The Indy is the Santa Barbara Independent’s podcast, hosted by Molly McAnany. On this week’s episode, we speak with Mark Morey, the Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter chair; and Ken Palley, longtime activist, executive committee member, and former chair, about the foundation’s mission and the history of their environmental work along the Gaviota Coast. They share more about their battles with developers over land, community outreach projects, and the importance of upholding environmental legislation that protects preservations.

Read a full transcription here.

You can listen to The Indy wherever you get your podcasts. Stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox, and more! Check out our Linktree for more information.

All music for this episode written by Molly McAnany.

Follow The Indy on social media @theindypod to support.

For more information on the Santa Barbara Surfrider Foundation:

This podcast was underwritten in part by the Mickey Flacks Journalism Fund for Social Justice, a proud and innovative supporter of local news. To make a contribution, go to To sponsor The Indy, contact

Most Popular Photos/Videos


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.