Category Archives: Podcast

Main podcast series of CIMSEC.

Bilge Pumps 36: The Long War and Valentines Tips!

By Alex Clarke

After Episode 35, we decided to go full Long War and it has brought out the vocabulary in all of us…plus Valentines tips! (Posting after the fact of course due to the CIMSEC server migration).

#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).

Download Bilge Pumps 36: The Long War and Valentines Tips!

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 35: Crew, Command, and Combat…or Rather, Uncrewed, Command Culture, and Gunfight Knives

By Alex Clarke

Dear all, for this Bilge Pumps we once more must apologize in advance for the amount of, this time, British in this podcast. We are on the topic of the Long War and of a couple of Alex and Drach’s particular passion topics, for example command culture and why it needs to be carefully managed both from a moral and an operational perspective. We also discuss the range of the Carrier Air Group and why a lot of the complaints currently being leveled at aircraft carriers are more a factor of that than the aircraft carrier itself as a concept.

#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).

Download Bilge Pumps 35: Crew, Command, and Combat…or Rather, Uncrewed, Command Culture, and Gunfight Knives

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 227 – Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean with Dr. Sharika Crawford

By Walker Mills

Walker Mills talks with Dr. Sharika Crawford from the United States Naval Academy about her new book, The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean: Waterscapes of Labor, Conservation and Boundary Making. The conversation covers the Caribbean, turtle fishing, rum running, maritime disputes, and how borders at sea get made.

Sea Control 227 – Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean with Dr. Sharika Crawford

Links

1. The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean: Waterscapes of Labor, Conservation and Boundary Making, by Sharika Crawford, University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
2. Sea Control 206: The Cod Wars with Will Reynolds and Walker Mills, CIMSEC, October 11, 2020.
3. “The Cod Wars Today: Lessons from an Almost War,” by Walker Mills, CIMSEC, July 28, 2020.
4. Sea Control 219: USCG Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz, CIMSEC, December 27, 2020.
5. A Thousand Thirsty Beaches: Smuggling Alcohol from Cuba to the South During Prohibition, Lisa Lindquist Dorr, University of North Carolina Press, 2021.
6. To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire, by Jason Smith, University of North Carolina Press, 2018.
7. Home Squadron: The U.S. Navy and the North Atlantic, by James Rentfrow, Naval Institute Press, 2014.
8. Rogue Revolutionaries: The Fight for Legitimacy in the Greater Caribbean, by Vanessa Mongey, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.
9. Tides of Revolution: Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela, by Cristina Soriano, University of New Mexico Press, 2019.
10. The Smuggler’s World: Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth Century Venezuela, by Jesse Cromwell, University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Walker Mills is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

Sea Control 226 – Phase Line Attila with Dr. Ed Erickson & Dr. Mesut Uyar

By Jared Samuelson

Dr. Ed Erickson and Dr. Mesut Uyar join the program to discuss the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, including the planning considerations and preparations necessary to execute a simultaneous amphibious and airborne assault.

Download Sea Control 226 – Phase Line Attila with Dr. Ed Erickson & Dr. Mesut Uyar

Links

1. Phase Line Atilla, The Amphibious Campaign for Cyprus, 1974, by Edward J. Erickson & Mesut Uyar, Marine Corps University Press, 2020.
2. Ericksonmilitaryhistory.com

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