In this episode, I speak with Federal agent Nick Sadrpour of the USC Sea Grant Program about environmental conservation work, citizen science and the integral relationship between public, private and governmental sectors that is necessary to making lasting environmental policies. Nick is tasked with the providing and local coastal communities with science to empower them to better manage their natural resources.Read More
Sebastian Slovin takes us on a voyage, chronicling his experience of living in the shadow of his father’s suicide and his journey back into the light. Writing the book, Ashes in the Ocean, gave Sebastian time to reflect, in depth, on his father’s life and death, as well as the impact it had on his family and him. Through this experience, we learn how deep connections with nature and the ocean can provide the necessary support and solace we seek in times of traumas and tumultuous change, even when our resources on land seem to fall short. Ultimately, this a story about facing one’s fears and choosing a different path.Read More
Dan Mann is an elite competitive endurance athlete, a world-renowned surfboard shaper, deep thinker, father, husband and a genuine renaissance man. In this episode, Dan and I find a sunny spot in a park near his shaping bay, where we enjoy a trumpet student's flat lines and discuss the culture surrounding self-improvement techniques and how tackling adversities & challenges can be a more pragmatic and self-empowering path to improving our quality of life and expanding our consciousness, in the age of comforts and conveniences.
In this episode, I sit down with Timbo on a viewpoint bench overlooking our local surf break, to discuss his past and current work projects. We learn how to improve our awareness, activism and impact on natural systems in our local environments and how he landed a job that paid him to surf, at least once a day.Read More
In this episode, I sit down with Sonya Mohamed and Sebastian Slovin, to talk about their company, Nature Unplugged and discuss various ways to establish healthier relationships to technology and deeper connections to nature.Read More