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  • 00:34

    Warrior Writers: 1870s

    in History

    Welcome to the Naval Academy Museum Warrior Writers podcast, hosted by Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander."


    Today's episode will focus on the 1870s.


    This 14-part series will take you decade by decade, starting with the 1870s, discussing the significant naval events and developments that helped shape the US Navy.


    The podcast will coincide with the Naval Academy Museum: "Warrior Writers: The U.S. Naval Institute" open from September 10, 2015 through January 31, 2016.


    Our guest for each episode leading us through the decades will be Naval Academy History Professor Emeritus and noted naval historian Dr. Craig Symonds, and Naval Academy Museum Director Claude Berube.

  • 00:35

    Warrior Writers: 1930s

    in History

    Welcome to the Naval Academy Museum Warrior Writers podcast, hosted by Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander."


    This week's episode will focus on the US Navy in the decade dominated by The Great Depression, innovation, and the preparations for the next World War that emerges at the end of the decade.


    This 14-part series will take you decade by decade, starting with the 1870s, discussing the significant naval events and developments that helped shape the US Navy.


    The podcast will coincide with the Naval Academy Museum: "Warrior Writers: The U.S. Naval Institute" open from September 10, 2015 through January 31, 2016.


    Our guest for each episode leading us through the decades will be Naval Academy History Professor Emeritus and noted naval historian Dr. Craig Symonds, and Naval Academy Museum Director Claude Berube.

  • 00:28

    Warrior Writers: 1920s

    in History

    Welcome to the Naval Academy Museum Warrior Writers podcast, hosted by Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander."


    This Week's episode will focus on the US Navy in the decade following the First World War that set the foundation for the aviation and submarine technology that would dominate the next World War.


    This 14-part series will take you decade by decade, starting with the 1870s, discussing the significant naval events and developments that helped shape the US Navy.


    The podcast will coincide with the Naval Academy Museum: "Warrior Writers: The U.S. Naval Institute" open from September 10, 2015 through January 31, 2016.


    Our guest for each episode leading us through the decades will be Naval Academy History Professor Emeritus and noted naval historian Dr. Craig Symonds, and Naval Academy Museum Director Claude Berube.

  • 00:30

    Warrior Writers: 1910s

    in History

    Welcome to the Naval Academy Museum Warrior Writers podcast, hosted by Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander."


    Today's episode will focus on the US Navy of the second decade of the 20th Century dominated by the First World War.


    This 14-part series will take you decade by decade, starting with the 1870s, discussing the significant naval events and developments that helped shape the US Navy.


    The podcast will coincide with the Naval Academy Museum: "Warrior Writers: The U.S. Naval Institute" open from September 10, 2015 through January 31, 2016.


    Our guest for each episode leading us through the decades will be Naval Academy History Professor Emeritus and noted naval historian Dr. Craig Symonds, and Naval Academy Museum Director Claude Berube.

  • 00:33

    Warrior Writers: 1900-1910

    in History

    Welcome to the Naval Academy Museum Warrior Writers podcast, hosted by Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander."


    Today's episode will focus on the US Navy of the first decade of the 20th Century.


    This 14-part series will take you decade by decade, starting with the 1870s, discussing the significant naval events and developments that helped shape the US Navy.


    The podcast will coincide with the Naval Academy Museum: "Warrior Writers: The U.S. Naval Institute" open from September 10, 2015 through January 31, 2016.


    Our guest for each episode leading us through the decades will be Naval Academy History Professor Emeritus and noted naval historian Dr. Craig Symonds, and Naval Academy Museum Director Claude Berube.

  • 00:31

    Warrior Writers: 1890s

    in History

    Welcome to the Naval Academy Museum Warrior Writers podcast, hosted by Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander."


    Today's episode will focus on the US Navy of the 1890s.


    This 14-part series will take you decade by decade, starting with the 1870s, discussing the significant naval events and developments that helped shape the US Navy.


    The podcast will coincide with the Naval Academy Museum: "Warrior Writers: The U.S. Naval Institute" open from September 10, 2015 through January 31, 2016.


    Our guest for each episode leading us through the decades will be Naval Academy History Professor Emeritus and noted naval historian Dr. Craig Symonds, and Naval Academy Museum Director Claude Berube.

  • 00:31

    Warrior Writers: 1880s

    in History

    Welcome to the Naval Academy Museum Warrior Writers podcast, hosted by Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander."


    Today's episode will focus on the 1880s.


    This 14-part series will take you decade by decade, starting with the 1870s, discussing the significant naval events and developments that helped shape the US Navy.


    The podcast will coincide with the Naval Academy Museum: "Warrior Writers: The U.S. Naval Institute" open from September 10, 2015 through January 31, 2016.


    Our guest for each episode leading us through the decades will be Naval Academy History Professor Emeritus and noted naval historian Dr. Craig Symonds, and Naval Academy Museum Director Claude Berube.

  • 00:28

    Author Antoinette Kuritz discusses WRITERS ON WRITING on #ConversationsLIVE

    in Books

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes back Antoinette Kuritz to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her commitment to authors and her new book WRITERS ON WRITING and why she is excited to share it with the world.

  • 00:31

    John Gilstrap Interview: The Reality of Thriller Storytelling

    in Books

    John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendly Fire, Nick of Time, Against All Enemies, End Game, Soft Targets, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan’s Run, At All Costs, Even Steven, Scott Free and Six Minutes to Freedom.  Four of his books have been purchased or optioned for the Big Screen.  In addition, John has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean and Thomas Harris.  He will co-produce the film adaptation of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom, which should begin filming in the spring of 2016 for a 2017 release.


    A frequent speaker at literary events, John also teaches seminars on suspense writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to The Smithsonian Institution.  Outside of his writing life, John is a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, weapons systems, hazardous materials, and fire behavior.  John lives in Fairfax, VA.

  • 00:45

    Writers Tricks of the Trade - "Shop Talk" - Episode 21 rebroadcast

    in Writing

    Dennis N. Griffin, Morgan St. James and Eric James Miller are all very actively involved in the writers' community and their careers. They are all currently writing books, and have many books in publication to their credit--Griffin has 16, St. James 14 and Miller has 2. They have also written published short stories. So what is a writer's life like? How do they come up with ideas? How do you know when your book is really finished? What about juggling writing and work? They will talk about all of these things from experience and more.

  • 01:00

    Power of Perception writers with Derek Vasconi

    in Spirituality

    Derek Vasconi was raised in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a small town near Pittsburgh, PA. He didn't stay there for very long, as after graduating from high school, he co-founded the metal band, From A Second Story Window, and went on tour for most of his early 20's. In 2006, Derek made the decision to move on from the band and pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development, which he achieved, at Penn State University. After doing this, he went to Japan to live on and off for the next five years, and life has never been the same for him since. Derek has accomplished a myriad of things in his life, including founding a traditional, independent book publishing company, creating an iphone app (eMobo, which brought the Japanese cell phone novels, or "keitai shousetsu," to the Western world), and now, has pursued writing himself. His first book, KAI, showcases Derek's passion for both Japan and horror, as he blends them seamlessly in an unforgettable and jaw-dropping debut book about one girl from Hiroshima who wants to destroy the world. Additionally, Derek is currently working on several more horror novels, and when he's not writing, he spends his time hopelessly devoted to all things otaku, listening to JPOP music, and hanging out with his little daughter and pet cat, Gachapin, who hates all humanity.