he didn’t stop there. He went on to perform one of the...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Fish Camp||Jeff and Deb Sandler (a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Fish) couldn’t stand each other when they met - they were rivals for the job of education director of Maine’s Portland Aquarium. Four decades later, they’ve traveled all over the world getting kids...||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Whales of New York||Hundreds of years of hunting decimated whale populations around the world. More than 50 years since global whaling restrictions were put in place, the North Atlantic right whale is still on the verge of extinction. Other species have begun to bounce...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The cloudy deep has stories to tell
If my ship sinks in these whale-harboring waters, I'd be happy with my watery fate. Five stars!
Super interesting, well conceived and produced. Looking forward to the next one.
Well-written, well-produced podcast
I love everything about this podcast from concept to execution. The Briny brings the texture of the ocean to your ears with well written vignettes, each one leading seemlessly to the next. It will give you goosebumps. And you'll be longing for a trip to the sea.