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Join Rob and Mob, Robert Love and Michael O'Brien, as they'live podcast' the 150th anniversary of the voyage of the Confederate warship the CSS Shenandoah.

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2016-03-18 03:17
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18.03.2016

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 53

All good things have to come to an end, and in  this final, elegiac bittersweet episode of Shenandoah Down Under Rob and Mob follow the story of the Shenandoah to where so many good stories end, the courtroom. First, Mob recounts the history over 53 ep...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
24.11.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 52

In this, the 52nd and final episode in the ‘regular season’ of the Shenandoah Down Under podcast, Rob and MOB discuss the fate of the officers of the Shenandoah after the American Civil War (we’ll go on to discuss the ruinously expensive Alabama Claims...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
19.11.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 51

At last, after its 13 month circumnavigation of the globe, the CSS Shenandoah returns to Liverpool! The Confederate flag is lowered for the final time and the ship is taken into the charge of the British Customs Office. With the American Civil War back...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
15.11.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 50

All things come to an end, and the 50th episode of Shenandoah Down Under sees the end drawing very close… months after the war has ended, the last Confederate cruiser slips quietly into into English territorial waters, and is therefore unlikely to be t...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
5.11.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 49

Illness and death haunt the CSS Shenandoah in this week’s episode, as William Bill the Hawaiian and Sergeant Canning the mysterious Englishman lie on their deathbeds. The very skies seem to bear witness to the despair of the crew as a total eclipse of ...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
28.10.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 48

Oh dear, in this new episode, the feuding on board the ship has reached new heights, with Surgeon McNulty calling Mr Blacker an “English Irish Orangeman”, and thereby deftly uniting race and religion in one deadly insult. Can things get worse? Can they...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
23.10.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 47

As the CSS Shenandoah heads towards the Falkland Islands, Rob and MOB explain how the sadly deficient wi-fi services offered in one-star German Youth Hostels has contributed to the recent lack of regularly appearing “Shenandoah Down Under” episodes. Ho...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
23.09.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 46

In Episode 46 of Shenandoah Down Under, the ship navigates the perilous waters of Cape Horn, seeking to get back to Liverpool without encountering Union warships (or indeed anyone else who could alert Union warships). But the Captain is otherwise preoc...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
11.09.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 45

In Episode 45 of Shenandoah Down Under, Rob and MOB are once again very proud to host Barry Crompton of the American Civil War Round Table of Australia, and there is a a typically wide-ranging discussion, largely concerning the various primary and seco...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
2.09.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 44

As the Shenandoah sails further into the Southern Pacific heading for Cape Horn there is trouble aboard for Lieutenant Lee. Surely this couldn’t be worse than hearing the news that his uncle (General Lee) had surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia a...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
26.08.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 43

As the Shenandoah continues through the Pacific on the way back to Liverpool, Captain Waddell’s behaviour grows increasingly erratic, and, to quote Surgeon Lining, things are going “from worse to worst”. First Lieutenant Debney Minor Scales is removed ...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
19.08.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 42

After a brief hiatus, MOB and Rob return to find the CSS Shenandoah in the Pacific at the equator, still half the world away from Liverpool, their final destination. However there are none of the jolly japes of their previous crossing of the line: all ...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
7.08.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 41

As the Shenandoah cruises towards San Francisco, looking for intelligence before launching a frankly ambitious attack on that famous seaport, the worst of all possible news is bought to them by the English ship Barracuda. The American Civil war has bee...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
29.07.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 40

As the Shenandoah travels further back into the Pacific and closer to the American mainland the weather is warmer, and the ship is travelling at a fair clip, but all is not well in the hearts of men. After a month where whaling crews have been trying t...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
22.07.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 39

Rob and Mob interview horticulturist, eighteenth century reenactor and polymath Michael Hagen about some fascinating relics of the civil war that can still be visited today. the first of these is the Waterbury Button Company, which cheerfully made bras...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
14.07.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 38

In part two of Rob and MOB’s interview with author and historian Chris Gidlow, Chris continues to entertainingly detail the tortuous history of the Confederate States’ attempts to design a suitable flag – one that couldn’t be confused with the Stars &a...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
8.07.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 37

In this week’s episode of Shenandoah Down Under Robert and Michael are delighted to interview author and historian Christopher Gidlow, the Live Interpretation Manager at the Historic Royal Palaces, UK (his office is actually in the Tower of London). In...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
30.06.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 36

When the American Civil War comes to Alaska the officers and crew of the CSS Shenandoah have their day in the (admittedly coolish) midsummer sun. There are unsuspecting prizes aplenty, and the only thing that can save the hapless whalers is ice and fog...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
23.06.2015

Shenandoah down Under Episode 35

It is the best of times and the worst of times for the CSS Shenandoah and her crew, in a week that is so busy that they have to have two Thursdays to fit it all in (sailing back and forth over the international date line will do that). For a start they...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
16.06.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 34

With the Shenandoah unable to proceed any further into the Sea of Okhotsk, the crew reluctantly abandons Siberian waters and start sailing out through the Kuril Straits, and towards the Arctic Circle. For three weeks there has been only one prize. The ...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
10.06.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 33

With a large part of the crew recovering from the biggest (and northernmost) hangover of their lives, the Shenandoah attempts to continue its cruise in the Okhotsk sea, off the coast of Siberia. Following the shipboard breakdown in discipline due to st...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
3.06.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 32

After a month of little excitement, the CSS Shenandoah captures the whaler Abigail, in the Okhotsk Sea off the coast of Siberia. The Abigail is carrying twenty barrels of whale oil, but also has fifty barrels of brandy, rum, whiskey and gin, together w...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
29.05.2015

Shenadoah Down Under Episode 31

As the CSS Shenandoah prepares to steam into the Sea of Okhotsk, things are getting decidedly chilly. In three weeks of sailing and steaming the ship has gone from 100 fahrenheit temperatures (38 celsius) to a below freezing 26 (-3 Celsius). It is just...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
20.05.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 30

The CSS Shenandoah forges ever northwards towards the sea of Okhotsk, its path taking it close to the Kuril Islands, an archipelago running between Japan and Russia. Rob and MOB examine the complicated history of these islands, whose ownership is dispu...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
12.05.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 29

As the CSS Shenandoah continues her journey into the Northern Pacific, Midshipman Mason wonders if the ventilation duct in the Midshipman’s berth is about to turn from a turn from a pleasant supply of cool tropic breezes to a less pleasant supplier of ...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
6.05.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 28

As the CSS Shenandoah scuds north, towards towards the Russian sea of Okhotsk (not to be confused with toddlers fashion label Oskosh Bigosh) they look in vain for a sail on the ‘China Path’, the route between San Francisco and the Orient. With not a pr...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
29.04.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 27

As the Shenandoah moves deeper into the Pacific Michael and Robert are delighted to welcome Hawai‘i Pacific University associate professor of History Justin Vance, who has just been   named the 2015 Hawaii History Educator of the Year. Justin takes us ...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
22.04.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 26

The peregrinations of the CSS Shenandoah this week take it to the island Kingdom of Pohnpei, where four Yankee whaler captains out on a ‘Bust’ get the worst possible introduction to their hangover, a Confederate warship arrived to loot and burn them. B...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
15.04.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 25

With the Shenandoah about to land in Pohnpei in what is now the Federated States of Micronesia, Rob, Mob and guest Rick Meints step back a bit to consider events in early April in the sideshow theatre of the American Civil War that was actually happeni...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
7.04.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 24

With the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the CSS Shenandoah at the Caroline Islands, now the Federated States of Micronesia, Mob and Rob reflect on the reign of the the king who gave his name to the islands, Charles II of Spain, last of the Spanish...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
1.04.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 23

With the Shenandoah travelling through the equatorial Gilbert Islands, Rob and Mob reflect on the famously laconic declaration of victory made by the American General in the Second World War who took the main island, Makin, from the Japanese. The decla...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
24.03.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 22

Rob and Mob are joined by Barry Crompton from the American Civil War Round Table of Australia, to launch his intensively researched tome Dixie Down Under. Barry describes the efforts made to track down the Australian members of the Shenandoah’s crew, i...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
17.03.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 21

With the Shenandoah heading through a patch of sea that Executive Officer Whittle calls ‘Oh, the terrible monotony’ Rob and Mob are lucky enough to have a listener alert them to the fact that they rather neglected the Shenandoah’s departure from Melbou...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
10.03.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 20

After leaving Melbourne in 1865, Captain Waddell falls into what seems to be a depressive episode. Worn down by the cares of command, he constantly finds fault with his officers, and the situation is not helped as the long days pass without the sight o...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
4.03.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 19

in 2015, Mob and Rob are delighted to interview Byard Sheppard from the Victorian Civil War Round Table, who is an expert in the history and construction of the Sea King/CSS Shenandoah. In the first part of this two part interview you can hear how comp...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
25.02.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 18

After the excitement of the Ball serious events are brewing back in Melbourne for the crew of the Shenandoah. Union Consul Blanchard is busy building a case, and is accusing officers of the Shenandoah of recruiting British subjects. As this is precisel...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
18.02.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 17

In Ballarat in 1865 the officers of the Shenandoah are feted by the locals, being entertained at a grand ball where at least one Lieutenant gets his hand tenderly squeezed. there was also culture shock, with the officers going 420 feet down into a gold...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
10.02.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 16

The visit of the Shenandoah to Melbourne proves to be the social event of the year, with thousands flocking for tours of the ship, and the Officers hosted for dinner at the Establishment Melbourne club. But some among the populace are not happy about t...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
4.02.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 15

On 25 January 1865, the Shenandoah arrived in Melbourne, Australia, on a day that will forever afterwards be known as the day before Australia day. So significant is this day that 150 years later, Rob and Mob were able to lift a tankard of Shenandoah A...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
27.01.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 14

As the Shenandoah nears Australia the action continues. Hurrying to Melbourne to catch the Mail Steam Packet Captain Waddell overloads the engine and the Ship’s propeller gets cracked again. On the personal side, the unfortunate Lieutenant Chew is prov...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
20.01.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 13

On the way to Australia the Shenandoah makes a stopover at the isolated (aren’t they all) island of St Paul. With six square kilometres of barren rock surrounding a sea filled volcanic crater, St Paul today looks like the perfect island for a James Bon...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
13.01.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 12

Executive Officer Whittle and Captain Waddell are in great disagreement about Lieutenant Chew. Whittle sees Chew as having been appointed by the Senate of the Confederacy, and ultimately by Jefferson Davis himself. Captain Waddell does not respect Chew...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
8.01.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 11

As the Shenandoah heads into the Roaring Forties (not to be confused with the Roaring Twenties) Executive Officer Whittle and Captain Waddell are still a feuding. Mob and Rob (joined by Hundred Years’ War enthusiast John Coleman) also discuss the vario...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
5.01.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 10

Good and bad fortune attends the Shenandoah after she leaves Tristan de Cunha. On the good side, the Yankee Captain Rogers, following in the USS Iroquois with intent to do the Shenandoah harm, heads off to completely the wrong part of the planet. On th...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
5.01.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 9

As the Shenandoah approaches Tristan da Cunha, it almost encounters a suspected Yankee gunboat, but salvages the situation by running away. Two days later the Shanandoah captures it’s first whaling ship  but just too late to save one unfortunate  whale...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
5.01.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 8

The Shenandoah sails towards Tristan da Cunha, the most isolated inhabited archipelago in the world. Executive Officer Whittle continues his enthusiastic experiments with naval discipline, most of which include tricing,  the gentle art of hanging men f...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
5.01.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 7

As the Shenandoah continues it’s voyage towards the Southern Ocean, Mob and Rob dramatically foreshadow the dangers that await them there, along the great Australian Bight and the Shipwreck Coast. Elsewhere in 1864, the consequences of the Australian d...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
5.01.2015

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 6

With the Shenandoah traversing the Atlantic, Rob and Mob fill in the previous biographies of the junior officers of the Shenandoah. These include Sydney Smith-Lee, nephew of the famous General Robert E Lee, and the splendidly named Debney Minor Scales....
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
21.12.2014

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 5

Robert explains in perhaps overly enthusiastic detail how the narrative progression in Shenandoah Down Under differs from that in the cult tv series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. Perhaps more to the point, there is also a description of the consequences ...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author
21.12.2014

Shenandoah Down Under Episode 4

The Sea King is now the CSS Shenandoah, but his new command is far from easy for Captain Waddell. He has barely enough men to raise his own anchor, and his ship is lacking essential equipment. The ship has no furniture, and none of the chains and pulle...
Robert Love and Michael O'Brien author