What happens when a toaster salesman watches a movie on a plane heading to a work conference? Obviously, he decides to swim the English Channel. Even though Adam Walker grew up swimming 50-meter back strokes regularly, it was a far cry from the experience needed to swim the 34Km (22 mile) distance in near hyperthermic open waters. But why stop there when you can swim the Ocean’s 7…the seven toughest channels the ocean has to offer. We discuss the mindset it takes when medically advised to give up swimming, develop a new stroke technique so you can continue, and do so at a record pace in the water. When we talk about what makes people like us and being unique than the “average person,” the conclusion may surprise you.
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Mission 31 Aquarius, the last remaining underwater laboratory at a depth of 63 feet, 9 miles off the coast of Florida. Fabien Cousteau leads a team of aquanauts who are studying the ocean, its marine life and the relationship with the future of our civilization. We discuss the possibility and difficulties of living underwater indefinitely, the effect our lives have on the ocean and the consequences for the entire ecosystem. A cautionary tale, Cousteau lets us know it is not too late to move in the right direction.