Jay Flaunts His Ignorance. The podcast.
About This Show
Hi. My name is Jay Hannah. I’m a computer nerd with too many hobbies currently living in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. I’ve been listening to podcasts since before iTunes knew what they were. Big fan.
I’ve had lots of interesting conversations with people about their jobs, projects, hobbies, politics, religion, and other topics that may or may not be safe for polite company.
In January 2015 I bought a cool microphone. Let’s see if anybody will go “on the record” with me. And if anyone wants to listen. :)
Most Recent Episode
earl8 Earl C. Humphrey's 'stopoo! stopoo!' WWII POW story
Jay’s grandfather, Earl C. Humphrey, served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was
serving aboard the USS Houston CA-30, out to sea, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
In this special edition episode, Earl recounts his time as a prisoner of war (POW) working the Burma-Thai ‘Death’ Railway, and stories from the homestead in southeast Iowa.earl8.mp3 (1h 13m 35MB)Timeline:1920 Earl was born near Glasgow, Iowa.1942 March 1st, the USS Houston CA-30 was sunk by the Japanese Navy. Earl became a POW for 3 1/2 years.1946 Earl married Macil Marine Stark, Jay’s grandmother. You’ll hear Marine occasionally in the background. Fact checking, adding some dates and names, washing dishes, occasionally vacuuming. :)1980 Earl suffered his first stroke. His speech eventually mostly recovered, but you’ll hear some slurring in these recordings.1982 Jay’s father (Jim Hannah) interviewed Earl. You’re listening to those recordings.2000 Earl passed away in Independence, Missouri. We all miss him. <32006 Marine passed away in Independence, Missouri. We all miss her. <3Misc links:Earl C. Humphrey memorial page on the USS Houston CA-30 dive team website.Burma-Thailand ‘Death’ Railway on wikipediaUSS Houston CA-30 on wikipediaIntro script:Hello and welcome to a special episode of Jay Flaunts His Ignorance, the podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear my grandfather Earl C. Humphrey recount some of his experiences during World War II, and stories from home in southeast Iowa.This episode is labelled “Earl 8”. If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes labelled “Earl 3” and “Earl 4”, I recommend you go back and start with those. His war stories begin with the sinking of the USS Houston CA-30.In 1980 my grandfather had a stroke which effected his speech. His speech mostly recovered, but you’ll hear some slurring in these recordings. In 1982 my father Jim Hannah sat down with him and recorded 11 audio t