38 episodes

Get ready to whiten those knuckles and hold fast as we get underway to talk with Coast Guard veterans about the most daring, dangerous, and epic sea stories ever told. Whether facing ruthless men who prey on other mariners or storms that turn calm seas into graveyards, those who go down to the sea and cast off lines enter the most challenging and dangerous environment on earth. Only here will you hear their stories and the lessons gained through their experience. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theyhadtogoout/support

They Had to Go Out They Had to Go Out

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 70 Ratings

Get ready to whiten those knuckles and hold fast as we get underway to talk with Coast Guard veterans about the most daring, dangerous, and epic sea stories ever told. Whether facing ruthless men who prey on other mariners or storms that turn calm seas into graveyards, those who go down to the sea and cast off lines enter the most challenging and dangerous environment on earth. Only here will you hear their stories and the lessons gained through their experience. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theyhadtogoout/support

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Stratocater_Pat ,

Fantastic Podcast!

As a 4 year USCG veteran who served after 9-11 it's nice to hear very relevant and historical CG info straight from the people who were/are out there being Semper Paratus. Besides the requisite lifesaving stories, dangerous events, this podcast also isn't afraid in addressing difficult subjects like PTSD, veteran suicide, sexual assault, and toxic leadership. One day hopefully, I can tell my own story. The only gripe I have with the podcast is sometimes the audio between host and guests can be very uneven or include background audio/artifacts.

TheeIceman ,

👍Awesome Podcast

Excellent podcast guys. I look forward to more stories from across the fleet and years of experience you have to tap in to. Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work.

RSQSWMR39 ,

“Train like you fight”

Great Job! I was the shop Chief back then and couldn’t have ask for a better group of guys. The type of personality you need to be a Swimmer can make an interesting shop dynamic. For example any type of competition with people who refuse to loose. Yikes! Great job on the Pod Cast I am definitely a fan.

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