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Gadling Podcast: Intv. Fabien Cousteau
It's time for a very special, all new interview podcast from Gadling. Like our interview a while back with Shadow Divers' John Chatterton, this one ties in very nicely with sister blog Divester, as it is largely about scuba diving and exploration.
So for this new podcast, we sought out and interviewed someone whose name will unquestionably sound familiar. Fabien Cousteau is the grandson of uber-famous, French-accented ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, whose TV program The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau was a viewing staple at my home and was one reason I (and many others I'm sure) learned to dive.
Anyway, Fabien is also a big-time explorer and, as you might have read right here recently, has pioneered a new type of submarine that is shaped like, and swims like, a Great White shark. Nicknamed "Troy", the shark sub is designed to allow Cousteau, who rides inside, to film Great Whites in their natural habitat with as little external / foreign stimulus as possible. You'll hear why this is important in the interview.
So we hope you like it. Cousteau is an immensely charismatic, terrifically bright guy, and I think you'll find the story of the shark sub very cool.
00:50 Intro and babble
05:40 Start of Interview
05:50 Growing up Cousteau
08:10 Human Environmental Impact
09:00 Previous Work
09:22 Filming Orcas
10:00 Growing up with Sharks
13:06 Mind of a Demon Show
14:25 Eliminate External Stimulus
14:50 Shark Sub Idea
17:35 Go Beyond Cage