January 23, 2022
Jack and his new friend eat dinner, and we learn some of the Maturin backstory. The Sophie's new Lieutenant has a mysterious non-connection to Maturin, and while Jack strives to find more men, the crew’s problems may be just beginning. Ch 2.
January 16, 2022
Back to where it all started - Royal Navy Lieutenant Jack Aubrey meets a black-coated gentleman named Maturin at a concert, and arguably the world’s best book series ensues. Ch 1
January 9, 2022
This week we're bring you a special episode on leadership lessons from Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin and some of the leadership thinkers connected to them. We get help from French naval history researcher Olivier Aranda.
January 2, 2022
Stephen takes a balloon ride - real life, or fantasy? We dip into Irish mythology, learn a little more about Diana’s character and join in a sing-along. Our very special guest is illustrator, artist and O’Brian cover art fan favourite, Geoff Hunt. Ch 9.
December 24, 2021
This is a short special Christmas episode, containing a quick review of 2021, lots of thank-yous, and Christmas highlights from the POB canon (thanks to our great Patreon supporters). Enjoy - Episode 86 is out on January 2nd. Happy Holidays!
December 19, 2021
EP 85: Stephen is on several missions: to replenish his laudanum, to find Diana, to return the Blue Peter and attempt to save his marriage, all in time to meet Jack and head to South America. So far, the wind has not been fair for ships or balloons. Will Stephen’s premonitions, omens and dread prevail? Or will there be a cliff-hanger? Ch 9.
December 12, 2021
Sir Joseph and Stephen are looking for a way to have Jack restored. Jack has a homecoming, Stephen heads for Sweden and the reversals continue. There’s pocket-boroughs, hungry dogs, dirty puddings and Figaro just before we hear about “The Day of Wrath”. Ch 8.
December 5, 2021
We learn more about Jack’s wounds, sciatic stays and the relationship between butterflies and French intelligence agents. Meanwhile, Jack’s reinstatement to the navy list hangs in the balance, and his friends come to his aid. Will Jack let them help him? Ch 7.
November 28, 2021
Jack and the Surprise are headed into action, but not before we've considered poetics - there are Greek drama tips, crazed horses on ships, and Merry Christmas greetings from the Surprise crew’s wet lips. Ch 6.
November 21, 2021
Jack wants to practice his cutting-out routine - but can he navigate the grievances of Sethians, Muggletonians and Southcottians? And what about the maidens of Polcombe (wherever that is)? Ch 5.