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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Our annual gift to fellow ocean lovers: a reading of "At the Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop, a poem from 1955 that distills Bishop's seaside medit...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2020
  • Length: 04:38
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, as we lean into the holiday season of giving and gratitude, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill asks us to consider the concept of recipr...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part eighteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss the concept of blue bonds and a new Na...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 05:29
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part seventeen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we ask a series of questions that challenge the ...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2020
  • Length: 05:13
Caption: Manhattan Beach Pier, New York, Credit: Nathan Dumlao
This week on World Ocean Radio: part sixteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we talk about the blue and the green economy in th...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2020
  • Length: 06:09
Caption: Spouting Horn blow hole at sunset. Courtesy: NOAA
This week on World Ocean Radio: part fifteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we look at the Federal Reserve in the USA through ...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2020
  • Length: 05:46
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part fourteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we assert that it's time to close our minds to pa...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2020
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: Baltic Sea sunset, Credit: Alexander Henke unsplash.com/@jonnydd
This week on World Ocean Radio: part thirteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we ask listeners to consider implementation of a ...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2020
  • Length: 05:02
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twelve of the multi-part BLUEprint series. As we embark on our collective quest for a sustainable future, we a...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2020
  • Length: 05:30
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part eleven of the multi-part BLUEprint series. As we launch headlong into a new phase in the series we'll begin to...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 04:15
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part ten of the multi-part BLUEprint series. We have entered a phase in the series where we will begin to present i...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2020
  • Length: 05:43
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part nine of the multi-part BLUEprint series. Myriad organizations, environmental groups and fervent individuals ar...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2020
  • Length: 05:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tzitsikamma, South Africa, Credit: Graeme McFerren on UnSplash @grimmeister
This week on World Ocean Radio: part eight of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we propose a new framework for establishment of an o...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2020
  • Length: 05:55
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part seven of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode "Inter-Generational Equity" we ask listeners to thin...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 05:32
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part six of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode–Climate Equity–we talk about the continued devolving U...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 05:16
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part five of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode–Equity Challenges–we discuss the lopsided outcomes bo...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2020
  • Length: 05:28
Caption: Mumbai, India , Credit: Srinivas JD  facebook.com/SJD08photography
This week on World Ocean Radio: part four of a multi-part series entitled "BLUEprint: How the Ocean Will Save Civilization". In this episode--Ecolo...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 05:30
Caption: From the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy Blue Paper: "Towards Ocean Equity"
This week on World Ocean Radio: part three of a multi-part series entitled "BLUEprint: How the Ocean Will Save Civilization". In this episode, WHAT...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 04:51
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part two of a multi-part series entitled "BLUEprint: How the Ocean Will Save Civilization." In this episode, QUEST ...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 04:55
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part one of a new multi-part series entitled "BLUEprint: How the Ocean Will Save Civilization". In this episode, Se...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2020
  • Length: 05:06