THE BRINY is a podcast about our connections to the sea. Through marine biology, cultural history, personal stories, fish tales, or an amalgam of all these, THE BRINY explores the way the watery part of the Earth affects those of us who live on the dry parts.

Stories from the Ocean

The sea is the origin of life and stories: the white whale, the lost mariner, the sunken city. From shipwrecked fishermen to discoveries in marine biology, each episode of THE BRINY is a deep-dive into the stories that anchor us to the ocean.

Reviews from Apple Podcasts

“It will give you goosebumps. And you’ll be longing for a trip to the sea.”

“Beautiful storytelling from a seasoned reporter.”

“If my ship sinks in these whale-harboring waters, I’d be happy with my watery fate. Five stars!”


THE BRINY is by Matt Frassica, a radio producer based in Portland, Maine. Matt has produced stories and podcasts for Reveal, Studio 360, Freakonomics Radio, Here & Now, The Organist, and others.