The Mariner's Mirror Podcast

The world’s No.1 podcast dedicated to all of maritime and naval history. With one foot in the present and one in the past we bring you the most exciting and interesting current maritime projects worldwide: including excavations of shipwrecks, the restoration of historic ships, sailing classic yachts and tall ships, unprecedented behind the scenes access to exhibitions, museums and archives worldwide, primary sources and accounts that bring the maritime past alive as never before. Presented by Dr Sam Willis, supported by the Lloyds Register Foundation.

Iconic Ships 10: Ark Royal

Thursday October 14, 2021

Today we are merging this month's theme on airpower with one of o... Read More

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How to Drive an Aircraft Carrier

Tuesday October 12, 2021

In this, the first of several episodes on the maritime history of... Read More

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The Maritime History of World War Two

Thursday October 7, 2021

This week we are exploring the maritime history of the Second Wor... Read More

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Iconic Ships 9: The Mauretania

Tuesday September 28, 2021

This video explores the fascinating history of RMS Mauretania, wh... Read More

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Iconic Ships 8: The SS Great Britain

Thursday September 23, 2021

Dr Sam Willis meets the team at the ss Great Britain in Bristol t... Read More

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Ships’ Figureheads Revealed

Wednesday September 15, 2021

In this episode we explore the fascinating history of ships' figu... Read More

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Is Britain Still a Global Power?

Monday September 6, 2021

As a follow up to our recent interview with The First Sea Lord ex... Read More

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The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin

Thursday September 2, 2021

Dr Sam Willis meets with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Tony Rad... Read More

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The Sunken Archaeology of Malta and the Virtual Museum ‘Underwater Malta’

Wednesday August 25, 2021

The underwater heritage around Malta is one of the richest collec... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 6: USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 1812 – Part 4 The Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812

Sunday August 22, 2021

In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we exp... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 6: USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 1812 – Part 3 Inside the US Navy

Saturday August 21, 2021

In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we exp... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 6: USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 1812. Part 2 The Eyewitness Accounts

Friday August 20, 2021

In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we exp... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 6: USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 1812. Part 1 The Events

Thursday August 19, 2021

In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we exp... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 5: A Tudor Battle, 1512 Part III: How to Recreate a Medieval Sea Battle

Thursday August 12, 2021

In this the third and final part of our special mini Great Sea Fi... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 5: A Tudor Battle, 1512 Part II: The Contemporary Accounts

Wednesday August 11, 2021

In this, Part II of our special episodes on the battle of St Math... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 5: A Tudor Battle in the Reign of Henry VIII, 10 August, 1512.

Tuesday August 10, 2021

In this, the fifth episode of our Great Sea Fights series we expl... Read More

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Maritime Scotland 3: A Blockade Runner from Fife in the American Civil War

Friday August 6, 2021

This the third episode in our special series on the maritime hist... Read More

Maritime Scotland 2: The Forgotten Shipbuilders of Leith

Thursday August 5, 2021

In this, our second episode dedicated to the remarkable maritime ... Read More

Maritime Scotland 1: The WW2 Midget Submarines of Aberlady Bay

Wednesday August 4, 2021

In the latest episode of The Mariner's Mirror Podcast we begin th... Read More

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The Oldest Canal in Britain? The Exeter Ship Canal

Wednesday July 28, 2021

In this episode Dr Sam Willis explores the Exeter Ship Canal whic... Read More

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Iconic Ships 7: The Billy Ruffian – HMS Bellerophon

Friday July 23, 2021

Today we have episode 7 of our Iconic Ships mini-series in which... Read More

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Iconic Ships 6: USS Constitution

Tuesday July 20, 2021

Above: USS Constitution underway. Photo Credit: Greg M. Cooper Ph... Read More

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Iconic Ships 5: HMS Belfast

Monday July 12, 2021

Today we have episode 5 of our Iconic Ships mini-series in which... Read More

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The ‘Sunken Library’: An extraordinary collection of books found in a 17th century shipwreck

Wednesday July 7, 2021

In August 2014, a group of amateur divers revisited a known shipw... Read More