The New England Aquarium's Podcast Playlist

How do sharks mate? What is the difference between land and sea turtles? Why are scientists studying whale hormones? All of these questions and more get answered in the New England Aquarium’s Podcast Playlist.

By New England Aquarium on Friday, September 24, 2021

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By Vanessa Kahn

We’ve compiled a list of podcasts to broaden your perspective around unique topics in science and conservation. The best part? Most of these podcasts include interviews with our incredible scientists and MCAF Fellows. Whether you’re looking for something to listen to in the car, on a walk, or before bed, we’ve got you covered with a number of programs that appeal to all different audiences and ages, covering an array of important and timely topics. Here are a few of our favorites:


Shark Tales

Shark mating behavior is rarely seen and nearly impossible to study directly. A recent podcast episode of “Shark Tales” examines this mysterious aspect of shark life with Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium’s Senior Scientist Dr. Nick Whitney as he discusses his role in a 30-year research study examining the mating habits of nurse sharks in the shallow waters off the Dry Tortugas.


Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

How are turtles doing these days and are they the same thing as tortoises? Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness turns to our turtle expert and Director of Animal Health, Dr. Charlie Innis, to discuss the difference between land and sea turtles, how turtles have sex, the illegal wildlife trade, and how conservation is the key to the survival of aquariums and zoos.


You’re the Expert

Elizabeth Burgess is a research scientist and chair of the Wildlife and Ocean Health Program at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium. She discusses whale hormones, how bridal veils play an important role in her research, and what rum is best suited for catching frogs. Featuring comedians Eugene Mirman, Obehi Janice, and Ken Reid.


Living Lab Radio

MCAF Fellow Anna Oposa is the co-founder, executive director and chief mermaid of Save Philippine Seas—a non-profit that aims to protect the Philippines’ coastal and marine resources. Tune in to hear about her mission to establish a shark shelter in the waters around the Philippines.


The playlist doesn’t stop here…

Check out the links below to listen to podcasts featuring our scientists and MCAF fellows:

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