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During the height of the cold war when Ronald Regan called the Soviet Union the evil empire, Bill Nowicki was in the Navy. He was a nuclear-trained electrician's mate aboard the Los Angeles class fast attack submarine, the USS Minneapolis / St. Paul (SSN 708) with 100 highly trained shipmates. These are the memories of those difficult (and sometimes hilarious) times told by the men who depended on one another for their lives.

Submarine Sea Stories | Ever wonder what it's like to spend the cold war under water with 100 other guys? First podcast to feature the amazing stories of life aboard a submarine! By Navy Veteran, Bill Nowicki

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 207 Ratings

During the height of the cold war when Ronald Regan called the Soviet Union the evil empire, Bill Nowicki was in the Navy. He was a nuclear-trained electrician's mate aboard the Los Angeles class fast attack submarine, the USS Minneapolis / St. Paul (SSN 708) with 100 highly trained shipmates. These are the memories of those difficult (and sometimes hilarious) times told by the men who depended on one another for their lives.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
207 Ratings
207 Ratings
gman10014 ,

Great podcast!

I don't have a military background but this podcast totally has a wonderful, universal appeal. I've gotten a great deal of inspiration from the character again and again displayed by the wide range of individuals that Mr. Nowicki has given the opportunity to share with him (and us) their stories of life before, in, and after their time in the submarine service. Plus there are a ton of entertaining tales, a lot of very interesting information about the technical details of maintenance and operation of the boats, and so much more. Bill Nowicki really does a fantastic job of getting his subjects to open up and share in a conversational and relaxed manner that makes his podcast a must listen!

LinkeyGrip ,

Non-Navy Listener..... like stories from my old man...

My dad was a Corman based out of the Brooklyn Navy yard circa late 60’s. Due to his top 90% scores he was (highly suggested) asked to do a stint on a sub to see if he liked it. He was put on a diesel trainer, he was a “on the water” guy. I have many many stories and there are a couple books out there about his friends and his life. “The Last Pirate” is a good one he is in. He would tell me stories as a kid about his time in the navy and even his time working with Spider monkeys on special projects training them to plant bombs on ships (this failure led to the use of dolphins). The worst low level duty he had was trying to put these spider monkeys into small diving suits ( picture a mini-MKV helmet ), I was homered to meet his former boss as a kid and see these suits, helmets and listen to them catch up..... anyways, the pod-cast is great and It’s like listing to my dad tell story’s.... keep up the good work..... 🙏🏻

JonathanWhite ,

Thanks for Sharing.

These stories are gold. Thanks for putting them all outh there.

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