Episode 53 – Twilight of the Buccaneers Part 2

Episode 53 – Twilight of the Buccaneers Part 2

Transcript Sources: Pirate Women by Laura Sook Duncombe Or get a copy of the audiobook free at audible.com Calendar of State Papers: Colonial, America, and West Indies Buccaneers of the Caribbean by Jon Latimer Pirates of the Americas by David...
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Episode 51 – Desperate Rogues

Episode 51 – Desperate Rogues

The summer of 1682 was a busy season for the pirates of the West Indies. Today we follow the cruises of Captain Jean Hamiln who defined that summer. We also take some time here at the end of the year...
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Episode 50 – Violins and Trumpets

Episode 50 – Violins and Trumpets

The French & Dutch defined West Indian piracy in the early 1680s. Three names in particular – Laurens de Graaf, Michel de Grammont, & Nicholas van Hoorn – were the titans of the era. Today we introduce them. Transcript Sources...
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Episode 49 – Return to Jamaica

Episode 49 – Return to Jamaica

Today we return to a very different Jamaica to catch up with Sir Henry Morgan, Jamaican politics, and get a taste of what’s been happening while we’ve been following the pirates in the Pacific. Transcript Sources Calendar of State Papers:...
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Episode 27 – Wickedness

Episode 27 – Wickedness

Captain Morgan returned home to Port Royal a hero. His home city welcomed his men with open arms, but international politics and the threat of Spain pushed him back out to sea. Disaster awaited him there.
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Episode 26 – Extermination

Episode 26 – Extermination

In the years after the Thirty Years War thousands of French sailors and refugees fled France in the wake of royal oppression. One of these young men, a promising Naval officer, found himself in Tortuga and joined the fleet of...
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Episode 25 – Pit Stop on the Continent part 2

Episode 25 – Pit Stop on the Continent part 2

From 1625 to 1648 Europe fought a general war that wouldn’t be matched until the time of Napoleon. This war built the world that would forge Henry Morgan & the Buccaneers, and set the stage for the Golden Age of...
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Episode 24 – Pit Stop on the Continent part 1

Episode 24 – Pit Stop on the Continent part 1

The Thirty Years War was the event that forged the world of Henry Morgan and the Buccaneers. We discuss the politics and conflicts that led to the war and the opening moves in one of Europe’s most important periods.
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Episode 23 – Yo Ho-Ho-Ho & a Bottle of Rum

Episode 23 – Yo Ho-Ho-Ho & a Bottle of Rum

It’s our first ever pirate Christmas special! We explore Christmas in the age of sail and how real pirates recorded spending their holiday. Happy Holidays!  
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Episode 22 – The Lies of Portobelo

Episode 22 – The Lies of Portobelo

Captain Morgan’s raid on Portobelo would be possibly the most controversial of his career. His alleged barbarism there would haunt him for decades. The question remains: what exactly happened on the coast of Panama in summer 1668?
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