Started in 2013, Fish Nerds is a celebration of fish, fishing and eating fish with your host Clay Groves. The goal of the show is to explore all aspects of fish; highlighting the amazing, inspiring, unusual and funny.
Clay Groves is obsessed with fish and best known for a quest (with former host Dave Kellam) in 2011 to catch and eat every kind of freshwater fish in New Hampshire. After catching and eating 48 species of fish and ending the epic quest, he could not stop talking about the adventures or the fishy people met along the way. Thus, the podcast was born. The style has been described as a cross between NPR’s Car Talk and the Tonight Show Night (Fallon, not Leno).
The show features several regular contributing nerds who are leaders in some aspect of the Fish Nerd Nation.
Dr. Erika Martin is featured in “The Doctor is In,” which is a segment that does a deep dive in into the biological, ecological and cultural aspects of a specific fish species. Doc Martin holds a PhD in biology from Kansas State University where her research focused on prairie stream fishes.
Hugo Medeiro is a culinary nerd featured in “Killing Fish and Time with Hugo.” He draws heavily on his Portuguese roots to prepare delicious and eye-catching dishes of fish he has caught himself in the Northeast.
Amazing James Frank and Fish Guy Joshua Porter are the “FN West” correspondent team. Between reports from their studio on the San Francisco Bay, James and Josh engage in friendly, fishy challenges with Dave and Clay. When not serving as Fish Nerd lackeys, they educate on native fish, litter prevention, and the dangers of releasing pets into the wild with a giant traveling aquarium for the East Bay Regional Park District.