Book Discussion: Heavy Metal with Michael Fabey

From the Crows' Nest

Jun 15 2022 • 35 mins


Host Ken Miller sits down with journalist and author, Michael Fabey, to discuss his new book, Heavy Metal – The Hard Days and Nights of the Shipyard Workers who Build America’s Supercarriers. The book chronicles the building of the USS John F. Kennedy, the 2nd Ford-class supercarrier. He takes us into the lives and stories of the shipyard workers who build these “cities on the sea” and provides us insight into the revitalization of the American labor movement.

Michael Fabey has reported on military and naval affairs for most of his career. In his work for National Geographic Traveler, the Economist Group, Defense News, Aviation Week, and Janes, he has collected more than two dozen reporting awards, including the prestigious Timothy White Award. His first book, Crashback, provides an account of the power struggle between the U.S. and China in the Pacific.

To learn more and purchase his books, visit here. Listeners will also enjoy his recent article in Medium entitled, “Why what happened to the Russian warship Moskva won’t happen to American aircraft carriers,” here.