Ocean Podcasts!

Podcasts are one of my favourite ways of keeping up with ocean news and discovering new ocean explorers. They are so easy to listen to in the car or cooking dinner to give you your daily dose of ocean magic. Here are some of my favourite podcasts to subscribe to!

Here are six of my favourite ocean inspired podcasts!

OCEAN PANCAKE | KATT ANDRYSKOVA

Dive into conservation, sustainability and the conversation with fellow eco-warriors. Ocean Pancake is a place to learn, question and create waves of change together. Katt Andryskova works to bring people together to protect the marine ecosystems, find alternatives to plastic and find sustainable solutions. If you love the ocean, then this is the podcast for you!

MY OCEAN | OCEANWISE

My Ocean takes listeners on an adventure into the minds of some of the world’s true ocean champions and dives in to the remarkable ways they are protecting our blue planet. Each episode profiles a new personality, someone who has thrown convention to the wind and instead followed their own path to making a difference for the world’s oceans. Hosted by Alexis Brown.

OCEAN PODDY | MADS ST SCLAIR BAKER

Born in a London flat during the COVID-19 madness, OceanPoddy is a fun, unfiltered (and occasionally tipsy) podcast about the sea, hosted by tropical marine biologist & underwater photographer Mads St Clair Baker. So grab a glass of wine and get ready to dive in as OceanPoddy brings a menagerie of saltwater-lovin’ people into your daily life – and proves that it’s not all doom and gloom for our blue planet.

THE MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE PODCAST | DR CHRIS PARSONS

Marine Mammal Science is a podcast covering some of the latest scientific research on marine mammals – whales and dolphins, polar bears, seals and sea lions, manatees and dugongs, and sea otters. With some episodes only 10 minutes long, this is a really good podcast for bitesize information.

SPEAK UP FOR THE BLUE | ANDREW LEWIN

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue raises awareness of the variety of ocean science and conservation projects conducted all around the world. It covers so many topics including marine mammals, sharks, climate change, coastal development, plastic pollution and many more. It will inspire you to live an ocecan-friendly life through the stories and topics it talks about.

THIS OCEAN LIFE PODCAST | JOSH PEDERSON

This Ocean Life Podcast is a weekly podcast series capturing the stories and perspectives of people around the world who have based their lives on the ocean. Fishing, free diving, art, music, surfing, paddling, spearfishing, conservation, sailing, anything in the ocean. It explores peoples relationship with the water and how they have found themselves drawn to the oceans magic.

Let me know any other ocean podcasts I should listen to!

My Australian Bucket List

GREAT BARRIER REEF

I think this one is on everyone’s bucket list who visits Queensland and who can blame them! With so many options of exploring this natural wonder, the really is something for everyone, diving, snorkel, boat trips, cetacean watching, island walks, there are a whole bunch of adventures to be had! And with coral reefs disappearing at such a fast rate, there really isn’t a better time to see Mother Nature in full glory.

DAINTREE RAINFOREST

Sticking in tropical Queensland, the oldest rainforest in the world stretches for miles along the beaches and is home to an abundance of flora and fauna. Here you can trek for miles, picnic on the beaches or take a drive up to Cape Tribulation. There are many options available to the wildlife lover as this rainforest has many species which are found nowhere else on the planet!​

THE RED CENTER

This is what a lot of people think of when they picture Australia, endless red deserts and kangaroos everywhere. Uluru is probably the most visited part of the Outback and with good reason. At 600 million years old and a drive of over 2,000km to get here from Darwin, this iconic giant rock is a must if visiting Alice Springs or NT in general. Get up close with a walking tour around Uluru or admire from afar, either way it is a spectacular sight I don’t want to miss. Make sure to take bug spray, sun cream and lots of water with you!

BLUE MOUNTAINS

These gorgeous mountains are just a few hours out of Sydney, and with public transport easily available there is no reason to miss out if you are near to Sydney. The eucalyptus oil in the air make the mountains appear blue and they stretch for miles. The easiest way is to drive yourself or to get the train which will take you to Katoomba where you can get on the hop on hop off tour bus around all the different vantage points. Make sure to visit the three sisters and if you are up for a longer hike take the path down to the waterfall.

TASMANIA

This state just looks beautiful doesn’t it?! Lush forests, rugged coast line, cultural cities and 19 national parks, 19! This really is a nature lovers dream destination. Get here by flying to Hobart in the south or Launceston in the north, or alternatively there is a ferry which runs from Melbourne to Devonport. Some of the best places to visit include Cradle Mountain, Hobart, Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur and Mount Wellington.

NINGALOO REEF

Found in north west Western Australia, this 260km fringing reef is a real hub for marine life, including manatees, whales, dolphins, hundreds of fish and. This world heritage site is a must if you want to go swimming with whale sharks where hundreds congregate here from March to June each year. The reef is easily accessed from Perth and there are so many beaches you are bound to have one all to yourself.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Now this one is very out of the way and I probably won’t visit here anytime soon, but I really want to be on Christmas Island for the red crab migration. You have probably seen a documentary where the whole island is just covered in crabs, it just looks so cool. Mind you I won’t be wearing flip flops!

GREAT OCEAN ROAD

One of a number of classic Australian road trip right here. I think the majority of people who visit Melbourne will go to the twelve apostles and drive this road. And in every photo I’ve seen, the sun has always been shining. But there are plenty of places to see along this 243km stretch of road between Torquay and Allansford. Beaches, towns, scenic lookouts and bush walks all scatter this beautiful coastline.

What would you add to your Australian bucket list?