Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Subsea Concierge, Liz Taylor | Shorewords!

October 14, 2021

Welcoming two legends to the Network!

In the episode of Shorewords! Host Lesley Ewing talks with Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Subsea Concierge, Liz Taylor, about their years of ocean exploration and documenting the conditions of our oceans. The discussion ranges from Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans, to Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth’s Magnificent Ocean, to the upcoming Ocean: A Global Odyssey to their hopes and concerns for our ocean planet.

Show Transcription
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Lesley Ewing

Hello. I’m Lesley Ewing, host of Shorewords!. This podcast combines two of my favorite things – the ocean and books. I learned to swim before I could walk and looked forward each summer to my family’s vacation at Ocean City, Maryland. As a student I was interested in science and engineering and became an environmental engineer before learning that there was something called coastal engineering. Both my 1 st and 2 nd mid-life crises resulted in me going back to school – first for a Masters of Engineering at UC Berkeley and later for a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. The first crisis also moved me from DC to the SF Bay. The second crisis reminded me how much I liked to read. Getting a Ph.D. while working a 40+-hour/week job meant that my only reading was work reports, text books and technical articles. They were all important and interesting books, but as soon as school ended, I replaced my academic text books with broader literature and realized that the coast was often a character in the fiction and non-fiction that I read. I am still fascinated by every visit to the ocean and remain in awe of what others write about the coast.