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New episodes every Thursday! Podcasts: a frontier that isn't actually very final at all. These are the voyages of the podcast A Star to Steer Her By. Our continuing mission: to watch every single episode of Star Trek (even the dumb ones), to comment on and snark at whatever suits our fancy, to boldly split infinitives that no man has split before. Follow our crew of Chris, Jake, Ames, and Caitlin as we explore the universe of Trek, go on wild tangents, crack wise, and make more fart jokes th ...
 
This story begins after a long and devastating war that has left The Federation in shambles. The pressing mission for the remaining ships in Star Fleet is to travel the war-torn galaxy's and find old alleys to reunite under one federation. Many of the classic Star Trek races make an appearance in this series including the Klingons, Romulans and everyone's favorite the Borg! This book is fast paced and a very creative read. It comes recommended highly for anyone who has followed Star Trek and ...
 
Women Offshore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private operating foundation, supporting the careers of female seafarers worldwide. Hosted by the founder of Women Offshore, Ally Cedeno, the Women Offshore Podcast brings you stories of working on the water and topics that affect seafarers. You will be inspired by these stories as Ally explores different sea-going careers around the world. Listen in to make waves with the Women Offshore Podcast.
 
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DS9 is settling right into its favorite place this week: complete moral ambiguity and no easy answers! First up: a desperate Quark gets into arms dealing, making himself loads of money but driving off his old friends in place of horrible, horrible new ones in "Business As Usual". After that: time for more Occupation flashbacks and revelations as Ki…
 
"I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..." - John Masefield, Sea FeverToday on the Women Offshore Podcast, explore what it is like to sail on a tall ship in modern times. Hear from Ger Tysk, a mate on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the largest civilian sailing school vess…
 
New on the Women Offshore Podcast, be inspired by a woman who now works in space technology. Learn how her skill sets offshore were invaluable in making this career change and pursuing success.Kim Saxton is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Systems Engineering. After graduation…
 
No one is who they seem this week on DS9! First up, when the Emergency Medical Hologram's creator chooses Julian to be the template for the next, long-term version we discover there's more to the good Doctor than meets the eye in "Doctor Bashir, I Presume". After that, a would-be femme fatale finds her way into Odo's life, but the mystery to her is…
 
More to listen to in 2021!As the year comes to a close, you may have noticed that our podcast has been a little quiet lately. That's because we are working on providing you with a weekly podcast in 2021! Today, on the Women Offshore podcast, get a sneak peek into what you'll listen to in 2021. We think you will be inspired by sea stories of women m…
 
It's the sneaky two-parter we've been chatting up for a bit since it mucked up our scheduling! Things really hit the fan and a whole lot happens in the one-two punch that is "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light"! Worf and Garak are kidnapped by the Dominion while on a rescue mission, Julian is revealed to have been a Changeling for over …
 
Everyone welcome! Welcome to A Star to Steer Her By's 200th Episode spectacular! We've come a long way and we're honestly more than a little amazed to be here! Thank you to all who've joined us!For our big 200 we are eschewing the usual procedure and calling on some former guests to join us for a few rounds of "Trek" trivia before making them have …
 
Some familiar faces are dropping by DS9 this week, for good or ill.First up, when Odo gets his hands on a baby Changeling in "The Begotten," Dr. Mora drops by to meddle. I mean give advice. Yes. After that, the hunt for Eddington continues and is continually botched by Sisko making it personal in "For the Uniform".Also this week: changing our remit…
 
And so do we! As mentioned a few weeks ago, a two-partner snuck up on us forcing some last-minute rescheduling, and today is the result. So buckle up as the SSHB crew tackles three episodes at once!First up: it's Odd Couples week on DS9 as Quark and Odo are stranded on a hostile world, while Jake and Nog try the roommate thing in "The Ascent". Next…
 
Just don't travel in "Trek", it never ends well. First up, Dax tries to get Worf to chill by going to Risa, but he instead throws in with a bunch of fun-hating fundie puritans in "Let He Who Is Without Sin...". After that, something goes wrong on the way back from a conference (what?! NEVER!) and we're left exploring Odo's darkest secret in "Things…
 
Everything's varying levels of familiar this week on DS9. First up, it feels like "Power Play" but the wrong O'Brien has been possessed in "The Assignment". After that, DS9 goes all "Forrest Gump" and "Back to the Future II" into TOS to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Trek" in the classic "Trials and Tribble-ations"!Also this week: Bajoran MacGu…
 
It's extremes of emotion this week on DS9! First up, everyone's looking to get with Klingons when Quark's ex Grilka shows up in "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places"! After that, Jake sees war up close and finds fear his primary companion in "...Nor The Battle To the Strong".Also this week: improved Dax, sassy solid Odo, and Quarktajino![T…
 
It's all Dominion all the time for the start of Season 5 on DS9! First up, having discovered Gowron is a Changeling agent in the previous finale, Starfleet Intelligence sends in a crack team of non-spy non-assassins to infiltrate a Klingon party and murder the Chancellor in "Apocalypse Rising"! After that, Sisko and his team witness a Jem'Hadar shi…
 
It's big losses all around for everyone's favorite DS9 ship this week. In "Body Parts", Quark preemptively sells his desiccated corpse after a terrible doctor's visit, but the buyer still wants to collect even when it is discovered the bartender is fine, and to refuse is to be banished from Ferengi society! After that, Odo is forced to face the jud…
 
We're borderline topical this week as, just in time for season two to premier, we're taking a look at the first season of Disney+ juggernaut "The Mandalorian"! When an enigmatic bounty hunter finds a target too adorable to just hand over to creepy Imperial Werner Herzog, he finds himself on the run in search of solace and space bucks. Soon he is en…
 
The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long, which one could say applies to the Jem'Hadar that Sisko and company find themselves having to reluctantly team up with to prevent a splinter group from obtaining a powerful tool in "To the Death". But candles can burn others, and centuries ago other Jem'Hadar left a terrible disease on a onc…
 
Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, hear all about the 2020 virtual conference.Here at Women Offshore, we hosted a virtual event for our 3rd annual conference on October 2nd and 9th. Over the two days, attendees heard keynote speeches and panel discussions, learning from HR representatives and offshore experts. Through interactive sessions and wor…
 
Relationships seem to be the real focal point this week on DS9. First up, Lwaxana is having marriage trouble and Jake has fallen in with a dangerous older woman in "The Muse"! After that, Sisko has to grapple with the fact that his girlfriend might be a traitor while Garak worries Ziyal might be out for blood in "For the Cause"!Also this week: whis…
 
So right off the top, big CONTENT WARNING. An episode contains attempted suicide and we discuss it.This week on DS9 everyone is having their psyches attacked. First up, time to put O'Brien thru the ringer again with the episode that has come to epitomize his suffering: "Hard Time"! After that, Jake has to deal with his mother being back from the de…
 
Is there something immutable at a person's very core? Inborn abilities, values, traditions? Let's find out this week on DS9! First up, in "Accession", a man from the past becomes the new Emissary and decides it's time to reinstate the Bajoran caste system, which surely won't cause any disasters when people are suddenly in jobs they've no training f…
 
From a cadet at California Maritime Academy to captain with Chevron, Captain Amanda Wallace has had an exciting and successful career at sea.Captain Amanda Wallace's maritime interests began in High School through a program called Sea Scouts. Upon graduation in 2002, Captain Wallace was accepted into California Maritime Academy, where she earned he…
 
CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of suicide.Family values get a bit crazy in space. First up, Kurn drops by DS9 with a death wish that he wants Worf to help him with in "Songs of Mogh". After that, Rom has had enough and decides it's time for the bar staff to unionize in "Bar Association"!Also this week: plots that actually dovetail, origins of Bajoran …
 
It's three men chasing a lady in this week's DS9s, but only one is going to manage. First up: Odo's inability to express his feelings for Kira catches up to him when First Minister Shakaar goes all high school crush on her in "Crossfire". After that, Gul Dukat has been brought low by his decision not to kill his illegitimate daughter but that doesn…
 
Women were previously banned from working in the oil and gas and maritime industries in Lebanon. Now there are new laws and opportunities and a professor is leading the way to bridge the gender gap.At Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), Lebanon’s preeminent non-profit Catholic institution of higher education and the sole Catholic Lebanese universi…
 
We've somehow been at this for four years, and we're celebrating with DS9 Fanfics! But unlike our previous stories, these ones have been put together in the form of mini-scripts and your favorite "Trek" podcasters are playing all the roles! There's action, laughs, love, and a whole slew of impressions! Join us for the fun!Caitlin's script: 02:51Ame…
 
DS9 continues to be frustratingly, depressingly relevant this week as we take a look at a sneaky two-parter composed of "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost".When an act of terrorism reveals there are Changelings on Earth, everyone decides Civil Liberties are overrated! Troops are in the streets, citizens must prove their humanity with random blood tests…
 
Earlier this year, offshore drilling operations began for the first time off the coast of Lebanon. Today, hear from the first woman to join the operation, Sara El Boustani.In February 2020, history was made off the coast of Lebanon as the drill ship Tungsten Explorer began drilling operations in the area for the first time. President Michel Aoun ad…
 
It's a series of adventures this week on DS9! First up: Kor is back and brings Jadzia and Worf along on a quest for the holy stabber in "The Sword of Kahless"! After that, Julian's Bond-esque holoprogram goes awry while Garak makes fun of his fantasy in "Our Man Bashir"!Also this week: which number, not the One Ring, and spy type v spy type![Timest…
 
DS9 is tackling two different genres this week, and we're all along for the ride! First up, the "Defiant" hides in the clouds of a gas giant and things get all submarine movie in "Starship Down"! After that, temporal shenanigans have our favorite Ferengi and former Founder stuck in a 1950s B picture in "Little Green Men"!Also this week: an alternat…
 
Relationships are at the core of both our DS9 episodes this week, and they all end in heartbreak! First up: we find out that Dukat had a Bajoran War Bride and a secret child by her that he now plans to straight up murder in "Indiscretion"! After that, in an episode that's not about same-sex relationships (no really, the writers PROMISE!) Dax comes …
 
Can you change the past? Can you fight fate? Both issues face our DS9 crew this week! First up, old Jake Sisko tries to undo an accident that made his father a temporal sleepwalker in "The Visitor"! After that, Bashir is conscripted by a Jem'Hadar to find a cure for Ketracel-white addiction in "Hippocratic Oath"!Also this week: making sure we're ne…
 
It's no secret that working offshore has its challenges.At Women Offshore we believe that a career at sea can be exciting and fulfilling, taking people all over the world. It also has its challenges, and sometimes those arise in conflicts between crew members.On the latest episode of the Women Offshore Podcast, hear a story submitted by a female se…
 
It's a surprise as big as Arnold hiding under a middle-aged lady's head! Welcome to the unexpected 15th Ten Forward, where we continue looking at the movies of Paul Verhoeven with "Total Recall"! In a future where memories of vacation and adventure can be implanted, everyday schlub Douglas Quaid decides to have some fake fun on Mars...until the mem…
 
Season 4 of DS9 gets off to a shiny bang with "The Way of the Warrior", a double-length season premier that sees everything change in the Alpha Quadrant! When Gowron goes on the warpath Ben Sisko calls on TNG's Mr. Worf to come try and smooth the situation over. Before long the Klingons are reigniting every old conflict they can think of and DS9 be…
 
New on the Women Offshore Podcast, learn about mentoring virtually.For the past two years, we have operated a mentoring program at Women Offshore, called the Mentorship. This program virtually connects both mentors and mentees, and is designed for women anywhere in the world who have experience or currently work on the water in the maritime or offs…
 
The schedule got a bit mixed up by that secret two-parter a few weeks back, so we're only covering one episode this week! But we're not shortchanging you, as we also do our Season 3 wrap AND give you a little peek into some future fun! In "The Adversary", a plot very much like "The Thing" plays out on the "Defiant" when a Changeling that isn't Odo …
 
Who's in the zone? Everyone! O'Brien is in the darts zone and Kai Winn's latest nonsense has Kira back in the revolutionary cell zone in "Shakaar"! After that, Dax is in an awkward zone when she has to meet up with her previous selves in "Facets"!Also this week: live from the Midwest, TNG's sexiest guest, and Shatner v. Brooks!NOTE: "Discovery" s.1…
 
First up: sorry about 1/4 of our sound. Chris didn't switch audacity over to the correct microphone. But everyone else sounds great!This week on DS9, family stories abound! First up, Ben convinces Jake to go all Thor Heyerdahl with him in a ship based on centuries-old Bajoran plans; as they trace history, they discuss their futures in "Explorers". …
 
A spy is adaptable, and so is a shapeshifter. Forced together but ultimately at odds, Odo and Garak find themselves embroiled in a completely daft Tal Shiar/Obsidian Order scheme to end the Dominion threat in the sneaky two-parter "Improbable Cause" and "The Die is Cast"!Also this week: worst plan ever, a RDA love-in, and little Jake on the scene![…
 
It's you, but it's not you, or is it? First up, O'Brien keeps running into himself and undoing the future's mistakes before they can happen in "Visionary". Next, Bashir is stuck in his head with himself played by everyone else in "Distant Voices". And finally, Ben takes a jaunt into the mirror universe to replace himself in "Through the Looking Gla…
 
Job seeking in 2020 has become very challenging. If you're looking to work offshore or are worried about a layoff, this episode is for you.Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, hear from Matt Fuhrman, founder and CEO of Core Group Resources. Matt is a 2005 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. His experience includes working as a te…
 
Everything is the Prophets' fault on DS9 this week! First up, giving a dude a prophetic vision 3,000 years ago leads to some loose interpretations during a scientific experiment in "Destiny"! After that, Grand Nagus Zek has seemingly turned over a new, altruistic leaf and Quark can't deal with it in "Prophet Motive"!Also this week: pun types, that …
 
This week, Nog is technically the B plot but we don't really care because he's more interesting! First up, Vedek Bareil is becoming more machine than man as he spends an hour dying, while Nog and Jake realize cross-cultural relationships can be difficult in "Life Support". After that, Kira's world is getting rocked and Nog wants to join Starfleet i…
 
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