World Ocean Radio

Series produced by World Ocean Observatory

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5-minute audio essays on global ocean topics by Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory

World Ocean Radio is a weekly 5-minute audio feature for web listeners, podcasts, and worldwide distribution through community radio stations and partners. WOR provides weekly 5-minute commentary from longtime host Peter Neill, offering a unique perspective on important and relevant ocean issues. Thanks to private and foundation funds, we are able to offer World Ocean Radio for syndicated use at no cost.

Broadcast affiliates: We automatically send emails every Monday with mp3 file, episode summary, and links to image file and broadcast page. Episodes are also available for direct download from The Pacifica Network and The Public Radio Exchange.

We hope you'll find World Ocean Radio programming engaging and relevant for your listening audience. It is our belief that the sea connects all things. No matter where your listeners live, these broadcasts offer meaningful and relevant information for us all about the state of our world ocean.

Please let us know what you think: CONTACT US at director@thew2o.net so that we may begin sharing World Ocean Radio weekly broadcasts with you and your listening audience.

The WORLD OCEAN OBSERVATORY is a major utility for ocean communication as a means to advance public awareness and political will, and is dedicated to providing information and education about the health of the ocean. We believe that informed citizens worldwide can unite to sustain the ocean through mitigation and change of human behavior on land and sea. Our focus is the full spectrum of ocean issues: climate, fresh water, food, energy, trade, transportation, public health, finance, governance, security, recreation, and culture. It is our belief that the sea connects all things. Hide full description

World Ocean Radio is a weekly 5-minute audio feature for web listeners, podcasts, and worldwide distribution through community radio stations and partners. WOR provides weekly 5-minute commentary from longtime host Peter Neill, offering a unique perspective on important and relevant ocean issues. Thanks to private and foundation funds, we are able to offer World Ocean Radio for syndicated use at no cost. Broadcast affiliates: We automatically send emails every Monday with mp3 file, episode summary, and links to image file and broadcast page. Episodes are also available for direct download from The Pacifica Network and The Public Radio Exchange. We hope you'll find World Ocean Radio programming engaging and relevant for your listening audience. It is our belief that the sea connects all... Show full description


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This week on World Ocean Radio we tell a tale of two cities--Newtok, Alaska (pop. 380) and Jakarta, Indonesia (pop. 30 mil)--6,000 miles apart yet ...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Kalhuthukala Magu Malé, Maldives
How many ways do we hear the sound of water? In this episode of World Ocean Radio we explore water, the most essential element on earth, and the wa...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Varvakeios Municipal Fish Market, Athens, Greece, Credit: Aris Sfakianakis
Fish markets are the noisy, colorful, exiting, authentic and lively centers of any coastal city, the place where mongers and customers, tourists an...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:23
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reflects on the coming of winter and the collection of the last of the harvest to sustain us-...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Earthrise, NASA image AS08-14-2383, taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission
A scientific paper published in May 2019 states that eight urgent, simultaneous actions are needed to head off potential ecological disaster in the...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Meguro River, Tokyo, Japan , Credit: Photo by Zhaoli Jin
This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reflects on the magic of water and the ways it defines our urban spaces. This episode focuses on To...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 04:35
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Increasingly, people around the world are experiencing a fresh water crisis. More than 17 countries are under high water stress, and one fourth of ...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:25
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There has never been a better time to become a citizen scientist: curious individuals interested in collecting data to build toward solutions, expa...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:49
Caption: Ko Phi Phi, Thailand, Credit:  Reiseuhu on Unsplash
How do we describe the relationship between human society and nature? This week on World Ocean Radio we discuss what it means to be a stakeholder, ...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 05:27
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on World Ocean Radio we conclude our four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean", a new book by award-winning New York Times investiga...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:39
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This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part three of a four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean", a new book by award-winning New York Times ...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 04:56
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The outlaw ocean, a space apart, hidden from view, a place of rampant criminality and exploitation. This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part on...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:32
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The outlaw ocean, a space apart, hidden from view, a place of rampant criminality and exploitation. This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part on...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 05:07
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In the United States, planning and reparation for coastal flooding and damage has been administered under a National Flood Insurance Program that s...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 04:43
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio we call upon the Canadian government to amend and expand their June 2019 legislative action--the Wild Animal a...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 05:12
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This week on World Ocean Radio we introduce listeners to Project Drawdown, a collective of scholars and innovators assembled to address the challen...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:32
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Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's annual demands on Nature exceed the capacity for Earth's ecosystems to regenerate those resource...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:14
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A trophic cascade is an ecological phenomenon triggered by the addition or removal of top predators, involving changes in populations of both preda...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: The Law of Mother Earth: protecting the well-being of its citizens by protecting the natural world
"Mother Earth has the following rights: To life, to the diversity of life, to water, to clean air, to equilibrium, to restoration, and to pollution...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 1
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With the Hearts in the Ice expedition set to begin one month from now, World Ocean Radio is revisiting a special episode dedicated to the upcoming ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:28