A surprisingly terrific podcast: “The Great Bitter Lake Association”

Two things I should know by now:

  • Some 99% Invisible podcast is going to seem worthy but so arcane that I just won’t really make time to listen to it.
  • If eventually I do, I’ll be really rewarded for it.

The recent episode about The Great Bitter Lake Association—covering the camaraderie that emerged among sailors in the “Yellow Fleet” that became trapped by the Six-Day War & then stuck in the Suez for years—is totally fascinating. I hope you listen & enjoy. If nothing else, enjoy the homemade postage they created amongst themselves (which eventually became recognized by Egypt & thus usable for sending mail), the discovery of which sets the whole recounting in motion.

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