Beyond Jaws

Beyond Jaws

Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin interview shark scientists and conservationists to find out the steps they took that lead them to study and work with sharks. Interviews include stories of field shenanigans; career choices and advice; and, the science of sharks that may or may not include great white sharks...mostly not.

Recent Episodes

The Manta Trust is working to protect manta rays and devil rays

Jan. 23, 2023

Guy Stevens joins Dr, David Ebert and Andrew Lewin for this episode to discuss how he founded the Manta Trust in the Maldives and why he grew it to an international organization with collaborators and partners doing great wo…

Shark research Beneath the Waves with Dr. Austin Gallagher

Jan. 9, 2023

Dr. Austin Gallagher joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss why he founded his organization Beneath the Waves and how he grew it to the great research and science communication organization it is today. Austin tel…

Sharks science fused with art with Ray Troll

Dec. 12, 2022

Ray Troll joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast today to discuss his career focusing his art (drawing, paintings, sculptures, etc.) on interesting-looking sharks. Ray Troll tells Dave and Andrew about why he …

Sharks to Hagfish: Studying a diverse array of vertebrate species with Dr. Willy Bemis

Nov. 28, 2022

Dr. Willy Bemis joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast today to discuss his career studying a variety of vertebrate species in the ocean from sharks to hagfish. He tells the podcast about his love for mentorin…

How the Sharks International conference was a success after a global pandemic with Ali Hood.

Nov. 14, 2022

Ali Hood joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss how Ali and her colleagues planned a major International shark conference during a global pandemic and made it a success as a hybrid model of the virt…

Sharks for Kids with Jillian Morris-Brake

Oct. 31, 2022

Jillian Morris-Brake joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss how she got her career start working with sharks through fieldwork and developing her skills as a SCUBA diver and underwater photographer/videographer. C…

Shark Illustrations with Mark Dando

Oct. 17, 2022

Mark Dando joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss how he developed a career in science illustration. Dave and Mark have collaborated on a number of shark life history projects and have a common pass…

From banker to CEO of the Shark Trust with Paul Cox

Oct. 3, 2022

Paul Cox joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss how he became the CEO of the Shark Trust. He also discusses how the Shark Trust is about to celebrate 20 years of the egg case hunt.  The Shark Trust is the official…

Prepare for shark science like Dr. Jenny Bigman

Sept. 19, 2022

Dr. Jenny Bigman joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss how she knew what she wanted to do in her career since she was a little girl. She wanted to study sharks! Jenny tells the cohosts that she wro…

Creating a massive online open course on Sharks with Dr. Josh Moyer

Sept. 5, 2022

Dr. Josh Moyer joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss why he and Dr. Will Beamish created a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Sharks and how it has served over 35,000 students since its inception…

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