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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.

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.
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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 126 - Pirates Inc Part 2

8/14/2019
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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.

Duration:00:34:23

Episode 125 - Pirates Inc Part 1

8/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:36:07

Episode 124 - The Wild Wild East

7/31/2019
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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.

Duration:00:36:14

Episode 123 - Den of Sin

7/23/2019
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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.

Duration:00:39:47

Episode 122 - Cygnet

7/16/2019
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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.

Duration:00:32:24

Episode 121 - The Winds of Fate

7/9/2019
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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.

Duration:00:38:03

Episode 120 - A Saturnalia Of Feasting & Lovemaking

7/4/2019
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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.

Duration:00:39:38

Episode 119 - The Spice Must Flow

6/26/2019
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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.

Duration:00:45:23

Episode 118 - A Poor Meal

6/20/2019
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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.

Duration:00:35:51

Episode 117 - An Auspicious Day

6/13/2019
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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.

Duration:00:50:29

Episode 116 - The Merry Monarch

6/5/2019
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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.

Duration:00:47:19

Episode 115 - The Killing Time

5/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:40:59

Episode 114 - The English Monarchy Problem

4/30/2019
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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 an again by the English people. Today we look at that tumultuous history, and how that will impact our story moving forward.

Duration:00:36:35

Episode 113 - Utopian Apocalypse

4/24/2019
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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.

Duration:00:40:30

Episode 112 - A Truly Moral Pirate

4/17/2019
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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.

Duration:00:35:32

Episode 111 - Man On A Misson

4/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:30:51

Episode 110 - The Story So Far Part 11

3/31/2019
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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.

Duration:00:47:20

Episode 109 - The Story So Far part 10

3/21/2019
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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.

Duration:00:30:40

Episode 108 - The Story So Far Part 9

3/14/2019
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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.

Duration:00:24:24

Episode 107 - The Story So Far Part 8

3/5/2019
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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.

Duration:00:40:53