Category Archives: Podcast

Main podcast series of CIMSEC.

Bilge Pumps Episode 19: It’s China…Again…

By Alex Clarke

So it’s that time again, time for the Bilgepumps to turn to their favorite source of What? Why? How? With that supra-regional nation state, China, its navy and especially its carrier program, with some exploration for why you may not need to worry about tomorrow, but definitely need to start pondering the next decade.

We have made it to Episode 19 and we are reunited with a rejuvenated Jamie to keep Alex and Drach to time. But it is a China episode, so he may be distracted…

#Bilgepumps is a still newish series and new avenue, although it may no longer have the new car smell, in fact more of pineapple/irn bru smell, with the faint whiff of cork– but we’re getting the impression it’s liked, so we’d very much like any comments, topic suggestions or ideas for artwork to be tweeted to us, the #Bilgepump crew (with #Bilgepumps), at Alex (@AC_NavalHistory), Drach (@Drachinifel), and Jamie (@Armouredcarrier). Or you can comment on our Youtube channels (listed down below).

Download Bilge Pumps Episode 19: It’s China…Again…

Links

Alex Clarke is the producer of The Bilge Pumps podcast.

Contact the CIMSEC podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org

Sea Control 206 – The Cod Wars with Will Reynolds and Walker Mills

By Jared Samuelson

Will Reynolds and Walker Mills join the podcast to discuss the Cod Wars, the mid-20th century showdown pitting the might of the Royal Navy against Icelandic fishermen. They recount the events of each confrontation and what lessons can be learned today about leverage.

Download Sea Control 206 – The Cod Wars with Will Reynolds and Walker Mills

Links

1. The Cod Wars and Today: Lessons from an Almost War,” Walker Mills, CIMSEC, July 28, 2020.
2. What Price Cod?: A Tugmaster’s View of the Cod Wars, Norman Story, Hutton Press, January 1, 1992.
3.Stand Up a Joint Interagency Task Force to Fight Illegal Fishing,” Claude Berube, CIMSEC, July 21, 2020.

4. “The Fishing Wars are Coming,” James Stavridis and Johan Bergenas, The Washington Post, September 13, 2017.

Jared Samuelson is the Senior Producer of the Sea Control Podcast. Contact him at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

Sea Control 205 – Women in Maritime Security with Dr. Ruxandra Bosilca and Dr. Jessica Larsen

By Ruxandra Bosilca

This episode kicks off a special Sea Control podcast series focusing on women in maritime security. Dr. Jessica Larsen joins the program to discuss the importance of gender equality in the maritime sector, the main gender stereotypes that women face at sea, a number of initiatives addressing equality and inclusion in maritime professions, and more.

Download Sea Control 205 – Women in Maritime Security with Dr. Ruxandra Bosilca and Dr. Jessica Larsen

Links

1. Women in Maritime, IMO’s Gender Programme.

2. “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community,” Kitada, M., Carballo Piñeiro, L. & Mejia, M.Q, WMU J Marit Affairs 18525–530, 2019. 

3. “How to get more women seafarers on board, Liezelle Kumalo and Denys Reva, Institute for Security Studies (ISS), July 7, 2020.

4. “Barriers to work highlighted by female seafarers at European Shipping Week, Nautilus International, February 24, 2020.

Ruxandra Bosilca is a Research Fellow at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and the Social Media Coordinator for CIMSEC.

Contact the CIMSEC podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

Bilge Pumps 18: Alex and Drach Unsupervised

By Alex Clarke

Today it’s just two naval history geeks, and so it is a two-parter as Alex and Drach wrestle with RapidRazorback’s question: what bits of history do we think have been forgotten that need to be remembered?

We’ve made it to Episode 18 and this will be the first time a crewmate is missing from the  Bilge Pumps crew. So be prepared to be very afraid because this could be long, this could go down rabbit holes, we could start out discussing history and end up debating sci-fi…Honestly, the only people more scared than you of what this could be is Drach and Alex themselves. But still, for you, they did it! 

So after all that what is Episode 18 about? Well, the #Bilgepumps team after being so topical for so many weeks, is continuing this by asking what history has been forgotten that shouldn’t be. Come listen and see how long Alex manages to contain himself from discussing HMS Unicorn

#Bilgepumps is a still newish series and new avenue, although it may no longer have the new car smell, in fact more of pineapple/irn bru smell, with the faint whiff of cork– but we’re getting the impression it’s liked, so we’d very much like any comments, topic suggestions or ideas for artwork to be tweeted to us, the #Bilgepump Crew (with #Bilgepump) at Alex (@AC_NavalHistory), Drach (@Drachinifel), and Jamie (@Armouredcarrier). Or you can comment on our Youtube channels (listed down below).

Download Bilge Pumps 18: Alex and Drach Unsupervised, Part 1


Download Bilge Pumps 18: Alex and Drach Unsupervised, Part 2

Links

Alex Clarke is the producer of The Bilge Pumps podcast.

Contact the CIMSEC podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.