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Ocean podcasts to educate and inspire

Hauraki Gulf Kōrero

The Hauraki Forum have launched their first ever podcast — Hauraki Gulf Korero. Hosted by Qiane Matata-Sipu, Hauraki Gulf Kōrero is about telling stories from around the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, Tīkapa Moana, Te Moananui-ā-Toi. 

Available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts


Water Women

This podcast highlights various perspectives of women who study and document the ocean. They consist of underwater photographers, filmmakers, women who have found innovative ways to break free from plastic, and scientists who provide their knowledge to help us better understand the wonderful critters that live down below!

 Available on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify


Speak Up for the Blue

This podcast explores how to live for a better ocean. It discusses topics such as ocean science, global ocean conservation projects, animals and climate change. New episodes are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 Available on: Apple Podcasts 


The Marine Talks

Not quite a podcast, The Marine Talks is a series of filmed interviews that aims to bring marine conservation and science to everyday people. The creator, Kai from the Canary Islands, has filmed his latest few episodes here in Aotearoa, featuring Kiwi experts, including our very own Camden Howitt.

Available on YouTube


NOAA Ocean Podcast

Connect with ocean experts and explore topics from corals to coastal science with their audiopodcast.

Listen for free here.


Exploring Earth’s Oceans with Sylvia Earle and Fabien Cousteau

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with comic co-host Scott Adsit and ocean conservationist Laure Katz to discuss his interviews with legendary explorer and oceanographer Sylvia Earle and aquanaut Fabien Cousteau. You’ll hear how Sylvia and Laure’s each had childhood experiences that sparked their love
for exploring the oceans. Ponder why humans have a hard time showing empathy for certain types of ocean life. Discover why Sylvia says the ocean is “alive,” not just full of water and rocks. Find out how human activity has impacted the way the oceans function and why the acidification of the oceans is rising at an alarming rate.

Listen for free here and here.


It’s Time to Rethink Ocean Conservation

For many, ocean conservation brings up simple ideas like “Look but don’t touch” or thoughts of overfishing in isolated areas. But there is much more to modern conservation, especially when it comes to urban environments.

Listen for free here.


World Ocean Radio

A weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects, brought to you by long-time host Peter Neill.

Listen here.


Meet the Ocean

Meet the Ocean is an educational podcast using storytelling to improve science communication. Topics and interviews explore the polar regions and other far-off destinations. Content available for all ages.

Find the link to your preferred streaming platform here.