Thanks for your interest and support of The Maritime History Podcast! I'm Brandon Huebner and I do the research, writing, and recording of the show. At this point in life, I have a B.A. in History, a J.D., and an attorney's license.
Why a podcast about maritime history, you ask? Well, I can't say that I have any groundbreaking reasons. Although I'm not an expert in maritime history to any extent, I am a long-time student of history in general, and maritime history is something I've always wanted to delve into. I've done a fair amount of writing about different historical topics in the last few years (check out my other website http://todayinbritishhistory.com), but I listen to quite a few history podcasts and have grown to enjoy my daily dose of history via aural input.
Thus, The Maritime History Podcast was born! We're almost two years in and the frequency of episodes has tailed off a little bit (due mainly to the incessant pressures of a career) for which I apologize. I would love to make the podcast my full-time job, and with support that could eventually happen, so check out the membership page for info there.
As for the show itself, I wanted to start at the beginning of recorded history and follow the development of sailing, trade, naval exploits, and just about anything else I can think of that's related to maritime history. Focusing on the role of oceans in world development gives an interesting angle to a study of history, and I hope that I can convey that through the podcast. Thanks again for getting on board! If you want to get in touch, I can be reached at maritimehistorypodcast(at)gmail(dot)com.