Shark Attacks in Paradise

Shark Attacks in Paradise

It was the deadliest string of shark attacks the world has ever seen. In 2011, sharks in Réunion, a beautiful island, way out in the Indian Ocean started biting people way more than ever before and with lunatic violence. The epidemic forced local surfers, politicians, and business owners into a proxy war with ocean lovers and conservationists worldwide, where long simmering tensions boiled over. Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise is the story of what happened on this beautiful island, and the astonishing human resilience in the face of lethal environmental threat in a world out of balance. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus you’ll unlock brand new stories, dropping every month - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Réunion show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices A HyperObject Industries, Little Everywhere & Sony Music Entertainment production.

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June 23, 2022 2 min
When Réunion became ground zero for the deadliest string of shark attacks the world has ever seen, long simmering tensions began to boil over on the Island - forcing local surfers, politicians and business owners into a proxy war with ocean lovers and conservationists worldwide. Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise is part of The Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Subscribe now to unlock the entire network of shows on The Binge, a...
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July 5, 2022 38 min
Jean-Francois Nativel led a perfect life on Reunion Island, sipping French wine and surfing some of the best waves on earth. Until 2011. When a bull shark attacked a surfer from Mainland France on vacation with his wife and children, Jean-Francois took it upon himself to catch the killer shark, and Reunion Island’s ten-year nightmare began. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free ...
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When a beloved local surfer gets torn apart by two sharks in front of an ultra-luxurious hotel, Reunion Island society splits into violently opposed factions: terrified surfers who want the government to kill more sharks, and environmentalists determined to stop them. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Pa...
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July 12, 2022 40 min
Relentless shark sightings, vanishing tourists, and a new attack turn the Reunion Island shark crisis into what public-policy researchers call a Wicked Problem, in which nobody can agree on what the problem even is, much less how to solve it. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple ...
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July 19, 2022 38 min
Olivier and Mathieu grew up together on a Reunion beach, traveled the world together as pro bodyboarders, then settled into careers on Reunion as lifeguards. It was a beautiful existence until Olivier, up in his lifeguard stand, looked out to sea and saw that Matthieu was in grave danger. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion...
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Marine Biologist Sarah Andreotti loves everything about sharks; she wants you to love them, too. But when you’re talking bull sharks, arguably the most dangerous sharks on earth, love can feel … complicated. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial o...
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August 2, 2022 38 min
When a famous young French surfer dies in a spectacular attack, and the French government announces a plan to kill sharks, French starlet and super-celebrity Brigitte Bardot leaps into the fight–on the side of the sharks! Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start you...
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August 9, 2022 41 min
Underwater shark lookout Mathieu “Playboy of the Shark Crisis” Milella gets out of the water moments before a shark kills a beloved local surfer, raising new questions about how to make the ocean safe. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visi...
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Professor Christopher Pepin-Neff, author of “The Jaws Effect,” flies to Reunion as a consultant, and finds irrational, emotional, movie-driven language everywhere he looks. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get acce...
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August 23, 2022 43 min
A government shark researcher names two female sharks after his friends Estelle and Fanny, only to have those female sharks implicated in a series of gruesome deaths. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access whe...
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August 30, 2022 39 min
What does it feel like to be prey in the jaws of a predator? Tanguy Gicquel knows and tells. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A HyperObject Industries, Little Everywher...
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September 6, 2022 44 min
The government outlaws surfing, so most locals quit the sport; but Coralie Fridmann and friends keep sharing waves, as well as instructions for each other’s funerals and tricks for dodging police. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit Get...
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September 13, 2022 38 min
With Reunion badly divided over sharks, the tragic death of two beloved young locals brings island society back together again. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Hyper...
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September 20, 2022 40 min
Millions of Euros pour into shark fishing and attack-deterrent research, but underground hardcore surfers flaunt new safety rules in search of the ultimate ride, and pay the ultimate price. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBing...
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September 27, 2022 41 min
With shark attacks on the wane, Dan Duane, our surfer host, flies to Reunion, sees perfect waves, and feels an irresistible temptation. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. ...
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