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Episode 38 – Weeds or Hydras

After years of relative quiet a secret gathering of the West Indies’ most notorious pirates convened at Negril Bay, Jamaica. The Captains and crew met to embark on a daring and dangerous voyage that would make them wanted men from…

Episode 37 – Gentlemen & Scoundrels part 2

Sir Henry Morgan returns to Port Royal. It is a very different time, with very different people confronting very different challenges, yet Morgan navigates them all with the same daring he’s trusted for years. Transcript via Google Drive Sources Calendar…

Episode 36 – Gentlemen & Scoundrels

June, 1674, Jamaica. An unassuming merchant vessel arrives in Port Royal bearing an unknown young man who will become one of the most famous Buccaneers, explorers, & naturalists ever to live. Today we introduce William Dampier. Transcript via Google Drive…

Episode 35 – Assistance

The Dutch were the dominant sea power in the 1660s, and today we discuss the three most notorious Dutch pirates of the Buccaneer era. History has left their names behind, but in their day they were as feared as Morgan….

Episode 34 – By the Vanquished

Today we begin our multi-part look at the real pirates that were on the ground at Panama with Diego Lucifer, Captain Francis Witherborne, and Jan Lucas. We talk about their origins as best we know them, and their fates in…

Episode 33 – Payment

Admiral Henry Morgan returns to Port Royal to find himself enmeshed in international relations. He returns to England and – though his freedom and life are at stake – becomes an essential cog in the high stakes world of courtly…

Episode 32 – The Royal Perspective

The fate of Admiral Morgan, Governor Modyford, and the Jamaica colony was uncertain following the sacking of Panama, and it fell to King Charles II of England to make a judgement. Today we look at who he was, his religious…

Episode 31 – Panama

We explore Henry Morgan’s last great raid. Shipwrecks, dangerous jungle rivers, guerilla tactics, Indian attacks, beautiful maidens in distress, victory and betrayal. Blood and fire and plunder. Panama.  

Episode 30 – Dictator of the West Indies

In the wake of the Spanish attack on Jamaica Captain Morgan is given command of all the forces Port Royal, Tortuga, and The Brethren of the Coast can muster. They came from every corner of the West Indies to join…

Episode 29 – Or Any Other Place

Captain Morgan returns to Jamaica and attempts to settle down and live a life of peace. The monarchs of England and Spain had other ideas though. Morgan meets his greatest foe yet, and is forced to make a choice.