Hakai Magazine Audio Edition
Introducing: The Ballast Podcast

Introducing: The Ballast Podcast

September 17, 2019

This week we bring you something slightly different: the first episode of Hakai Magazine's first podcast! Did you know ship ballast from the United Kingdom built Manhattan? Or some of it. This was one of the enticing tidbits that got us very interested in ballast and we decided to delve in. A podcast on ballast? Sure, why not!

If you like what you hear, subscribe to Ballast wherever you listen to podcasts. You can learn more about the Ballast podcast at hakaimagazine.com/ballast-podcast/.

The Tale of Dirty, Old, Leaky Zalinski

The Tale of Dirty, Old, Leaky Zalinski

September 10, 2019

by Larry Pynn • A Second World War-era shipwreck is a haunting reminder that you can never fully clean up an oil spill.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner (Rebroadcast)

The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner (Rebroadcast)

September 3, 2019

by Cheryl Katz • Hunting and eating puffins are Icelandic traditions. But for how much longer?

Originally published in January 2017, this story explores the declining seabird populations in Iceland and the effect on traditional Icelandic culture. The original story, along with photos, can be found onhttps://www.hakaimagazine.com.

Leviathans in the Harbor

Leviathans in the Harbor

August 27, 2019

by Brian Payton • More and bigger cruise ships are crowding coastal destinations. When is enough, enough? Who gets to decide?

The original story, along with photos, can be found onhttps://www.hakaimagazine.com.

The Last Trial of the Codfather (Rebroadcast)

The Last Trial of the Codfather (Rebroadcast)

August 20, 2019

by Brendan Borrell • Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law. But is there any other way to survive the gauntlet of restrictions on the New England fishing industry?

This examination of Rafael was originally published in January 2017. We learned yesterday, Aug 19, 2019, that the US federal government has settled its case against Rafael and he won’t be permitted to fish commercially in the US again. Read that news on the Washington Post.

The original story, along with photos, can be found onhttps://www.hakaimagazine.com.

The Rat Spill

The Rat Spill

August 13, 2019

by Sarah Gilman • A tiny Alaskan island faces a threat as deadly as an oil spill—rats.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Ticked Off on Martha’s Vineyard

Ticked Off on Martha’s Vineyard

August 6, 2019

by Stephen Strauss • Forget rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, you’re more likely to get Lyme disease on the island.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Swimming with Tuna

Swimming with Tuna

July 29, 2019

by Jessica Wynne Lockhart • A controversial plan for a tourist attraction sparks questions about South Australia’s celebrated tuna ranching industry.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Wasted

Wasted

July 23, 2019

by Sasha Chapman • Our global food system discards 46 million tonnes of fish each year. Why?

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

A Visit with the Glacier Squad

A Visit with the Glacier Squad

July 16, 2019

by Madeline Ostrander • For 35 years, a scientist and his team have been taking the pulse of 10 coastal glaciers. The diagnosis is in.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.