Ballast Podcast

Ballast Podcast

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Yes, ballast from the UK built Manhattan. Or some of it. This was one of the enticing tidbits that got us very interested in ballast here at Hakai Magazine and we decided to delve in. A podcast on ballast? Sure, why not! Join host Elin Kelsey as she finds ballast in the roads we travel on, the plants we eat, and the pests we fight. Ballast: it’s not what you think.


5: The Ballast in the Sky
Oct 14 • 17 min
Ballast: not just for ships and giggles.Ballast might be old technology, but in this final episode of the Ballast podcast we explore how this basic feat of engineering is now being used in planes and state-of-the-art building designs, and discuss how the…
4: The Ballast in Your Life
Oct 7 • 20 min
A little emotional ballast can help keep us afloat when life gets heavy.In this episode of Ballast, we sit in on Elin’s impromptu therapy session to explore ballast as a psychological metaphor and look at how ballast can lend emotional stability. We also…
3: The Ballast of Living Things
Sep 30 • 19 min
It’s a sink or swim world.Ballast doesn’t just help to stabilize objects on the surface of water; it comes in awfully handy underwater as well. In this episode we listen in on the vertical migrations of plainfin midshipmen, follow local adventure seeking…
2: The Ballast of Colonization
Sep 23 • 18 min
From introduced species to the slave trade, ballast has had a huge impact on our world.In this episode, host Elin Kelsey serves up a ballast-infused meal inspired by a ballast flora artist. Then she gets into the dark story of the slave trade, which was…
1: The Hidden History of Ballast
Sep 17 • 17 min
The surprising connections between British Columbia jade, the Bristol Blitz, and a Swedish sunken ship.Find show notes and a transcript at www.hakaimagazine.com/ballast-podcast.
Ballast Podcast - Trailer
Sep 11 • 2 min
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 ballast here at Hakai Magazine and we decided to delve in. A podcast on ballast? Sure, why not!