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


652 Pieces

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This week we are celebrating our 700th episode of World Ocean Radio--5-minute reflections featured as podcast and interstitial radio syndicate for ...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2024
  • Length: 04:45
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At each year's end, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads "At The Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop. This poem, a perennial favorite, was chosen n...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2023
  • Length: 04:40
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This holiday season on World Ocean Radio we return with a special reading of "Christmas at Sea", an evocative poem by Robert Louis Stevenson writte...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 04:03
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In part three of this 3-part series, we continue to explore the recent publication related to marine biomimetics and the deep sea, identifying the ...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 05:14
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In these three episodes of World Ocean Radio we are exploring a recent publication entitled “A Forgotten Element in the Blue Economy: Marine Biomim...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 05:07
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Over the next few editions of World Ocean Radio we will be discussing a recent publication entitled “A Forgotten Element in the Blue Economy: Marin...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2023
  • Length: 05:05
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This week on World Ocean Radio are two forward-looking government-proposed initiatives that offer opportunities for progress in climate policy, inv...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2023
  • Length: 05:18
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We are aware of the key role played by insurance, more so as we face increasing events of extreme weather destruction. Government agencies are sign...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2023
  • Length: 05:16
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're talking about the megaphonics of ocean communications. How do we as communicators break through? How do we cre...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2023
  • Length: 05:15
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing a topic close to our home waters in Maine: the dispute between the lobster fishery and environmenta...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2023
  • Length: 05:06
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This week on World Ocean Radio we wrap up the 33-part RESCUE series with a a checklist of steps and questions for a practical, personal plan and st...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 05:19
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This week on World Ocean Radio we are discussing the means to accelerate the urgent response required to visualize, plan, and implement for a new o...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 05:14
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This week on the RESCUE series we're continuing our discussion of the water cycle and the ways it defines our cultural identity from global to loca...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2023
  • Length: 05:12
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We are nearing the end of the RESCUE series. This week, in its 30th edition, we're talking about water: the well-spring of world ocean health and t...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2023
  • Length: 04:57
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We are nearing the end of the 33-part RESCUE series. This week we turn our attention to the young people around the world that are approaching outd...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2023
  • Length: 05:14
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This week we continue the multi-part RESCUE series with a highlight of the World Ocean Explorer virtual aquarium project of the W2O, an innovative ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2023
  • Length: 05:10
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This week on World Ocean Radio we continue the RESCUE series with recommendations to further protect the ocean--by building ocean literacy into eve...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2023
  • Length: 05:06
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This week we continue the multi-part RESCUE series with a shift from suggestions for change to analysis and observation of those things that are mi...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 05:15
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This week we continue the multi-part RESCUE series with a proposed solution to advance successful connection and communication within and with thos...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2023
  • Length: 10:25
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This week we continue the multi-part RESCUE series by listing some of the most critical changes and improvements required to create a new, sustaina...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 05:14