“Jellyfish is nothing” How pearl divers built a culture around their work, and fought stingrays

Plus, a Mommy Happy Hour book signing.

“Jellyfish is nothing” How pearl divers built a culture around their work, and fought stingrays
Photo by Alex Turcu
Salem Al Roum, former pearl diver, in conversation with Spatika and Liz on Tell Me More

Our youngest podcaster is out exploring the world of pearl diving this week, a major part of this region's economy until just a few decades ago. By the early 20th century, the Gulf region supplied up to 80% of the world's pearls. Between the invention of cultured pearls and the discovery of oil however, those days are long gone.