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The world's No.1 podcast dedicated to all of maritime and naval history. With one foot in the present and one in the past we bring you the most exciting and interesting current maritime projects worldwide: including excavations of shipwrecks, the restoration of historic ships, sailing classic yachts and tall ships, unprecedented behind the scenes access to exhibitions, museums and archives worldwide, primary sources and accounts that bring the maritime past alive as never before. From the So ...
 
Never before has there been a platform to amplify the voice of the Sailor. E-14 Podcast creates an environment for the Sailor to candidly discuss issues that affect their daily lives and how they deal with it. We navigate life with a Sailor twist. We are the Britts a dual military (Navy & Navy) couple who love to share our life lessons and advice!!TOGETHER WE HAVE 40 YEARS OF NAVAL EXPERIENCE & two very different personalities and leadership styles! Each week we discuss a potpourri of topics ...
 
These are the sea stories that nobody has ever written down or will write down. You may not believe them all, but you will be entertained by them all. These stories are mostly from Seafarers so there is some salty language. Tuck the kids into their racks, make them sweep the deck, or send them down to the engine room to look for a bucket of steam. These stories are from old folks and young people alike. I am bored on watch and want to hear something new, tell me a sea story...
 
This series consists of interviews with leading experts in the areas of Portuguese and Spanish history, from the beginning of the Portuguese discoveries in 1415 to the end of Spanish dominion in America in 1898. The interviews cover a range of topics on the domestic and overseas histories of both nations, which include, among others: the Portuguese explorations of Africa and Asia, Spanish navigation and settlement in America, the church in Portugal and Spain, monarchy and intermarriage in th ...
 
This ongoing series of “capers” tells of epic voyages, castaway survivors, swashbuckling characters, family cruises, cultural setbacks, technical breakthroughs, racing triumphs, and the “seasteading” lifestyle. Revealed within these stories are many details of design, construction, operation and seamanship. Since World War Two, the emergence of truly modern, lightweight vessels – recreational and commercial, multihull and monohull, power and sail – constitutes a sea change in marine architec ...
 
This is the home for all things DITS! Currently comprising of all existing DITS content (see below), there are soon-to-be-announced series and shows just waiting to join the project and guest podcasts over time. THE DITS ON WRESTLING PODCAST (DOWPOD) Join Captain Dits and First Mate Anthony as they spin dits on all things wrestling! There's drafts, theme song battles, quizzes and interviews among all the nautical madness that you could expect. Plenty of Dits and pieces to keep any avid wrest ...
 
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Links 1. “The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?”, by Graham Allison, The Atlantic, September 24, 2015 2. “Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea,” by Jane Perlez, The New York Times, July 12, 2016 3. Dr. Hye Ryeon Jang’s websiteBy Dr. Hye Ryeon Jang, Marie Williams, Walker Mills
 
In this episode we explore the fascinating history of ships' figureheads. Why did shipbuilders begin to place carvings of humans and animals on the bows of their ships in the sixteenth century? And why did this practice stop 300 years later? Dr Sam Willis meets Rear Admiral David Pulvertaft, an expert on figureheads, to find our more about these re…
 
As a follow up to our recent interview with The First Sea Lord exploring the Royal Navy in the modern world, today we look at the the broader question: Is Britain still a global power? Globalisation is a topic that sits at the heart of maritime and naval history. We are all now hugely interconnected - whether it's transportation under normal circum…
 
Links 1. Operational Warfare at Sea: Theory and Practice, by Milan Vego, Routledge, 2020. 2. Exercising Control of the Sea: Theory and Practice, by Milan Vego, Routledge, 2020. 3. Maritime Strategy and Sea Denial: Theory and Practice, by Milan Vego, Routledge, 2020. 4. General Naval Tactics: Theory and Practice, by Milan Vego, Naval Institute Press…
 
Links 1. "Disrupt the Navy’s Operational Model to Counter China," by Bryan Clark & Bryan McGrath, CDRSalamander, Aug 11, 2021. 2. "Restoring American Seapower - A New Fleet Architecture for the United States Navy," by Bryan Clark, Bryan McGrath et al., Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 2017. 3. "American Seapower at a Crossroads: A Pl…
 
Dr Sam Willis meets with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin to discuss the many challenges the Royal Navy faces exercising sea power in the modern world. They discuss life on a modern warship; how the sea provides prosperity, security and stability; exercising seapower hand in hand with a Government's policies; G7 and NATO; 'Global Britai…
 
Links 1. "Problems and Processes of Restricting Navigation in Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas," by So Yeon Kim, The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, June 3, 2021. 2. "Making International Law Truly ‘International’? Reflecting on Colonial Approaches to the China-Vietnam Dispute in the South China Sea and the Tribute System," by So Y…
 
The underwater heritage around Malta is one of the richest collections of maritime archaeology in the world. The quality of preservation is outstanding as well as the number of sites, and yet they are inaccessible to so many of us. Not only do you need to be able to dive to see these sites, but for most of them you need to be able to dive very, ver…
 
In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we explore the remarkable events of 19 August 1812 when the powerful frigate USS Constitution fought and destroyed the British frigate HMS Guerriere in one of the greatest shocks to the Royal Navy in its history and one of the most ferocious single-ship actions ever fought. It is an extraor…
 
We have a great team at Sea Control and the bench is deep! How deep? So deep we have a Ph.D as our senior serving editor and Dr. Ed Salo is on the podcast today to discuss his thesis on the ferry’s role in South Carolina’s development. We hope you enjoy, and feel free reach out to Ed if you want to read his work!…
 
In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we explore the remarkable events of 19 August 1812 when the powerful frigate USS Constitution fought and destroyed the British frigate HMS Guerriere in one of the greatest shocks to the Royal Navy in its history and one of the most ferocious single-ship actions ever fought. It is an extraor…
 
1. The 38th Commandant's Planning Guidance, by Gen. David H. Berger, July 2019 2. General David H. Berger official biography. 3. The Courage to Change: Modernizing U.S. Marine Corps Human Capital Investment and Retention, by Eric Reid, The Brookings Institution, June 2021. 4.Force Design 2030, by Gen. David H. Berger, March 26, 2020. 5. "Bring Back…
 
In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we explore the remarkable events of 19 August 1812 when the powerful frigate USS Constitution fought and destroyed the British frigate HMS Guerriere in one of the greatest shocks to the Royal Navy in its history and one of the most ferocious single-ship actions ever fought. It is an extraor…
 
In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we explore the remarkable events of 19 August 1812 when the powerful frigate USS Constitution fought and destroyed the British frigate HMS Guerriere in one of the greatest shocks to the Royal Navy in its history and one of the most ferocious single-ship actions ever fought. It is an extraor…
 
In this the third and final part of our special mini Great Sea Fights series on the Tudor naval battle of St Mathieu in 1512, one of the Mary Rose's earliest engagements and possibly the first ever naval battle in which guns were fired out of gunports. We explore the problems posed to historians trying to recreate a medieval sea fight. What sources…
 
In this, Part II of our special episodes on the battle of St Mathieu in 1512 and its aftermath, we hear three contemporary accounts. The first is from the Venetian Ambassador Nicolo di Favri, fascinating as it includes a great deal of information on life and manners in Tudor England as well as war news. The writer was newly appointed to the court o…
 
In this, the fifth episode of our Great Sea Fights series we explore the remarkable battle of St Mathieu, of 10 August 1512. In one of the earliest engagements of the Mary Rose a French squadron is surprised near Brest, and it ends with two major warships one French, and one English - and the largest in both fleets, on fire. It is also possibly the…
 
This the third episode in our special series on the maritime history of Scotland. Dr Sam Willis explores the remarkable career of Joannes Wyllie, a Fife man who made a fortune running guns from Glasgow to the confederate south during the American Civil War (1861-5) – revealing Scotland's hidden history of supporting slavery. He talks with John Mess…
 
In this, our second episode dedicated to the remarkable maritime history of Scotland, we explore the fabulous shipbuilding heritage of Leith, the port just to the north of Edinburgh. To unpick this story Dr Sam Willis speaks with Ron Neish. Ron is a remarkable man with many man stories to tell. Born and bred in Leith he served his apprenticeship as…
 
In the latest episode of The Mariner's Mirror Podcast we begin three episodes dedicated to the maritime history of Scotland. In this episode I speak with Ben Saunders, a senior marine archaeologist with Wessex Archaeology, based at their office in Edinburgh, and we talk about the hulks of two X-Craft on the shore at Aberlady Bay, East Lothian. An i…
 
In this episode Dr Sam Willis explores the Exeter Ship Canal which, with the exception of the Roman 'Fossdyke' in Lincolnshire, is the oldest manmade waterway in Britain. Canal building is usually associated with the canal mania which gripped Britain between 1790 and the 1820s as the early years of the industrial revolution both posed problems and …
 
Ursula is so salty that her new born baby has a discharge from a tugboat. She is a walking recruitment poster for the U.S. Merchant Marine. A second generation Maine Maritime graduate, she details the differences between a normal college life and that of a maritime college life. We also talk about the squid people of Asia, wonder why fisherman enjo…
 
Today we have episode 7 of our Iconic Ships mini-series in which a curator of a historic ship makes a case for their ship being iconic, or a historian takes a ship from history but which sadly no longer survives and make a case for that ship being iconic. HMS Bellerophon - known fondly as the Billy Ruffian - was a Third 74-gun ship of the line with…
 
Today we have episode 6 of our Iconic Ships mini-series in which a curator of a historic ship makes a case for their ship being iconic, or a historian takes a ship from history but which sadly no longer survives and make a case for that ship being iconic. Today we have the magnificent - and surviving - warship from the great age of sail, USS Consti…
 
“Marine Aviation Is Naval Aviation,” by Nathan Lauterbach, USNI Proceedings, April 2021. “Commandant’s Planning Guidance,” by David Berger, United States Marine Corps, July 2019. Tentative Manual for Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations, by United States Marine Corps, 2021. “Marines Update Force Design After a Year of Experimentation in the Field…
 
Today we have episode 5 of our Iconic Ships mini-series in which a curator of a historic ship makes a case for their ship being iconic, or a historian takes a ship from history but which sadly no longer survives and make a case for that ship being iconic. Today we have none other than HMS Belfast. Moored today just upstream of Tower Bridge, Belfast…
 
Links: 1. Western Military Capability in Northern Europe, Part I Collective Defence, by Eva Hagstrӧm Frisell et al., FOI, March 10, 2021. 2. Western Military Capability in Northern Europe, Part II National Capabilities, by Eva Hagstrӧm Frisell et al., FOI, March 10, 2021 3. Bursting the Bubble? Beyond A2/AD in the Baltic Sea Region: Capabilities, C…
 
In August 2014, a group of amateur divers revisited a known shipwreck from the seventeenth century but found that shifting tidal patterns had exposed much more of the wreck than had previously been seen, including a number of wooden luggage chests. Over the course of two days around a thousand items were brought up from the wreck, comprising silk t…
 
The Sweet Chinwag Podcast turns one! What an incredible and surreal year it has been for all of us. This episode, Dan, Riordan and Sam kick back and answer all listener submitted questions about wrestling, podcast, films & anime and The Great Khali?? All that plus the week's news. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for supporting this…
 
WCW hit its stride in late 1995 and grew to become a juggernaut in Pro Wrestling. It's amazing how fast it fell from that monumental high! The second part of the long requested History of WCW concludes on this episode as Riordan, Dan & Sam discuss the Monday Night Wars, the nWo, Sting, DDP and yes unfortunately, The Fingerpoke of Doom, Vince Russo …
 
One year in and the chaps are finally doing their most requested episode. World Championship Wrestling was an incredible force in pro wrestling and had some great highs and even greater lows. This episode is part one of the company, spanning from 1984 to 1995. They talk about its origins, the players at hand, the rivalry between Ted Turner and Vinc…
 
Episode 48: Shawn Michaels Retrospective The Heartbreak Kid. The Showstopper. Mr WrestleMania. It was about time they talked about the person responsible for the title of this podcast. Yes, this episode sees the chaps talk about Shawn Michaels. They go over a brief history of his life and career, before delving into his best moments and matches and…
 
This episode opens up the fascinating world of maritime historical discovery. Dr Sam Willis meets Max Wilson from the Lloyds Register Foundation archives to explore some of the different types of document that you might come across conducting maritime research: from boiler plans, ship plans, stowage plans and rigging plans - to survey reports, casu…
 
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