Josh Clark, BBC, Charles Chuck Bryant discussed on Stuff You Should Know

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Hey, welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark. And there's Charles Chuck Bryant, there's Jerry over there. And we're flying high. What were this for this episode of stuff, you should know? Civil air patrol. I I've got a different version of it. Okay. Civil air patrol till here. Civil air patrol. Oh, do you remember. I used to put that in your head. I yeah. It's like the good old days when used to earworm me. I think that's the greatest earworm of all. It's pretty good in my head now. Civil hair. I like that. So we're talking about the civil air patrol and we're going to just say what it is right. Out of the gate. Okay. Go ahead. Let's talk first about what eight breakfast. Okay. Bacon. No, I didn't eat breakfast. Civil air patrol is a nonprofit group. That's a civilian group of well of plane enthusiasts, but are much more than that. They are they have sort of eight quasi-military hierarchy, they are under the control of the US air force, and what they do a lot these days is things like search and rescue. We talked a little bit about them insert in our sorrow episodes. Yep. But they have a very cool kind of rich and colorful, colorful history. And I'm trying to get John Roderick of the indie rock band. The long winters my pal in from the podcast while he does a lot of podcasts, which one should we say, friendly fire? Sure his war movie podcast. He was a member of the civil air patrol. And I texted him and said, you know, I'd love to get a quote from you and your experience. And he says, heck, yeah. And then he never sent anything. So if it comes in will read it if not just know that John was a teenage member of the civil air patrol nice which you still can be. Yeah. You definitely still can't be it still around. There's, there's from what I saw something like sixty thousand strong today. Not bad. No. Not bad at all. And I get the impression it's a little bit like the eagle scouts of the air for, like, brendor under eighteen people. Yeah, the cadet program it sounded very much, like, sort of boy scouts meets ROTC. Yeah, because there's a lot of emphasis on, like public servants and being like an upstanding person. And you know, just just not stealing things I think there's a big emphasis on that. Yeah. But also, you get the feeling. There's a little bit of, like you want to go in the air force, right, son. Right. Well, I think that is kind of either. If it's not a stated part of it if it's. It's still a definite function of the civil air patrols. It's it feeds into the actual air force cadet program, and you can actually benefit from being in the civil air patrol, if you do plan to go into the air force. Apparently, you can enter the air force at a higher pay grade, if you have worked up to a certain rank in the civil air patrol. So if you're interested in being a good citizen, if you like to fly if you want to be in the air force, you could do a lot worse than joining the civil air patrol, tell you that if you wanna be a part of what they say is about one hundred saves a year. Yeah. Out in the wilderness. Or if you just want to be a part of an organization that had a very cool origin, which will talk about right now. Okay. Let's early on in aviation history and like the nineteen twenties, and thirties, still in its infancy, but it was big enough to where people could like own a plane. And they could buy their own personal plane, and get there pilot's license, which is that's really fast. If you think about I mean brothers, flew Kitty Hawk in one thousand nine hundred eight. Yeah, I mean, a couple of decades later, people are like I want to own a plane and fly, it, that's how everybody talk that mid Atlantic accent, and it's right. Hey, chuck. By the way, I wanted to shout out what I have come to think is one of the top three facts of stuff, you should know of all time that the Brits, originally sounded like Americans and the Brits lost their American accent, rather than the other way around. Is that drew? Yeah. Don't you remember in our accent when podcasts? And today when did they sound like Americans in start up to about the twenties or thirties? And then the BBC came along on the radio, and they made a conscious decision to sound like Oxford types, who had basically affected an accent in order to separate themselves in sound classier. So you're saying what the BBC adopt, if there was audio recording from nineteen ten then a guy from central London would sound like me right now. Basically. Yeah. So they're getting it wrong, and all those movies too, then, yes, but these are also the same movies where like Nazi sound like British people on the BBC. So it's all kinds of messed up. All right. I love that. You just bring out a random fact from an old show is the fact of stuff, you should know all time history. But let's go back in time. What's happened the way back machine and go back to the great war? The second World War,.

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