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Join Rob and Mob, Robert Love and Michael O'Brien, as they 'live podcast' the 150th anniversary of the voyage of the Confederate warship the CSS Shenandoah.

Shenandoah Down unde‪r‬ Robert Love and Michael O'Brien

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Join Rob and Mob, Robert Love and Michael O'Brien, as they 'live podcast' the 150th anniversary of the voyage of the Confederate warship the CSS Shenandoah.

    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 53

    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 53

    All good things have to come to an end, and in  this final, elegiac bittersweet episode of Shenandoah Down Under Rob and Mob follow the story of the Shenandoah to where so many good stories end, the courtroom. First, Mob recounts the history over 53 episodes of this now award winning podcast*, Shenandoah Down Under. Rob follows up with the final bit of the story, as much as any story ever ends. This.. Read More

    • 41 min
    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 52

    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 52

    In this, the 52nd and final episode in the ‘regular season’ of the Shenandoah Down Under podcast, Rob and MOB discuss the fate of the officers of the Shenandoah after the American Civil War (we’ll go on to discuss the ruinously expensive Alabama Claims in our forthcoming “Christmas Special”) Branded as “pirates” and unable to return the US, heading south of the border proved to be a popular option. Fortunately for Mr Whittle and.. Read More

    • 43 min
    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 51

    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 51

    At last, after its 13 month circumnavigation of the globe, the CSS Shenandoah returns to Liverpool! The Confederate flag is lowered for the final time and the ship is taken into the charge of the British Customs Office. With the American Civil War back home now over for many months, its reappearance is something of an embarrassment for everyone. While the British government tries to figure out what to do with the ship and its crew, what.. Read More

    • 29 min
    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 50

    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 50

    All things come to an end, and the 50th episode of Shenandoah Down Under sees the end drawing very close… months after the war has ended, the last Confederate cruiser slips quietly into into English territorial waters, and is therefore unlikely to be taken by a US gunboat.   This means the ship’s company can be paid off. But instead of the “buckets of gold” promised by Captain Waddell at the beginning of.. Read More

    • 30 min
    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 49

    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 49

    Illness and death haunt the CSS Shenandoah in this week’s episode, as William Bill the Hawaiian and Sergeant Canning the mysterious Englishman lie on their deathbeds. The very skies seem to bear witness to the despair of the crew as a total eclipse of the sun blocks out even the light of day. Poor William Bill is suffering from final stages of venereal disease, while Mr Canning is slowly succumbing an unhealed bullet.. Read More

    • 27 min
    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 48

    Shenandoah Down Under Episode 48

    Oh dear, in this new episode, the feuding on board the ship has reached new heights, with Surgeon McNulty calling Mr Blacker an “English Irish Orangeman”, and thereby deftly uniting race and religion in one deadly insult. Can things get worse? Can they ever! When Executive Officer Whittle tries to remonstrate with the drunken McNulty, McNulty “shows him his pistol” and there is a physical altercation. This can only mean one thing between.. Read More

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Barb240 ,

A rollicking good podcast!

An excellent podcast which take you along on the stranger-than-fiction voyage of the Shenandoah. Can't wait for the next episode!

navyblue28 ,

5-star Podcast for every Civil War/History buff

5-star Podcast for every Civil War/History buff.

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