Tony Allan: Tasman Sea trimaran capsize, 20 days in a liferaft
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After competing in the Solo Tasman Yacht Challenge 1974, Christchurch man Tony Allan was sailing back to New Zealand from Mooloolaba, Australia, when his boat, ​Rebel II​, capsized two days into the journey, leaving him adrift in his life raft for 20 days. As Tony wasn’t expected back to Lyttelton for another 12 days, had no form of radio contact and, suddenly, after a life-time spent on water, was now afraid of the sea and how he would survive? This is an inspiring story of survival as Tony battled through nightmares, hearing voices, loneliness, and absolute vulnerability. Tony’s is the longest-known survival on the Tasman Sea in a life raft. Tony kept himself busy during the days lost at sea, his mounting depression, and how he rationed the little food he had. Tony had to deal with the realities of living in a slowly-sinking raft and being constantly soaked by the sea and tells of his and his extremely lucky rescue.   Visit Ocean Sailing Podcast for offshore sailing opportunities and podcast extras and follow us on Facebook.
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Fungal Biotechnology & Natural Dyes - Ricky Cassini
Meet Michroma — an innovative startup from Indie Bio making natural food and cosmetic dyes from fungi! We are joined by co-founder Ricky Cassini, a young entrepreneur and newfound scientist to talk about Michroma's projects and how impactful this research and development is for industrial colorants. Ricky shares some intriguing insights to their process of working with filamentous fungi and how the team is optimizing their methods for a safe, effective and versatile dye. We also discuss the culture and the hurdles of being a biotechnology startup, followed by our two sense for fellow up and coming businesses. Prepare to be amazed once again at the practical applications of fungi in crevices of our day to day lives. . Ricky Cassini is the CEO and co-founder of Michroma, based in Argentina. The Michroma Team went through Indie Bio’s accelerator program and focuses on creating naturally derived colorants from fungi. *Topics covered* * Synthetic and natural dyes that are problematic for human health and/or the environment * Startup culture, specifically with biotech companies * Pigmented metabolites of fungi and how to induce them * Harvesting and application of fungal pigments * The science history of fungal pigments * The uniqueness of filamentous fungi as opposed to the yeast-like fungi currently used in fungal biotechnology *Show notes* * *Michroma's Website: https://michroma.co/ Medium Article: https://medium.com/indiebio-sf/michroma-reinventing-food-colors-3cc5ee99f92f
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