With "The Four Days' Battle" by Abraham Storck.

With "The Four Days' Battle" by Abraham Storck.

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.

A recent visit to visit L'Hermione.

A recent visit to visit L'Hermione.

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.

  10 comments for “About

  1. Bert Mortier
    January 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm


    I like your podcast very much and use it for running (it’s got a lot of information in it, but brought at the right tone to remain interesting). I have one important remark though: since this podcast has potential worldwide, I would recommend switching to the metric system. The metric system is nearly universal, in stark contrast to units like ‘feet’, ‘inch’, ‘mile’, ‘btu’, …

    Kind regards
    Bert Mortier

    • brandon
      January 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Glad to you have you on board, Bert! As luck would have it, this thought occurred to me recently as well, so I’ve already switched over as I prepare for the next episode. I hope that makes a difference, though I may make a practice of giving both measurements for the benefit of the U.S. listeners as well. America remains stubborn on the units of measurement issue, so I’ll just put in the extra time to make the conversions and hopefully that will leave everyone satisfied 😉

  2. Guess who?
    July 3, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I just recently got into listening to podcasts, and most of the ones I listen to involve soccer, but I did subscribe to the History of Pirates Podcast by Craig Buddy because pirates are awesome. At the end of Episode 01 of the History of Pirates, Craig gave a shoutout to podcasts that had an influence on his podcast, and he said, “The Maritime History Podcast by Brandon Huebner; it’s good… it will be a good brother podcast to the History of Pirates Podcast.” I had to rewind it just to make sure I heard him correctly! Anyway, I started listening to your podcast, and I thought it kinda sounds like Brandon but it kinda doesn’t. Finally I looked up your website that you suggested, and it was indeed B-Hueb (aka Honest Abe)! I actually really enjoy your podcast even though I’m not a history buff by any means. I’m only three episodes in, but I am gonna listen to all of it!

    • brandon
      July 3, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Hahaha… How awesome is that!? Glad you’re enjoying the podcast so far, although, it may not be quite as entertaining as Craig Buddy’s stupendous History of Pirates Podcast. Podcasts are the best though, and I’m glad you’re getting into them man! 🙂

  3. July 23, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Good Morning,

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    All my best,

  4. Christopher wing
    March 11, 2016 at 7:18 pm


    What type of law interests you.
    I’m just about to retire after 42 years of practicing private criminal defense in California.
    If you have questions about practicing, let me know.

    • Brandon Huebner
      March 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      42 years is quite the career! Congrats on the many years, I imagine that only an effective defense attorney could stick around that long 😉 I’ll shoot you an email to talk about my questions.

      Let’s just say that as a new lawyer, the questions are many. I’m still trying to nail down my sphere of interest and natural inclination. Thanks for the offer of guidance, by the way!

  5. Alain Chabot
    September 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I just listened to your intro podcast. You mention links to your favorite podcasts, or something like that. I can’t find them.

    • Brandon Huebner
      September 25, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Welcome, Alain! I do have a page of links to other podcasts I’ve enjoyed, it can be found here: [More History Podcasts]. I also have a fair number of podcast episodes where I’ve chosen a featured podcast that ties into the topic for that episode, and I normally have a central link on the episode notes for those when they’re included.

      • Alain Chabot
        September 25, 2017 at 8:48 pm

        Thanks Brandon! Not sure how I missed that link. But I plead age 🙂

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