Ep04 – Old Europe on Fire

Ep04 – Old Europe on Fire

   Religion and politics. Stick with me, this is all hugely important to the world and worldview of the Caribbean pirates. We discuss Martin Luther, the schism in the Catholic Church that led to Protestantism, the resulting political turmoil in Europe...
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Ep03 – The Ocean Blue pt.2

Ep03 – The Ocean Blue pt.2

     I finally get to Christopher Columbus. Somehow I manage to tie in little known historical curiosities like the Black Death, the Mongol Empire and the rise of the Ottoman Empire. We get to the Spanish colonization of the New World,...
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Ep02 – The Ocean Blue pt.1

Ep02 – The Ocean Blue pt.1

     The explorers that first crossed the Atlantic to explore and conquer the New World were birthed by a European continent simmering with religious strife and political tension. Less an episode about pirates and more a snapshot of 15...
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Ep01 – An Introduction

Ep01 – An Introduction

  Our very first episode. Before we dive into things, I wanted to take a minute to discuss the podcast, what we’ll be talking about, and give you a look into the kind of show this is going to be....
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