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The daily podcast in which Scott and Heather analyze, scrutinize and plunder the Pirates of the Caribbean movies one blimey minute at a time.

The daily podcast in which Scott and Heather analyze, scrutinize and plunder the Pirates of the Caribbean movies one blimey minute at a time.
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The daily podcast in which Scott and Heather analyze, scrutinize and plunder the Pirates of the Caribbean movies one blimey minute at a time.




All Men are Desperate (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 87)

The desperation on the Flying Dutchman is so thick you could cut it with a sharp tongue. So join us for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we sit back and watch Will Turner and Davy Jones cut each other down with the help of the script, Davy Jones as a sore loser after the game of Liar’s Dice, the loss of a meeting of the minds and the connection to genies and lawyers, compare and contrast the script to the final film product, the metaphor for Davy Jones and Calypso, Will Turner...


Knucklebone Action (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 86)

Just in time for the new unveiling of Redd, Disneyland’s first female pirate on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, we throw down a little knucklebone action and declare that little girls can also grow up to be…pirates. Join us for minute 86 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we discuss the reopening of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, the loss of the bride auction, the continuation of the Liar’s Dice game between Will Turner, Davy Jones and Bootstrap Bill Turner, the...


Creepy Automatons (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 85)

The plague of the sea sets a new bar and unleashes a technological leap forward for CG moviemaking effects. Join is for minute 85 of Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest as we discuss Will Turner’s bravado and calling Davy Jones yellow, Bootstrap Bill Turner spontaneously jumps into the Liar’s Dice game, Pirate Word of the Week, the invention of new motion capture and CG technology by John Knoll’s crew at ILM to bring Davy Jones to life in the film and allow closeups and animated...


Mark of the Beastie (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 84)

It’s time for a staring contest with Davy Jones as we get all hot and bothered in preparation for a game of Liar’s Dice. Join us for minute 84 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we discuss Will Turner standing his ground against Davy Jones while wearing a poker face, the good and evil symbolism of the pirate dice regarding colors and numbers, changes in the movie versus the final draft of the script, Flying Dutchman crewman Quittance, the meaning of his name, and the actor...


Third Leg’s a Stump (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 83)

It’s a free verbal beatdown as we put a man’s pride, loyalty, and governorship up for a Port Royal auction. Join us for minute 83 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we discuss Lord Cutler Beckett schooling Governor Swann on selling himself out to save his daughter, Elizabeth Swann, symbolism as a result of camerawork, the roll of the dice transition, the origin of Liar’s Dice (AKA Pirate’s Dice, Perudo, Dudo), examine Flying Dutchman crewman Two Head, portrayed by twins Chris...


Big Sword You Have (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 82)

Cannonade is thirstade for that deep-down body thirst and made for all remorseless automatons like Lord Cutler Beckett. Gather your cannonballs, cutlasses and all pieces of metal for minute 82 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Join us as we discuss Lord Cutler Beckett’s infamous guilt trips and his heavy-handed beatdown of Governor Weatherby Swann, Tom Hollander’s on point performance, a comparison to Star Wars’ Emperor Palpatine, Governor Swann’s only choice to save...


Bath and a Nap (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 81)

Actually, this episode hits a slippery slope as it slowly devolves into a bit of schoolyard name calling. Yet, up until that point we attempt to keep on point while discussing minute 81 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Join us as we celebrate the return of Captain Jack Sparrow’s swashbuckler personality, give a shout out to supportive listeners and the Northern California Pirate Festival, talk Dead Man’s Chest music track #1 – Jack Sparrow by Hans Zimmer, discover the...


How Dare You! (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 80)

It’s a first for this bloody episode as we confront an anonymous dirty, filthy bilge rat for a lack of pirate love. After we gather our composure, we tackle minute 80 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest with a bit of frustration. Join us as we discuss listener feedback, Gore Verbinski’s choice for direction and music in this particular scene, Elizabeth Swann and Captain Jack Sparrow continue to be out of character while discussing how to save William Turner by finding the chest...


Most Hated Doctor Ever (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 79)

The acting, the music, the melodrama and getting ejected from the movie is unforgiveable. Join us for minute 79 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we scrutinize this entire minute and wonder if anything went right. In this episode we discuss whether the choice of music worked, Johnny Depp’s acting choice, and the seemingly out of character dialogue, the theme of Captain Jack Sparrow’s possible love for Elizabeth Swann, Elizabeth’s reunion with Pintel and Ragetti, we ask the...


Pressganged Excuse (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 78)

When you’re caught in a lie it’s always wise to break out the old pressganged excuse. Join us for minute 78 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we discuss Captain Jack Sparrow getting hit on by Elizabeth Swann the lad, Gibbs feels an pressing need to save all the rum, Jack’s over the top dialogue, sound mixer Lee Orloff, the dangerous floating dock set, we learn how tall ships arrived and left docks and piers with a bit of maritime history, get patriotic with Revolutionary War...


Rum, Pelicans, Lizards and Snakes (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 77)

Dinner is served and it’s fitting for a band of marooned mutinous crew on the infamous island of Dead Man’s Chest. Join us for minute 77 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we discuss Wyvern’s incredible CG animation and detail, his likeness to the archaeological find the Tollund Man, his uncanny ability to rival Captain Jack Sparrow in circle talking, a comparison of Davy Jones and Wyvern, Hal Hickel’s animation team and Industrial Light and Magic, and the real origin of...


Whip it, Whip it Good (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 76)

We’re all about the whips, chains and ball gags in this jolly good time aboard the Flying Dutchman. Join us for minute 76 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we debate whether or not Davy Jones is tragically enjoying the whipping of Will Turner by Bootstrap Bill, compare being in service of the Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones to the trickery of a sinister genie, identify the details of souls in servitude and eternally stuck on the Dutchman, outstanding set designs, examine the...


S&M Octopus (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 75)

Pirates of the Caribbean talk with a spackling of deep cut pop culture references get us started in this uncomfortable Will Turner whipping minute. Join us as we try to lighten the mood in minute 75 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Today we reference The Office, Spies Like Us, Glory, Seinfeld, Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn, Sophie’s Choice, and Master and Commander while discussing Will Turner being whipped by his father, Bootstrap Bill’s dilemma to whip his son or let the...


Hot Dog Fingers (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 74)

Grab your beer and hot dog fingers because it’s time we tackle Will Turner’s emotional baggage. Join us as we loot minute 74 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest by kicking things off with a risqué recap of the previous minute, discuss Will Turner’s abandonment issues towards Bootstrap, review Bootstrap’s evolution from dad to pirate to crewman on the Flying Dutchman, explore crewman Palifico portrayed by Winston Ellis, describe the ornately detailed Flying Dutchman created by...


One Big Organ (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 73)

Grab your tentacles and take a seat as we have a little fun with Davy Jones’ pipe organ. Join us as we blunderbuss minute 73 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest while discussing the link between Davy Jones and the classic B monster movie The Giant Claw, examine Davy Jones’ pipe organ and the incredibly detailed set as described by Rick Heinrichs, the ominous pipe organ trope, the fascinating history of the pipe organ and the largest one ever built, the reunited Will and Bootstrap...


Warm Mud Hole (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 72)

Rum, swords, taverns and pigs! Just your average nightlife in Tortuga. Join us as we tackle minute 72 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest by discussing Elizabeth Swann saving James Norrington from a crowd of brawling pirates, creepy Mercer giving Elizabeth the evil eye, the link between Norrington and Joshamee Gibbs – just one chapter behind, get nostalgic for Johnny Cash, and we go behind the scenes of the 12 Daggers Tavern bar fight, stunt coordinator George Marshall Ruge, and...


Wench Fight (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 71)

It’s, it’s a barroom blitz…at the 12 Daggers Tavern as we jump into a full out brawl complete with those classic swinging from the chandelier, take a break for a drink, and let your former fiancé do the sword fighting for you clichés. Join us for minute 71 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we take a walk with Captain Jack Sparrow as he navigates an escape while avoiding conflict in Tortuga. We go over our favorite tongue in cheek moments from the fight, get illuminated with...


Temporarily Off Course

Scott and Heather announce the show is temporarily off course as they deal with minor family emergency. But fear not scalawags, the show will return to its normal Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule next Monday, May 7, 2018. THANKS for listening and understanding. And don’t forget to keep the hornswaggling to a minimum.


Italian Coconuts (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 70)

It’s the riveting episode you’ve been waiting for as we discover the astonishing history of artificial plants…and we identify everyone’s favorite tropical fruit known as the Italian coconut. Join us for minute 70 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we revisit James Norrington’s wig, discuss the Norrington Gibbs role reversal, rank our favorite Pirates of the Caribbean storytellers, contemplate the plants in the 12 Daggers Tavern and wonder if they are artificial, potted, or...


Happy Wenches (Dead Man’s Chest Minute 69)

You know the local 18th century pirate cantina is the place to be when its ambience includes a potted plant – come one, come all, it’s time for grog. Join us for minute 69 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as we discuss the return of the disheveled Commodore James Norrington, former Commodore, the clearly frazzled and now Witch Hazel wig, a theory about Norrington’s comment that he is just one chapter behind Joshamee Gibbs, the potential meaning for Captain Jack Sparrow’s...