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 we continue the multi-part RESCUE series with a conversation about consensus, a policy-making tool that has historically served to progre...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2023
  • Length: 04:51
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This week we continue the multi-part RESCUE series with a discussion about ocean policy and the myriad organizations and initiatives around the wor...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2023
  • Length: 05:17
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This week we continue the multi-part RESCUE series with observations about the climate future and our relationship to facts and truth, the spread o...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2023
  • Length: 05:20
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This week we continue the multi-part RESCUE series with a call for better communications of ocean science: translation, packaging, distribution and...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2023
  • Length: 05:21
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This week on World Ocean Radio, part one of a multi-part series entitled RESCUE, outlining a new plan for the ocean and a new perspective to enable...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2023
  • Length: 05:16
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This week on World Ocean Radio we lay the groundwork for a new and upcoming multi-part series--RESCUE--outlining a new plan for the ocean and a new...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2023
  • Length: 05:14
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Our annual gift to World Ocean Radio listeners. In this episode, host Peter Neill reads "At the Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop, a poem from 1955 t...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2022
  • Length: 04:40
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This week on World Ocean Radio we have a special seasonal reading of "Christmas at Sea", an evocative poem by Robert Louis Stevenson written in 188...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 04:02
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This week we're examining religious beliefs around the world and religious commitment to the ocean and to the protection of natural resources, and ...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
  • Length: 05:18
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In this episode we provide three examples of initiatives, proposals and financial solutions that could change the shape of our climate future, incl...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2022
  • Length: 05:11
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The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) closed recently in Egypt. Reactions to outcomes of the climate change conference have been mixed, and t...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2022
  • Length: 05:15
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing COP27, the annual Conference of the Parties, that took place this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. W...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 05:19
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This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reflects on a recent trip to Egypt, a dry desert land in the heart of Africa, the civilizations of ...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 05:15
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How do we govern the ocean? This week on World Ocean Radio we introduce a concept that advocates for a centralized Ministry for the Ocean, a voice ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 05:26
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing the harsh realities of 21st century storms in the face of climate change: hurricanes more powerful,...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2022
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing an Executive Order entitled "Change in Natural Asset Wealth" signed by US President Joe Biden on Ea...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2022
  • Length: 05:15
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World Ocean Radio is available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. Contact us: director@thew2o.net 2...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 05:32
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Caption: Nord Stream Pipelines, Credit: Source: WikiMedia Commons CC-By-SA 4.0: https://www.berria.eus/lizentzia commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nord_Stream_pipelines_on_map.svg
This week on World Ocean Radio we discuss the disruption and potential sabotage of the Nord Stream Line, the underwater natural gas pipelines in th...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: Suzhou, China, Credit: Zhang Kaiyv on Unsplash
This week on World Ocean Radio we're talking about the circulation of water worldwide, and the importance of canals and waterways to bring us toget...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2022
  • Length: 05:15
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're offering two extremely important ocean examples where the opposition of sovereignty and commonality collide. T...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 05:21