episode 59 :: something fishy

Imagine an empty sea.

Hard to wrap your head around, isn’t it? The sea is vast. 70% of Earth is covered by water, and the thought of it being depleted of fish seems almost unrealistic.

In this episode, we’re going to learn that it is not only possible for the sea to be depleted of life; it’s down right probable. At the rate we’re currently fishing our waters, we can see the end of fish on our tables in our lifetime.

There are other options. And with the help of Martin Reed of “I Love Blue Sea” we’re about to learn what other options there are for us, and how we can push the weight to the other end of the scale by shifting to other “sustainable” seafood options.

Martin joins us to explain just exactly how dangerous our situation is, what other options are available to us, and how easy his web site ilovebluesea.com can make it for you to bring fresh, sustainable seafood to your table, and help save the circle of life in the ocean at the same time.

Listen to episode 59 now

In this episode:

• Best. Birthday. Ever.
The legend of Jim Brockmire
• Martin Reed of ilovebluesea.com joins the show
• Ludo Bites 4.0 recap
• Top Chef Masters 2 is kind of dull, sorry.
• Ann Willan speaking at Culinary Historians of Southern California
• The Cooking Channel starts soon. Let’s hope they play decent commercials.
• Cask Beer gets an upgrade with the help of molecular gastronomy

Music in this episode by Puddle of Mudd. Download their song from the iTunes Store, or from their web site puddleofmudd.com


  1. Definitely checking out I Love Blue Sea for oysters. We do not get them fresh here, and there are times when it would be nice to have them. Sounds like a great service for those of us in the midwest.

    I thought you might find this article interesting?

  2. I didn’t even know Top Chef Masters was running a second season. Sounds like I’m not missing anything.

    Phil, that broadcaster video is hilarious. Just found it online. I agree it would make a great movie.

  3. Finally found a few minutes to listen to this episode. So glad that you had a chance to talk to Martin. As you know I think what he’s doing is fantastic. I never know what fish is the ‘right’ fish to buy so I’m very happy to have a place to go to make it easier. I got some of his oysters and they were fantastic. And oh yeah, the travesty that is The Housewives of Orange County judging food – horrible. ‘Nuff said. The talent that is Hank Azariia – great piece. And cool music as always. Cheers!

    • Charles, thanks again for hooking me up with Martin. He has provided such insight into the undersea world of sustainable fish, and has changed the minds of so many of my listeners already. The emails, tweets, and messages on Facebook have been overwhelming. I surely hope that people see how much sense it makes to eat sustainable seafood. We’re not really missing out on much by chewing up our resources otherwise.

      Thanks again, Charles.

  4. Kudos to you for posting this awesome video. Buying seafood is rife with difficult decisions these days. Anything we can do to educate people more about what to eat and what to avoid is a noble action, indeed.

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