Swap this super special pandemic treat with your favorite podcast for a couple of hours. This event is usually live in Astoria and you have to choose which acts to attend. This year you can watch all artists from the comfort of your wherever.
We promise you will have such a deeper appreciation for your wild caught seafood once you listen to the prose of the brave men and women who head out to sea to fill your bellies.
We give all acts a huge virtual round of applause for their shares.
Here are the highlights, in our humble opinion. What is linked below is our interpretation of the topic, not the piece title. Click on the yellow to view the author name and listen to the title (if shared). Write your favorites into the comments below!
Folks who fished the Prince William Sound + Copper River (where your Alaska Fresh fish are wild caught!)
The ultimate fisherpoet of CDV - Steve Schoonmaker, AK fisherman of 39 yrs, fisherpoet of 13
Louis Beaudry who fished out of Cordova (CDV) singing about a famous local deckhand. If you've been to or worked in CDV, you know who this is or you've seen him on Main Street.
Paying attention – Holly Hughes
Cordovan (can't say former, b/c once you leave there, it never leaves your heart) on fisher moms - Erica Thompson Clark
The pandemic (COVID-19)
Yupik & Tlingit native shares her thoughts on pandemic life - Melanie Brown
Your boat's in quarantine/quarantine flag - Doug Rhoades
Observations on climate change
All that has changed – Josh Wisniewski
When our food is not made in the United States
The reality (and cost) of being a commercial fisherman Seasickness
Being a greenhorn in Alaska fishing – “Corva May”
The hard life of a fisherman
highliner/lives lost at sea – Kathy Stack
Characters of the industry
How to make fish stock – “The Prize Inside,” Toni Mirosevich
Author writing from the perspective of her boat, taking it up to Alaska for fishing
Telling it like it is to be a woman fisherman, make the men comfortable - Alana
Assigning meaning to the forgotten cannery workers from China, the Philippines or simply upriver - Katherine Ringsmuth
Luck and superstition with fishing - Henry Hughes
On sockeye salmon – Meezie Hermansen
The spirituality of fishing
The original religion: fishing. "Temple of the Trout" by xxx
on being a woman, compromise and failure, Maggie Bursch