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“Working with Dr Scarlett Smash  is such a joy—she brings so much great energy, excitement, and genuine caring to each one of her interviews”.

- Daniel M. Palacios, Ph.D. 


 I've met many who are longtime listeners of the pod; you've done a great job contributing to marine mammal scicomm, and it was great working with you.

- CNyeScienceGuy

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"Her well-prepared and insightful approach not only left me impressed every time, but she also provides a fun and comfortable confidence-inspiring experience during her interviews!


She always makes me sound better! Her intelligent and insightful remarks turn every chat into a fun and enlightening experience!”

- Dr. Eduardo Morteo



Eduardo Morteo


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Marine Mammal Science Podcast 

Marine Mammal Science is a podcast covering some of the latest scientific research on marine mammals – whales and dolphins, polar bears, seals and sea lions, manatees and dugongs, and sea otters. The podcast is produced by Speak Up For Blue Media on behalf of the Society for Marine Mammalogy and the journal Marine Mammal Science.


Producer & Host: Dr. Ashley Scarlett and Dr. Chris Parsons.

Editor: Dr. Ashley Scarlett 

Executive Producer: Society for Marine Mammalogy 

Marine Conservation Happy Hour


The Marine Conservation Happy Hour is a podcast that looks at the many different sides of Marine Science and Conservation in an informal setting - a during a pub Happy Hour, chatting casually over a few (or more) drinks. The show is co-hosted by Andrew Lewin, @Craken_McCraic, and @DrScarlettSmash. Everyone is a marine scientist who is passionate about the Ocean, marine mammals (whales, seals, dolphins, porpoises, polar bears and more), sharks and other fish, invertebrates (especially squid & octopuses because they are cool), and other marine biology things that live under the sea. Join us as we gossip about, for example, how shows like Game of Thrones are similar to Marine Conservation, the sex lives of sea creatures, hot marine science & conservation topics of the week and learn about the challenges of attaining a marine biology or conservation career.

Creators, Producers and Hosts : Dr. Ashley Scarlett and Dr. Chris Parsons.

Editor: Dr. Ashley Scarlett 

The Guide to Mindful Conservation:

Dancing in Pink Hiking Boots


This podcast is for professionals in the conservation practitioners or citizen scientists. Trying to save the environment and its species can be challenging, frustrating, stressful and depressing-how do we cope with this? Join Dr. Scarlett Smash, an environmental science/marine conservation scientist and yogi practitioner on a journey of self-care. It is important to becoming a mindful conservationist, connecting conservation and holistic healing to provoke and awaken a wholeness in one’s self which leads to sustainable happiness and efficiency.

Executive Producer: Absolutely Smashing Events & Consulting ,

The hosts are Dr. Ashley Scarlett and Dr. Chris Parsons.

Editor: Dr. Ashley Scarlett 

NOAA Ocean Podcast

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Producer and Editor of USGCRP Special Eps:

Episode 60 Equity and Justice in Coastal Planning

Episode 61Making Coastal Decisions

Episode 62 Perspectives on Coastal Decision Making


From corals to coastal science, connect with ocean experts to explore questions about the ocean environment.

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Sci on the Fly

Past Editor 2021

A production of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows, the Sci on the Fly podcast helps explain and illuminate the best stories shaping the world of science policy.

Executive Producer (podcast): Chris Parsons

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Speak Up for Blue

Contract Editor 2020-2022: Editing 6 different Podcasts for Speak up for Blue

A network of podcasts dedicated to communicating science with a focus on conservation. The first podcast, Speak Up For The Ocean Blue, serves to bring awareness of issues facing the Ocean; provides a platform for the people working to solve these issues; and, helps you to live for a better Ocean.

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