Season 1

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…

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…

Jeff Carrier on writing shark text books, teaching at Albion College, and being a broadcaster for Albion College Football

Aug. 22, 2022

Dr. Jeff Carrier joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to tell them the reasons why he coauthored and edited three editions of "Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives"; why he chose to teach at a college in Mi…

What happened to the Seal Island great white sharks with Wildlife Photographer, Chris Fallows

Aug. 8, 2022

Wildlife photographer and shark advocate, Chris Fallows, talks to Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin about how he got into wildlife photography and captured the epic shark predation photos from Seal Island that made white shar…

Forrest Galante is exploring the shark world on network TV

July 25, 2022

Forrest Galante joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the first podcast of the second year of Beyond Jaws, where he tells them how he grew up exploring the bush of Zimbabwe; getting used to high school in Santa Barbara (…

26: Communicating the science via the Whole Tooth Podcast with Dr. Isla Hodgson

May 23, 2022

Dr. Isla Hodgson joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the final episode of our fourth season and our first full year of the Beyond Jaws podcast to talk about how she started working with the Save Our Seas Foundation to …

25: Fighting for shark science and conservation in New Zealand with Dr. Brit Finucci

May 16, 2022

Dr. Brit Finucci joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss how she got into shark science when she went to New Zealand to pursue her graduate work.  Brit discusses her work on sharks and her love for C…

24: Pursuing a shark sensory career with Dr. Steve Kajiura

May 9, 2022

Dr. Steve Kajiura joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew to discuss how he grew up in a small town in Ontario to work on shark sensory research at Florida Atlantic University.  Connect with Steve: Twitter: Website: Connect with…

23: Focused on a career of projects with a conservation application result with Jill Brroks

May 2, 2022

Jill Brooks joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss her career in shark science as well as why she is working on a Ph.D. on freshwater fish rather than sharks. She also discusses her "hobby Ph.D." on studying what …

22: The zombie lab with Dr. Kara Yopak

April 25, 2022

Dr. Kara Yopak joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss her journey in the shark science field and how she started studying the brains of sharks and now refers to her lab as the Zombie Lab.  Connect with Dr. Kara Yo…

21: Pursuing a sensory ecology of elasmobranch career with Dr. Christine Bedore

April 18, 2022

Dr. Christine Bedore joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the episode to discuss her career path from an undergraduate student at Michigan State to taking a break and becoming a veterinarian technician in Southern Calif…

20: Describing sharks, writing grants, and identifying species through egg case morphology with Dr. Will White

March 28, 2022

Dr. Will White joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to talk about his career in studying shark age and growth, identifying new species, the importance of writing grants, and how he is identifying species fro…

19: Persistence and passion in shark science with Dr. Kady Lyons

March 21, 2022

Dr. Kady Lyons joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss her career in shark science which landed her a research assistant position in shark science at the Georgia Aquarium.  Kady discusses her ups and…

18: A shark science career is not a straight path with Dr. Andrew Chin

March 14, 2022

Dr. Andrew Chin joins co-hosts Andrew Lewin and Dr. David Ebert on the podcast to talk about his career as a shark scientist, including the ups and downs that made him the great scientist he is today.  Connect with us: Beyon…

17: Building the MarAlliance with Dr. Rachel Graham

March 7, 2022

Dr. Rachel Graham joins Andrew Lewin and Dr. Davide Ebert on the podcast to tell them how she built her career in shark science and how she created the MarAlliance. Links to MarAlliance: Website: Twitter: Instagram: Conn…

16: The Jaws generation with Dr. Dean Grubbs

Feb. 28, 2022

Dr. Dean Grubs joins co-hosts Andrew Lewin and Dr. David Ebert on the podcast to discuss his career as a Shark Scientist.  Dean also discusses how he did his graduate work with an absolute legend in the field, Doc Gruber.  C…

15: Building a shark ecology program with Dr. Chris Lowe

Feb. 21, 2022

Dr. Chris Lowe discusses how he built his shark ecology program and how the program incorporates helping Southern California beaches adapt to the great white shark nursery habitat.  Chris' Twitter: Connect with AES: Twitter…

BONUS 2: Dr. Kelsey James - working with Dr. Lisa Natanson

Sept. 2, 2021

Dr. Kelsey James sits down with me to discuss her experience in doing her Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Natanson.  Kelsey describes the intensity at which Lisa approached her work and how she uses that intensity as…

7: Growing up exploring in Africa to being in charge of the shark attack files with Dr. Gavin Naylor

Aug. 25, 2021

Dr. Gavin Naylor joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss his career in shark science.  Gavin takes us through his childhood from growing up exploring Africa to becoming a shark scientist.  Connect wi…

6: Co-Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group with Sarah Fowler

Aug. 18, 2021

Sarah Fowler joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss how she got her start in Shark Science and how she co-chair IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group even though she wasn't a shark…

5: Studying Chimeras with Dr. Dominique Didier

Aug. 11, 2021

Dr. Dominique Didier joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss her career studying Chimeras. She decided to study these mysterious animals because nobody else had studied them previously.  Connect with AES: Twitter: …

4: From Shark Science to Integrated Marine Observing System with Dr. Michelle Heupel

Aug. 4, 2021

Dr. Michelle Heupel joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss how she flew across the world and back, then back again to pursue shark science, and now is the Director of the Integrated Marine Observing…

3: The Apex Predator Program with Dr. Liisa Natason

July 27, 2021

Dr. Lisa Natanson joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the episode to discuss her role in the Apex Predator Program and her research on the aging of sharks and how it changed the game on aging fish. Connect with AES: Tw…

2: Building a shark research program with Dr. Greg Skomal

July 17, 2021

Dr. Greg Skomal is known for building the shark science program for the State of Massachusetts as well as his work on shark week.  Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin interview Greg on his career. They discuss how the aquarium …

BONUS 1: Dr. Jen Bigman - Working with Dr. David Ebert

July 16, 2021

Dr. Jen Bigman sits down with me in this bonus episode to discuss her graduate career studying under Dr. David Ebert and how she was inspired by the way Dave discussed the life history of sharks so much that she wanted to pu…

1: Discovering Lost Sharks with Dr. David Ebert

July 15, 2021

In the first episode of Beyond Jaws, Dr. David Ebert (American Elasmobranch Society President) discusses his career path and his passion for describing the life history and naming of sharks that no one knows about.  Connect …