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Episode 98 - Valentine Thomas || From ‘Underwater Hunter’ to Land Hunter

Blood Origins

Lawyer and avid spear fisherman Valentine Thomas discusses what sustainability means to her and how that drove her evolution first to spear fishing, and later to hunting on land in a hard-hitting discussion with host Robbie.Podcast is brought to you by:Carbon Unwind: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1512187506Dog And Gun Coffee: www.dogandguncoffee.comDuck Dens: www.theduckdens.com Pladra: www.pladra.comCivilware: www.civilware.comDew Rosas: https://dewrosas.com/ Wren & Ivy: https://www.wrenandivy.com/ Splitting Image Taxidermy: https://www.splittingimagetaxidermy.co.za/ See more from Blood Origins: https://bit.ly/BloodOrigins_SubscribeMusic: Migration by Ian Post (Winter Solstice), licensed through artlist.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


12 Aug 2021

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From attorney to water woman with Valentine Thomas

The UNcivilized Podcast with Traver Boehm

There is nothing better than feeling free, even if it means taking one of the most important transitions of our lives to achieve it. Today's guest, Valentine Thomas, is an example of freedom — she is a woman who decided to abandon a stable career in the world of law to immerse herself in the depths of the ocean and live daily from the wonders it offers. Valentine will join us in today's episode to share with us one of the most powerful messages you will ever hear in your life: Chase life, don't be afraid because freedom is so worth it. ABOUT VALENTINE THOMAS Born in Montreal, Valentine was trained as a lawyer in Canada and worked in finance in London for six years before leaving behind everything to pursue her passions. She quit her job and gave up the urban lifestyle to fiercely advocate for sustainable seafood systems while encouraging people to reconsider their relationship with nature, as well as their self-confidence, health, and wellness. Currently, Valentine is a world-class spear-fisher, freediving instructor, published author, thought leader, educator, and influencer with a global platform and reach. CONNECT WITH VALENTINE Website: https://valentinethomas.net Instagram: @valentinethomas WHAT YOU WILL HEAR: [2:46] From the corporate world to the ocean. [6:38] Overcoming anxiety. [9:08] A life trying to fit in. [17:52] Valentine's face fallings. [19:56] Sustainable fishing and ocean care. [21:49] The ocean lifestyle. [23:04] Valentine's breath journey. [25:48] The hunter archetype. [29:09] Returning to the primitive roots of the human being. [35:54] Health and food. [43:37] What's next for Valentine. If you look at the civilized world and think, "no, thank you," then you should subscribe to our podcast so you don't miss a single episode! Also, join the uncivilized community, and connect with me on my website, Facebook, or Instagram so you can join in on our live recordings, ask questions to guests, and more.


12 Jul 2021

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From Courtroom to Bikini Spearfishing with Valentine Thomas

Complete Human

What do you call a thousand lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? If you remember the old joke, you know that answer is "A Good Start." Does the world need fewer lawyers? Complete Human's latest guest seems to think so. Which is why she gave up a career in law to pursue, of all things, spending time on the bottom of the ocean spearfishing. Valentine Thomas is lawyer turned free diver and spearfishing expert and on this episode of Complete Human, she shares with Janna and Evan her inspirational journey. She shares her conservation efforts, the challenges we face in protecting our oceans, what it's like to dive to 170 feet to catch dinner and cook it yourself. And if that's not enough, we learn about fish milk. You have to listen to understand that. FREE E-BOOK: The 4 Pillars of Epigenetic Change HEREFollow Complete Human on Instagram & FacebookTo connect with Janna Breslin click HERETo connect with Evan DeMarco click HERERead more on the Complete Human website


14 Jun 2021

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Valentine Thomas L’aventurière des mers

Elles brillent

Valentine Thomas a changé de vie ! Après un emploi en droit à Londres, une vie de luxe, des voyages à Ibiza et Mykonos, elle a tout quitté pour pêcher au harpon ! Plus jeune, Valentine était loin d’être une aventurière: anxiété, agoraphobie, peur de l’eau, elle a surmonté ses peurs et vit maintenant de ses passions. Activiste et engagée, elle s’engage avec la WWF pour promouvoir la pêche durable. Une femme à découvrir !


18 May 2021

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7. Valentine Thomas: Spearfisher. Freediver. Activist.

Live Life in Motion

Born in Montreal, Valentine Thomas was trained as a lawyer in Canada and worked in finance in London for six years before leaving it all behind to pursue her passions. She quit her job and gave up the urban lifestyle to fiercely advocate for sustainable seafood systems while encouraging people to reconsider their relationship with nature, as well as their own self-confidence, health and wellness. Currently, Valentine is a world-class spear-fisher, freediving instructor, published author, thought leader, educator and influencer with a global platform and reach. Two Times TEDx Speaker, Forbes Magazine Change-Maker, Quebec Government Consultant on Fisheries, Speaker for Ocean Wise, Ambassador for Marine Stewardship Council, Ambassador for Eco-Tourism of the Philippines, Board Member of Trust Your Work Foundation and Marine Education Initiative, Author of Seafood Sustainability Cookbook, TV Host. Website: https://valentinethomas.net/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valentinethomas/?hl=en


13 Jan 2021

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Episode 09 - From Law to Spearfishing with Valentine Thomas

The Lady Barrister Podcast

Topic: From Law to SpearfishingGuest: Valentine Thomas (https://www.instagram.com/valentinethomas/?hl=en)was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and is best known as an Instagram Star with over 223K followers and a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast. Her underwater photography is incredible as she documents her career as a spearfisher woman, a professional traveller, TEDx presenter, accomplished chef and advocate of sustainable eating.


21 Oct 2020

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New Cal Life -- Episode 5 : Valentine Thomas

New Cal Life

Valentine Thomas.  Québécoise. Avocate à Londres, elle abandonne tout et devient une « Professional Spearfisher Woman » qui parcourt le monde pour vivre sa passion.  De sa première chasse avec Rob Allen en Afrique du Sud, à l’un de ses derniers exploits à Baja au Mexique où elle pique un marlin de 200 kgs, elle nous raconte son histoire.  Ayant pêchée sur tous les continents, Valentine partage avec nous pourquoi la Nouvelle Calédonie est si spéciale pour elle.

1hr 24mins

15 Jun 2020

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Valentine Thomas: Spearfishing, Sustainable Eating, & Sharks Season 1 Episode 2 Salty Journals Podcast

Salty Journals

Join us on Episode 2 of the Salty Journals podcast where we chat with Valentine Thomas. Valentine Thomas traded in her business suit for a wet suit. As a former finance lawyer in London, she felt constricted. Through luck or chance she ended up on a diving adventure in Egypt changed her life. By 2010, she was hooked, diving down the South Atlantic with whale sharks, lobsters, and African pompanos. Today she is a well-known spearfisher and an Instagram star with over 200,000 followers. She’s given several TED talks and has been featured in Forbes. She has also of course been interviewed on the Joe Rogan Podcast. If you find her on Instagram, and you’ll usually see her posing with the catch of the day. “I eat everything I catch,” she says. Aside from that, Thomas pushes a message of conservation and what goes into putting food on the table. “Spearfishing allows me to feel one with nature. It shows me how to respect nature,” and adds, “When you are in the ocean with sharks, and you can easily be a part of their food chain, it makes you respect the hunt.”In 2013, Thomas received recognition for breaking the world record after catching an enormous Atlantic Horse-eye Jack while diving off Ascension Islands. Join us on the show to get an introduction to Valentine and learn a little more about here experience, interacting with sharks, and her current projects. You can learn more about Valentine here:  Joe Rogan Podcast Interview JOHN NILAND and the cookbook THE WHOLE FISH Valentine Thomas on Instagram @valentinethomas Valentines Cooking on Instagram @valentinescooking Agua Negra Spearfishing Documentary Sink Phase Spearfishing | The Blackout Video Story--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/saltyjournals/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/saltyjournals/support


10 May 2020

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NSP:124 Valentine Thomas Making a Living Spearfishing

Noob Spearo Podcast | Spearfishing Tips, Stories and Interviews

Interview with Valentine Thomas | Part 2 Second Interview with Valentine Thomas! This episode we cover off what's happened to her in the last 5 years including guesting on the Joe Rogan Experience, attending international fishing symposiums, moving to Florida, shooting a huge Marlin and her very own cookbook - you know pretty much just your average person's last 5 year story:) Listen in! Links Mentioned 06:00 How her perspective and life has changed since our last podcast What has changed? Events, discoveries along the way International Symposium of Fisheries Sustainability, organized by the FAO of the United Nations in Rome. New life in Florida | French Fish and Seafood Cookbook How has that been reflected in her life, choices, and habits Confronting attitudes and dealing with BS Freediving and spearfishing progress. Marlin in Cabo, Baja Fish handling | reducing fresh water to clean the fish before bagging or vacuum packing 19:00 Her work in fighting against certain commercial practices RECENT INSTA POST: Markets and fishing | making better choices and influencing others. Perceived value Seafood labeling and carbon monoxide WASTE: Valentine POST on INSTA: Fisheries are discarding and wasting around 10 BILLIONS pounds every year (conservative estimate!). Why is that? 1- To comply with regulations. If they fish over their quotas or if they accidentally caught species they aren’t supposed to (by-catch) 2- The market value of the fish caught is too low This is why varying our diet and why the variety of species we consume is so important. We create the demand, consequently the market Nefarious practices | impinging on National waters, people smuggling Inequality of fishing laws, fishing law enforcement and some countries inability to police their own waters Traceability and Seafood Labeling | Ecolabels Lionfish - Invasive Problem | Creating consumer demand, incentivizing restaurants and changing public perceptions Also countries with very well managed fisheries now importing a huge percentage of their national seafood intake from poorer countries with less well managed fisheries Aquaculture. Seems to be an amazing idea with lots of problems. Enclosed waterway nets of species like Yellowtail Kingfish cause damage with the volume of fecal matter and also seem to attract disease whereas open ocean fish farming seems to mean large nets can be broken off in storms and become ghost nets and lose their capital investment in the equipment. Reduced Transport Footprints | why do people in Australia demand fish from 1000’s of km away when they have amazing fish on their doorstep. Very short shelf life Different forms of fishing and how they impact the environment. Harvesters (Oysters), purse seine, long-lining, trawling Helping bleeding hearts understand the place and utility of commercial fishing and using quota to ensure stocks are maintained. Using the whole fish | sharing the good stuff with others and promoting good practice 56:50 The Blackout Story from the 64:52 Captain Dan Walsh Speargun Story Please Support Noob Spearo's Partners! . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’ How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save!

1hr 10mins

26 Apr 2020

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Valentine Thomas - Spearfishing - Conservationist

John Bartolo Show

Valentine Thomas is a spearfishing conservationist who quit her job as a lawyer to find a more fulfilling lifestyle. Valentine is not only a Tedx speaker but also a conservationist. The outdoors, hunting and fishing are all activities near to her heart. Valentine discussed her alternative lifestyle that makes gives her a unique perspective into the plight that faces our marine life today. We discussed topics such as overfishing, pollution, and proper fishing practices.  Visit: www.k-var.com Host:  IG: @John_bartolo www.JohnBartoloShow.com Twitter: @JJBartolo Video available on http://www.youtube.com/c/JohnBartolo Available everywhere podcasts can be heard. Photo's by Marcy Johnson Branding Produced by: Quinton Foxworth 


20 Dec 2019