National Geographic Live!, October 5 — Juliet Eilperin: Demon Fish
Washington Post environmental reporter Juliet Eilperin delves into how humans have viewed sharks throughout history to explain why they are among the planet’s most awe-inspiring creatures.
KPCC’s The Madeline Brand Show, March 21 –How Studying Sharks Led to High-Tech Inventions
With their powerful jaws and jagged teeth, sharks seem perfectly designed to kill. But new research has found that there is a lot more to sharks than meets the eye. By studying their physiology, scientists are developing ways to make faster ships, better batteries and even improved moisturizers. The process of studying nature for new ideas in engineering is called “biomimicry.”
Radio New Zealand’s This Way Up with Simon Morton, March 17 — Demon Fish
Why would someone spend more than $60,000 for a fin of a basking shark? Asia’s appetite for shark fin soup sees millions of sharks killed every year, we speak to Juliet Eilperin author of ‘Demon Fish, travels through the hidden world of sharks’
WAMU’s Animal House –A Tale of Two Fish
A new study suggests that the popularity of some fish species, brought on by movies such as “Finding Nemo,” might lead to their extinction. Juliet Eilperin, reporter for The Washington Post and author of Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks speaks to Sam Litzinger about the possibility.
National Geographic Weekend, November 5 — Demon Fish
Should humans fear sharks or should sharks fear us? Shark attacks on humans are up this year. But shark populations are being decimated at a frightening pace, killed in large part simply for their fins. In her new book “Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks,” Juliet Eilperin explores our complex relationship with the ocean’s top predator.
KUTC Around and About Chattanooga, November 11 — Author of Demon Fish to speak at the Tennessee Aquarium
Juliet Eilperin is an environmental reporter with the Washington Post and author of Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks. Her book takes a look at the history of mankind’s interaction with these deep sea predators from the honored status of gods to the modern image of a feared predator. Sharks have been hunted to near extinction for sport, food, or out of an unrealistic fear of a cold blooded killer. Through Demon Fish, Eilperin takes the reader along with her as she travels the globe and looks at the world of the misunderstood shark.
KGNU How on Earth, September 13 — Plight of Sharks
Sharks have a special place in the human psyche. Perhaps it is a combination of the mystery of the depths of the ocean and natural fear and awe of powerful beasts that can kill humans with a single bite. But these predators also are key players in the ocean’s ecosystem. The science and legends of sharks are the subject of a new book called “Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks” by Juliet Eilperin, the environmental science and policy reporter for The Washington Post. How On Earth’s Joel Parker talks with Juliet about her book.
KUOW Weekday, July 25 – Demon Fish: Exploring The Human Relationship with Sharks
What is it about a shark that is so compelling and so fearsome? Some people admire sharks. Others can’t even swim in a pool because of they’re so afraid. Juliet Eilperin’s new book, “Demon Fish,” explores the human relationship with sharks. She thinks the most terrifying thing about sharks is that they abandon their young. What do you think?
KPBS Midday Edition, July 27: Sharks: Respecting the Ocean’s Top Predators
This year, Birch Aquarium is taking advantage of our summer-time obsession with sharks. Birch is hosting a number of shark-related events this month, but with a big difference from most summer sharkfests. The emphasis is on learning about and respecting these top predators, rather than being scared-silly by them.
The Diane Rehm Show, June 15th – Demon Fish
Long before humans first appeared on earth, sharks were swimming the seas. They predate dinosaurs by about 200 million years and were revered by ancient human societies as gods. Over time, sharks became a commodity for people to consume. In movies and books such as “Jaws,” they have been demonized as killers. Washington Post environmental reporter Juliet Eilpern traveled the globe investigating the ways different individuals and cultures have related to one of the ocean’s most mysterious creatures. She explains why people now pose the primary threat to sharks, rather than the other way around.
The Leonard Lopate Show, June 20th – Interview with Guest Host John Hodgman
Juliet Eilperin, environmental reporter for The Washington Post, looks at the ways different people and cultures relate to sharks, the ocean’s top predator. She reminds us why sharks remain among nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Demon Fish: Travels through the Hidden World of Sharks takes us from Belize to South Africa to show us how sharks live and why they are at risk of extinction.
NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, June 18th – Sympathy for The “Demon Fish”
Since Jaws, the combination of summertime and sharks has conjured images of killer fish stalking beaches as puffy-legged vacationers frolic in shallow waters, never suspecting that the animal which has been called the definitive predator has seen them, smelled them and now craves them.
Judging Juliet Eilperin’s brand new book — out just in time for beach weather — by its title, you might be brace yourself for tales of man-eaters and blood in the water. But the author of Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks says that in reality, it’s the sharks that should be afraid of human predators.
WGBH The Emily Rooney Show, August 4th – Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks
From 1,000 years ago, all the way to today – we’ll get a crash course on sharks. From the deeply misunderstood sea creature’s nature and its slow-moving reproductive habits to its very future. Washington Post science reporter and author of the new book Demon Fish: Travels Through The Hidden World Of Sharks, Juliet Eilperin, joins us.
Earth Sky, July 26 – Juliet Eilperin on the Hidden World of Sharks
The author of Demon Fish talked to EarthSky about what scientists are learning about sharks.
The Art of the Tangent, July 13 – Online Interview
Gerald talks with Juliet Eilperin about her book “Demon Fish : Travels Through The Hidden World Of Sharks.”
StarStyle: Be the Star You Are, July 22 – Demon Fish
Juliet Eilperin investigates the fascinating ways that individuals and cultures relate to the ocean’s top predator-the shark. With a reporter’s instinct for a good story and a scientist’s curiosity, her book, Demon Fish offers an up-close, eye opening adventure spanning the globe about these mysterious creatures.
Faith Middleton Show, June 30 – Demon Fish
Faith Middleton dives into the subject of sharks.
CBS News: Author Talk, June 21 – Juliet Eilperin’s “Demon Fish”
Jeff Glor talks to Washington Post environmental reporter and author, Juliet Eilperin, about her book, “Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks”
CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, June 18th – Demon Fish
People have been obsessed with sharks for hundreds of years. It’s an obsession driven mostly by fear and misunderstanding. The very word ‘shark’ has a negative connotation in many languages. Movies like ‘Jaws’ have perpetuated the myth that this 400-million-year-old fish actively seeks humans to eat, when in reality, there are a mere handful of such attacks per year. Being the ocean’s top predator has also fueled a lucrative trophy fishing industry. This, together with the now controversial use of sharks in shark fin soup, may eventually lead to their extinction. Juliet Eilperin is the national environmental reporter for the Washington Post. Her new book, Demon Fish, Travels Through The Hidden World of Sharks, explores all of these facets of their lives and explains why these awe-inspiring creatures are important and worthy of our protection.
To the Point on KCRW, June 24: Humankind and the Oceans
Much of human life depends on the oceans, and there’s bad news about how the seas are affected, in turn, by human behavior. But there’s good news, too, about the wonders that remain and how they can be preserved. We hear about both.
Radio Times, June 17th – Demon Fish: Our Fear and Fascination with Sharks
As people flock to the beach to sun, swim and surf this summer, we thought we’d take a look at one of the ocean’s most ancient and mysterious creatures – the shark. Ever since Jaws, few of us can step into the ocean without, for a moment, thinking about sharks. But while we may fear the ocean’s top predator, sharks have far more cause to fear us. Shark species all over the world are in decline from overfishing and warming oceans. In China, the hunger for shark fin soup is responsible for the slaughter of millions of sharks every year, killed for their fins alone. Washington Post environmental reporter JULIET EILPERIN traveled the globe to understand our fear and fascination with sharks. From cage diving with great whites and swimming with the gentle giant whale shark, Eilperin chronicles her adventures and the science of sharks in her book, Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks.