“The Sea! Alas! I have not yet beheld it. But deep in the hearts of all my kindred lies the sea-longing, which it is perilous to stir. Alas! for the gulls. No peace shall I have again under beech or under elm.”

So says Legolas, so says Aaron in this week’s episode, when describing the irrational yearning both he and Alicia feel for life on the sea. But is it irrational? Listen to hear us analyze ‘boat lust’ from the perspective of all things beautiful, sustainable, and tactile, discussing all the nautical tales that capture the collective imagination, as well as the mystique of swabbing.

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