The Gulf Podcast
The Gulf is a podcast and oral history project that shares stories about people and nature along the Texas Gulf Coast. The podcast was created by Dr. Jen Brown, Joe B. Frantz Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and is sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.
Brown is an environmental historian whose research interests include the history of fisheries, conservation, animals, and natural resource policy. Her first book, Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West (University of Washington Press, 2015) received critical acclaim in the Wall Street Journal, the American Historical Review, and other academic and popular sources. She is currently writing a new book, The Fantastically Strange Cold War History of Dolphins, which examines how the Cold War and space age shaped the environmental movement. Dr. Brown is the co-director of the South Texas Stories, an ongoing oral history project and digital archive.
The Gulf was inspired by HRI's founder, Ed Harte, a journalist and newspaper editor whose love of nature and conservation drove him to endow the Institute as his lasting gift to the Gulf of Mexico. The podcast seeks to tell some of the untold history of the natural resources of the Coastal Bend and the people whose lives are intertwined with them.