The Pirate History Podcast

By Matt Albers

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Brian Boru
 Jul 28, 2022
such a great podcast , the right amount of sugar and spice and all things nice !

Awesome!!
 Feb 22, 2022
Amazing podcast!!!!!


 Nov 30, 2020
Glad I found this podcast. Well researched and well told history. I'm a few years behind on episodes, but listening a lot lately and catching up quickly.

David Hayes
 Aug 5, 2020
Great podcast, always interesting to listen to


 Jul 2, 2020
this guy lisps too much on his podcasts! all you hear is his tongue touching his lips... very irritating!

Description

A podcast about the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean, the real men and women that threatened the trade and stability of the Old World empires, the forces that led them to piracy and the myths and stories they inspired. Famous names like Captain Henry Morgan, Henry Avery, Charles Vane, Mary Reed, Anne Bonny, Black Bart Roberts, Ned Low, and Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach will rub elbows with Queens, Kings, Popes, rebellious monks, Caribbean Natives, African Slaves and notorious governors like Woodes Rogers. History, high seas adventure, myth and magic, voodoo, treachery, biography and freedom await.

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Episode 273 - The Artifice & Cunning of Ill-Disposed Persons
2188
Captain Kidd negotiates with Lord Bellomont for his return home and hides his treasure all over New England. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate's Wife by Daphne Geancopolous Pirates of the Eastern Seas by Charles Grey The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski Pirates in Their Own Words by E.T. Fox The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd by Jan Rogozinski Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Episode 272 - You Can't Go Home Again
1846
In April 1699, William Kidd returned to America, but he could not return to his wife at their house on Pearl Street. He'd learned that he was being hunted. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate's Wife by Daphne Geancopolous Pirates of the Eastern Seas by Charles Grey The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski Pirates in Their Own Words by E.T. Fox The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd by Jan Rogozinski Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
History Daily : Captain Kidd Gets Arrested
1031
Today we've got an episode from our friends at History Daily. July 6, 1699. The arrest of Captain William Kidd ends the reign of plunder of one of history's most infamous pirates and sparks rumors of buried treasure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Episode 271 - Come & Get It
3520
Captain Kidd & Cutlass Culliford both arrive at St. Mary's Island, and events take a turn for the worse. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : Pirates of the Eastern Seas by Charles Grey The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski Pirates in Their Own Words by E.T. Fox Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd by Jan Rogozinski Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Episode 270 - Cutlass Culliford
2205
Today we discuss the origin of Cutlass Culliford. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Memoir of Captain William Willock Pirates of the Eastern Seas by Charles Grey The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd by Jan Rogozinski Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Episode 269 - Scurvy Schoolmasters
2510
The Pirates of Libertalia were enmeshed with warring Malagasy Kingdoms. Those kingdoms set aside their differences to expel the Pirates. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : A New History of the East Indies by Alexander Hamilton A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates by Captain Charles Johnson The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski Madagascar, or Robert Drury's Journal Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology by David Graeber Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Episode 268 - A Great Noise
1880
Captain Kidd tries to talk his men out of seizing the rich cargo aboard the Quedagh Merchant, and we visit Libertalia. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski The Honourable Company by John Keay The Arraignment, Tryal, and Condemnation of Captain William Kidd for Murder & Piracy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Episode 267 - Empire's Collapse
1818
The Scottish colony of New Caledonia was about to collapse into a pit of suffering and death. It took Scotland's dreams of empire with it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
Episode 266 - The Darien Scheme
1855
William Paterson and five ships full of colonists set sail for Darien, and begin to build the colony of New Caledonia. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : Darien : A Journey in Search of Empire by John McKendrick Darien: the Scottish Dream of Empire by John Prebble The Darien Venture by Dr Mike Ibeji The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Episode 265 - Shadowy Figures
1780
We're taking a look at events halfway around the world from the Indian Ocean. It's the story of New Caledonia. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : Darien : A Journey in Search of Empire by John McKendrick Darien: the Scottish Dream of Empire by John Prebble The Darien Venture by Dr Mike Ibeji The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
Episode 264 - A Good Prize
2182
Captain Kidd's fortunes begin to take a turn for the better. This is the story of the Quedagh Merchant. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski The Honourable Company by John Keay The Arraignment, Tryal, and Condemnation of Captain William Kidd for Murder & Piracy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Episode 263 - A Lousy Dog
1893
In October, 1697 Captain Kidd met two ships off the Malabar Coast. Both were off limits but tensions among the crew reached a tipping point. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski The Honourable Company by John Keay The Arraignment, Tryal, and Condemnation of Captain William Kidd for Murder & Piracy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
Episode 262 - Retellings
1806
Captain Kidd and the Adventure Galley crew landed at an island off the Malabar Coast. There, his men engaged in something sinister. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski The Honourable Company by John Keay The Arraignment, Tryal, and Condemnation of Captain William Kidd for Murder & Piracy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Episode 261 - And Dot the I's
1734
On September 14th, 1697, the Adventure Galley encountered two powerful Portuguese warships. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski The Honourable Company by John Keay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Episode 260 - Trapanned as a Pyrate
1803
Captain Kidd and the Adventure Galley put in at the East India Company factory at Carawar. They were met with suspicion and Captain Kidd found an old enemy. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski The Honourable Company by John Keay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Episode 259 - A Press Gang Parody
1812
The Siamese port of Mergui saw a strange scene unfold between the pirate ship Mocha and the Elizabeth. Somehow, nobody died. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Pirates in Their Own Words by E.T. Fox Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski Captain Kidd & the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Ritchie The Pirates’ Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Episode 258 - Desperate & Bloody Minded Men
2051
In the summer of 1696, a dozen incognito pirates waited in Bombay for a ship to take them on. The following weeks were filled with zany misadventures and bloody murders. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Pirates in Their Own Words by E.T. Fox Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski Captain Kidd & the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Ritchie The Pirates’ Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Episode 257 - The Mocha
2016
The Indian Ocean was home to hundreds of Pirates of the Round. All their stories were about to converge on board the Mocha Frigate. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Episode 256 - Dancing the Hempen Jig
1998
This is the final tale of the pirates from Henry Every's Fancy. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Enemy of All Mankind by Steven Johnson King of the Pirates by E.T. Fox The Pirates' Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Episode 255 - Villainous Robberies & Barbarities
1818
The six pirates who were found not guilty of their piracy against the Ganj-i-Sawai were tried for another, earlier act of piracy. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Enemy of All Mankind by Steven Johnson King of the Pirates by E.T. Fox The Pirates' Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Episode 254 - The Trial
1984
On 19 October, 1696, seven men stood trial for piracy.  The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Enemy of All Mankind by Steven Johnson King of the Pirates by E.T. Fox The Pirates' Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Episode 253 - My Prison Shall be My Grave
1939
Our story of Piracy is about to be filled with high profile trials. Today we're going to look at the development of the English jury system. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson The Trial of William Penn and WIlliam Mead, at the Old Bailey, for a Tumultuous Assembly, 22 Charles II. A. D. 1670, Howell's State Trials, Vol. 6, Case of the Imprisonment of Edward Bushell for Alleged Misconduct as a Juryman , 22 Charles II. A. D. 1670, Vaughan's Reports, 135, Howell's State Trials, Vol. 6 The History of England by David Hume Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
Episode 252 - A Monopoly of Violence
2213
Today we're talking Batman, ancient Romans, philosophy, and Medieval power structures. Somehow, it all makes sense. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : God's Friend, the Whole World's Enemy by Louis Sicking The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Episode 251 - A Parcel of Rogues
2116
Captain Kidd and Edward Barlow finally meet, but it does not go as Kidd expected. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Episode 250 - We Acknowledge No Country
2311
250 episodes! You're all mad. Today we have a bunch of murderous, bloody pirates doing what pirates do. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Episode 249 - Pirates from All Parts
2397
In the of summer 1696 the Pirates of the Round attacked two East India Company ships. And then the pirates lost a fortune in stolen cargo. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Honor Among Thieves by Jan Rogozinski Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Episode 248 - The Sceptre
2005
Captain Kidd was engaged in a race to the Strait of bab-el-mandeb with the East India Company pirate hunter Sceptre. That ship's experience with Adventure Galley was going to have drastic consequences for Captain Kidd's future. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Episode 247 - Weary of Ill Success
1876
William Kidd lost 40 men on Mohilla Island. He scraped together some replacements, but then he made a decision that would shape his career, his life, and our perception of Captain Kidd for centuries to come. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Episode 246 - Careening
2048
Captain Kidd and the crew set to careen Adventure Galley and they found the process more hazardous than anyone expected. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Episode 245 - The Devil Knows How to Row
2287
William Kidd arrived at Madagascar at the beginning of 1697. He expected to find pirates, but he found something far more dangerous. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you'd like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Episode 244 - A Wolf in Shark's Clothing
2120
William Kidd escapes the long arm of Commodore Thomas Warren, and Warren spreads word Captain Kidd, the nefarious pirate. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you’d like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Episode 243 - Ye Honesty of His Designs
2138
On 11 December, 1696 the Adventure Galley encountered a Naval fleet under Commodore Thomas Warren. Warren was the worst kind of Navy Officer, and Captain Kidd had decisions to make. The Pirate History Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media Podcast Network. If you'd like to advertise on The Pirate History Podcast, please contact sales@advertisecast.com Sources : The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zachs Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates by Robert C. Richie The Pirate’s Pact by Douglas R. Burgess Jr. The Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies from British History Online The Trial of Joseph Dawson (et al.) for several Piracies & Robberies A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Episode 242 - A Private Man of War
1888
A mere four days after leaving New York, Kidd betrayed his investors, his business partners, and five of the most powerful men in England. He signed new Articles of Agreement with the crew - a proper Pirate Code - that would almost immediately make him the second most wanted man in the English Empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Episode 241 - Half Drunk, Half Sober, or Half Asleep
1476
Adventure Galley spent a few weeks in port before departing on 6 September, 1696. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
Episode 240 - No Prey or Pay
2039
Today we're discussing the crew that - suspiciously - began signing up for Adventure Galley in August, 1696. We have a grab bag of pirates, sailors, loyal New York notables, and land lubbers. It was not a great crew. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
Episode 239 - The Sea Flower
2176
Today we say goodbye to Captain Henry Every, The King of Pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Episode 238 - Brushes with the Law
1746
Near the end of May, 1696, the pirates (formerly) of the Fancy began to go their separate ways. Three distinct groups left Nassau for America, or for Ireland, or for the wide open world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Episode 237 - The King of Madagascar
1753
In 1696 the seas were filled with young men and women who would, in a few short years time, be the most notorious pirates the world has ever known. Those young mariners were growing up on tales of Henry Every, none of which was the real story. Today we talk about both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Episode 236 - Protection & Liberty
1902
In March, 1696, Henry Every & the Fancy arrive at Nassau, New Providence Island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Episode 235 - Foundation Myths part 2
2085
In 1684, a Dutch privateer flying Dutch colors attacked Veracruz. In retaliation, the Governor of Cuba attacked the English colony of New Providence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Episode 234 - Foundation Myths part 1
1886
In the 1670s, New Providence Island became a hub of wreckers, privateers, pirates, and all the associated businesses. This was actively encouraged by Governor Robert Clark, but Spain was watching closely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Episode 233 - Fortune & Freedom
1994
More terrible than Tortuga. More perfidious than Port Royal. More lascivious than Libertalia. Nassau is the single location most associated with pirates and piracy. Today we begin our look at the Bahamas, New Providence, and the origins of the Pirate Republic at Nassau. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
Episode 232 – Timothy Tugmutton & Simon Whifflingpin at the Bank of Aldgate Pump
1615
This is the tale of how Timothy Tugmutton & Simon Whifflingpin from the Bank of Aldgate Pump arrived at a tiny Portuguese island in the southern Atlantic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Episode 231 - Piracy, Sacrilege, & Lèse-majesté
1979
In 1696 The English East India Company was on the verge of destruction. They had to take some large, unethical steps to save themselves. Those steps would, eventually, change the course of world history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Episode 230 - Wicked & Ill-Disposed Persons
1802
The Indian Ocean in 1696 was bustling with pirates. Today we'll catch up with the pirates that raided the Mughal Treasure Fleet, and a few other old friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Episode 229 - The Restlessness of Pirates
2144
In New York William Kidd had to recruit a whole crew of skilled sailors and privateers. In New York in 1696, that means "privateers." Wink. Wink. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Episode 228 - True Colors
1700
Captain William Kidd spent the night before his departure from London bragging about his Letter of Marque. And annoying all the Navy officers in the tavern. They decided to get back at him once he set sail. It turned out to be a major issue down the road. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Episode 227 - Pirates, Free-Booters, & Sea Rovers
2108
In October, 1695 William Kidd signed a contract for his pirate hunting expedition. That autumn he was concerned with the construction of his new ship the Adventure Galley. Finally, in January, a Letter of Marque arrived from King William III. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Episode 226 - Goods, Treasure, & Other Things
1984
William Kidd found himself in London, more and more under the sway of two influential men, who were maneuvering him into a less than ideal commission. Again and again they altered the deal. Pray they do not alter it any further. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Episode 225 - A Litter of Squab Rhinoceroses
2254
William Kidd spent the summer of 1695 kicking his heels in London, waiting for word about his application for a Captaincy in the Royal Navy. In August he met with two old friends that led him to an inner circle of influential Londoners who planned to use Kidd for their own ends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Episode 224 - While We Were Away
1727
We've been following Henry Every in the Indian Ocean for some time now. While we were away a lot has been happening in the world at large. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Episode 223 - Spoils
2269
The shock wave from the capture of Ganj-i-Sawai was immediate and emanated from the port city of Surat. The pirates had to move fast to sell their cargo and get away from the authorities that were after them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Episode 222 - Barbarity
1882
After their successful capture of Ganj-i-Sawai, the pirates embarked on a night of barbarity that saw men tortured and killed in cold blood and nearly every woman on board raped. These actions would have consequences that changed the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
Episode 221 - Ganj-i-Sawai
2478
The real story of what happened on September 5, 1695 is a lot bloodier, and darker, than those old histories would have us believe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
Episode 220 - Gunsway
2097
Henry Every and the pirates sail out to engage in the greatest pirate raid yet seen in history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Episode 219 - Fateh Muhammad
2167
The pirate armada under Henry Every chased the Mughal Fleet toward the coast of India. And they caught up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Episode 218 - Idleness
1797
From the beginning of June to mid August 1695, the the fleet of Henry Every and Thomas Tew waited for the arrival of the Mughal Treasure Fleet. It was a tense 10 weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Episode 217 - Bob's Key
2091
A fleet of pirates was gathering at the gate of tears, but on the way Thomas Tew had a few misadventures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Episode 216 - Holding Patterns
2212
Henry Every and Fancy were roaming the waters surrounding Madagascar and South Africa in summer 1695. They were searching for other pirates to join the fleet, but they found something much worse. Those other pirates were coming though. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Episode 215 - Evil Opinions
1761
In London, issues surrounding James Houblon, the sailors of The Spanish Expedition and their wives, and even William Dampier were coming to a head. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Episode 214 - Contradictions
1715
Henry Every, and the crew of Fancy, make their way down the coast of Africa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Episode 213 - Pilgrimage
1996
Every Muslim is expected to make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in their life. For the Grand Mughal of India that was a very important tradition. And Aurangzeb was not the kind of man to take it lightly when a pilgrimage was interrupted by a host of pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
Episode 212 - The Water of Life
2063
Today we talk about European alcohol in the Middle Ages, and the rise of spirits. Finally, we talk about an act passed by William & Mary that would change the world of the pirates forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Episode 211 - A History of Drink
1970
Second only to their ships, pirates are associated with nothing as strongly as alcohol. Rum, in particular, but ale and wine almost as much. Today we begin our look at the history of alcohol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Episode 210 - The Admiral Benbow
2052
Admiral John Benbow was an English national hero. His exploits and victories were legendary. Today we discuss his story as it intersects with John Narborough, Francis Wheeler, and even Henry Every. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Episode 209 - Pirate Brokers part 2
2071
Thomas Tew was recruiting a fleet to sail for Madagascar, but his companions first had to collect privateer commissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Episode 208 - Pirate Brokers part 1
1768
The summer of 1694, immediately following the mutiny aboard Charles II, saw several dozen Privateering commissions handed to ships' captains from Colonial New England. Today we discuss the governors who did so, and two of the Captains who received them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Episode 207 - A Piratical Account
1838
In his first act of piracy Henry Every strove to prove that while he might be a bad guy, he wasn't such a bad guy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Episode 206 - Hungry, Stout, & Resolute
1940
On the 8th of May, 1694, Henry Every called the crew of Charles II to a council before the mast. They discussed the voyage, the captain, and the name of their ship. Nine months later, after a stop at the Cape Verde, the Fancy stopped at Cape Town where Henry Every wrote the world a letter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Episode 205 - The Sword Shall Maintain Me
1811
A few weeks after Henry Every captured the Charles II, a ballad began to filter into the world detailing the life and crimes of the new Captain. Reportedly, they were written by Every himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Episode 204 - A Man of Fortune
2079
Henry Every took command of the Charles II but before the crew could depart they had to deal with those who would not turn pirate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Episode 203 - The Drunken Boatswain
1889
May 7th, 1694. Henry Every & a cabal of sailors hatch their plot to steal the Charles II. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Episode 202 - A Coruña
2040
The sailors of The Spanish Expedition set sail from London in August 1693. By January 1694 they made it all the way to the coast of Spain. The voyage wasn't going well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Episode 201 - A Very Pleasant Man
2194
Thomas Tew was far from the first pirate to call New York home but his time in the colony caused such a stir that everyone in the English speaking world took notice. Everyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Episode 200 - Kidd in New York
2063
I unironically use the word unbeknownst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Episode 199 - One Last Ride
1964
Our last episode before we reach 200 concerns the last voyages of two long time pirates - two Old Guard Buccaneers - Pierre le Picard & Thomas Paine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Episode 198 – Men of Dissolute Lives & No Principals
1824
This is the story of two pairs of people, two real and two imaginary. A real author used a fake name to write the story of a fake pirate intertwined with a real pirate. Does that make sense? It will. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 197 - The Charles II
2201
The frigate Charles II was among the best ships in English waters circa 1693. The Houblon Brothers commissioned her for The Spanish Expedition, and hired the very best mariners money - and food - could buy. Including Henry Every. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Chapter IX - Powder & Arms
635
In Chapter nine of Treasure Island Jim Hawkins visits the ship Hispaniola and meets her captain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Episode 196 - Fort ou Faible
2369
The Nine Years War almost halted the piratical career of Henry Every before the Spanish Expedition even left port. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Chapter VIII - At the Sign of the Spyglass
672
Jim Hawkins meets a tavern owner and sea cook named John Silver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2021
Episode 195 - Londontown
2297
William III, William Phips, and William Dampier. And Henry Every. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
Episode 194 - The Rogues' Harbor
2441
The Carolina Colony is one of the most iconic locales in all of pirate mythology. Today we look at the founding of Carolina, her pirate roots, and the ties to Pirates of the Round and St. Mary's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Episode 193 - Interlopers
2157
Before the Pirates of the Round turned to piracy some of them served as illegal slavers in a global criminal conspiracy. It was dirty business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Episode 192 - The Gate of Tears
2500
Mongols and Mughals and Pirates. Oh my! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Episode 191 - A Gold Chain or a Wooden Leg
1598
The early years of the Nine Years War saw dozens of Privateering Commissions handed out to ships intended to raid West African slaver outposts. One of those ships, Amity under Captain Thomas Tew, chose to ignore that commission and sail instead for Adam Baldridge's pirate haven at St. Mary's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Episode 190 - The Battle of Beachy Head
2446
In July 1690 the English fought a pitched naval engagement against France that would define the future of the Nine Years War and turn hundreds of Royal Navy men and privateers away from service and toward a life of piracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Episode 189 - A Mighty Man
1912
It's Captain Kidd y'all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 188 - Reunion
2438
Adam Baldridge. Bachelor's Delight. Madagascar. St. Mary's. Cygnet. Libertalia. Flintlock pistols & pirate cutlasses. It's all coming together. We'll get to tricorn hats & parrots next time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Episode 187 - That Dark, Mysterious Season
3233
This Halloween we finish the story of the Salem Witch Trials. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2020
Episode 186 - The Rules of Witchcraft
3149
The end of March, 1692, was a dark and terrifying time in Salem, Massachusetts. More and more girls came forward to accuse ever more people of witchcraft. We can't begin to cover all of them, but these are the events that typify the atmosphere in New England when witches - and the Devil - roamed free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Episode 185 - An Enemy of All Good
2677
William Phips returned from the Battle of Port Royal in triumph. He leveraged that into political clout, and finally into the governorship of Massachusetts. His first days as governor though, were consumed by dark forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Episode 184 - The Battle of Port Royal
1813
In the aftermath of the 1689 French raid on Maine, the people of Massachusetts planned a counterattack. That operation included a number of pirates, privateers, and puritans we have met before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Episode 183 - Outlaw Brotherhood
2347
Today we're discussing pirate politics, and the claims commonly made about pirate ideology. With a brief foray into all of world history from 1776 to the modern day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Episode 182 - The Battle of Bantry Bay
1918
The Battle of Bantry Bay was the first sea battle between England & France since 1545 and the first major sea battle of the Nine Years War. It also includes a ton of people who are important to our story before they were important. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Episode 181 - The Last Council of the Brethren of the Coast
2203
Pay no attention to the title behind the curtain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
Episode 180 - A Rash Proud Coxcombe
2122
Edward Davis and Bachelor's Delight ran into a number of complications upon returning to the English colonial world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Episode 179 - Lawlessness
1966
The single most important person in the story of the Pirates of the Round wasn't a pirate at all, but a rich, Dutch, New York Merchant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Episode 178 - Bred to the Sea
2086
This is a story about legends, myths, and lies. This is a story about a pirate who captured the attention of the whole world. This is the story of the early life of Henry Every. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Episode 177 - A Rare Prize
2374
William Phips didn't know how much money he had. But he did know how many pounds of money he had. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Chapter VII - I Go to Bristol
689
Jim Hawkins receives a letter from Squire Trelawney informing him of their new schooner, the Hispaniola, and a helpful cook he just hired named Long John Silver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Episode 176 - A Rum Lot
2199
William Phips was a Massachusetts shipwright with a silver tongue and big dreams. His plots led him from Boston to New Providence Island all the way to London and the court of King Charles and finally the deck of H.M.S. Rose. A King's Royal Navy Frigate in the hands of a crew of scurrilous buccaneers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Episode 175 - The Vocabulary of Despair
2046
This is the tale of the final days of la Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion. Her crew went through an odyssey of torment and suffering which we will cover in painful detail here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Episode 174 - Nuestra Señora de la Concepción
2049
La Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion is one of the most famous shipwrecks of all time. Thanks to the political ramifications of her final voyage and a legacy of pirates and treasure hunters her story is a key link in our story. Today we begin that tale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Episode 173 - King WIlliam's War
2011
This is the story of the beginnings of the Nine Years War in America. We return to Fort Loyal, visit Port Royal (not that one), talk Indian allies, French & English colonial friction, and the conflict called Father Castin's War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Episode 172 - The Williamite War
1929
The Nine Years War first major (non-Continental) front was in Ireland. It was there that King James' fate was sealed, that England's course was set, and that a whole generation of young Irish sailors learned what the English crown meant to them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Episode 171 - A Rose by Any Other Name
1800
This is our final episode following Thomas Pound. In 1690 he was rotting away in a Boston jail cell awaiting a ship that would carry him - and Thomas Hawkins - to the gallows in England. And then everything goes crazy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Episode 170 - Thomas Pound Part 3
1949
The trial of Thomas Pound is the first pirate trial we will look at in any real detail. The first of many. The Old Stone Gaol, smallpox, and horrific battle wounds will all play a role; as will the women of Boston and a copycat pirate named William Coward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Episode 169 - Thomas Pound Part 2
1733
We're calling it Thomas Pound Part 2, but it's really part 3. Or maybe part 4. Toady we discuss Pound's return to New England and the conflict that ensued. But really, if we're being honest, this episode is about the search for a pirate's favorite treasure: salted pork. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Episode 168 - A Bloodie Flag
1786
This is actually Thomas Pound part 2, but that's not the title we're going with. We're following the Colonial Navy Captain Thomas Baxter as he follows the trail of clues in the wake of the pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Episode 167 - A Limping Privateer
1928
We're back on the American side of the Atlantic, exploring the tenure of Governor Edmund Andros & the doomed Dominion of New England. We also return to the Captain of H.M.S. Mary, Thomas Pound. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Episode 166 - Jacobites
1807
I promise I don't make an 'Execute Order 66' joke anywhere in today's episode. I had to fight the urge though, since this is episode does discuss the rise of a new political and military order in the suddenly emerging world spanning empire. And Jacobites. And guns. I go on about the guns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
Episode 165 - Sarah & John
2111
The Glorious Revolution of 1688, the real Revolution, was not of armies and kings but of Parliaments and politics and people. Today we discuss, arguably, the two most important people in that story and in English politics moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Chapter VI - The Captain's Papers
751
Jim Hawkins arrives at Dr. Livesey's house to open and examine the oiled pouch he found in the Old Captain's sea chest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2020
Episode 164 - Thomas Pound Part 1
2376
This is the story of a promising young Captain in the Royal Navy named Thomas Pound. He was involved, or at least informed, in all the major pirate events of the mid 1680s. Just a good, honest, patriotic naval captain fighting pirates. Yep. Don't look up his Wikipedia page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Treasure Island Chapter V - The Last of the Blind Man
716
Jim Hawkins and his mother lie in a ditch outside the Admiral Benbow Inn, awaiting the approach of deadly peril in the person of the blind beggar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Episode 163 - A Race of Evildoers
2224
We're finishing up with Thomas Paine, Jan Willems, and George Wright. For now. This is our penultimate step to get the board set up for the big event: 1688. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Episode 162 - What's in a Name?
2415
This is the story of one pirate named Thomas. We've met him before, but only in passing. Today we get well acquainted with the first in a long line of pirates named Thomas: Thomas Paine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Episode 161 - Step Lightly
2017
The effects of the Stuart Restoration and the first two Anglo-Dutch Wars on New England and Chesapeake Bay would have far reaching consequences in the world of the pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Episode 160 - Wicked & Unrighteous Practices
2448
We're taking off at a run and covering New England's pirate problem through the Thirty Years War and the First Anglo-Dutch War. I call it a bullet point episode to get us to the major New England pirate events of the 1660s and 1670s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Chapter IV - The Sea Chest
776
Chapter four of Treasure Island picks up with aftermath of the death of the Old Captain, of Jim and his mother fleeing the pirates converging on the Admiral Benbow, and finally opening the captain's sea chest. Music: The Buccaneer's Haul by Shane Ivers - www.silvermansound.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2020
Episode 159 - A Sea Highwayman
2328
Today we continue our look at New England. Puritan divisions, Indigenous politics, war, finally culminating in the tale of the first New England pirate: Dixey Bull. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Chapter III - The Black Spot
746
In the midst of the delirium tremens, the Captain tells more than he intends about the contents of his sea chest and his memory. Then we meet yet another old pirate, who delivers to the captain the dreaded Black Spot. Music: The Buccaneer's Haul by Shane Ivers - www.silvermansound.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Episode 158 - North American Colonization
1873
We're taking a very broad look at the arrival of Europeans into the North American world from about 1500 to 1630. From Newfoundland to New France, Carolina to New Netherland, and finally New England. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Chapter II - Black Dog Appears & Disappears
804
Black Dogs, in English mythology, have long symbolized death, traditionally at the gallows. In chapter two of Treasure Island we meet the eponymous pirate Black Dog. Music: The Buccaneer's Haul by Shane Ivers - www.silvermansound.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2020
Treasure Island Chapter I - The Old Sea Dog at the Admiral Benbow
938
Given the situation in which we all find ourselves, I've decided to try to add more audio content in the form of classic pirate audio books. Enjoy Treasure Island, chapter 1, The Old Sea-dog at the Admiral Benbow. Stay safe, be well, & look out for each other. Music: The Buccaneer's Haul by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2020
Episode 157 - Rascally Fellows of Desperate Fortunes
2635
This is the conclusion of the drama on the Chesapeake. Richard Ingle, William Claiborne, Leonard Calvert, and Thomas Cornwaleys all converge in a bout of pillage and violence in 1644 known as The Plundering Time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Episode 156 - High Treason
2035
The English Civil War arrived in America when a trader named Richard Ingle was accused of Parliamentarian sympathies. Today's drama will set off the first wave of piracy in English North America - a period known as The Plundering Time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Episode 155 - Grevious Crimes of Pyracie & Murder Part 2
1949
The fighting on the Chesapeake exploded in the 1630s between Virginia and Maryland. The trading post on Kent Island was under siege, but a series of small successes attracted more and more sailors until Kent Island looked very much like a pirate haven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Episode 154 - Grevious Crimes of Pyracie & Murder Part 1
2209
Jamestown, Virginia was growing into a viable colony when another party entered the American Colonial world. A formidable Catholic family moved in on the northeast coast of Chesapeake Bay, igniting a fight that would erupt in a scourge of piracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
Episode 153 - The Scum of Men
1874
This is the story of the first act of piracy in the North American English colonies. But really it's a story of rich, greedy, prideful, selfish, downright evil men. And the evil men aren't the pirates. And Christopher Newport, but he's cool. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Episode 152 - An Ambitious Unworthy & Vainglorious Fellow
2267
This is the story of Sir Christopher Newport & John Smith and the colony at Jamestown. Smith is often lauded as the driving force behind the first successful English colony in the New World, but he was little more than a con man. It's a very opinionated episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Episode 151 - The Lost Colony
2437
The colony at Roanoke has long been an integral part of American Mythology, and the mystery of the Lost Colony has fascinated people for centuries. But should it? Today we talk about Roanoke's lost colonists, and the pirates that led to their disappearance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
Episode 150 - Roanoke
2275
It's time we discussed the colonization of North America. The Nine Years War will introduce the world to pirates from New York, Boston, and Providence that will shape our story. However, North America's story is replete with pirates from the very beginning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Episode 149 - War!
2774
We're discussing the outbreak of the Nine Years War. The Huguenot population were pushed into exile, many to England, where they fed into the anti-Catholic, anti-Stuart movement. William III taking the English throne changed the dynamics drastically and what was supposed to be a quick war turned into something much bigger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
Episode 148 - Femme Fatale
2598
In the 1670s King Louis XIV was the most powerful Monarch in world. France stood atop the cultural and military pyramid of Europe, but the cracks were beginning to show. The decline of France and her King began when one beautiful, dangerous woman introduced nefarious elements into the court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Episode 147 - The Sun Was High
2810
This is the story of the French Zenith, through the lens of foreign policy and war. King Louis XIV came into his majority and almost immediately began a series of wars that made him the most powerful and influential monarch in Europe. It's good to be the king. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
Episode 146 - Playing Mars
1930
Today we're talking about the second Fronde, which was a formative political event in the lives of many young sailors who would go on to sail west and become buccaneers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
Episode 145 - Before The Dawn
2592
In our lead up to the Nine Years War, we're talking about France. This is the early reign of King Louis XIV. That means the power struggles within the Bourbon Dynasty, Cardinal Richelieu, Cardinal Mazarin, a host of powerful women, and the Fronde. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
Episode 144 - Well Grounded
2205
This is the end of our story on the French Buccaneers involved with the Second Pacific Adventure. They were on the home stretch, but not without significant obstacles on their journey home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
Episode 143 - Men or Devils
1905
The aftermath of a battle is a time for reflection on merit, the afterlife, and the giving of thanks. However, when you have to fight another battle and then run from 1,000 very angry enemies, some of that can fall by the wayside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
Episode 142 - Unexpected Morning Musick
2246
The pirates arrived at the city of Segovia on 11th January, 1688. Their arrival in the region marked the time time for a final confrontation between the pirates and the Spanish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
Episode 141 - With Swords in Our Hands
2260
The French Buccaneers had a Spanish Armada and a Spanish Army hunting them down, but they used the tactics that defined pirates and piracy to prevail. However, the Spanish had learned many of those same tactics, and used them against the pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
Episode 140 - Perils & Accidents
1709
It's a fast paced, swashbuckling pirate story with ships taken, battles at sea, and imminent danger. However, it turns into an old fashioned spaghetti western with Spanish church shootouts and beautiful maidens in riding behind our anti-heroes on their horses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
Episode 139 - The New Corsairs
1914
It's the end of the Second pacific Adventure, and the beginning of a new era in piracy. Today we discuss the old buccaneers and the new breed of pirates: Americans, colonials, provincials, who have no allegiance to a king, or a flag, or an ideology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
Episode 138 - Flag of Defiance
2325
It's an old story from a new perspective today. We're talking about Francois Groignet & Raveneau de Lussan as they embark on the Second Pacific Adventure. French pirates in his fleet will command the stage for this next chapter in pirate history and push us into The Nine Years War and the shift toward the Red Sea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Episode 137 - Escape From Cygnet
2630
We're covering almost a year in Dampier's life, and that of the Cygnet. It was a somewhat uneventful year, yet it brings us to the end of Dampier's career as a pirate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2019
Episode 136 - This Mad Crew
2830
The Cygnet now had a fleet of three ships, and were prepared to terrorize the East Indies. However, foul weather and internal tensions conspired to create very real problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
Episode 135 - The Distribution Of Justice
2659
At this moment in our story the pirate crew of Cygnet had a large number of Spanish captives. How they chose to deal with those captives, who many would consider natural enemies of the English crew, shows us much about the pirates in the Age of Sail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
Episode 134 - The Hydrarchy
2281
We're talking about ideas today. Concepts that were integral to pirates, pirate life, and the pirate code. In truth, these intertwined ideas served as a cornerstone - a Golden Rule - for the pirates. The Rule of the Sea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2019
Episode 133 - Our Business was to Pillage
2648
We're setting out with the crew of the Pirate ship Cygnet on their first real cruise in the East Indies. Their first weeks proved to be a productive time, but they ran into certain complications that they did not foresee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2019
Episode 132 - General Rogueries
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Life in Maritime Southeast Asia is dominated by the Monsoon. Powerful, prevailing winds that bring storms and facilitate trade. The sailors of Cygnet, facing monsoon season, had big decisions to make and short time to make them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2019
Episode 131 - A Seaman Bred
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We're back with the crew of Cygnet, as they take their ease on Mindanao in the Philippines. However, under the tranquil surface, tensions are mounting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2019
Episode 130 - No Mercy
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Today things get really dark. We're talking about the VOC, The Dutch East India Company, and their foundation in the Spice Islands. It's not a happy story - but it is a story that we need to know to understand the institutions that rule the world of the pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2019
Episode 129 - A Tempest Of Strange & Uncouth Violence
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It's a dark episode today. Not as dark as it's going to get, but we're looking at the foundation of one of the most oppressive and unfeeling organizations in human history. Don't worry though, we will get to see some revenge in the near future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
Episode 128 - The Sea Without End
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What makes a pirate? I would argue, more than the riches or drink, it was a sense of dispossession. A sense of disenfranchisement. Of having been, either literally or metaphorically, left behind. Today we explore just what they were left behind from, as we finish our look at the English East India Company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2019
Episode 127 - Secret Trades & Indian Riches
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We're nearing the end of our look at the East India Companies and the beginning of the English Colonial Era. These institutions had rough and tumble beginnings, before evolving into the famed monoliths they would become. And I love rough and tumble beginnings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2019
Episode 126 - Pirates Inc Part 2
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The Gentleman Adventurers set a trap for one of the greatest prizes ever captured. Madre de Deus will test their bravery, ruthlessness, and skill. It will also change England, and the world, forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2019
Episode 125 - Pirates Inc Part 1
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No organization, not the Armada de Barlovento nor the Royal Navy, terrified pirates as much as the East India Company. The Company was brutal, efficient, and merciless. Strangely, the company's roots were similar to those of the pirates themselves. Today we look at those roots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2019
Episode 124 - The Wild Wild East
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William Dampier and Charles Swan go ashore on Mindanao to meet with the Sultan. However, things on the island are not exactly how they appear. Did I steal this title from a story about Indonesia I heard on the radio? Maybe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2019
Episode 123 - Den of Sin
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'The Fleshpots of Asia' was a stereotype held for many years. The roots of that phrase and that stereotype come largely from the experiences of those who visited the East Indies during the Colonial Era, and had experiences similar to those that we will be exploring today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2019
Episode 122 - Cygnet
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We get to meet the crew of a pirate ship. Not just the Captain and Quartermaster, but the real pirates. We talk about their jobs on board, their character, and the relationships on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2019
Episode 121 - The Winds of Fate
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We're taking our first steps into Southeast Asia through the eyes of Ferdinand Magellan. And the Dread Pirate Roberts. And one deadly rabbit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2019
Episode 120 - A Saturnalia Of Feasting & Lovemaking
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This is sort of a time hopping adventure. We're looking at William Dampier in the East Indies alongside the story of Ferdinand Magellan. It kind of weird, but as an introduction to the Pacific we couldn't ask for better guides. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2019
Episode 119 - The Spice Must Flow
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When William Dampier arrived in the East Indies he found a world that had been forever altered by contact with Europeans. Today we talk about the voyages that initiated that contact. Those voyages would shape the political and economic face of the globe for centuries. I attempt to lighten the mood with really bad jokes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 118 - A Poor Meal
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We're returning to the sea, and our overall narrative. This is the tale of William Dampier, Charles Swan, and The crew of Cygnet as they leave the Americas behind and sail west into the largest body of water in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2019
Episode 117 - An Auspicious Day
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“I will make no concession. My father made concessions, and he was beheaded.” Those words were spoken by King James II of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. They proved to be the harbinger of three revolutions that would shape British society until this very day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 116 - The Merry Monarch
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Who was Charles II, King of England, Ireland, & Scotland? His reign defined the era of the English Buccaneers, and his flaws were largely responsible for the growing division in British society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2019
Episode 115 - The Killing Time
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The Stuart Dynasty was born in Scotland, but once they took the English throne, especially when Charles II was restored, they began to persecute their Scottish brethren. Today we look at Stuart policies in Scotland, and how they stirred the rebellious pot that was bubbling in Britain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2019
Episode 114 - The English Monarchy Problem
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The English Monarchy has long been one of the most divisive and unifying institutions in the world. Its relationship with the English people has been difficult, and the monarchy has been challenged time and again by the English people. Today we look at that tumultuous history, and how that will impact our story moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2019
Episode 113 - Utopian Apocalypse
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The Age of Enlightenment saw some of the greatest thinkers the world has ever known. It saw the application of their ideas in the many revolutions that shaped the modern world. Today we look at one of the earliest proto-Enlightenment thinkers, and how his ideas shaped our perception of the Golden Age pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2019
Episode 112 - A Truly Moral Pirate
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We're discussing Apocalypse, allegory, the name Jacques, JRR Tolkien, and the actions of James Misson and the pirate ship Victorie on the west coast of Africa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2019
Episode 111 - Man On A Misson
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We're moving forward, at last. We introduce our first pirate from A General History of the Pyrates, and discuss truth, lies, and liberty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2019
Episode 110 - The Story So Far Part 11
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Our final episode looking back on the story so far. We're talking about the 1680s, and the end of the Buccaneers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2019
Episode 109 - The Story So Far part 10
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The Piracy Act of 1677 turned thousands of privateers into ... unemployed privateers. They turned to other trades like trading and logwood cutting. But a select few chose instead to use their true talents in the voyage known as the Pacific Adventure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2019
Episode 108 - The Story So Far Part 9
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The Piracy Act of 1677 changed everything for a generation of English privateers. Literally overnight hundreds of sailors were turned from legal, licensed, legitimate, privateers into Enemies of the Whole Human Race. A few chose to go off the account, but John Coxon chose a Pirate's Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2019
Episode 107 - The Story So Far Part 8
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We're zooming in, narrowing our scope, and focusing on the Franco-Dutch War of the 1670s. That war was the seminal event for an explosion of privateers turned pirates that would infest the Americas for more than a decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2019
Episode 106 - The Story So Far Part 7
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Today we discuss what might be the largest pirate raid in history: Henry Morgan's attack on Panama. The actual attack takes a backseat though, to the surrounding political, military, and piratical forces at play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2019
Episode 105 - The Story So Far Part 6
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Today we talk about Henry Morgan as Admiral of The Brethren of the Coast. We discuss his raids on Puerto Principe, Porto Bello, and Maracaibo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2019
Episode 104 - The Story So Far Part 5
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Today we discuss the two pirates that defined the early years of the Buccaneer era: Francois l'Olonais and Henry Morgan. We follow them on their raids, as well as a number of other pirates that terrorized the West Indies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2019
Episode 103 - The Story So Far Part 4
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In 1655 the English invaded Jamaica, but the island almost immediately fell into drunken debauchery and piracy. In an effort to quell that trend the King sent over Christopher Myngs. But he and his lieutenants Edward Mansvelt and Edward Morgan turned Port Royal into the pirate capital of the West Indies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2019
Episode 102 - The Story So Far Part 3
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Today we follow an imaginary young man to the New World in the waning years of the 30 Years War. We discuss his struggles and slip into piracy as he arrives in the West Indies. Then we talk about the real world Buccaneers that lived similar experiences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2019
Episode 101 - The Story So Far Part 2
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Today we're continuing on our journey toward the Buccaneers. We're talking about the formative events of the early 17th Century, the events that will forge the first Buccaneers in the fires of war and strife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
Episode 100 - The Story So Far part 1
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It's our 100th Episode! And it's 2019! The new year promises to be an exciting one for The Pirate History Podcast, and for our centenary episode I'm going to be cramming everything you need to know before we set out into two episodes. I hope it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2019
Episode 99 - Inevitability
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Clint Danseker. Zymen Eastwood. John Ward & Jack Wayne. Revenge and betrayal. We're finishing up our look at the Barbary Pirates today, and doing so through the lens of the Western. I, maybe, take it too far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2018
Episode 98 - Immortal Super Pirate
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Today we're going to talk about Murat Reis. No, not that one. Not that other one either. He was born Jan Janszoon, and his legacy was the first attempt at a radical idea: A Pirate Republic. In his case, the Independent Corsair Republic of Sale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2018
Episode 97 - AfterWard
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Today we follow the pirates after they leave Algiers for more welcoming shores. Zymen Danseker & Sir Francis Verney took a different road from their comrades. Their paths wind through clandestine deals, betrayal, and happy reunions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2018
Episode 96 - The War Against the Corsairs
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John Ward, Zymen Danseker, Bill Graves, Francis Verney, and every other pirate in Barbary were all gathered in Algiers when Spain showed up to crash the party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2018
Episode 95 - Pride Cometh Part 2
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John Ward returned to Tunis with problems piling up. His greatest ship was gone, along with hundreds of his sailors. And soon, he lost his greatest ally, Uthman Dey. So, we discuss the steps he took following that return. And I get annoyed with my sources. Like, really annoyed. In fact, that's most of the episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2018
Episode 94 - Pride Cometh Part 1
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Today we're going to discuss the fall of what was once the top sea power in the world. The Republic of Venice replaced the Byzantine Empire as the primary check on Ottoman sea power. So, why weren't they players in the Age of Exploration? Today we look at one of the major factors in her decline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2018
Episode 93 - Bound to a Dead Man's Back
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The news that John Ward was dead sent ripples throughout the Mediterranean world, and narrowly avoided calamity. However, the question remained, what happened out there? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2018
Episode 92 - Impending Peril
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Relations between England & Venice continued to unravel in the face of English pirates like Jack Ward attacking Venetian shipping. The task of circumventing a war fell on the shoulders of two diplomats, neither of whom were up to the task. Both failed in their missions, in very different ways. However, the realities of seafaring life saved their missions by taking away the very cause of all that international tension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2018
Episode 91 - Honest Gentlemen Sent to Lie
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The aftermath of John Ward's capture of the Reniera e Soderina caused diplomatic relations to break down between England and Venice. Dealing with that fallout, as well as the fate of John Ward, rested in the hands of two European diplomats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2018
Episode 90 - Of Angels & Devils
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The saga of the English Merchantman Charity was only just beginning when she was attacked by three Pirate ships of John Ward's fleet. We're going to follow Captain Bannister and his crew on their fateful journey. And we will look at Zymen Danseker and his first consequential raids in the Mediterranean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2018
Episode 89 - Death & Destiny
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Sir Anthony Shirley was an English nobleman turned soldier turned privateer turned (or at least accused of being a) pirate. But then his affairs ran afoul of that English Arch-Pirate John Ward. Ward was back on the prowl, and his next exploit would create even larger ripples than the capture of Reniera e Soderina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2018
Episode 88 - Diabolical Designs
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We're talking about two new pirates on today's episode. Somehow I turn that conversation into one of class bias, historical accuracy, and 400 year old international conspiracy theories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2018
Episode 87 - That Perfidious Pirate
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Jack Ward sets out on his first cruises from Tunis into the Mediterranean. His successes mirror those of Barbarossa or Francis Drake. And then he happens upon a ship that will make him infamous the world over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 86 - Wicked Purposes
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Today we discuss how a pirate might have talked in 1600, and then we follow John Ward to Algiers where he gained a famous reputation and influenced a famous name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2018
Episode 85 - Anarchy In The Maghreb
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The Maghreb was a fertile location for outright piracy at the turn of the 17th century. No national, monarchical, or imperial power held sway there thanks to mutiny, revolution, and what some have called anarchist sensibilities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2018
Episode 84 - The Thieves' Path
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The first decade of the 17th century saw an explosion of Mediterranean piracy that was unlike anything the world had ever seen. Today we will introduce the first of these pirates and discuss the culture of privateering and piracy that led to a sea change in how violence on the sea was conducted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2018
Episode 83 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Amsterdam
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Our story today bridges three different stories. The Sephardi Jews that made their way to Amsterdam, the Barbary Corsairs, and the Dutch in revolt all meet in today's story thanks to one mariner who was a pirate, a diplomat, a merchant, and a spy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2018
Episode 82 - The Drawn Sword of Islam
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In the wake of the death of Barbarossa a number of corsairs vied for his position, but only one commander commanded the respect of the men, the trust of the Sultan, and the love of the late Khizr. Turgut Reis became known in Europe as Dragut. On Barbary he was called The Drawn Sword of Islam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2018
Episode 81 - From What Seas Are Ye Come?
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The aftermath of Preveza was contentious, but Barbarossa and his closest allies worked to secure Ottoman hegemony in the Mediterranean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2018
Episode 80 - Scourge of Christendom
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The defeat at Tunis was a major blow to Barbarossa, but he would retaliate with a scourge of piracy that dwarfed any that had come before. The Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor had to answer his challenge and did so in the last great sea battle fought with oars and galleys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 79 - A Carnival of Murder & Looting
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The contest for the Mediterranean reaches a fever pitch as Barbarossa ravages the shores of Italy and then returns to Africa. Charles V realizes his mistake in ignoring the younger Barbarossa brother, and decides to rectify the situation in the city of Tunis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2018
Episode 78 - Sovereign of the Mediterranean
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Today we introduce the major players in the building conflict. We talk about Charles V & Suleiman the Magnificent. We talk about Khizr Barbarossa and his Italian raids that culminated in one of Renaissance Italy's greatest tales. We discuss Sinan Reis, who the Portuguese called 'The Great Jew' and his personal war on Spanish shipping that brought Mediterranean trade to a virtual halt. And then we introduce the last major player. Andrea Doria, a Genoese mercenary who turned down a crown to continue his fight against the Corsairs of Barbary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2018
Episode 77 - Holy War
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Charles V arrives in Oman with ten thousand soldiers to face off against the Pirate King Barbarossa. Within months of his arrival territories have changed hands and most of the major players have changed. Soon enough it was an entirely new crop of soldiers and sailors and commanders facing off in an ancient contest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2018
Episode 76 - The Brothers Barbarossa
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Our story today is the pinnacle of piracy in the career of the Barbarossa brothers. Their actions, combined with Ottoman and Spanish policies, brought and end to their pirate career. But they were transformed into something more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2018
Episode 75 - Oruc & Khizr
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In 1502 two Papal Galleys were attacked off the coast of Italy by two Barbary corsairs with fiery red beards. Their attack shook Europe to its core. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2018
Episode 74 - A Brief History of the Berbers
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Today we talk about the history of a land, and its native inhabitants. The Mediterranean coast of North Africa and the Berber People. We cover all the big events from 10,000 BCE until 1492. Carthage, Rome, the Vandals, and finally Arabian rule. We talk about Pagan Berbers, Jewish Berbers, Christian Monastic Berbers, and Islamic Berbers. We don't talk about the Zoroastrians. There just isn't time. There is discussion of liberty as a concept and the personification of that ideal. We talk about the role of women in society, how and why empires fall, and what it means to endure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2018
Episode 73 - Threads of Gold
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Today we discuss the Jewish population of Jamaica after most of the Catholics left. Then we'll talk about the first of two major figures in world politics that would influence their fate. It's a big picture episode, discussing how the Protestant Reformation, the Ottoman overthrow of the Dracula Dynasty, and an agent of the French king all play into the lives of the twenty Jewish families left on Jamaica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2018
Episode 72 - Jewish Pirates of the West Indies Part 1
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The Jewish Pirates of the West Indies have their roots in the Sephardi Jews of Spain. Today we tell their story from the destruction of the second temple in 70 CE to their arrival on Jamaica in the company of Christopher Columbus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2018
Episode 71 - Dice for Your Life
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In 1697 France was at war, and had been for almost a decade. French artists, sculptors, dramatists and authors were encouraged to produce works that would bolster French spirits. It was propaganda. One of those authors was a former buccaneer ten years removed from his last pirate voyage, Raveneau de Lussan. His story was filled with everything the French fighting man could want. Valor, bravery, victory, spoils, and the charms of fair maidens. Today we poke holes in that story as the second Pacific Adventure draws to a close. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2018
Episode 70 - Truth & Lies
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Spring 1687. The pirates in the Pacific had been away from home for more than two years. They longed for Port Royal, or Tortuga, or anywhere they could sleep easy. Before they could return though, they needed one big prize. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2018
Episode 69 - These New Turks
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In April 1687 everyone in our story arrives at Drake's Isle. The French freebooters, the English corsairs, and a Spanish Naval Squadron sent to destroy them all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2018
Episode 68 - In a Word, Freebooters
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The French privateers in Nicaragua found themselves at the mercy of - and at peace with - the Spanish army outside Leon. They were given orders, from the peace signed by Louis XIV, to attack the enemies of Catholicism. Which they did. Sort of. But starvation, poverty, and a thirst for vengeance led them back to Spanish shores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2018
Episode 67 - A Noisome Smell
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The Buccaneers in the pacific were at an impasse. The coast of Nicaragua was preparing an army against them, and they had to get back to sea as quickly as possible. However, what to do once they were back on the water? Today we look at that decision, all while discussing the conquistadors, Medieval manufacturing practices, linguistics, and some disgusting medical details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 66 - Swan Song
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1685 would be a reliable date for the end of the Buccaneer era of the Golden Age of Piracy. For the English pirates in the Pacific, they were fighting the last real buccaneer fight of their careers. However, buccaneering was, traditionally, a French occupation. The English were part timers. After 1685 most of them that chose to continue the trade would do so full time. Only now they wouldn't be privateers or Buccaneers, but outright pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2018
Episode 65 - Knavery
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1685 saw the last great, and ultimately failed, piratical raid of the buccaneer era. A multinational armada of pirates sailed for Panama bay to capture the Spanish Treasure Fleet and were defeated. The aftermath saw the fleet disperse along national allegiances. Today we look at the national loyalties that drove this division and how they were beginning to crumble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 64 - People of Desperate Fortunes
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Our small fleet of English pirates was at an impasse, when several pieces of good fortune fell into their laps. First, a treasure trove of letters carrying news of a prize worthy of a king, and then the men needed to capture it. We introduce them and tell their stories, and then follow the pirates to battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2018
Episode 63 - Nostos & Kleos
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What is it that drives people to piracy? Is it a lust for gold? A need to support themselves, and perhaps build a life? Or is there something more? Something that drives them to seek out notoriety and infamy? A desire to be remembered? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2018
Episode 62 - Not Quite a Haven
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What would it be like to spend three years in complete solitude, fighting for survival? Would it be better or worse if your only human contact came from other people trying to kill you? Today we discuss one man in that situation, and his rescue. Then we follow the pirates from the South Pacific to the Galapagos and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2018
Episode 61 - More Willful & Less Under Command
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In 1682, in the aftermath of the English Pacific Adventure, three crews prepared their ships for a new voyage to the Pacific. Charles Swan, John Eaton and Basil Ringrose arrived first, but they would soon be followed by John Cooke, Edward Davis, Lionel Wafer, & William Dampier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2018
Episode 60 - By the Will of God
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We weave between the lines of truth and fiction. We explore ideas about prejudice, historiography, and social norms. Today we tell the story of the final days of Laurens de Graaf and Anne Dieu-le-Veut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2018
Episode 59 - The Tragedy of la Limonade
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Today the war comes home to Cap‑Français. What was left of the French buccaneers on Saint-Domingue face off against a well armed, well organized Spanish Army. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2018
Episode 58 - Fall of Titans
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War arrives in the West Indies. Jan Willems, Anne, & Laurens de Graaf are each impacted in their own way. We discuss revenge, honor, and the end of a legend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2018
Episode 57 - A Parcel of Thieves
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Laurens de Graaf sought revenge after the attack on his plantation. He hunted two Spanish privateers in particular - Juan Corso and Blas Miguel. He would find them, but Spain was sending reinforcements to deal with the pirate menace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2018
Episode 56 - Armageddon
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In 1685 & 1686, in the West Indies, the English were hunting pirates and arresting any Englishmen that sailed under a foreign flag. The French were arresting pirates while reigning in their privateers. The Spanish had called an Inquisition to deal with the corsairs and were building mercenary privateer navies to attack the pirates where they lived. These were the opening moves of a war that would engulf the world, and the first shots were fired against the Buccaneers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2018
Episode 55 - Twilight of the Buccaneers Part 3
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The Brethren of the Coast sail from Saint Dominique in one last flurry of high seas piracy. Are they the embodiment of Robin Hood? The Alamo? A metaphor for America? Maybe none of those. But their days of ruling the waves are finally at their end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2018
Episode 54 - The War of the Reunions
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Christmas, 1683. King Louis XIV invaded The Holy Roman Empire in a bid to claim the western bank of the Rhine. At that exact moment Laurens de Graaf attacked one of the jewels of the Spanish Empire. He was called a pirate despite his Letter of Marque, but if so, his piracy was remarkably unprofitable and played perfectly into Louis' war aims. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2018
Episode 53 - Twilight of the Buccaneers Part 2
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The weeks following the raid on Veracruz were difficult for Laurens de Graaf and Michel de Grammont. Today we look at those weeks, and the initial fallout from the raid. Then we discuss the early days of a young woman named Anne, new to Tortuga, and what she may have gone through upon arriving on the island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2018
Episode 52 - Twilight of the Buccaneers part 1
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The Buccaneers of the West Indies didn't yet know it but their days were numbered. Their decline was caused by the fallout from their last truly great raid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2018
Episode 51 - Desperate Rogues
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The summer of 1682 was a busy season for the pirates of the West Indies. Today we follow the cruises of Captain Jean Hamiln who defined that summer. We also take some time here at the end of the year to catch up with all the major pirates operating in 1682. Sharp, Dampier, Davis, de Graaf, Grammont, Coxon, & even Henry Morgan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2017
Episode 50 - Violins and Trumpets
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The French & Dutch defined West Indian piracy in the early 1680s. Three names in particular - Laurens de Graaf, Michel de Grammont, & Nicholas van Hoorn - were the titans of the era. Today we introduce them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2017
Episode 49 - Return to Jamaica
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Today we return to a very different Jamaica to catch up with Sir Henry Morgan, Jamaican politics, and get a taste of what's been happening while we've been following the pirates in the Pacific. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2017
Episode 48 - Winding Roads
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Today we follow almost a year in the life of William Dampier, John Cooke, & the fleet of pirates off the coast of Darien. They face storms, Spanish warships, hostile Indians, princesses, romance, arrest, uncooperative governors, and rank betrayal. They travel to nearly every island in the West Indies, and are faced with specters of the past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2017
Episode 47 - Questions and Answers
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We continue on our journey across the isthmus alongside William Dampier, John Cook, & Edward Davis. They meet with an old companion, and somehow I wander into questions of identity, heroism, villainy, and ideals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2017
Episode 46 - Leave Takings
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We're back in the Pacific this week with William Dampier, Lionel Wafer, John Cook, & Edward Davis. The 'mutineers' are on their way back to the isthmus and the Caribbean beyond when they encounter several setbacks that see their company tested and broken. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2017
Episode 45 - Treasure Hunting
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The fleet of Bartholomew Sharp faced the worst challenges to date. They were thirsty, hungry, cold, and some men began to show signs of scurvy. Plus, they hadn't been paid in months. The men were growing ever more angry and their Admiral needed to find them fresh fruit, water, and plunder. If not, he was in danger of losing command. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2017
Episode 44 - Refitting
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Pirate life wasn't all swashbuckling adventure and rum. Sometimes it meant days spent working on their vessels, or weeks at sea. Or even losing the wind and being forced to sit idle while your enemies prepare. Frustration and boredom and hard work could be as much a part of pirate life as sea shanties and nautical robbery. Today we take a look at just that on the Pacific Adventure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2017
Episode 43 - Last Man Standing
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The aftermath of the battle at Panama saw the pirates on the verge of internal conflict. They were brought together by the threat of Spanish warships and the death of a comrade. Their unity was short lived however, and a schism opens within their fleet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2017
Episode 42 - The Extremest Hazard of Fire and Sword
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The fleet of Captains Coxon, Sharp, & Sawkins makes their entrance into the Gulf of San Miguel. They engage in the vilest sorts of piracy, quarrel amongst each other, and finally make their way to Panama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2017
Episode 41 - Those Who are Born to be Hang'd
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After the sack of Santa Maria the Buccaneers make way down river toward the Southern Ocean. The crew of one unlucky canoe suffers three grueling days of trials and suffering. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2017
Episode 40 - The Sacred Hunger of Gold
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The pirate fleet under John Coxon makes landfall in Darien to assault the Spanish Main. There they meet the Kuna people & King Goldencap, struggle across the isthmus of America and help the Kuna in their quest for justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2017
Episode 39 - Ne'er do wells of All the World
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Two new pirate captains - Richard Sawkins & Peter Harris - join with the fleet of John Coxon & Bartholomew Sharpe, but only after a series of trials and tribulations. And we explore a 300 year old conspiracy theory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2017
Episode 38 - Weeds or Hydras
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After years of relative quiet a secret gathering of the West Indies' most notorious pirates convened at Negril Bay, Jamaica. The Captains and crew met to embark on a daring and dangerous voyage that would make them wanted men from Port Royal to Portobelo, and from the East Indies to London. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2017
Episode 37 - Gentlemen and Scoundrels part 2
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Sir Henry Morgan returns to Port Royal. It is a very different time, with very different people confronting very different challenges, yet Morgan navigates them all with the same daring he's trusted for years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2017
Episode 36 - Gentlemen & Scoundrels
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June, 1674, Jamaica. An unassuming merchant vessel arrives in Port Royal bearing an unknown young man who will become one of the most famous Buccaneers, explorers, & naturalists ever to live. Today we introduce William Dampier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2017
Episode 35 - Assistance
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The Dutch were the dominant sea power in the 1660s, and today we discuss the three most notorious Dutch pirates of the Buccaneer era. History has left their names behind, but in their day they were as feared as Morgan. The end of their story marks the end of the first wave of Buccaneers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2017
Episode 34 - By the Vanquished
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Today we begin our multi-part look at the real pirates that were on the ground at Panama with Diego Lucifer, Captain Francis Witherborne, and Jan Lucas. We talk about their origins as best we know them, and their fates in the days following Morgan's raid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2017
Episode 33 - Payment
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Admiral Henry Morgan returns to Port Royal to find himself enmeshed in international relations. He returns to England and - though his freedom and life are at stake - becomes an essential cog in the high stakes world of courtly politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2017
Episode 32 - The Royal Perspective
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The fate of Admiral Morgan, Governor Modyford, and the Jamaica colony was uncertain following the sacking of Panama, and it fell to King Charles II of England to make a judgement. Today we look at who he was, his religious affiliation, and the plans that Morgan put in peril. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2017
Episode 31 - Panama
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We explore Henry Morgan's last great raid. Shipwrecks, dangerous jungle rivers, guerilla tactics, Indian attacks, beautiful maidens in distress, victory and betrayal. Blood and fire and plunder. Panama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2017
Episode 30 - Dictator of the West Indies
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In the wake of the Spanish attack on Jamaica Captain Morgan is given command of all the forces Port Royal, Tortuga, and The Brethren of the Coast can muster. They came from every corner of the West Indies to join the greatest Buccaneer raid the world had ever seen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2017
Episode 29 - Or Any Other Place
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Captain Morgan returns to Jamaica and attempts to settle down and live a life of peace. The monarchs of England and Spain had other ideas and Morgan was forced to make a choice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2017
Episode 28 - Deception
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Don Alonso del Campo y Espinosa, an agent of the King of Spain, arrives in the Caribbean on the hunt for Captain Henry Morgan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2017
Episode 27 - Wickedness
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Captain Morgan returned home to Port Royal a hero. His home city welcomed his men with open arms, but international politics and the threat of Spain pushed him back out to sea. Disaster awaited him there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2017
Episode 26 - Extermination
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In the years after the Thirty Years War thousands of French sailors and refugees fled France in the wake of royal oppression. One of these young men, a promising Naval officer, found himself in Tortuga and joined the fleet of the Buccaneer's admiral, Francois l'Ollonais. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2017
Episode 25 - Pit Stop on the Continent part 2
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From 1625 to 1648 Europe fought a general war that wouldn't be matched until the time of Napoleon. This war built the world that would forge Henry Morgan & the Buccaneers, and set the stage for the Golden Age of Piracy to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2017
Episode 24 - Pit Stop on the Continent pt.1
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The Thirty Years War was the event that forged the world of Henry Morgan and the Buccaneers. We discuss the politics and conflicts that led to the war and the opening moves in one of Europe's most important periods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2016
Episode 23 - Yo Ho-Ho-Ho & a Bottle of Rum
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It's our pirate Christmas special. We explore Christmas in the age of sail and how real pirates recorded spending their holiday. Happy Holidays! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2016
Episode 22 - The Lies of Portobelo
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Captain Morgan's raid on Portobelo would be possibly the most controversial of his career. His alleged barbarism there would haunt him for decades. The question remains: what exactly happened on the coast of Panama in summer 1668? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2016
Episode 21 - On Torture
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Morgan embarks on a mission of retribution that nearly ends in disaster while Francois l'Olonnais has greater success using much more brutal methods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2016
Episode 20 - Providence
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While Captain Morgan was away on his 22 month raid Jamaica got a new Governor and Lieutenant Governor - none other than Henry's uncle Edward Morgan. Morgan, Mansveldt and The Brethren of the Coast weather shifting alliances and disastrous raids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2016
Episode 19 - Talk Like a Pirate
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Avast ye bilge lickin' dogs! Talk Like a Pirate Day be comin' quick me hearties! It's time we talk arrr, timber shivering, plank walkin' and pirate accents. And, of course, William Shakespeare. Obviously. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2016
Episode 18 - Granada
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Captain Henry Morgan, to the horror of his Governor and King, sails west into the Gulf of Mexico to raid the Yucatan peninsula. He sails the entire Caribbean coast of Central America raiding and pillaging all the while. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2016
Episode 17 - Guns, Rum, Ships & Steel
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We take a break from our story to look at the tools Captain Morgan and The Brethren of the Coast used on their upcoming raids. These are the ships, firearms and victuals that were the foundation of pirate life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2016
Episode 16 - Three Books part 2
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The Buccaneers of America by Alexander Exquemelin is a firsthand account of one indentured servant that joined up with a Buccaneer crew out of Tortuga and served under Captain Henry Morgan. We look at the beginning of his story and how it matches the reality of the life of the greatest Buccaneer Captain ever to sail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2016
Episode 15 - Three Books part 1
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Okay, so it's really only two books. We cover The English Book of Common Prayer, the English Civil War, and Oliver Cromwell. Then we talk about The English-American and Cromwell's Western Design, including Thomas Gage, Diego Lucifer, and Henry Morgan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2016
Episode 14 - The New New World
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The Spanish Empire was in decline. The British & Dutch East India Companies spread throughout the world. In the West Indies the new European colonies brought slavery, luxury, and pirates. On the island of Tortuga buccaneers and puritans fight for control. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2016
Episode 13 - The World Is Not Enough
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The years of raising tension between England and Spain, Elizabeth and Phillip, raise to a fever pitch. Sir Francis Drake continues his personal war, this time as the Queen's Admiral. The fighting culminates in the climactic naval battle in the English Chanel between the English Navy and The Spanish Armada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2016
Episode 12 - The Rising Tide
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The Sea Beggars embark on a war against the Spanish. Their fleets reign on the North Sea as they search for a port to call home. They ally with the English and Protestant French forces against the powers of Spain and France, but dark days in Paris push Europe over the brink to open war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2016
Episode 11 - The Sea Beggars
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While John Hawkins was on his troublesome voyage in the Caribbean, Europe was sailing toward war. In the Low Countries their blossoming Republic was in a life or death struggle with their Spanish overlords. After suffering a serious defeat, a group of ragtag, desperate young pirates arise as the only hope of the Dutch people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2016
Episode 10 - Master Thief of the Unknown World part 2
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Francis Drake continues his voyage of circumnavigation. The Golden Hind and her crew traverse the Strait of Magellan, terrorize the Pacific coast of South America and claim the first land in North America for England. And then they become the first Englishmen to travel round the globe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2016
Episode 09 - Master Thief Of The Unknown World part 1
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Francis Drake sets out on his most famous voyage to the New World. Shrouded in secrecy, this voyage will be the one that will see his name remembered forever. However, troubles on board involving a nobleman claiming to have dark powers and a near mutiny almost end the voyage before it begins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2016
Episode 08 - The Treasure House Of The World
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Francis Drake sailed back to the Caribbean and the Spanish Main again and again to seek his revenge. Growing bolder and more audacious with every voyage, the Spanish name him The Dragon and Spain's most wanted. He finally strikes a blow that makes Phillip of Spain take notice and for which Elizabeth grants him his knighthood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2016
Episode 7 - El Draque
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Francis Drake was the most famous and notorious mariner of his generation. In England he was a hero and respected navy officer. To the Spanish he was a loathsome pirate. Their conflict starts on the troublesome voyage of John Hawkins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2016
Episode 06 - The Gentlemen Adventurers
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The first months of Queen Elizabeth's reign were some of the most dangerous she faced. She overcame those challenges with the help of a group of ambitious, talented and notorious sea captains. Together they set England on a path that would build The British Empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2016
Episode 05 - Gloriana
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She was called a Pirate Queen by the Spanish for daring to challenge their monopoly on The New World. She became a monarch to rival and eclipse the most powerful and influential in Europe, including her father. Her policies led to England's status as a global naval power, established their New World colonies, and were the basis for generations of infamous men and women who would raise the black and fly under a pirate flag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2016
Episode 04 - Old Europe on Fire
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Religion and politics. Stick with me, this is all hugely important to the world and worldview of the Caribbean pirates. We discuss Martin Luther, the schism in the Catholic Church that led to Protestantism, the resulting political turmoil in Europe and the effects on England. This conflict shaped the Old World and the New World and led to wars that employed some of the most notorious pirates of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2016
Episode 03 - The Ocean Blue pt.2
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I finally get to Christopher Columbus. Somehow I manage to tie in little known historical curiosities like the Black Death, the Mongol Empire and the rise of the Ottoman Empire. We get to the Spanish colonization of the New World, the conquest of native peoples and the beginnings of slavery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2016
Episode 02 - The Ocean Blue part 1
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The explorers that first crossed the Atlantic to explore and conquer the New World were birthed by a European continent simmering with religious strife and political tension. Less an episode about pirates and more a snapshot of 15th century Europe and the characters that launched the Age of Exploration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2016
Episode 01 - An Introduction
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Our very first episode. Before we dive into things, I wanted to take a minute to discuss the podcast, what we'll be talking about, and give you a look into the kind of show this is going to be. As well as tell you a little about myself. The beginning is always a good place to start. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2016