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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. 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.

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.

Location:

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. 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 215 - Evil Opinions

6/15/2021
In London, issues surrounding James Houblon, the sailors of The Spanish Expedition and their wives, and even William Dampier were coming to a head.

Duration:00:28:51

Episode 214 - Contradictions

6/1/2021
Henry Every, and the crew of Fancy, make their way down the coast of Africa.

Duration:00:28:05

Episode 213 - Pilgrimage

5/25/2021
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.

Duration:00:32:46

Episode 212 - The Water of Life

5/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:33:53

Episode 211 - A History of Drink

5/11/2021
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.

Duration:00:32:20

Episode 210 - The Admiral Benbow

5/4/2021
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.

Duration:00:33:41

Episode 209 - Pirate Brokers part 2

4/28/2021
Thomas Tew was recruiting a fleet to sail for Madagascar, but his companions first had to collect privateer commissions.

Duration:00:34:01

Episode 208 - Pirate Brokers part 1

4/20/2021
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.

Duration:00:28:58

Episode 207 - A Piratical Account

4/6/2021
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.

Duration:00:30:08

Episode 206 - Hungry, Stout, & Resolute

3/30/2021
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.

Duration:00:34:43

Episode 205 - The Sword Shall Maintain Me

3/23/2021
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.

Duration:00:29:41

Episode 204 - A Man of Fortune

3/16/2021
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.

Duration:00:34:09

Episode 203 - The Drunken Boatswain

3/9/2021
May 7th, 1694. Henry Every & a cabal of sailors hatch their plot to steal the Charles II.

Duration:00:30:59

Episode 202 - A Coruña

3/2/2021
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.

Duration:00:33:30

Episode 201 - A Very Pleasant Man

2/23/2021
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.

Duration:00:36:04

Episode 200 - Kidd in New York

2/16/2021
I unironically use the word unbeknownst.

Duration:00:33:53

Episode 199 - One Last Ride

2/2/2021
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.

Duration:00:32:13

Episode 198 – Men of Dissolute Lives & No Principals

1/28/2021
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.

Duration:00:29:54

Episode 197 - The Charles II

1/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:36:11

Chapter IX - Powder & Arms

1/15/2021
In Chapter nine of Treasure Island Jim Hawkins visits the ship Hispaniola and meets her captain.

Duration:00:10:05