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Brad Matsen

Author of "Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King" and New York Times Bestseller "Titanic's Last Secrets"

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Brad Matsen is the author of "Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss," "Titanic’s Last Secrets," and "Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King," among many other books about the sea and its inhabitants. He was a creative producer and writer for the Sea Studios/National Geographic television series, "The Shape of Life" on evolutionary biology, and "The Land is Ours" on the Native American civil rights movement in Alaska.

Matsen’s articles on marine science and the environment have appeared in Mother Jones, Audubon, and Natural History, among other publications. His magazine package in "Mother Jones" earned the the Censored Project’s highest honors in 1994. Matsen has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his book, "Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss," and won many other awards for his work. He received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California at Irvine where he was a University Fellow in fiction. Matsen has also been a charter pilot, commercial fisherman, and merchant seaman, spending most of his life in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Matsen frequently speaks at venues across the country and abroad including the International Festival of Underwater Images in Antibes, the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History, and the Prologue Society of South Florida. He has also made appearances at The American Museum of Natural History, The California Academy of Sciences, and at the [email protected] speaking series.

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Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King (Vintage)

Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King (Vintage)

Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss

Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss

Go Wild in New York City

Go Wild in New York City

Speaking Topics
  • Saving My Writing Life

    After thirty-five years as a writer of hundreds of magazine articles, ten books, and a television series, Brad Matsen quit and joined the Peace Corps. He was fifty-five years old and the joy of writing had left him. Matsen's account of the loss and restoration of his craft is the story of a man who makes a mortal leap and nails the landing.

  • A Dreadful Journey into the World's Deadliest Oil Rig Disaster

    When Piper Alpha exploded on the North Sea in 1988, one hundred sixty-five men died in less than an hour. Brad Matsen had to interview survivors and the families of the dead, asking them to recall the worst moments of their lives. His experience is a glimpse into the most difficult kind of story-telling, shared with an intimacy rarely encountered on the lecture stage.

  • The Secret Life of Jacques Cousteau

    During his research for the first complete biography of the legendary French filmmaker, underwater pioneer, and environmental celebrity, Brad Matsen learned that the last ten years of Cousteau's life were shrouded in secrecy. Cousteau had been one of the most beloved people in the world when he disappeared from view. He left his family in chaos when he died. What happened during those missing years?

  • The Man Who Built Titanic and the Lies He Told the World

    A hundred years after Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in less than three hours killing fifteen hundred people, one vital question remained unanswered: Why did the ship sink so quickly? Brad Matsen's investigation brought him to a startling, controversial conclusion that incriminates the shipyard that built Titanic and the powerful men who owned it.

  • Wild Salmon and the Frantic Struggle to Save Them

    Should I eat wild salmon? Should I eat farmed salmon? Brad Matsen’s forty years of investigation as a journalist, essayist, and commercial fisherman bring a twist of unexpected wisdom to these questions and their surprising answers.

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    Booking fees for Brad Matsen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brad Matsen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Brad Matsen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brad Matsen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brad Matsen for your next private or corporate function.
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Brad Matsen

Author of "Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King" and New York Times Bestseller "Titanic's Last Secrets"

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Brad Matsen Biography

Brad Matsen is the author of "Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss," "Titanic’s Last Secrets," and "Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King," among many other books about the sea and its inhabitants. He was a creative producer and writer for the Sea Studios/National Geographic television series, "The Shape of Life" on evolutionary biology, and "The Land is Ours" on the Native American civil rights movement in Alaska.

Matsen’s articles on marine science and the environment have appeared in Mother Jones, Audubon, and Natural History, among other publications. His magazine package in "Mother Jones" earned the the Censored Project’s highest honors in 1994. Matsen has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his book, "Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss," and won many other awards for his work. He received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California at Irvine where he was a University Fellow in fiction. Matsen has also been a charter pilot, commercial fisherman, and merchant seaman, spending most of his life in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Matsen frequently speaks at venues across the country and abroad including the International Festival of Underwater Images in Antibes, the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History, and the Prologue Society of South Florida. He has also made appearances at The American Museum of Natural History, The California Academy of Sciences, and at the [email protected] speaking series.

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Brad Matsen Speaking Topics

  • Saving My Writing Life

    After thirty-five years as a writer of hundreds of magazine articles, ten books, and a television series, Brad Matsen quit and joined the Peace Corps. He was fifty-five years old and the joy of writing had left him. Matsen's account of the loss and restoration of his craft is the story of a man who makes a mortal leap and nails the landing.

  • A Dreadful Journey into the World's Deadliest Oil Rig Disaster

    When Piper Alpha exploded on the North Sea in 1988, one hundred sixty-five men died in less than an hour. Brad Matsen had to interview survivors and the families of the dead, asking them to recall the worst moments of their lives. His experience is a glimpse into the most difficult kind of story-telling, shared with an intimacy rarely encountered on the lecture stage.

  • The Secret Life of Jacques Cousteau

    During his research for the first complete biography of the legendary French filmmaker, underwater pioneer, and environmental celebrity, Brad Matsen learned that the last ten years of Cousteau's life were shrouded in secrecy. Cousteau had been one of the most beloved people in the world when he disappeared from view. He left his family in chaos when he died. What happened during those missing years?

  • The Man Who Built Titanic and the Lies He Told the World

    A hundred years after Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in less than three hours killing fifteen hundred people, one vital question remained unanswered: Why did the ship sink so quickly? Brad Matsen's investigation brought him to a startling, controversial conclusion that incriminates the shipyard that built Titanic and the powerful men who owned it.

  • Wild Salmon and the Frantic Struggle to Save Them

    Should I eat wild salmon? Should I eat farmed salmon? Brad Matsen’s forty years of investigation as a journalist, essayist, and commercial fisherman bring a twist of unexpected wisdom to these questions and their surprising answers.

FAQs on booking Brad Matsen

  • How to book Brad Matsen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brad Matsen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brad Matsen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brad Matsen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brad Matsen?

    Booking fees for Brad Matsen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brad Matsen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brad Matsen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brad Matsen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brad Matsen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brad Matsen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brad Matsen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Brad Matsen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Brad Matsen for your event is available upon request. Brad Matsen generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Manuel Gonzales, Thomas Dyja, Ben Tarnoff, David Allen Sibley and James P. Othmer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brad Matsen for an upcoming event.

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Brad Matsen Speaking Topics

  • Saving My Writing Life

    After thirty-five years as a writer of hundreds of magazine articles, ten books, and a television series, Brad Matsen quit and joined the Peace Corps. He was fifty-five years old and the joy of writing had left him. Matsen's account of the loss and restoration of his craft is the story of a man who makes a mortal leap and nails the landing.

  • A Dreadful Journey into the World's Deadliest Oil Rig Disaster

    When Piper Alpha exploded on the North Sea in 1988, one hundred sixty-five men died in less than an hour. Brad Matsen had to interview survivors and the families of the dead, asking them to recall the worst moments of their lives. His experience is a glimpse into the most difficult kind of story-telling, shared with an intimacy rarely encountered on the lecture stage.

  • The Secret Life of Jacques Cousteau

    During his research for the first complete biography of the legendary French filmmaker, underwater pioneer, and environmental celebrity, Brad Matsen learned that the last ten years of Cousteau's life were shrouded in secrecy. Cousteau had been one of the most beloved people in the world when he disappeared from view. He left his family in chaos when he died. What happened during those missing years?

  • The Man Who Built Titanic and the Lies He Told the World

    A hundred years after Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in less than three hours killing fifteen hundred people, one vital question remained unanswered: Why did the ship sink so quickly? Brad Matsen's investigation brought him to a startling, controversial conclusion that incriminates the shipyard that built Titanic and the powerful men who owned it.

  • Wild Salmon and the Frantic Struggle to Save Them

    Should I eat wild salmon? Should I eat farmed salmon? Brad Matsen’s forty years of investigation as a journalist, essayist, and commercial fisherman bring a twist of unexpected wisdom to these questions and their surprising answers.

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