Hakai Magazine Audio Edition

Hakai Magazine Audio Edition

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Hakai Magazine explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. This audio edition showcases readings of our long-form feature stories. New episodes are typically published Tuesdays.


On Knowing the Winged Whale
Jul 7 • 44 min
by Bruce Grierson • Humpbacks are some of the most watched whales in the world, and yet so much of their lives remain a mystery. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Sand? Mine! (Rebroadcast)
Jun 30 • 28 min
by Tyee Bridge • Our insatiable need for concrete has led to destructive mining around the world. How can we do it better? The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Faux Fish Coming to a Restaurant Near You
Jun 23 • 26 min
by Brian Payton • Alternative fish has arrived on the market. Can it help save marine life and feed a hungry world? The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Blasting Through the Hunley Mystery (Rebroadcast)
Jun 16 • 19 min
by Evan Lubofsky • A maverick scientist claims she has done what scores of researchers before her failed to do: solve the century-old mystery of why a legendary Civil War submarine sank. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on…
The Rolling, Lurching, Vomit-Inducing Road to a Seasickness Cure
Jun 9 • 27 min
by Egill Bjarnason • Searching for a solution has its ups and downs. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Protected on One Side of the Border, Hunted on the Other
Jun 2 • 19 min
by Judith Lavoie • Differing interpretations on the status of some coastal gray whales in Canada and the United States could make it difficult to strike a balance between conservation and Indigenous rights. The original story, along with photos, can be…
The Fisher Kings (Rebroadcast)
May 26 • 19 min
by Zach Zorich • Along southern Florida’s coast, the ancient Calusa constructed an entire island of shell and defied the Spanish Conquest. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Sea Versus St. Augustine
May 19 • 28 min
by Madeline Ostrander • Rising waters put many historic coastal cities at risk of losing their cultural pasts: can they be saved? The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Hunger’s Children (Rebroadcast)
May 12 • 16 min
by Ann Finkbeiner • Fleeing the Irish Famine, some immigrants brought their islands with them to North America.The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Brine Revolution (Rebroadcast)
May 5 • 22 min
by Heather Pringle • Did lowly shellfish change the world? The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Art of Turning Fish into Leather
Apr 28 • 20 min
by Chloe Williams • Fish skin leather was once common in fishing communities; now artisans and designers are breathing new life into the tradition. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Wonderful, Transcendent Life of an Odd-Nosed Monkey
Apr 21 • 39 min
by Jude Isabella • The island of Borneo is the only home of the proboscis monkey, an endangered primate that is surprisingly resilient. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
When Photographers Get Too Close, Wildlife Pays the Price
Apr 14 • 22 min
by Annie Roth • Capturing up-close-and-personal animal encounters on camera can help garner public support for conservation, but at what cost? The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Footprints of Extraction
Apr 7 • 19 min
by Bathsheba Demuth • The Svalbard Archipelago was uninhabited until humans came searching for resources. A historian follows their tracks. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Lunar Sea
Mar 31 • 16 min
by Ferris Jabr • The moon influences life in a surprising and subtle way: with its light. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
In the Land of Lost Gardens (Rebroadcast)
Mar 24 • 19 min
by Heather Pringle • Tireless in her quest, ethnobotanist Nancy Turner works with indigenous elders to preserve plant knowledge dating back to the First People in the New World. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on…
Scotland’s Seaweed Showdown
Mar 17 • 26 min
by Cathleen O’Grady • It’s locals versus industry in the country’s kelp wars. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Unique Language of Newfoundland (Rebroadcast)
Mar 10 • 16 min
by Emily Urquhart • Isolated in the North Atlantic, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador developed a subtle and beautiful lexicon to describe their environment. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Catch Me If You Can: The Global Pursuit of a Fugitive Ship
Mar 3 • 33 min
by Sarah Tory • The tale of a notorious fishing vessel shows just how difficult combating illegal activity at sea can be. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Crocodiles Rising
Feb 25 • 50 min
by Shanna Baker • In the Northern Territory of Australia, policymakers and biologists managed the impossible—making the benefits of living with a booming population of deadly crocodiles outweigh the risks. But when two apex predators must share coastal…
Bandits on the Beach (Rebroadcast)
Feb 18 • 27 min
by Jude Isabella • What island raccoons tell us about fear. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
France’s Deadly Seaweed
Feb 11 • 17 min
by Lorraine Boissoneault • Fueled by agricultural runoff, rotting seaweed on Brittany’s beaches is becoming an environmental and public health emergency. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
An Ecologist Organizes the World
Feb 4 • 21 min
by Ann Finkbeiner • Jane Lubchenco helped change the field of ecology by making the science useful to society. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
You Never Forget the Smell
Jan 28 • 27 min
by Christopher Pollon • Remembering one of North America’s last whaling stations. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Embracing the Weirdness of Waterless Waterways (Rebroadcast)
Jan 21 • 25 min
by Jude Isabella • The drought in California has created an obsession with water, but sometimes, no water is just fine. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Treasure Fever
Jan 14 • 42 min
by Jill Neimark • The discovery of a legendary, lost shipwreck in North America has pitted treasure hunters and archaeologists against each other, raising questions about who should control sunken riches. The original story can be found on…
Marine Protected Areas: May or May Not Include Actual Protection
Jan 7 • 25 min
by Brian Payton • Awesome in theory, often messy in practice. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Pool-landia (Rebroadcast)
Dec 17, 2019 • 18 min
by Egill Bjarnason • For 70 years, Iceland has kept afloat the idea that mandatory swimming lessons save lives, but the policy doesn’t hold water. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Vulture Watcher
Dec 10, 2019 • 17 min
by Larry Pynn • One man’s spirited commitment to an underappreciated bird. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Empty Houses That Foreign Aid Built
Dec 3, 2019 • 23 min
by Sonali Prasad • After the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, aid agencies promised to rebuild Indonesia “better.” Fifteen years later, their failures are all too obvious. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Picking Up the Bones
Nov 26, 2019 • 38 min
by Sasha Chapman • Moving burial grounds before the sea takes them away is painstaking and expensive. Why do we do it? The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
From Berth to Death
Nov 19, 2019 • 31 min
by Andrew Nikiforuk and Amorina Kingdon • The history of influenza as a global disease is inextricably tied to steamships and the expansion of world trade. A war demonstrated how big a pandemic could get. The original story, along with photos, can be…
No Wool, No Vikings
Nov 12, 2019 • 23 min
by Claire Eamer • The fleece that launched 1,000 ships. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
For Sale: Wild Russian Killer Whales (Rebroadcast)
Nov 5, 2019 • 23 min
by Lina Zeldovich • As Westerners condemn live whale shows, Russia hunts and sells killer whales to Chinese amusement parks. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Fight Over a Shitty Rock
Oct 29, 2019 • 15 min
by Greg Noone • A tiny, uninhabitable islet in the North Atlantic has become an unlikely battleground in the fight for fishing rights. The original story, along with video and photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Symbolic Seashell
Oct 21, 2019 • 24 min
by Krista Langlois • Collecting seashells is as old as humanity. What we do with them can reveal who we are, where we’re from, and what we believe. The original story, along with video and photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
From Vilified to Vindicated: the Story of Jacques Cinq-Mars (Rebroadcast)
Oct 15, 2019 • 21 min
by Heather Pringle • How a toxic debate over the first Americans hobbled science for decades. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Clam That Sank a Thousand Ships (Rebroadcast)
Oct 8, 2019 • 24 min
by Sarah Gilman • These infamous clams are invading new areas, buoyed by climate change and the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Gray Laws on White Sharks
Oct 1, 2019 • 17 min
by Alastair Bland • A loophole in California law is letting fishers who repeatedly catch great white sharks off the hook. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
A Humpback Whodunit
Sep 24, 2019 • 17 min
by Larry Pynn • A necropsy carried out on a remote British Columbia beach seeks to answer how a young humpback died. The original story, along with video and photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Introducing: The Ballast Podcast
Sep 17, 2019 • 18 min
This week we bring you something slightly different: the first episode of Hakai Magazine’s first podcast! Did you know ship ballast from the United Kingdom built Manhattan? Or some of it. This was one of the enticing tidbits that got us very interested in…
The Tale of Dirty, Old, Leaky Zalinski
Sep 10, 2019 • 23 min
by Larry Pynn • A Second World War-era shipwreck is a haunting reminder that you can never fully clean up an oil spill. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner (Rebroadcast)
Sep 3, 2019 • 26 min
by Cheryl Katz • Hunting and eating puffins are Icelandic traditions. But for how much longer? Originally published in January 2017, this story explores the declining seabird populations in Iceland and the effect on traditional Icelandic culture. The…
Leviathans in the Harbor
Aug 27, 2019 • 40 min
by Brian Payton • More and bigger cruise ships are crowding coastal destinations. When is enough, enough? Who gets to decide? The original story, along with photos, can be found onhttps://www.hakaimagazine.com.
The Last Trial of the Codfather (Rebroadcast)
Aug 20, 2019 • 32 min
by Brendan Borrell • Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law. But is there any other way to survive the gauntlet of restrictions on the New England…
The Rat Spill
Aug 13, 2019 • 32 min
by Sarah Gilman • A tiny Alaskan island faces a threat as deadly as an oil spill—rats. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Ticked Off on Martha’s Vineyard
Aug 6, 2019 • 28 min
by Stephen Strauss • Forget rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, you’re more likely to get Lyme disease on the island. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Swimming with Tuna
Jul 29, 2019 • 19 min
by Jessica Wynne Lockhart • A controversial plan for a tourist attraction sparks questions about South Australia’s celebrated tuna ranching industry. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Wasted
Jul 23, 2019 • 28 min
by Sasha Chapman • Our global food system discards 46 million tonnes of fish each year. Why? The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
A Visit with the Glacier Squad
Jul 16, 2019 • 28 min
by Madeline Ostrander • For 35 years, a scientist and his team have been taking the pulse of 10 coastal glaciers. The diagnosis is in. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
Searching for Keith
Jul 9, 2019 • 44 min
by Sarah Tory • A detective’s quest reveals how one idealistic fisheries observer may have collided with criminals and desperate migrants—and paid for it with his life. The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.
The Secret History of Bioluminescence (Rebroadcast)
Jul 2, 2019 • 13 min
by Ferris Jabr • Illuminating maps during war, guiding planes to safety, making genes and proteins visible—organisms get their glow on to help humans. Originally published in May 2016, this fascinating story is as relevant now as it was then. The original…