Euronews launches a new podcast series on the future of the oceans

30 June 2022

Euronews launches Ocean Calls at the UN Ocean Conference, held this week.

Ethologist and primatologist Jane Goodall, ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano, and Oceans 2050 co-founder Alexandra Cousteau all feature in this eight-episode series available from today.


Lyon, France – 30th June 2022 – Today Euronews is launching a new podcast series entitled Ocean Calls, dedicated to the future of the oceans.


The project, created in partnership with the European Commission’s DG Mare, features a podcast series of eight 30-minute episodes, hosted by Euronews science correspondent Jeremy Wilks.

The first episode is released today, Thursday 30th June, on and on all the main podcast platforms.


The launch of the first episode is timed to coincide with the UN Ocean Conference held this week in Lisbon, of which Euronews is a media partner. The following episodes will be released every two weeks from 15th September.


Do we still have time to save the ocean? Is it okay to eat fish if you love our planet? What happens if we mine the deep seafloor? What can be done about plastic pollution? These are some of the major issues, which will be discussed throughout the series.


In the first two episodes, guests include planetary boundaries’ scientist Professor Johan Rockström, environmental writer George Monbiot, Oceana’s fishing expert Vanya Vulperhorst, and the FAO’s fisheries and aquaculture director Manuel Barange.


The second part of each episode features passionate people from the worlds of science, cinema, and even space talking about their favourite marine species. Guests for this segment include ethologist and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, oceanographer Sylvia Earle, ocean campaigner Alexandra Cousteau and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano.


Jeremy Wilks, Ocean Calls host, said: “This podcast series is for anyone who wants to dig deeper into what is happening with our oceans and find out what can be done to save them.”


Euronews has always put the environment at the heart of its editorial output, conscious that it rates as one of the main concerns and interests of its audiences. Ocean Calls is a new addition to a long list of programmes on Euronews and dedicated to the planet, including the made-for-TV programmes Ocean, Climate Now, or Farm to Fork. Euronews also launched in 2021 Euronews Green, a digital platform entirely dedicated to green news and views.


Euronews is a leading international news channel and one of the best known and most trusted news brands operating across Europe. Worldwide, Euronews is broadcast in 160 countries and distributed in almost 400 million homes – including 67% of homes in the European Union + UK. Every month, Euronews reaches over 140 million people, both on TV and digital platforms, according to the Global Web Index (2020).