Episode 98: Nautical By Nature


In this episode, we discuss the ocean and her presence in movies, books, music, television, and art, in partial response to Episode 94, when our guests were not as pro-sea as Alene might have liked. The #1 takeaway from this episode is that boat safety is very important to Alene. Also, WHAT is the DEAL with the Bountys?


Roiling waves and some deadly rocks are what we’re all about


Adrift [EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon]
The Perfect Storm
All is Lost
Overboard (remake)
The Big Blue (Le Grand Bleu)
The Poseidon Adventure
North Shore
Blue Crush
Point Break
Cast Away
The Shallows
South Pacific


Moana looks fierce as she holds onto that nautical rope thing and the tiller

Peter Pan
Captain Phillips
The Bounty
Treasure Island (Muppet Treasure Island)
Life of Pi
Whale Rider
The Little Mermaid
The Sea Hawk

captain blood

Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone explore their sexual tension via swordfighting

Captain Blood
Message in a Bottle [fine, here’s the movie]
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
Gilligan’s Island
The Love Boat
Black Sails


Scully passes through her alternate(?) historical(?) self

The X-Files: “Triangle

The Odyssey by Homer
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson
The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara
A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend
The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody
Shell Game by Benny Lawrence
Branded Ann by Merry Shannon
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Temeraire series by Naomi Novik


Ship climbing ocean wave with all crew members safely inside

(What’s the Difference Between a Boat and a Ship?What’s the Difference Between a Boat and a Ship?)
The Reader by Traci Chee
Pirates! by Celia Rees (cover)
Red Seas Under Red Skies (#2 in Gentleman Bastard Series) by Scott Lynch
Raven the Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley, Rosy Higgins, and Ted Brandt
The Underwater Ballroom Society feat. Stephanie Burgis
Persuasion by Jane Austen (Episode 39)
It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian
The Trouble With Paradise by Jill Shalvis
Destiny’s Captive by Beverly Jenkins
Historic Naval Fiction: Patrick O’BrianDudley PopeAlexander KentDewey LambdinBernard CornwellC. S. ForesterFrederick Marryat
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth Century Women at Sea and She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea by Joan Druett
Women Sailors and Sailor’s Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Top 10 Must-Read Maritime Novels
8 Nautical Novels That Will Make You Want to Run Off to Sea


Conclusion: Pirates are Sexy
Treasure Island/Treasure PlanetTreasure Planet

Top seafaring sports team names per Alene: Boston Breakers, Florida (Miami) Marlins, Everett AquaSoxEverett AquaSox, Norfolk Tides

Quiz playlist
Great Big Sea
Bermuda TriangleBermuda Triangle by Barry Manilow
The 10 Manliest Sea Shanties
Shanties & Sea Songs
The A Cappella Sea Shanty Playlist

Phonetic Alphabet
Tide Tables

Katsushika Hokusai
J. M. W. Turner
Low Tide, Berck by Louis-Eugène Boudin
Portland Museum of Art
Winslow Homer
Claude Monet seascapes
Ocean Painting: Artists Paint the Changing Moods of the Sea
The 10 Best Sea Pictures

Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe
BookRiot: 12 Ridiculously Beautiful Ocean Poems

Musical Obsessions
Alene and Anna: Party for One by Carly Rae Jepsen and Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande



Catradora at Princess Prom

Anna and Alene: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Freddie Mercury and the Erasure of Queerness in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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