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Beyond Data

For the past decade Beyond Data Podcast host Ret Talbot has been a freelance journalist and science writer reporting on fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. He frequently uses the hashtag #datamatter because, well, they do. But what happens when the data simply don’t exist, are insufficient or unavailable? What happens when so-called alternative facts are considered just facts and people operate under the impression that the plural of anecdote is indeed data? How do we reach consensus when everyone espouses his or her own data—his or her own facts? In the Beyond Data Podcast, Talbot and his guests go where he's often been unwilling to go in his reporting--beyond data.

Mar 13, 2018

Chefs on Seafood, Changing Menus & Trust - A Special Report from Seafood Expo North America 2018

This is a special episode of Beyond Data reporting on the 2018 Seafood Expo North America. In this episode, we focus on chefs as change agents in the seafood industry. Forward-thinking chefs who are thought leaders in the...


Dec 1, 2017

Episode 2 - Meal Kits and Sustainable Seafood

Meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron and Sun Basket are uniquely positioned to radically change Americans’ relationship to seafood. These services remove many of the barriers to cooking fish at home by providing step-by-step directions and precisely...


Nov 28, 2017

The second episode of the Beyond Data Podcast airing later this month takes a deep dive into meal kit delivery services and how they are shaping the sustainable seafood space. 

The data show that eating more seafood is good for you, especially when cooked at home, but Americans often hesitate to buy it outside of a...


Oct 28, 2017

Follow-Up Friday for Episode 1 - Toadfish

Follow-Up Friday episodes follow the monthly deep dive episodes by about 10 days and provide an opportunity to address listener comments and questions. This week I'm joined by scientific illustrator Karen Talbot, as we discuss your comments and questions about the oyster...


Oct 1, 2017

The first episode of the Beyond Data Podcast airing later this month takes a deep dive into New York's oyster toadfish fishery. The data may be few, but the two-decades old cautionary tale told by those who experienced it is perhaps more relevant now than ever. 

Music by Andy G. Cohen 

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