Episode 76: Seaweed Man

Sometimes a few words can capture the essence of what makes up a person better than an extended interview.  Such is the case with Larch Hanson, a Maine seaweed harvester/poet who shared with us his beautiful way of life.

15 responses to “Episode 76: Seaweed Man”

  1. Joel says:

    Interesting. Could you go into more detail on how the seaweed is used? Who buys it? What dishes are different varieties of the seaweed good in? I use wakame and kombu in Japanese dishes, but that’s about it. Are there any good western dishes for this seaweed?

  2. Doug Sheperdigian says:

    Great listening!

  3. Foody2 and Oliver says:

    We want to listen to this again and again, and will continue to find meaning. I love that this is a complete episode and so different from the others.
    Thanks for the seaweed website. Will you be making up any recipe(s) for seaweed?

  4. Falnfenix says:

    i think this is my favorite episode so far…but i have a soft spot for poets.

  5. Jillianleah120 says:


    Kelp farm on Chebeague Island in Casco Bay. (first one in the states) There is a bit of controversy about it.

    I personally think Kelp is a great idea; healthy and local.


    Chebeague Island is essentially a micro environment. I believe it could
    be self-sustaining need it be. Fresh water, farm land, ocean to fish,
    and wild game. I hopefully will be adding to it this summer. I have
    beehives on the brain…..

  6. Sweet Cicely says:

    beautiful and inspiring!

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  8. DJ says:

    I love you, Larch

  9. cathy poland says:

    Lovely to see this. I just ordered a bunch and am hoping to eat some daily. It’ll take some doing since my husband doesn’t like it, but my daughter and i have thyroid issues and a functional med. doc told me to eat it to get a balanced amount of iodine. Very difficult to get the right amount though supplements. Said easily can end up with too much or too little. Great solution eating seaweed instead.

  10. […] sources, we learned that some of the world’s cleanest is off the coast of Maine. We also found a video of Larch Hanson, a seaweed forager in a small town called Steuben, waxing philosophical about the […]

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