Can innovation, entrepreneurship and investment make the planet happier and healthier? Abigail Carroll thinks so. Known as Maine's Oyster Lady, Abigail sold her aquaculture and tourism business NONESUCH MAINE in 2021 and has since been advising and investing in high-growth start-ups in the US and Europe that seek to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems, all while turning a profit. Through conversations with founders, investors, and thought leaders, Abigail shares this thought-provoking and hope-promoting world with her audience. And always with a little humour.

Abigail Carroll

20 Episodes


Today, we are hopping over the Atlantic to speak with Louise Skajem and Aura Murillo, two young, UK-based women designers who are innovating in a marine area I never imagined... more

You may recognize today’s guest from episode 5. We’re here with Bernard Hidier, the French expat living in Maine who co-founded Finsulate the non-toxic antifouling solution that looks like velvet... more

09/12/2023 | 40 MINS

Can SafetyNet Save Our Fisheries?

We are going to kick off the fall season with a chat with Dan Watson, the UK-based founder and CEO of a fisheries startup called SafetyNet. I first met Dan... more

Fashion and smelly seaweed may seem like an odd pair but one company in North Carolina is spinning them together - quite literally! Our guest is Laura Hayes and she... more

Happy Planet Wednesday !We are travelling to South America this week !Our guest, Daniela Allerbon, is CEO of Aquit, a company specializing in natural proteins that can be used to... more

Happy Planet Wednesday !  Our guest today is Jeremy McKane, Founder of Ocean Currency Network whose mission is to create an ocean map with real-time ocean data. The goal is... more

Today we are going to dig into seafood with our guest Jennifer Bushman. She’s going to help us better understand how the bounty of the ocean fits into our diets... more

This podcast marks our 30th episode which seems like something to celebrate! So thank you for tuning in! If you like what we’re doing here, please spread the word.  We... more

Happy Planet Wednesday !  Many of you, especially those who love the Caribbean, are aware of what is now called the sargassum belt, a 5,000 mile long belt of floating... more

The fashion industry is at odds with the survival of our planet.  Ten percent of total global carbon emissions derive from the fashion industry, as much as the whole European... more

You may recall that in Episode 12 we spoke about hydrogen fuel cell stacks. It was a very popular episode so I wanted to dig into the theme a bit... more

As I think you know by now, I believe technology can solve most things - but sometimes the right tech just can’t come fast enough, and in the meantime, the... more

Our guest today is Benjamin Sorkin, Founder of Flux Marine, a Rhode Island-based company innovating electric outboard motors.I was invited to visit Ben’s shop back in January following a conference... more

Today we’re going to dive into the world of marine research.  Our guest is Deborah Bronk, President and CEO of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, a Maine-based marine research institute... more

A number of listeners have reached out with questions about how to get involved in angel investing.  So in this episode I speak to one of the most experienced and... more

When you think about GOOGLE, ocean innovation may be the last thing that comes to mind. But Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife Wendy have been great friends... more

This week’s podcast touches upon two themes that are close to my heart: my college town of New York City and oysters! Our guest today is Murray Fisher. He is... more

This week we’re going to address the planet’s plastic problem. These petroleum-based materials only became mass produced after WW2 but as we heard from our very first guest Bill Curtsinger,... more

I am really excited to introduce you all to Steven Fox, a founding Partner of Propeller VC, a new early stage venture fund that invests in and builds ocean-climate companies... more

There are a few things that separate winning startups from those that crash. Some of them are pretty obvious: Good leadership. A Good Market Fit. Sufficient Cash on hand to... more

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