E027 - History Lesson: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

In this episode Rich and I tell you the story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the worst at-sea disaster in U.S. Naval history.

Intro Stuff

What Are you Drinking

What Did You Do This Week

  • Rich: BJJ, headed out to Wyoming for a coyote hunt

  • Justin: Got his ass kicked at work, but…got to entertain a good friend

Poem Rich Mentioned in the Show: Ithaka by C.P. Cavafy

The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

The source material for this episode is In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Tale of Its Survivors by Doug Stanton. We will not attempt to recreate the episode here in the notes, but rather encourage you to read the book for yourself.

If you want more audio content based on In Harm’s Way, we encourage you to check out Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Addendum, Episode 5.

Rich’s story of a U.S. ship firing a missile at a Turkish ship

Book of the Week

This week’s Book of The Week is on the lighter side.

A Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow The Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs

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Justin Carroll