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New Nekton Podcast – Catch Our Drift

‘CATCH OUR DRIFT’ is a fortnightly podcast co-hosted by marine biologist Dr Helen Scales and submersible pilot and Nekton Mission Director, Oliver Steeds.

It is entertaining and inspiring bringing a wide range of listeners to all that is exciting, uplifting, dramatic and concerning in the ocean.  It provides news and views to engage and inform a wide audience of marine scientists, ocean experts and ocean novices during 2021, the Ocean Super-Year

Catch Our Drift provides an essential and critically needed source of knowledge, analysis and opinion on ocean topics and events – to both the ocean community but also a wider, more general audience. To do this we make the ocean more relevant, accessible and exciting. We engage both the very best in ocean policy makers, scientists and conservationists as well as informed ocean activists from outside the ocean space (actors, writers, musicians, athletes etc) to provide inspiration and interest to engage a wider audience base.

Science is communicated clearly and in a straightforward way.  Segments combine insights on the latest news and views, lighter, unusual ocean stories and interviews with ocean leaders and experts invited specifically to present inspiring solutions.  Finally, we have contributions from well-known ocean heroes who bring their own stories of hope, adventure and adversity.  Episodes end with a call to action so the listener can make a difference in their own day to day life.

The podcast is not a vehicle for campaigning or advocacy. It is science and evidenced-based,  journalistic in style, content and ethics. However, a key aspect of the content will be to highlight the work of campaigns being run by NGOs and where appropriate will help amplify their message. These will be both grass-roots and international in scope and combine the most pressing and relevant topics of the week or as they relate to specific events and policy decisions.


Each episode is loosely based around a theme. Themes include fashion, history, sport, health, music, sound, technology, space etc. These themes run, to a greater or lesser degree, throughout each of our segments and give cohesion to each episode.

Confirmed Contributors:

Actor Robert Sheehan from The Umbrella Academy and Misfits, F1 Champion Nico Rosberg, Artist Joan Jonas, Presenter and Naturalist Steve Backshall, Presenter Jason Fox, Astronaut and Aquanaut Kathy Sullivan (who is also part of Biden’s transition team), World freediving champion Alenka Artnik, Shark expert David Schiffman, Technical Diver and subject of Netflix documentary “The Last Breath” Chris Lemon, NYT journalist and author of “The Outlaw Ocean” Ian Urbina, F1 racing champion Nico Rosberg, and many more…

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