Category Archives: Podcast

Main podcast series of CIMSEC.

Sea Control 175 – The Bilge Pumps

By Alex Clarke

A historically-informed maritime current events series – or possibly the Old Top Gear/The Grand Tour team if they were interested in navies. In this episode the #Bilgepump Crew discusses China in the East and South China Seas, the future of aircraft carriers, rail guns, arsenal ships, and oh so much history.

#Bilgepumps is a fresh new series, and we don’t know if it is going to be popular or hated, so we hope you like it and enjoy the discussion. For any comments or suggestions please tweet them at 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). 

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Alex Clarke is host of the Bilge Pumps series on the Sea Control podcast.

Contact the Sea Control podcast at Seacontrol@cimsec.org

Sea Control 174 – Operation Megaphone

By Jared Samuelson

Ever hear the story about the time the Canadian Navy conducted a maritime raid to recover Canadian Army equipment, a.k.a Operation Megaphone? We’ve got it for you! Former Chief of the Maritime Staff VADM Drew Robertson (ret.), CAPT Ian Parker (ret.), and CAPT Norm Jolin (ret.) join me (@jwsc03) to recount the taking of the Soviet-built cargo vessel GTS Katie and the recovery of a Canadian Army battlegroup’s worth of equipment.

Sea Control 174 – Operation Megaphone

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3. GTS Katie Finally Arrives

Photos from the Collection of Capt. Norm Jolin (ret.)

Athabaskan during Op Megaphone
HCMS Athabaskan and Sea King helicopter in trail of GTS Katie, August 3, 2000
Sea King insertion of boarding party to GTS Katie under helm with HCMS Athabaskan in trail, August 3, 2000
A marked map of the St. Lawrence River (provided by VADM Drew Robertson (ret.))

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

Sea Control 173 – German Civ-Mil Relations with Sascha Stoltenow and Heike Brüggemannn

By Jared Samuelson

Join German historian and communications specialist Sascha Stoltenow (@bendlerblogger) and local government official Heike Brüggemann (@bruggemannheike) to discuss the changing relationship between Germany and the Bundeswehr. Topics include Sascha’s brush with COVID-19, the Bundeswehr’s social media campaign, the positive effects of new commuter policy, and how the civil-military relationship is evolving during COVID-19.

Sea Control 173 – German Civ-Mil Relations with Sascha Stoltenow and Heike Brüggeman

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1. Bendler Blog
2. Augen geradeaus!

3. Nicholas Kulish, “No Parade for Hans,” The New York Times, November 14, 2009. 
4. Sicherheitshalber
5. Walter Haynes, “Explaining the Poverty of Germany’s Strategic Debate,” War on the Rocks, June 18, 2019.
6. Elisabeth Braw, “No Military Has Done More for Corona-Stricken Allies than Germany’s,Defense One, April 16, 2020.

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

Sea Control 172 – Mexican Maritime Challenges with Christian Ehrlich

By Jared Samuelson

Mexican naval analyst Christian Ehrlich (@CJEhrlichM) joins Jared (@jwsc03) to discuss Mexican maritime security challenges, the role of the Mexican Marine Corps, piracy in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mexican shipbuilding industry, and more!

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3. Mexican Strategic Landscape, The Institute of Strategy and Development Research, March 2020

4. Pirates Raid Ships in the Gulf of Mexico, The Yucatan Times, April 17, 2020

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