Looking for a new podcast to listen to on your commute? The SS United States remains an incredible symbol of American innovation, design and engineering. Recently her story was featured on the HowStuffWorks podcast, Omnibus.
The show describes itself as "an encyclopedic reference work of strange-but-true stories that [hosts Ken Jennings and John Roderick] are compiling as a time capsule for future generations." Jennings is a Jeopardy-winner and New York Times-bestselling author. Roderick is an accomplished musician, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.
The episode touches on the history of transatlantic travel, the use of aluminum in design and construction, and the SS United States' significance as "a kind of mid-century design that we'll never see the like of again."
Omnibus podcast hosts Ken Jennings and John Roderick. Photograph courtesy of Omnibus.
The SS United States has always been a soaring symbol of ingenuity, innovation, and the nation's ability to join arm-in-arm to advance common goals. It is inconceivable that she has endured all of these years, only to be lost now.