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Storytelling Podcasts

Tall ships are a part of our shared human history, and everyone knows that sailors tell the best stories. Join Erin Short of Tall Ships America as she discovers the people behind these iconic vessels and what it truly means to be a traditional sailor in a modern world. Every month, we sit down and get to know each other over a pint of beer or a cup of tea. Sea stories, inspiration, and a little bit of everything else.Just no shanties, please.

Tall ships are a part of our shared human history, and everyone knows that sailors tell the best stories. Join Erin Short of Tall Ships America as she discovers the people behind these iconic vessels and what it truly means to be a traditional sailor in a modern world. Every month, we sit down and get to know each other over a pint of beer or a cup of tea. Sea stories, inspiration, and a little bit of everything else.Just no shanties, please.

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United States

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Tall ships are a part of our shared human history, and everyone knows that sailors tell the best stories. Join Erin Short of Tall Ships America as she discovers the people behind these iconic vessels and what it truly means to be a traditional sailor in a modern world. Every month, we sit down and get to know each other over a pint of beer or a cup of tea. Sea stories, inspiration, and a little bit of everything else.Just no shanties, please.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mini-sode with MJ Fernandez

1/21/2021
It's the mini episode! Every Friday, Erin and Nic will be alternating interviews and history in these bite-sized episodes to tide you over until the season two premiere of the podcast on March 19th. In this episode, MJ's greatest achievement makes Erin cry. The hummingbird story referred to is told by Wangari Maathai and you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-btl654R_pY&t=2s Edit: In this episode, MJ refers to Paulo Coelho as a Portuguese author. She wants everyone to...

Duration:00:08:49

The U.S. Navy’s Africa Squadron with Nicolas Hardisty.

1/15/2021
In mini episode #2, Nic Hardisty discusses the Africa Squadron, a United States Navy team tasked with shutting down the Atlantic slave trade during the 19th century. Nic pays particular attention to the USS Constellation’s encounter with slavers on the barque Cora. Ships mentioned: USS Constellation, USS Constitution, Cora, and Delicia. Further Reading: Africa Squadron: The U.S. Navy and the Slave Trade, 1842-1861 (Donald Canney) Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau...

Duration:00:13:40

Mini-sode with Captain Jamie Trost

1/7/2021
It's the mini episode! Every Friday, Erin and Nic will be alternating interviews and history in these bite-sized episodes to tide you over until the season two premiere of the podcast on March 19th. This week, happiness is a cabin in the woods for Captain Jamie Trost.

Duration:00:18:44

A Very Perry Christmas: Nicolas Hardisty and Shane Allen on Christopher Raymond Perry

12/11/2020
Join Erin as she explores the incredible life of Christopher Raymond Perry (father of naval heroes Oliver Hazard Perry and Matthew Calbraith Perry) with historians Shane Allen and Nic Hardisty in our season finale. Christopher's story has it all: murder, piracy, prison breaks, and a trans-Atlantic love tale- all before he turned 25 years old! Ships mentioned in this episode: USS, Trumbull, USS General Mifflin, USS General Greene, USS Alfred, USS/HMS Raleigh, HMS Jersey, HMS Iris, HMS General...

Duration:00:49:30

Lean Forward into Life: Nancy Richardson aboard 104 Tall Ships

11/27/2020
Join Erin as she sails the seven seas with Nancy Richardson, Mariner Girl Scout, perpetual sailor, and keeper of our sail training legacy. We learn about her journey from art teacher to Marine Education Program Specialist with the Girl Scouts, and her family connection to Orville Wright. Nancy shares her practical advice for new (and seasoned!) sailors, and talks about her lifelong friendship with her heroes, Irving and Exy Johnson. Movies mentioned: Around Cape Horn, Unfurling the World,...

Duration:00:46:12

The Church of Elissa: Mark Scibinico aboard 1877 Tall Ship Elissa

11/13/2020
Join Erin as she tries to scramble eggs in the Drake Passage with Mark Scibinico, Port Captain and Director of Maritime Operations at Galveston Historical Foundation www.galvestonhistory.org We talk about his journey from the kitchens of the Culinary Institute of America to how a tattoo convinced him to give ships a chance, kind of. We learn all about the tall ship Elissa, a ship that is as old as the Statue of Liberty, the unbelievable passion of her volunteers, and that Erin gets really...

Duration:00:55:12

Glowing Magician of Awesome: Hali Boyd with The Seafarer Collective

10/29/2020
Join Erin as she dives in the life and times of Hali Boyd, director of The Seafarer Collective (theseafarercollective.org) and founder of SEE BEE Consulting (seebeepdx.com). She talks about leaving school at the age of 15 to train horses and how a random conversation at a party started her journey in the tall ships community. We learn the challenges of navigating the commercial world as a woman in the maritime workforce and to never underestimate a woman wearing a pink polo shirt holding a...

Duration:01:04:52

I'm just your typical small town sailor: Captain Alex Peacock aboard Spirit of Bermuda (and sometimes Lynx)

10/15/2020
Join Erin as she talks to Captain Alex Peacock, current captain with Spirit of Bermuda www.bermudasloopfoundation.org and sometime captain with Tall Ship Lynx www.tallshiplynx.com. We discuss sailing to Cuba, where the barter system is alive and well, a furry first mate that spoke to dolphins, and the joy of watching students have their eureka moment. For those keeping track, this is the fifth time Erin mentions the Welland Canal. Ships mentioned in this episode: Schooner Adventure,...

Duration:00:45:43

"I absolutely love the first day": Captain Jill Hughes aboard Geronimo

9/30/2020
Join Erin as she talks to Captain Jill Hughes with the tall ship Geronimo of St. Georges School in Middletown, RI. www.stgeorges.edu We start in Buffalo, New York, and sail to Greenland, the Caribbean, South Pacific and the Mediterranean. Along the way, we discover that Captain Hughes does not have an aptitude for being a galley cook but will always give 100%. She discusses working with high school students on a 70' vessel and what we can learn from the Danish tall ships. I also mention the...

Duration:00:50:00

"Our lives matter. Our history matters": Keith Stokes with 1696 Heritage Group

9/18/2020
Join Nic as he talks to Keith Stokes about African heritage in colonial and early American maritime colonies, with a focus on Newport, Rhode Island. Keith explains how free and enslaved Africans contributed to the Atlantic maritime world, and the major differences between what slavery looked like in northern and southern colonies & states. Keith also addresses how Africans viewed fellow Africans, free and enslaved, that participated in the slave trade. You can view more of Keith's work at...

Duration:01:04:24

"Ships and the sea are a wonderful thing": Captain Simon Colley with TrustLabs

9/3/2020
Join Erin as she talks to Captain Simon Colley, founder of TRUSTLabs, providing leadership training and professional development and coaching services to law firms. From Sydney, Australia to the island of Bermuda, we’d be hard pressed to name a tall ship he hasn’t sailed aboard. We dive into the small world of working with at risk youth aboard tall ships, how to go to the bathroom on Outward Bound open boat expeditions (spoiler alert, there is no toilet on board), and the unique rig of the...

Duration:00:49:44

"I'm too curious, it's a real problem": Bronwen Livingston with Class Afloat and Barque Picton Castle

8/21/2020
Join Erin as she speaks with Bronwen Livingston of Class Afloat, Barque Picton Castle, and the Nova Scotia Seamanship Education Society. We start her journey with a midnight phone call, sail to the South Pacific, make a detour to the Northwest Territories of Canada, and rediscover hope. Organizations mentioned: Class Afloat https://classafloat.com/, Barque Picton Castle https://www.picton-castle.com/, Nova Scotia Seamanship Education Society http://seamanship.ca/, Bark Europa...

Duration:00:39:28

"We are not a vacation destination": Joe Lengieza aboard U.S. Brig Niagara

8/6/2020
Join Erin as she has a quiet conversation with Joe Lengieza with U.S. Brig Niagara in Erie, Pennsylvania (flagshipniagara.org). We start in the fields of Ohio, head to Europe (twice), and meander our way back to Pennsylvania. Along the way we talk about what life is like aboard Niagara, mid-Atlantic doldrums, and what U.S.S. Constellation smells like. Ships mentioned in this episode: U.S.S. Constellation, U.S.S. Constitution, Highlander Sea, Pride of Baltimore II Support Tall Ships America...

Duration:00:39:28

I Love Rowdy Science! Captain Rachael Miller with Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean

7/23/2020
Join Erin as she learns everything there is to know about microplastics and marine debris with Captain Rachael Miller, co-founder of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean (rozaliaproject.org), captain aboard American Promise and founder/CEO of the Cora Ball (coraball.com). We dive into Rachael's research, her passion for the ocean, a top-hat wearing ROV, and a deeply disturbing fact about beer. Ships mentioned in this episode: Adventuress, AJ Meerwald, Tole Mour, Westward and Sea Education...

Duration:00:49:14

"I'm a bit of a romantic": Corey Roy aboard Schooner Virginia

7/8/2020
Join Erin as she gets to know Corey Roy with Schooner Virginia and the Nauticus Foundation in Norfolk, VA. From small boats in the middle of Oregon to tall ships in Virginia, Corey shares his journey to first mate aboard Virginia. We talk about the romance of sailing and adventure, have really nice things to say about the volunteers, and be sure to listen for the lame Total Recall joke. Ships mentioned in this episode: Alliance, American Rover, Lynx, Norfolk Rebel

Duration:00:25:34

I am a pollywog! An interview with Captain Jen Haddock aboard SEA

6/19/2020
Join Erin as she chats it up with Captain Jen Haddock with Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. We journey through Jen's career as she recounts her start in the tall ships world... washing dishes. We talk about sporty weather in New Zealand, the joy of a really big salad and crossing the equator for the first time. Mentioned in this episode: Corwith Cramer, Robert C. Seamans, Ocean Star, Westward, Bowdoin, and Hurricane Island Outward Bound.

Duration:00:36:10

We Protest and We Burn Stuff: The Gaspee Affair with Nic Hardisty and Shane Allen

6/8/2020
Join Nic Hardisty, program coordinator at Tall Ships America, and historian Shane Allen as they discuss the burning of the HMS Gaspee in our own backyard of Rhode Island. This was one of the first acts of rebellion leading up to the American Revolution, and this tale has it all: tall ships, smuggling, a chase through Narragansett Bay, and an uncomfortable musket shot! This is the first in a series of history-based episodes that explore North America's rich maritime heritage, hosted by...

Duration:00:31:15

A Little Bathtubby: On board Schooner Sultana with Capt. Mike Fiorentino

5/19/2020
Join Erin as she chats with Mike Fiorentino, captain aboard Schooner Sultana in Chestertown, Maryland. They discuss sailing to Antarctica, the summer of short shorts, and Sultana's weird sail plan. Mentioned in this episode: Europa, Pride of Baltimore II, Rock the Boat, Living Classroom Foundation, International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS), South Street Seaport Museum Find us at www.tallshipsamerica.org and follow us @tallshipsamerica on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:32:06

Tea Sets for Elves: Ian Bova aboard U.S. Brig Niagara

5/7/2020
It’s our first podcast! Join Erin Short with Tall Ships America as she chats with Ian Bova, head cook aboard U.S. Brig Niagara in Erie, Pennsylvania (www.flagshipniagara.org). They talk about the unifying nature of Taco Tuesday, the Dutch love of chocolate sprinkles, and tea sets for elves. Ships mentioned in this episode: Nina and Pinta, Lettie G. Howard, Oosterschelde, Blue Clipper and Draken Harald Hårfagre. Find us at www.tallshipsamerica.org and @tallshipsamerica on Twitter and...

Duration:00:27:34

A barque, a brig and a schooner trailer

4/8/2020
We love tall ships! We love talking about them, we love being around them, and we love talking to people who sail them. So while life has slowed down a wee bit during self-quarantining, Tall Ships America’s Erin Short decided that this would be the perfect time to call up some sailor friends and talk ship. Just, please, no shanties.

Duration:00:01:01