The story of how my dad almost got attacked by a shark.

When my dad was in his younger years he was playing volleyball in South Florida. Because he had been playing for hours he had bloody feet from the sand. In this interview he shares with me how the current of...

Amanda Huff and great aunt Marry Ellen talk about becoming a nun and the struggles with cancer.

In the interview, Marry Ellen discusses becoming a nun coming out of school. The challenges of having rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 23, and then having a child. As well as having a husband who faced cancer and lost...

Sumiko Hatakeyama

Peace Boat staff Sumiko Hatakeyama shares the story of how meeting nuclear bomb survivors at the age of 19 started her peacebuilding journey. She also provides advice for aspiring peace builders, and encourages everyone to meet people in person and...

The Power of Water for Children

First memories of water as a child and the story of a water birth

Delphine Foo-Matkin and Gary Silberstein

Gary Silberstein (78) talks to his friend Delphine Foo-Matkin (43) and recalls surviving a near-death experience when a surfing trip with a friend went awry.

"…they were relatively long shifts. But work-life balance is still important…and so we had a couple of fun activities that we would do."

Nannofossil paleontologist Claire Routledge highlights the need for a work-life balance while working 12-hours shifts, 7 days a week, for two months. After sailing on the South Atlantic Transect (Expedition 390), Claire shares her work responsibilities with nannofossils (along with...

"I thought I might speak about – it's a little bit sad – but the day we heard that the ship business is no more after 2024"

Aidan Leetz joined JOIDES Resolution as a thin section technician for Expedition 390 in 2022. In this conversation, he shares his journey to joining the JR, his reaction to the news of the end of JR operations, and why he's...

Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby

Spouses Bo Bartlett (65) and Betsy Eby (54) sit down for a conversation about how their respective childhood homes have influenced who they are today, the inspiration behind each of their artistic styles, and the role that the Bo Bartlett...

"It's not just about the ocean, it's about the intersection of the ocean with other earth systems." an interview with Paula Bontempi

After being drawn to the oceans at an early age, Paula continues to examine many factors that influence changes in the oceans. As a program manager for NASA, she enjoys the opportunity to work with dedicated researchers and learn how...

Lori Butterworth and Brittany Maldonado-Gosline

Friends and colleagues, Lori Butterworth [no age given] and Brittany Maldonado-Gosline [no age given], discuss Brittany's younger brother, Corbin Maldonado, their work at Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services, and how to show up for someone who is grieving.

Juan Ortiz and Tania Loenneker

Juan F. Ortiz (58) talks with his wife, Tania Loenneker (48) about making the move from Puerto Rico to NYC as a teenager, his family in Puerto Rico, the difficulties he faced in NYC, and achieving his dream to become...

The Top 5 Best Bits from the South Atlantic

Andrew McIntyre and Laura Guertin both sailed on JOIDES Resolution for the first time during Expedition 390 (South Atlantic Transect I). Four months after they departed the JR, they reconnected to discuss and compare the events and moments that made...

My Interview with Joshua Slocum

He grew up surrounded by the ocean being the oldest of three. Joshua Slocum enjoys Christmas and the summer. He remembers playing baseball and being called “Squashua” and “JJ”. His favorite childhood vacation was going to Disney World with his...

Rhoda Garcia and Candyce Bennett

Rhoda Justice Garcia (72) talks with her friend Candyce Bennett (68) about childhood memories of growing up during the time of the NASA space program, living at Cocoa Beach, near Patrick's Airforce Base, and Satelite Beach.

Robert Wallace and Lindsay Smythe

Robert (Rob) Wallace (45) talks with his girlfriend, Lindsay Smythe (30) about his life expereinces living in Italy and California, his service in Kuwait and Somalia, and working as a police officer in Yuma.

"I have reservoirs of fear"

Maryalice Yakutchik was the Onboard Outreach Officer for JOIDES Resolution Expedition 392 (Agulhas Plateau Cretaceous Climate). During this conversation, she shares the fears she faced from the application process to her time on the ship. Quote from Maryalice: "All those...

The journey begins in hotel quarantine

Maya Pincus and Laura Guertin both served as Onboard Outreach Officers on JOIDES Resolution in 2022. With navigating the waters of COVID-19 still a challenge, Maya and Laura share their hotel quarantine stories before sailing out of Cape Town, South...

"How to solve a problem that has never been dealt with before." interview Marcia McNutt and Margaret Leinen

Marcia and Margaret discuss what it was like during their early careers being out to sea on research cruises and the challenges faced being the only women on the ship. The two also discuss their work during the Deep Water...

Brian Brubaker and Helen Corrigan

Brian Brubaker (52) talks to his grandmother Helen Corrigan (98) about their family's legacy of military service. Together, they remember Brian's grandfather and reflect on their relationship with each other.

Mickey Weiss – Founder of Project Oceanology talks about its 50th Anniversary

Mickey Weiss is now in his 80's and 50 years ago founded Project Oceanology in Connecticut to help stimulate students and adults about citizen science and the natural world around them, specifically the oceans. In this interview Mickey talks about...