Phil and Josh Harris’ Online Chat Transcript 07 May 22

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Kelz: How has your life changed since "Deadliest Catch"?

Josh Harris: I go to the supermarket now, or if go to have a beer at the bar, everyone's, "Hey, I've seen you before." It's kind of funny — I'm just an ordinary guy, a crabber with a serious case of boat mouth!

Phil Harris: You know, we're recognized a lot for what we're doing, and it amazes me that people are interested. I've been doing it for so long, and I've tried to explain to people how close we are to living on the edge all the time, but people couldn't understand unless they 'd been there. And now, BANG — we're a big deal and people are interested in it. I get to meet a lot of people that I normally couldn't. A lot of doors have opened up to me through the show. I like meeting people. I like the fact that people come up to me on the street and want to introduce themselves. I think it's important to talk to them and visit a bit, because if it wasn't for the fan base, we wouldn't have anything. They're sweet people, and I try to treat them with respect. I guess that would be the funnest part of this.

Rhoberta: Phil, were you shocked by what the boys say about you when you are not around?

Phil Harris: I don't know what they say when I'm not around. I see the eye gestures and stuff, but I don't know if I've ever actually heard what they say when I'm not around. I know what they tell me. But I tried to raise them with some respect, and it's very important to me to spend time with my father, and it's important that the boys get to spend time with their grandfather. This family went to great lengths to make sure we could stay together. One of these days, my dad won't be with us any more and I want the kids to know they got to spend time with him and with me. I hope they raise their kids in that fashion.

Dee: What is the process of finding greenhorns and what is the number one reason you would hire one?

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