Ben Stone of The Phoenix Conservancy

February 28, 2019

In this podcast, I chat with Ben Stone of The Phoenix Conservancy, who talks about how he connects with people disinterested in conservation, how he balances consideration of the amount of the ecosystem remaining, direct threats, and opportunities before engaging in any projects, and how the Trump administration has had a particularly interesting effect on his non-profit.

Craig Sholley of African Wildlife Foundation

January 13, 2019

In this podcast episode, Craig and I speak about his storied career as a conservationist, his work with Dian Fossey, the successful trend of African mountain gorillas, the role of eco-tourism in the mountain gorillas population rise, and how the African Wildlife Foundation helps both African wildlife as well as the local inhabitants on a daily basis. 

Tim Holbrook of Masonboro Reserve Oyster Co

December 18, 2018

Today I'm joined by Tim Holbrook of Masonboro Reserve Oyster Co, who, among other things, chats about why North Carolina—which could be the Napa Valley of oysters—is lagging behind Virginia in oyster production, how his farm was impacted by Hurricane Florence, and why you actually can eat oysters in months that don't have an "R".

Author, Speaker, and Conservationist Sonia Faruqi

December 2, 2018

In this episode, I talk with critically acclaimed author Sonia Faruqi, where we chat about ocean conservation, her writing process, and her newest book The Oyster Thief. 

Sam Blount of Front Line Freediving

November 13, 2018

I sit down with Sam Blount, of Front Line Freediving, one of the best dive shops in Wilmington, North Carolina. Sam is a freediving rockstar, and blows my mind on multiple occasions throughout the interview with his extensive knowledge, skills and experience.

UNCW Professor Dr. Larry Cahoon

October 26, 2018

In this episode, I sit down with UNCW professor Larry Cahoon to discuss the impact of hurricane Florence and potential threats to the southeast North Carolina water supply, including coal ash, pig farms, and GenX.