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


Alex Clarke is the producer of The Bilge Pumps podcast.

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