The Maritime History Podcast

As we kick off Series 3, it's now time to examine one of the most recognizable institutions that existed in Ancient Greece: The Delian League. To make sense of things, we'll compare the Peloponnesian League and Sparta's motivations there, against the Hellenic League that was formed to stand against Persia's incursion. Then, against these two we will finally compare the Delian League, which emerges as a naval-centric league which formally kicks off the time when Athenian empire becomes possible.

Direct download: 041_-_A_League_of_Our_Own_-_The_Delian_League_.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 5:22pm CST

This episode is a recapitulation of the 20 episodes that make up Series 2 of the Maritime History Podcast. The season as a whole examined the high points of maritime history during the early Iron Age, with a specific focus on the maritime activity of the Phoenicians and how they eventually intersected with the Greeks. Although initially a land-centric empire, the Persians also make a significant appearance. Hopefully this recap can serve as a good summary as we now look to Series 3 and maritime history during classical Greece, and beyond.

Direct download: Series_2_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

A brief update on the state of the podcast, our sailing shape, and what lies ahead.

Direct download: Pod_Update_-_November_2021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" by William Hope Hodgson is a horror/survival novel where survivors of a shipwreck, clinging to the remaining lifeboats, contend with the weird and terrifying elements of a strange land.

Part 4 contains the chapters 13 through 17. Part 1 is available here, Part 2 is available here, and Part 3 is available here.

  • Chapter 13 - The Weed Men
  • Chapter 14 - In Communication
  • Chapter 15 - Aboard The Hulk
  • Chapter 16 - Freed
  • Chapter 17 - How We Came To Our Own Country

Direct download: The_Boats_of_the_Glen_Carrig_by_William_Hope_Hodgson_Part_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am CST

The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" by William Hope Hodgson is a horror/survival novel where survivors of a shipwreck, clinging to the remaining lifeboats, contend with the weird and terrifying elements of a strange land.

Part 3 contains chapter 9 through 12. Part 1 can be found here and Part 2 can be found here.

  • Chapter 9 - What Happened in the Dusk
  • Chapter 10 - The Light in the Weed
  • Chapter 11 - The Signals from the Ship
  • Chapter 12 - The Making of the Great Bow
Direct download: The_Boats_of_the_22Glen_Carrig22_by_William_Hope_Hodgson_Part_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am CST

The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" by William Hope Hodgson is a horror/survival novel where survivors of a shipwreck, clinging to the remaining lifeboats, contend with the weird and terrifying elements of a strange land.

Part 2 contains chapter 5 through 8. Part 1 can be found here.

  • Chapter 5 - The Great Storm
  • Chapter 6 - The Weed-Choked Sea
  • Chapter 7 - The Island in the Weed
  • Chapter 8 - The Noises in the Valley
Direct download: The_Boats_of_the_22Glen_Carrig22_by_William_Hope_Hodgson_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm CST

Halloween is again upon us! This year we have a nautical horror novel to keep us company. The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" by William Hope Hodgson is a horror/survival novel where survivors of a shipwreck, clinging to the remaining lifeboats, contend with the weird and terrifying elements of a strange land.

Part 1 contains the first 4 chapters and will be followed by 3 more parts.

  • Chapter 1 - The Land of Lonesomeness
  • Chapter 2 - The Ship in the Creek
  • Chapter 3 - The Thing That Made Search
  • Chapter 4 - The Two Faces
Direct download: The_Boats_of_the_Glen_Carrig_by_William_Hope_Hodgson_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm CST

Today we bring our time with the Athenian leader Themistocles to a close. The character qualities we've seen throughout his career continue to pop up even in the later stages of his life. And although the Greek world continued on in his absence, today we'll try to follow him to his death in exile and see how his supporters and his detractors begin to use his legacy as a battleground for policies that will continue to influence Greece even after his death.

Direct download: 040.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 8:12pm CST

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