Oceancast: A new podcast series exploring all things ocean

Date posted: 19 August 2020

We’re very excited to be launching a brand-new podcast, focusing on all things ocean, marine conservation and how we can work to save our seas – with the help of some very special guests.

The power of our voices through a platform like a podcast means we will engage with more people and give them a very educated message that will help them to understand the issue we face.

Fernando Montaño,
Ocean Ambassador

Our Oceancast series explores issues facing UK seas through conversations with experts and individuals passionate about the world beneath the waves. Bringing the ocean indoors, the first episode is hosted by our Ocean Ambassador and Royal Ballet Soloist, Fernando Montaño.

He said: “It was really wonderful for me to get to know some of the other Ocean Ambassadors but also the experts who work within the charity. I think the power of our voices through a platform like a podcast means we will engage with more people and give them a very educated message that will help them to understand the issue we face and how we can all be more proactive.”

Fernando has a strong connection to the plight of our seas, having grown up on the Pacific coast in Colombia. Seeing first-hand the worrying levels of pollution in the ocean, Fernando got involved with our conservation work, hosting a fundraising event for us last year called Dance for the Sea at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In episode one of Oceancast, Fernando chats with fellow Ocean Ambassadors TV presenters Simon Reeve and Miranda Krestovnikoff about their love of the sea, plus record-breaking Welsh hurdler Colin Jackson talks about his passion for diving. Fernando also catches up with West End violinist, Jonathan Hill, known for playing Il Mare - a violin made out of driftwood.

Each episode of Oceancast will offer advice and tips on how we can make changes in our daily lives that will help ease the pressures on the ocean. Whether through shopping habits, how clothes are washed, or the seafood choices that are made, everything we do can have an impact on the ocean.

Oceancast is now available on Anchor or your usual podcast provider.

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