Many Sea Grant programs host or support podcasts that highlight ocean, coastal and Great Lakes topics. Some of the podcasts offer a quick overview of relevant science and others feature conversations with coastal residents, researchers or other experts. Explore Sea Grant podcasts below to find the perfect podcast–whether for a lesson plan or entertainment on your morning commute.
On My Coast Podcast
On My Coast shares the stories of people on America’s coasts, whose experiences and challenges have inspired and been the focus of Sea Grant’s work for over 50 years. Join host Amara Davis to learn how Sea Grant brings science together with communities for solutions that work.
More Sea Grant Podcasts
Washington Sea Grant
Coastal Cafe is a science-based radio program produced in partnership with KPTZ 91.9 FM in Port Townsend, WA. The series brings the latest in marine science information directly to listeners. Hosts Aaron Barnett and MaryAnn Wagner explore science with researchers, policy experts and people who live and work on the coast about issues impacting Washington State coastal communities and the natural environment.
Maine Sea Grant
Coastal Conversations explores current issues facing Maine’s coastal communities through conversations with people who live, work, and play on the coast. From fisheries to tourism, from energy to environment, from economy to ecology, Coastal Conversations probes into complex issues facing the coast and the creative solutions Maine people are using to solve them.
Hawai'i Sea Grant Podcasts
Hawai'i Sea Grant
Hawai’i Sea Grant podcasts cover research supported by Hawai’i Sea Grant and is hosted by their communications specialist, Rachel Lentz. On each podcast, Rachel asks the researchers to define three words relating to their research, discuss the importance of their research in two minutes and share one fun fact about themselves.
New York Sea Grant
Jamaica Bay highlights the people that work, live, and play in and around Jamaica Bay, New York City. The podcast brings awareness to work that enhances the resilience of the urban coastal ecosystems and communities. The series is hosted by extension specialist Helen Cheng, and is produced by New York Sea Grant and the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay.
Law on the Half Shell
National Sea Grant Law Center
Law on the Half Shell is a podcast about the who, what, where, why and how of shellfish aquaculture, including the many different legal challenges that can arise.
Delaware Sea Grant
Sea Talk features minute-long highlights of ocean and coastal news. Delaware Sea Grant brings these episodes to listeners throughout the area on local radio stations and archives them on YouTube.
The Sea Grant Files
Minnesota Sea Grant
The Sea Grant Files audio series focuses on aquatic science and water-related challenges in Minnesota and across the Great Lakes. Minnesota Sea Grant partners with KUMD Radio (103.3FM), an independent public radio station on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus, to produce The Sea Grant Files.
Teach Me About the Great Lakes
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Each month, an Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant co-host and host Stuart Carlton learn about Great Lakes science from the scientists themselves.
Wisconsin Sea Grant Podcasts
Wisconsin Sea Grant
Wisconsin Sea Grant offers several podcasts, which can are categorized by 11 different topics including aquaculture, fisheries, climate change, coastal resilience and more.