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Under The Crossbones - The Pirate Podcast

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Join comedian, musician, and pirate geek Phil Johnson as he explores the history and pop culture of pirates. Interviews with leading historians, actors, artists, writers, musicians, pirate festival organizers, and more.

Join comedian, musician, and pirate geek Phil Johnson as he explores the history and pop culture of pirates. Interviews with leading historians, actors, artists, writers, musicians, pirate festival organizers, and more.
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San Jose, CA

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Join comedian, musician, and pirate geek Phil Johnson as he explores the history and pop culture of pirates. Interviews with leading historians, actors, artists, writers, musicians, pirate festival organizers, and more.

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English


Episodes

125 Scarlett Dearheart of Dearheart's Doodads

1/16/2018
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Scarlett Dearheart is the owner of Dearheart's Doodads. She sells handmade clothing and accessories for discerning pirates, both lady and man. Even more than her own business, Scarlett is doing some great community building among pirates with the Tortuga Trading Consortium and A Pirate's Like For Me on Facebook. We'll talk about the hows and whys of Scarlett starting her business and what she's learned in her adventures so far. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture....

Duration: 00:35:01


124 Eric Nelson and Kirby Heyborne of Pirates of the Great Salt Lake

1/9/2018
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Eric Nelson is the writer/director of the 2006 film "Pirates of the Great Salt Lake". He brought along Kirby Heyborne aka "Captain Kirk" to tell us the story of how their quirky little pirate film got made back when the whole Pirates of the Caribbean thing was heating up. It's a great story about bootstrapping a film and the highs and lows of its release. We'll also find out what the guys are doing now. Pick up a copy of the film here. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate...

Duration: 00:47:51


123 Marcus Rediker

1/2/2018
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Marcus Rediker is the author of Villains of All Nations. It's a fascinating look at the golden age of piracy through the lens of pirates as freedom fighters. Marcus has written extensively on pirates in this and many of his other books. In this talk we dig into his reasons for doing so. And we go deep into pirate lore to inspect their motivations what the general public thought about them. We even tackle some of the thornier issues like slavery and the more psychopathic characters that...

Duration: 01:00:09


Dec 2017 Special - Chris Bowes of Alestorm (Replay)

12/26/2017
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Happy holidays! I'm taking the week off to eat too much and visit with friends and family. Enjoy this replay of our most popular episode of 2017 with Chris Bowes of Alestorm! We'll be back January 2nd with an all new show featuring Marcus Rediker, author of "Villains of All Nations". Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors,...

Duration: 00:40:04


122 Rusty Cutlass

12/19/2017
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With their genesis at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, FL, Rusty Cutlass has turned into one of the premiere pirate bands on the Southeast pirate fest scene. First we'll talk with Mark Miller aka Nasty Nate about his career with Disney, how Rusty Cutlass got started, pirate jokes, and concertinas. Then we'll pop over to one of the resorts and catch Ken Thiboult (Pepe Duval) and Dean Rasik (Dirty John Dirk) between sets. They tell us how they got involved with Disney, how the...

Duration: 00:52:07


121 Colin Woodard author of The Republic of Pirates

12/12/2017
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Colin Woodard is the author of The Republic of Pirates, one of the most respected scholarly books in the pirate canon. In our talk, Colin digs into his motivations for writing the book and how technology made it possible for him to do research that wasn't available before. We also chat about how it connects to his other books on American culture and how those Golden Age pirates influenced America. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson...

Duration: 00:45:31


120 Bullet Valmont of The Wench Whisperer

12/5/2017
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Bullet Valmont has been pirating around Hollywood for a long time. You might know him as the advice columnist behind The Wench Whisperer. We talk about that as well as his new pirate performance group Imagine Pirates. And we delve into his journey as an actor in Hollywood from the lows of being homeless and still trying to make the audition to the highs of working with Jim Carrey. We recorded this talk in person on the back patio of an old haunted bar in Hollywood. And of course they...

Duration: 01:12:30


119 Jesse Wiles of The Pirates Code Beard Oils

11/28/2017
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Jesse Wilkes is the owner of The Pirates Code Beard Oils and he wants to help you take care of the forest on your face. Pirates Code is a new business and we talk about what the startup process has been like for Jesse in his first six months hand mixing his products. And we get into his motivations for starting the company and how he's giving back to both the world and the pirate community with it. And I ask some very Seinfeldian "What's the deal with beards" type stuff. :) On Jesse's...

Duration: 00:41:19


118 Corey Lefkowitz of Age of Discovery Productions

11/21/2017
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Corey Lefkowitz is the owner and captain of Age of Discovery Productions and Pirates of the Silver Realm. He's built a great business with his crew at pirate festivals, educating the public on life as a pirate. His newest ventures include birds of the "polly want a cracker" sort and expanding the types of venues he's working in. This is a really fun talk that goes from how to expand a business to how to load a trailer correctly to get over the Sierra mountains without...

Duration: 00:43:32


117 Sarah Kampbell of Pirate Booty Puzzle Room

11/14/2017
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Sarah Kampbell is the creator of Vault Escape, a selection of escape rooms in Chicago, IL. Her latest project is a huge puzzle room with up to 300 players, interactive costumed pirate characters, and tons of puzzles for you to solve! Pirate Booty takes place Nov 24-26, 2017 on Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. Use the coupon code "CROSSBONES" to get 25% off your ticket. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek)...

Duration: 00:25:45


116 Mark Axton and Dan Clark of Swashbuckler's Ball

11/7/2017
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Mark Axton and Dan Clark are the founders of the Swashbucker's Ball in Portland, OR. It's happening this Saturday November 11th at the Melody Ballroom in Portland. Mark and Dan tell us how the Ball came to be 8 years ago, why they keep doing it, and what they've learned along the way. Besides good pirat community talk, there's also some great event production info here! Use the coupon code "CROSSBONES" to get $5 off a GA ticket for the Swashbuckler's Ball this Sat 11/5. Under The...

Duration: 00:40:12


115 Jeff Hartt and Gertie Stubbs of Buccaneers of the Black Fleet

10/31/2017
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Jeff Hartt and Gertie Stubbs head up the Buccaneers of the Black Fleet in Vancouver, Canada. I was lucky enough to visit with them for a talk while I was up there recently. We dig into their varied projects in camps, family entertainment and more. And they give us a great overview of the pirate scene in Vancouver, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada at large. We recorded in a nice little cafe in New Westminster. So there's loads of... we'll call it "atmosphere"... in the background. You'll...

Duration: 00:44:01


113 Rich Firato of Morgan's Cove

10/17/2017
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Rich Firato aka Captain Vito Cortana is the man behind Morgan's Cove in Morgan Hill, CA. He's built a tropical pirate paradise on his property in Northern California. And you can visit! To see the video of my trip to Morgan's Cove go to: https://youtu.be/6va7oC3Z928 Rich has also written a book called "Dartanian the Daydreamer" about the legends of Morgan's Cove. And everyone who purchases the book has a chance to win a silver ticket for an all-expenses paid trip to Morgan's Cove and a...

Duration: 00:34:26


112 Kevin-John and Houston Tucker of Legend Cove Trading Co

10/10/2017
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Kevin-John and Houston Tucker are the brains behind Legend Cove Trading Company. They're building a great pirate story around some cool pirate gear - Apparel, coffee, and fine art. Kevin-John is also a Disney Master Artist whose purview is attraction art. He's got some great insight into the Disney Master Artist program. Some surprising ideas here. And we get into their pirate backgrounds and how they decided to start Legend Cove. They've got some big, fun ideas for the company and it'll...

Duration: 00:56:06


111 Sean Loughman of Pirates Treasure Museum

10/3/2017
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Sean Loughman is a partner and curator at the Pirates Treasure Museum in St Thomas, Virgin Islands. The museum has loads of great shipwreck artifacts, pirate items, and Sean's specialty... coins. Lots and lots of coins. During our talk we dig into lesser known but interesting pirates Jean Hamlin and Bartholomew Sharpe. Sean tells a great story about a controversial scandal around Spanish pieces of eight. And he tells us about the new shipwreck project he's working on that they're pretty...

Duration: 00:45:15


110 Nick Tyler aka Captain Pigheart

9/26/2017
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Nick Tyler is a pirate fan, Lego nut, writer, and comedian out of Nottingham, England. And his Captain Pigheart stories are a treat for any (adult) pirate fan. Not for the kiddies. But absolutely hilarious. Nick and I go everywhere in this conversation: pirates, comedy, writing techniques, Lego, Transformers... This one's a thousand miles wide. :) Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most...

Duration: 00:42:42


109 Steve Boehm of Pirates For Sail

9/19/2017
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Steve Boehm is the captain and "adult" of the band Pirates For Sail. (Puns!) We dig into the group's inner workings to see how they came about and got that super lush harmony sound they're so good at. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Founders, Clothing and Prop Designers, Treasure...

Duration: 00:44:07


108 Treasure Hunter Carl Fismer

9/12/2017
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Carl Fismer lives the life of an adventurer. The type of life that they make books, movies and video games about. Affectionately called "Fizz", he's a treasure hunter that has dived some of the world's most famous shipwrecks including the Atocha and the 1715 and 1733 Spanish treasure fleets. And in this talk, tales of peril, dangerous people, and daring escapes. And popcorn. Carl is like an underwater Indiana Jones (thankfully minus Shia Laboeuf.) Under The Crossbones is a podcast all...

Duration: 00:42:21


107 Captain Dan Dolan of the Scurvy Crew

9/5/2017
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Dan Dolan heads up Captain Dan and The Scurvy Crew, the world's best/only pirate rap group. We'll dig into how the group got started and the growing pains they face in the pirate community leading up to their final showdown with three hungry TV reality show judges. Then in the aftermath we'll find out what's happening with The Scurvy Crew now as well as Dan's geek rock outfit Sci Fried. And of course we'll hear some music. "Broadside", one of the Scurvy Crew's biggest hits. Under The...

Duration: 00:40:13


106 Pirate Artist Michael Noles

8/29/2017
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Michael Noles spent decades as a Senior Creative Director for the Walt Disney Company. And now he creates fantastic pieces of pirate art that capture the unseen moments of shipboard life. We dig into plenty of good Disney stuff here for fans of that stuff (like me..) And we talk about where Michael's very dense style of art comes from and how he's made art his life since attending Ringling. And we'll hear the song "Cooper's Rum" from Ye Banished Privateers off their new album First Night...

Duration: 00:47:01

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