A change-up this week – Midrats will be today, Saturday at 5pm EST/1700R/2200Z, and it is a Naval Institute Fest!

Join fellow USNIBlogg’r EagleOne and me as we extend last week’s discussion on Multilateralism at Sea with a discussion of International Navies.

Our guests will be Eric Wertheim and Jerry Hendrix.

Eric Wertheim is a defense consultant, columnist and author specializing in naval and air force issues. He was named to the helm of the internationally acknowledged, one volume Naval Institute reference Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World in 2002.

He served as a speechwriter for senior Pentagon officials and and from 1994 through 2004 wrote the bimonthly “Lest We Forget” column on historic U.S. warships for the Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine.

Since 2004, Eric has written the monthly “Combat Fleets” column for Proceedings, and his annual review of world navies runs in the March issue of the magazine. He is the coauthor with Norman Polmar of the books, Chronology of the Cold War at Sea and Dictionary of Military Abbreviations, both published by the Naval Institute Press.

Our second guest will be Commander Henry J. Hendrix, Jr., USN, author of Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century, the 2009 Proceedings article, “Buy Fords, Not Ferraris,” and a follow-up article in this month’s edition, “Less Henderson, More Bonds.”

Make sure and join us live – all you need to do is click here. At that same link during the show, at the bottom of the page, we will have a chat room going for you to join in with your comments among the usual suspects, and input your questions host and guests in real time.

If you miss the show or want to catch up on the other episodes – you can always reach the archives at blogtalkradio – or set yourself to get the podcast on iTunes.

Saturday, today at 5pm EST – not Sunday for Midrats; see you there!

Posted by CDRSalamander in Foreign Policy, Maritime Security, Navy, Podcasts, Soft Power

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    Yet another satisfying way to spend an hour.

  • Byron

    And an hour and a half next Saturday? Thanks, CDR Hendrix, for trying to pour a little information into this old hard Cajun head. If I keep hangin’ out with you and Phib and the others, I just might pass a test one day 😉

  • Chuck Hill

    Enjoyed this, but is there a way to pause it or stop it in the middle and come back to it?

  • Byron

    You mean on the replay? You’d have to ask Phib.

  • Chuck Hill

    Listened to it after the broadcast, did not see any option for pause.

  • Chuck, I just went to the Episode Page and the audio bar (right above the Midrats Mascot pic) works just fine. Hit the arrow, it pauses. Click it again, it plays. Want to go back, click, hold and slide the white area with the scrolling title and it rewinds. Click anywhere along the timeline, once it loads, and you can go to any time.

    Try the podcast from iTunes,if you have an account – it works well too.

  • Chuck Hill

    Maybe it’s because I’m using a MAC, but I don’t see it.

  • Chuck,
    Shipmate – I use a Mac with Safari …. it is there.

    It looks like this. Good luck!

  • Chuck Hill

    OK, sorry, thanks..