Category Archives: Podcast

Main podcast series of CIMSEC.

Bilge Pumps Episode 38: Section 22 – The Forgotten Electronic Warfare Superstars of WWII

By Alex Clarke

Hello everyone! This is the first of our users’ submissions to air. Originally due to the number of people involved, it was thought to be one of the hardest episodes to organize, but it came together remarkably quickly. For that we have to thank the three members of the Section 22 research team who joined us:

Trent Telenko (@trenttelenko), Craig Bellamy, and Peter Dunn (@Ozatwar) of Australia at War

They were fantastic guests and we hope you love this bumper-length and bumper content episode as much as we did.

#Bilgepumps is still a newish series and new avenue, which may no longer boast the new car smell, in fact decidedly more of pineapple/irn bru smell with a hint of mint cake and the faintest whiff of fried chicken. 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).

Bilge Pumps Episode 38: Section 22 – The Forgotten Electronic Warfare Superstars of WWII

Links

1. Dr. Alex Clarke’s Youtube Channel
2. Drachinifel’s Youtube Channel
3. Jamie Seidel’s Youtube Channel

Alex Clarke is the producer of The Bilge Pumps podcast.

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

Bilge Pumps Episode 37: Rating Ships – It Can’t Be Fourth Rate, NATO Nations Don’t Buy Anything But First Rate

By Alex Clarke

So last week, in the Long War discussion of Episode 36, we chatted for a small amount of time, as the Bilge Pumps crew is want to do, about applying the age of sail rating system to modern ships. Someone may have mentioned that the Daring-class are fourth rate under those terms and that the U.S. Navy is rapidly getting rid of its only first rates. Drach may have pointed out that the Sejong the Greats are first rates, and Jamie may have questioned the rationale for certain ships…

Anyway, this seems to have made several people rather angry, and furthermore, it may have led to a number of contacts where we were firmly told we were wrong as “<insert western/European nation of choice here> doesn’t buy anything but first rate ships for their <insert adjective of choice here> navy” and that we should drop it. So we did, right into the suggestion box for the headline topic of this week. Enjoy! And seriously, for people who claimed to be “regular listeners to our otherwise brilliant show,” it’s as if they didn’t know us at all!

#Bilgepumps is still a newish series and new avenue, which may no longer boast the new car smell, in fact decidedly more of pineapple/irn bru smell with a hint of mint cake and the faintest whiff of fried chicken. 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).

Bilge Pumps Episode 37: Rating Ships – It Can’t Be Fourth Rate, NATO Nations Don’t Buy Anything But First Rate


Links

1. Dr. Alex Clarke’s Youtube Channel
2. Drachinifel’s Youtube Channel
3. Jamie Seidel’s Youtube Channel

Alex Clarke is the producer of The Bilge Pumps podcast.

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

Sea Control 229 – Author Ian W. Toll, Six Frigates and the Pacific Trilogy

By Jared Samuelson

Author Ian W. Toll joins me this week to discuss what makes the Navy such a compelling topic, the writing process, his most recent work, Twilight of the Gods, and his trilogy on the Pacific War.

Sea Control 229 – Author Ian W. Toll, Six Frigates and the Pacific Trilogy

Links

1. Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, Ian W. Toll, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.
2. Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942, Ian W. Toll, W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.
3. The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944, Ian W. Toll, W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
4. Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945, Ian W. Toll, W. W. Norton & Company, 2020.

5. Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila, James Scott, W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.

Jared Samuelson is Executive Producer and Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact him at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

Sea Control 228 – To Provide & Maintain a Navy with Dr. Jerry Hendrix

By Jared Samuelson

Dr. Jerry Hendrix, fresh off publication of his new book, To Provide and Maintain a Navy, joins me to discuss the differences between a seapower and sea power, the free sea, and his recommendations for the Navy’s future.

Sea Control 228 – To Provide & Maintain a Navy with Dr. Jerry Hendrix

Links

1. To Provide & Maintain a Navy, by Dr. Henry Hendrix, Focsle, 2020.
2. “Buy Fords Not Ferraris,” by Commander Jerry Hendrix, Proceedings, April 2009.
3. Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict that Made the Modern World, by Prof. Andrew Lambert, Yale University Press, 2018.
4. “At What Cost a Carrier,” by Jerry Hendrix, Center for a New American Security, March 11, 2013.
5. “Retreat From Range – The Rise and Fall of Carrier Aviation,” by Jerry Hendrix, Center for a New American Security, October 19, 2015.
6. “Aircraft Carriers & Maritime History,” Jerry Hendrix and Bryan McGrath, C-SPAN3, January 9, 2015.

Jared Samuelson is Executive Producer and Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact him at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.