‘100 Objects’ Initiative: Podcasting Naval History
A project conceived by a 2012 U.S. Naval Academy graduate brings naval history to life through a series of storytelling podcasts. “A History of the Navy in 100 Objects” was launched on the Naval Academy’s website in late February after years of research and collaboration.
The idea was born after then-Midshipman Chris O’Keefe listened to the BBC series “A History of the World in 100 Objects” and realized that the Navy lacked a similar summary of its history. O’Keefe set a course to create one. “I think it’s important for sailors to know where they fit into the story,” he said. “There is so much knowledge out there, and it needs to be brought to a wider audience.”