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.

Maritime Disasters: Vasa

Wednesday August 10, 2022

Our mini-series on Maritime Disasters continues with the Vasa, th... Read More

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Maritime Disasters: HMS Guardian

Tuesday August 2, 2022

Our Maritime Disasters mini series continues with the shocking, a... Read More

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Maritime Disasters: The H.L. Hunley

Sunday July 31, 2022

Our maritime disasters series continues with the anniversary of t... Read More

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The Wreck of the Andrea Doria Part 3: The Wreck

Tuesday July 26, 2022

We continue our mini series on maritime disasters with the third ... Read More

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The Wreck of the Andrea Doria Part 2: The Eyewitness Accounts

Monday July 25, 2022

This episode continues our mini series on maritime disasters and ... Read More

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The Wreck of the Andrea Doria: Ep 1 – The Events

We continue our mini series on maritime disasters with the extrao... Read More

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Iconic Ships 18: Sutton Hoo

Wednesday July 20, 2022

We continue our mini-series on Iconic Ships by looking at the mag... Read More

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Iconic Ships 17: Henry V’s Grace Dieu

Thursday July 14, 2022

In this episode we head much further back in time than we have ev... Read More

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Iconic Ships 16: SS United States

Sunday July 3, 2022

Our 'Iconic Ships' series continues with the magnificent SS Unite... Read More

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Maritime Innovation 1: The Propeller

Tuesday June 28, 2022

The first of a new mini-series on maritime innovations, we look a... Read More

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Maritime Motherhood Part 2: Hannah Davison’s Scrapbook

Saturday June 25, 2022

Part two of our special episode looking at the remarkable life of... Read More

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Maritime Motherhood Part 1: The Davison Family and the Alice A. Leigh/Rewa

Join us for the fantastic story of Hannah Davison who gave birth ... Read More

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Dressed to Kill: A History of Naval Uniform

Wednesday June 15, 2022

What did people wear in naval battles and why? The adoption, styl... Read More

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Maritime Disasters: Empress of Ireland

Sunday May 29, 2022

On 29 May 1914, the magnificent passenger liner Empress of Irelan... Read More

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Great Sea Fights: The Battle of Solebay, 1672

Saturday May 28, 2022

Our Great Sea Fights series continues on the 350th anniversary of... Read More

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The U-Boat War: 1939-1945

Tuesday May 24, 2022

On 24 May 1945 the Supreme Commander of the German Navy, Admiral ... Read More

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The Feejee Mermaid: Maritime Myths and Legends

Thursday May 19, 2022

In this episode we continue looking at folklore, myths and legend... Read More

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Mermaids and Sirens: Maritime Myths and Legends

Wednesday May 18, 2022

Folklore, myths and legends relating to the sea have existed for ... Read More

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The Lusitania Disaster: Part 4 The Exhibition

Sunday May 8, 2022

Part 4 of our special min-series on the Lusitania disaster. Dr Sa... Read More

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The Lusitania Disaster: Part 3 The Ship and the Sinking

Saturday May 7, 2022

Part 3 of our mini-series on the Lusitania tragedy when, in May 1... Read More

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The Lusitania Disaster: Part 2 – The Eyewitness Accounts

This is the second episode in our Lusitania Disaster Special in w... Read More

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Ultimate Ship Models 2: The Great Eastern

Sunday May 1, 2022

The second of a new mini-series on ship models. Dr Sam Willis exp... Read More

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Robinson Crusoe / Alexander Selkirk: The Men Who Were Marooned

Monday April 25, 2022

We explore the astonishing intertwined tales of both Robinson Cru... Read More

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