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498 – Ian Urbina (Journalist/The Outlaw Ocean)

By October 19, 20212 Comments

Ian Urbina is an investigative reporter who writes for a variety of outlets, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. Urbina is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Outlaw Ocean, based on more than five years of reporting, much of it offshore, exploring lawlessness on the high seas. As a journalist, his investigations typically focus on human rights, worker safety and the environment, and he has received a Pulitzer Prize and a George Polk Award, and has been nominated for an Emmy. (Wikipedia)

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Intro music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Mother Moana,” by Joel Havea; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.


  • Hi Chris.
    Well that was a good one. I would have listened for 3 hours with you and Ian. Your Podcast rarely goes long. Why do you keep them compact? Hour.5 seems to be a trend now. Is longer forum more expensive?
    I look forward to your podcasts. I am a person with crushing responsibilities ( for me). I listen, and romanticize about a life on the road, with a cool van and my wife of 34 yrs, experiencing and living in the moment…..and my dogs too.
    Keep up the good work,

    • Thanks, Charles. Ian only had an hour, and we spent the first 15 minutes with technical nonsense, so we were limited. I agree. I’d have enjoyed talking with him a lot longer. There’s no expense, it’s just a question of time available and energy. Thanks for listening. Hope to see you, your wife, and the dogs out on the road one of these days.

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