The Gulf is an oral history project and podcast that shares stories about people and nature on the Texas Gulf Coast. On this site, you will find oral history interviews, podcast episodes, and transcripts for all audio.

The Gulf podcast is sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Since 2000, the Harte Research Institute has integrated its science with economic, policy and sociological expertise in an effort to fulfill its mission of seeking science-driven solutions for Gulf of Mexico problems in order to advance its long-term sustainable use and conservation. Learn more at

The Gulf podcast is written, narrated, and produced by Dr. Jen Brown. Student assistant Maxwell McClure transcribed audio files and provided project support.