Why we’re podcasting …

If you’re wondering why two totally unqualified surf rats who probably speak too slowly and make too many verbal nods of affirmation in conversation would want to make a podcast, then check out Episode 1 of The Waterpeople Podcast.

We talk about our motivations for putting in so many computer hours editing, researching, writing….when we could have been surfing. It’s for good reason. And we hope you’ll join us for this experiment in aquatic storytelling that spans genders and generations, crosses watery disciplines and nationalities, to share about the intricacies of living a life largely dedicated to being in, around and under water.

Thanks for your time,

Lauren & Dave


5 Thoughts

  1. Hi Lauren and Dave,

    First of all brilliant work here – I love listening to your interviews … got to be one of the best podcasts around so thank you. I found you through lovely Shannon Sol Carroll here on the Sunny Coast. I am also an ocean loving water baby from way back!

    I am prompted to comment after listening yesterday to your interview with Albe Falzon. What blew me away was the silence you left after he talked about the death of his son. I kept listening and commenting out loud to myself “Yes, yes, yes”. Holding the space like that is a true art and takes more courage that most people can muster … that sitting in silence with another person’s pain. I know this as a practicing therapist myself and how essential, valuable and honouring this is.

    Another thing I particularly love about your podcast is the calm slow pace of your voices. I am not sure if you know this but there is a whole lot of information out there on voice pace and tone and its’ impact on our nervous system (its called ‘prosody’ & ‘co-regulation’). You guys totally nail this!! As I listen to you both I feel calmer, soothed and closer to the rhythm of nature. It gives me a whole body present experience – much like surfing does.

    Keep up the great stuff you are doing (slowly)…. I have a lot of love for it – so thanks.

    P.S. Covid isolation got me back to swimming in the ocean daily for my exercise and I reconnected to a whole spiritual realm of connection to something greater than me…. being held, supported, rocked and gave me all the hugs I was not getting. Super special!!

    Much love

    1. Thanks so much, Adam ! We have Watershed Chats coming at ‘ya every other week until July 7th, then we’ll alternate episodes every week with the longer form Waterpeople episodes 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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