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Under The Crossbones - The Pirate Podcast

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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

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


105 Finding Neverland Screenwriter David Magee

8/22/2017
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David Magee is the screenwriter of the fantastic movies Finding Neverland and Life of Pi. He's also working on the new Mary Poppins and Narnia films. I'm a nut for anything Peter Pan/Captain Hook related, so this talk with David is really fun. We get into J.M. Barrie's life during the creation of Peter Pan and how David did his research. We talk plenty of Captain Hook and how he fits into the story of both Peter Pan and Barrie's life. And we had to talk some Life of Pi too! It was a...

Duration: 00:59:33


104 Underwater Archaeologist Dr. E. Lee Spence

8/15/2017
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Dr E. Lee Spence is an underwater archaeologist and one of the first people to get a degree that work. He's found hundreds of shipwrecks since finding his first in 1959 at age 12 with homegrown dive gear. His most famous discoveries are the Hunley and the Georgiana. We discuss both. And of course plenty of piratey goodness. Don't forget to check out the bonus content where we go way off the beaten path and talk about who the real Rhett Butler is from Gone With The Wind. Under The...

Duration: 00:52:03


103 "Pirate Hunter" author Richard Zacks

8/8/2017
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Richard Zacks is a fascinating author who's work spans centuries but definitely has a soft spot for turning over the rocks of history to see what's crawling around underneath. We dig into both of his pirate books "Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd" and "The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805". Beyond pirates, we'll also talk Mark Twain's connection to standup comedy, little known stories from history, and all sorts of vice...

Duration: 00:42:09


102 John Davidson of Finding Neverland The Musical

8/1/2017
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John Davidson is playing Captain Hook in the touring company of Finding Neverland The Musical. But that's only the latest project. He's survived the jungle of the entertainment business for over 50 years by being able to do lots of different things well and always considering new avenues to pursue. You may remember him as the host of That's Incredible! on Sunday nights in the early 80's. Or maybe one of his many guest host stints on The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson years. Or...

Duration: 00:36:57


101 Kate Larsen and Shuhe Hawkins of Seven Sails Winery

7/25/2017
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Kate Larsen and Shuhe Hawkins are living the pirate life in the mountains of Portland, Oregon. Seven Sails Winery, the Portland Pirate Festival, and their bands Bilge Rats and Pyrettes, and B.O.O.M. Plus the ship... Oh, the ship. Amazing stories in this episodes... shipwrecks, storms, world records, burials at sea... I love people that say yes then figure out how to do what they just agreed to. And Kate and Shuhe are exactly those types. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about...

Duration: 01:13:51


100 Spencer Smilanick aka Spoo Diggity of The Pirates Charles

7/18/2017
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Episode 100! Thanks for sticking with the show! Spencer Smilanick aka Captain Spoo Diggity is the lead vocalist of The Pirates Charles. So many good "where did that name come from" stories in this episode! Where the band name came from will have you on the floor. Pull your car over before that section so you don't hit anything. We'll go deep into how Spencer has crafted his pirate persona and is able to tell deeply personal stories through his music, often without the audience even...

Duration: 01:32:21


099 BD McGee of BD Blades

7/11/2017
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BD McGee is a Florida pirate, former New Jersey cop, and maker of all things sharp, metal, and pointy. We'll get into the dare from his wife that had him making his first blade (out of a what?) to winning the big prize on Forged In Fire on the History Channel. But more importantly you'll hear the absolute joy that he gets out of creating a custom blade for one of his many adoring customers. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian,...

Duration: 00:38:33


098 Daniel Siemens of Tradewind Bottling

7/4/2017
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We're talkin' ship! Ships in bottles that is. Daniel Siemens is a man from the landlocked state of Colorado keeping up the tradition of building ships in bottles. Definitely a niche hobby that deserves more people doing it. Dan will give us some of the tricks of the trade including his most useful tool, the materials he uses, and of course, how he gets the darn thing in the bottle. And if you're interested in trying it out yourself, Daniel gives lots of great resources for getting...

Duration: 00:37:41


097 Author Ozgur K Sahin

6/27/2017
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Ozgur K Sahin is the author of "The Wrath of Brotherhood", the first book in the Brethren of the Spanish Main series. And he's also a really interesting dude. In this episode we talk pirates (duh), astrophysics, meditation, and big questions about discovery. You'll find that "discovery" is a big theme in both Ozgur's books and our discussion. Fun, deep stuff! Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek)...

Duration: 00:50:16


096 Del Merritt of The Sea Dogs

6/20/2017
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Del Merritt is the leaders of The Sea Dogs. Being that New Jersey isn't a hotbed of pirate culture, Del and his folks have become the pirates on call for whatever needs pirating. Music, living history, re-enacting, history education... Del likes to keep his calendar full! We'll dig into the full history of the group the challenges of making it work. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the...

Duration: 00:43:43


095 Steve Sanders of Seadog Slam

6/13/2017
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Poets have existed for centuries. So who's to say there weren't a few among the pirates as well? There certainly are now. Steve Sanders aka Blackbead and his group Seadog Slam are taking pirate poetry to Pirate Fests, Ren Faires, and Steampunk Fests. This is one of those topics I never figured we'd be talking about on this show, but Steve does a great job explaining the magic of poetry. He takes us through his journey to becoming a pirate poet. And yep, he recites a really great one...

Duration: 00:43:30


094 Author James L. Nelson

6/6/2017
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James L. Nelson is a very prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction pirate books. All the way from Vikings through the American Civil War, he's got some unique takes on how pirates affect the world around them. Not to mention great storytelling and a deep knowledge of sailing ships. We'll talk about his time on the Golden Hind after leaving the Hollywood grind. And how his idea of becoming a responsible adult was to become a novelist. Really fun talk with a guy who obviously loves...

Duration: 00:42:18


93 - Chris Bowes of Alestorm

5/30/2017
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Chris Bowes and his band Alestorm have been bouncing around the world playing their unique brand of pirate metal since 2007. They're fifth album, "No Grave But The Sea" was just released on May 26th. You'll hear a new track from the album on the show. We'll dig into the beginnings of the band and how Chris ended up as the sole remaining original member. Plus how they think differently about themselves compared to their fans, how they manage to keep their pirate themes fresh, and of...

Duration: 00:37:48


092 - Geoff Zanelli, Score Composer of Pirates of the Caribbean 5

5/26/2017
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http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for extended show notes and extra pirate goodness. 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 Hunters, Archaeologists, and more. I'm super excited to bring you Geoff Zanelli today! Geoff wrote the musical...

Duration: 00:58:58


Under The Crossbones 091 - Laura Sook Duncombe author of 'Pirate Women'

5/16/2017
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http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for extended show notes and extra pirate goodness. 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 Hunters, Archaeologists, and more. Laura Sook Duncombe is the author of "Pirate Women: The Princesses,...

Duration: 00:34:35


Under The Crossbones 090 - Scott Graham of Pirates 365

5/9/2017
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http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for extended show notes and extra pirate goodness. 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 Hunters, Archaeologists, and more. Scott Graham is the host and resident pirate fan of Pirates 365 on YouTube. In...

Duration: 00:36:18

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