A naval history podcast from Preble Hall - the United States Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland. Preble Hall will interview historians, practitioners, military personnel, and other experts on a variety of naval history topics from ancient history to recent history.
The Top Three: Military Disasters
The U.S. Naval Academy History Department presents the first of three new podcast series which will initially be distributed through Preble Hall. In this episode, faculty members Mac Anderson, Thomas Burgess, and Andy Cox discuss the top three military disasters.
The Masqueraders and "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
The oldest extracurricular activity at the U.S. Naval Academy is 176 years old is The Masqueraders. Joining Preble Hall to discuss The Masqueraders and this weekend's performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" are:
Prof. Christy Stanlake, USNA English Department
Midshipman Tiara Sterling (Titania)
Midshipman Allen Sand (Oberon)
Midshipman Rob Saunders (Lysander)
Midshipman Olivia Hunt (Hermia)
Reflections on the Cold War from North Korea to the Strategic Defense Initiative, with VADM Bob Monroe, USN (Ret)
Vice Admiral Robert Monroe, USN (Ret), U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1950, reflects on the Cold War from North Korea to the Strategic Defense Initiative.
From 1977 until 1980 Vice Admiral Monroe was Director of the Defense Nuclear Agency, responsible for many of DOD's nuclear weapons activities, including stockpile management, safety, security, and survivability.
Americans in the Mexican Navy and Army
David Mckenzie discusses Americans who served in the Mexican Army and Navy in the 1820s.
David McKenzie is a public historian currently finishing his History Ph.D. at George Mason University. He studies 19th-century U.S. and Latin American history, currently focusing on U.S. citizens who moved to Mexico’s interior between 1821 and 1846. David previously worked at the Alamo, an exhibition design firm, and a local Jewish historical society. He currently works on digital history and exhibitions at Ford’s Theatre.
2021 Bancroft Lecture at the Academy: Dr. Vincent Brown, "Charting the Course of an Atlantic Slave War."
The U.S. Naval Academy's History Department hosts an annual Bancroft Lecture, named after Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, historian and founder of the Academy.
Dr. Vincent Brown of Harvard University was the 2021 lecturer on 10 March. This year's lecture was via Zoom due to COVID restrictions.
Pirates of the Chesapeake, with Dr. Jamie Goodall
Dr. Jamie Goodall, historian and author of "Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay" discusses pirate operations and notable figures.
One of the Best Naval History Podcasts
As someone who enjoys learning about Naval History, I love how this podcast finds interesting subjects (mostly American) to educate listeners about. It’s also very fun to learn about the US Naval Academy and it’s culture/history. Can’t wait for more!
I found Preble Hall by accident. As is sometimes the case an accident can reveal a wonderful treasure. I am a product of my Dad and Mom’s fathers with my love of history. Maritime history being a first love. When I listen to your host(s) and the guests I’m no longer in the Year 2021. I am traveling through history gathering new information. I am also reliving information previously obtained.
Whoever came up with this idea should have a medal struck in their honor. Thank you so much for this walk through history.
Just as an aside the opening music of the old world and the closing modern music of today is pure class. I will faithfully continue listening. Thank you again, Jim
Dec 7 podcast
Really enjoyed Chris. Thanks