The Briny

Series produced by Matt Frassica

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A podcast about the ways human life and marine life intersect.

The sea is the origin of life and of stories. The white whale. The lost mariner. The sunken city. The Briny is a podcast about the ocean. Through marine biology, cultural history, personal stories, fish tales, or an amalgam of all these, The Briny explores the way the watery part of the Earth affects those of us who live on the dry parts. Each episode is a sound-rich deep dive into the stories that anchor us to the sea.


5 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Tim Rider and crew aboard the Finlander I, Credit: Tim Rider
Why regulations designed to protect the ocean are making it harder to fish sustainably.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 12:46
Caption: Howard Blackburn, Credit: Cape Ann Museum
Howard Blackburn should have been a statistic. Instead, he became a hero.

Bought by WMPG, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 03, 2017
  • Length: 13:20
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jeff and Deb Sandler, Credit: Jeff and Deb Sandler
Jeff and Deb couldn't stand each other when they first met. Four decades later, they've traveled the world teaching kids about marine biology. Alon...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 18:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A dead humpback whale , Credit: NOAA
Whales are coming back to their old feeding grounds - the busiest shipping channel on the East Coast.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 08:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Beached Whale" by Jacob Matham (1589), Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Whales are coming back to their old feeding grounds - the busiest shipping channel on the East Coast.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 17:47
  • Purchases: 1