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Under the Crossbones The Pirate Podcast

Join comedian and pirate Nick Hoffman as he explores the history and pop culture of pirates. Deep dive interviews with the most interesting people in the pirate community who bring the history and stories to life. Actors, treasure hunters, musicians, historians, and more. From Blackbeard to Black Sails, Jack Sparrow to Jack Rackham... Under The Crossbones is loaded with colorful characters who will take you away from your day to day and drag you happily out to sea.
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Feb 5, 2020

Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Mike Tunez is the lead game designer for Firelock Games.  Firelock Games has created a number of table top games with titles like: Blood and Plunder, Oak and Iron, and Scurvy Dice, all of which focus on game play involving buccaneers or pirates.  They also have created a new game called Blood and Valor which is set during WWI.  Mike had previously been on Under the Crossbones (episode 46). 

In this episode:

  • Mike updates us on what's new at Firelock Games
  • We tease a new kickstarter that is coming soon
  • Nick tells a delightful story about when his then 10 year old nephew got fired from a job at a pool snack bar in Kansas

Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) 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. 

Our show was previously sponsored by:


Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast
 - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

Important Websites:

Firelock Games
 
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/209
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 
Jan 29, 2020

Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Wayne Curtis is the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails.  Wayne is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a columnist for the Daily Beast and Garden & Gun.  His stories have also run in the New York Times, American Scholar, Yankee, American Archeology, and on This American Life.

In this episode:

  • Wayne talks a bit about his travels connected with his job as a writer
  • Rums you can find and enjoy
  • We talk about Wayne's other book, The Last Great Walk.
  • Nick mistakes Wayne for another Wayne Curtis and Wayne is terrible gracious about it 

Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) 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. 

Our show was previously sponsored by:


Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast
 - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

Important Websites:

Wayne Curtis
 
Information about the 2nd International Pirate Rendezvous in Germany that I spoke about on today's show:
 
 
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/208
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 
Jan 22, 2020

Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Ace Miles is a pirate performer that appears under the name: Jack Spareribs.  He is a magician, juggler and ventriloquist.  He has performed at venues all over the state of California.  Over the years Ace has been seen in numerous television spots and commercials for companies like Toyota and appearances on the Disney Channel, Mornings on 2 and the A&E network’s Good Time Cafe with Ellen DeGeneres.

In this episode:

  • How Ace developed his parody of Jack Sparrow
  • The invention of Jack's sidekick, Ace's puppet Maynard the monkey
  • How Ace became one of the members of the Order of the Leviathan
  • I also talk about why calling thieves that steal packages should never be called Porch Pirates

Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) 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. 

Today's show is sponsored by:


Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast
 - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

Important Websites:

Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/207
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 
Jan 14, 2020

Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Dan Franklin is a member of the pirate band, The Skullduggers, as well as a member of The Bootstrappers, a group that plays at a popular theme park located in Anaheim, Ca.  He has also played with Slash and Leann Rimes.  He's also a filmmaker that has a couple of fun projects coming up.

In this episode:

How Dan became a pirate musician

Nick does a magic trick

Dan talks about traveling with the Scallywags to support "Sea of Thieves" 

Thank you so much for tuning in!  I think I'm learning how to do this better, thank you to all that reached out to offer encouragement or support, I sure appreciate it.

Today's show is sponsored by:


Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast
 - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

Important Websites:

Dan Franklin 
 
You can also find both Dan and The Skullduggers on Facebook
 
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/206
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 
Jan 8, 2020

Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Melinda Long had written books before but when she discovered that at the time there were very few children's books about pirates, she decided to write one.  About the same time her book was to come out, Disney released Pirates of the Caribbean.  Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

In this episode:

How Melinda got her book published

The process of writing a children's book

How her work took on a life of it's own via a sequel and a play

Thank you so much for tuning in (or back into) the show, this is my first episode as host of this wonderful ship that Phil Johnson built.  While he has provided so much support and training to have me take over the show, this first effort has all the marks of "what is this guy thinking?!?"  But we have to start somewhere.  The interview is lovely, Melinda couldn't have been a better first guest for me, I hope you tune in to listen to this and all upcoming episodes as I get better at this.

Today's show is sponsored by:


Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast
 - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

Important Websites:

 
 
 
 
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/205
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 
Aug 27, 2019

A quick update on the status of the show.  We've run into a few snags behind the scenes.

 

We're getting everything worked out, but it will take a few weeks to prepare new episodes for you.  

 

So hang tight, make sure you're subscribed, and UTC will be back bigger, badder, and better than ever!

 

In the meantime check out some of the back catalog episodes you may have missed at https://www.underthecrossbones.com/episode-guide/

Aug 20, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.


Lou Hernandez aka Cutthroat Cortez of Pirates Plunder is living an enviable life.  He's a pirate because it's fun and because he wants to.  And he's using his pirate character to put good things in the world and help others.  
 
And for my final show as host, Lou is the perfect guest.  He's exactly the kind of person that makes the pirate community great.  Creative, supportive, and genuine.

In this episode:

  • How Lou went from being a cowboy to a pirate
  • Their mission to educate and entertain kids, especially sick children
  • How he's building his crew out to be an event planning company by saying yes and figuring out how to do it

 

Starting next week Nick Hoffman will be taking over the show.  You may still hear from me periodically when any of my new projects intersect with pirate culture.  It's been my privilege to create this show for you for the last 4 years and I hope you'll come along on the ride to my further adventures.

Thank you so much for spending your time with me each week and introducing me to so many great people along the way.

 

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. 

 

 

Today's show is sponsored by:


Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast
- The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/204

 

Important Websites:

Cutthroat Cortez and Pirates Plunder
 
 
 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/204
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Aug 13, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.


Rich Cohen is the author of "The Last Pirate of New York" - A ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation.  Along with a ton of other really interesting books.  Rich and I cover a lot of ground in this talk and I think you'll really enjoy it.

In this episode:

  • Who was the last pirate of New York?
  • The running themes that unite all of Rich's books
  • The Rolling Stones, Chess Records, Pirates of the Caribbean, sugar substitutes, and a whole lot more.

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. 

 

Grab yourself a copy of "The Last Pirate of New York" on Amazon and help support the show: https://amzn.to/31AQLKY

 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/203

 

Important Websites:

 
 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com/sandiego and use the code "PHIL50" for 50% off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/203
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Aug 6, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.


Musical Blades are legends of the pirate music scenes and I can't believe it took 200 episodes to get to them.  But here they are!  Everybody is on the mic today and it gets a little chaotic, but it's really fun talk.  Co-host Marck Forget of Festival des Pirates sits in with me. 

In this episode:

  • Dealing with adultish material in a family atmosphere
  • Their secret hard rock roots
  • How they're working very differently on their new album
  • Their upcoming trip to Ireland with fans
  • Are they wearing shirts?

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. 

 

Go pick yourself up some Musical Blades jams and help support the show too! https://amzn.to/2Ki1IeB

 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/202

 

Important Websites:

Musical Blades
 
 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com/sandiego and use the code "PHIL50" for 50% off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/202
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Jul 30, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.


Guy Chet is the author of he Ocean is a Wilderness: Atlantic Piracy and the Limits of State Authority, 1688-1856.  It's a really interesting scholarly work that digs down into the idea of how long piracy in the Atlantic actually lasted and what finally brought it to a half.
 

In this episode:

  • How long Atlantic piracy actually lasted and why
  • What actually brought Atlantic piracy to an end
  • Where they went after
  • Some interesting ways to look at and interpret history

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. 

 

Grab yourself a copy of "The Ocean is a Wilderness" by Guy Chet and help support the show!  https://amzn.to/2LNSbhb

 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/201

 

Important Websites:

 
 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com/sandiego and use the code "PHIL50" for 50% off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/201
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Jul 23, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.


Happy episode 200!  Whether you're new to the show or have been listening since the early days, thank you.  I appreciate you spending your time with me and my guests very much.
 
Listen in to find out who our secret guest is about some big changes coming to the show in the near future.

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. 


 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/200

 

Important Websites:

 
 
 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com/sandiego and use the code "PHIL50" for 50% off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/200
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Jul 16, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.


Bounding Main is a fantastic shanty band from the American Midwest that tours internationally and has a fascinating vocal style that uses many different historical and modern harmonic styles.
 

In this episode:

  • How they got started touring internationally
  • How they build their unique vocal arrangements
  • They sing live for us!

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. 


 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/199

 

Important Websites:

 
 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com/sandiego and use the code "PHIL50" for 50% off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/199
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Jul 9, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Mike Hawthorne is a fantastic visual artist who came to writing later in life with his book The Hungry Horizon.  It's historical fiction about the pirate Bartholomew Sharpe who sailed with Henry Morgan before going his own way.

Born in Manchester in 1954, well traveled and self taught, Mike Hawthorne has made his reputation in London since 1975 with exhibitions of rock, reggae, and jazz visuals, underground comix and work acquired by the Museum of London and Lembeth Archives. 
 
The first nine years of his life were spent in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. His early influences were MAD magazines, illustrations of the American Civil War and television newsreels of Biafra and Vietnam. His paintings also draw on European medieval traditions of depicting heaven and hell. Since 1975 Hawthorne has worked in London, creating rock, reggae and jazz visuals and underground 'comix'.

In this episode:

  • Who was Bartholomew Sharpe?
  • Growing up in Nigeria and Sierra Leone
  • The status of book 2 and some insight into the publishing industry
  • Mike's artistic influences and German Expressionism


Pick up a copy of The Hungry Horizon on Amazon and help support the show! https://amzn.to/2JkMW6h 

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. 


 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/198

 

Important Websites:

Mike Hawthorne
https://www.facebook.com/Mike-Hawthorne-1505421243100633/
http://www.mikehawthorne.net/

 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com/sandiego and use the code "PHIL50" for 50% off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/198
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Jul 2, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

I discovered Stephan Talty through his book "The Black Hand" about the proto-Mafia crime organization that terrorized the Italian community of New York in the early 1900's.  

And I was super pleased to find out that he also wrote a book about Henry Morgan, "Empire of Blue Water", as well as co-wrote "A Captain's Duty" with Richard Phillips aka Captain Phillips.  Yep, the guy from the movie.

In this episode:

  • Henry Morgan's lasting legacy and character
  • The process of reliving his capture by Somali pirates with Richard Phillips
  • How Stephan manages to write so many books
  • The Black Hand as the precursor to the Mafia and Joe Petrosino as an Italian hero.

 

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. 


 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/197

 

Important Websites:

Stephan Talty - http://stephantalty.com/

 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com/sandiego and use the code "PHIL50" for 50% off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/197
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Jun 25, 2019

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Dan Blevins bought a pirate ship for $1 and has rebuilt it from the hull up.  Now he's getting ready to sail the west coast helping military veterans overcome PTSD and addiction through maritime work as well has entertain and educate the public and work toward a TV show.

In this episode:

  • Helping military veterans overcome PTSD and addiction with maritime work on his ship and why he feels drawn to do so.
  • The plans for his non-profit organization
  • Dealing with Hollywood when they want everything done for them
  • Being the guy that can get the job done no matter what.

 

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. 

See the video tour of The Devil's Gauntlet at https://youtu.be/MsmISuygZv4

 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/196

 

Important Websites:

Buccaneer League - http://www.buccaneerleague.org/
https://www.facebook.com/piratesofthedevilsguantlet
 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com/sandiego and use the code "PHIL50" for 50% off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/196
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Jun 18, 2019

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Talking with Rachel Eldridge of Brethren of the North East Sea aka B.O.N.E.S.  This New England band has been making the rounds of the Ren Faire and Pirate Fest scenes since 2011 and we dig into some of the psyche of Ren players.

In this episode:

  • Introverts vs extroverts in the faire scene
  • How important it is to find your pod of people
  • Dealing with mic fright
  • Ren Fair actor stamina

 

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. 


 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/195

Listen to "Leave Her Johhny" by B.O.N.E.S. at https://youtu.be/RCAcadkDrts

 

Important Websites:

Brethren of the North East Sea -  https://www.facebook.com/pg/ShantyBONES

 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com/sandiego and use the code "PHIL50" for 50% off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/195
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Jun 11, 2019

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Haakon Vatle leads Norway's Storm Weather Shanty Choir.  He's got some great tour stories and actually uses sea shanties on a ship he's the general manager for.  

In this episode:

  • How his time on a Norwegian tall ship taught him about the real life usefulness of sea shanties
  • How a couple super hardcore fans made their first Japanese tour happen
  • How accepting a gig as a wedding band turned into a unique first tour of the US.
  • How he bent the rules in university to study the music he loves.

 

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. 


 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/194

Listen to "A Drop of Nelson's Blood" by Storm Weather Shanty Choir at https://youtu.be/YjglpHClNMU 

 

Important Websites:

Storm Weather Shanty Choir -  https://www.facebook.com/shantychoir

 
Want to see me film my 4th comedy special on August 16th?  Go to http://www.thecomedypalace.com/ and use the code "Phil50" for half off tickets. 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/194
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Jun 4, 2019

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Eric Mueller is the owner of Pirates Press in Emeryville, CA  They're the industry's largest vinyl pressing company working with all the big names on really unique vinyl releases and a lot more.

In this episode:

  • All about the modern vinyl record biz
  • How they built from a bedroom operation to one of the world's biggest pressing companies
  • Why the name and how it's a little misrepresentative of their work
  • The return of flexies and unique promos being done with them
  • New releases from Pirates Press Records

 

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. 


 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/193

 

Bands mentioned during the show:

Aggrolites -  http://www.aggroreggae.com/
Charger -  https://www.facebook.com/ChargerEB/

 

Important Websites:

Pirates Press - http://www.PiratesPress.com

 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/193
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

May 28, 2019

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Rebekah Harris is the owner of Silverella, a nautical themed jewelry company based in Montauk.  I'm not even much of a jewelry guy and I want to get my hands on her works of art.  Really unique stuff.  And she's got great stories about her haphazard hometown and the wilds of the New York diamond district.

In this episode:

  • What really sells a piece of jewelry more so than the actual gems and materials in it.
  • How she fell into the jewelry business
  • Stories of the New York diamond district
  • How a child kidnapped by pirates became George Washington's right hand man
  • The super ironic name of her hometown
  • Why she moved her studio from NYC to Montauk

 

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. 


 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/192

 

Books and Music Mentioned:
Dengue Fever - One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula - https://youtu.be/vatNMshZVfU

Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls - https://amzn.to/2WpxmNY

Maiden Voyage - https://amzn.to/2WpZxMT

 

Important Websites:

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/192
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331

 

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

May 21, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Treva Etienne played the pirate Koehler in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and can current be seen in Bosch on Amazon Prime.

In this episode:

  • Growing up and learning theater in London
  • How he developed a backstory for Koehler
  • Acting as a team sport
  • The future of fame
  • The responsibilities of film makers
  • All the stuff he's working on now

 

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. 


 

Today's show is sponsored by:

Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/191

 

Important Websites:

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/191
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/under-crossbones-pirate-podcast/id1039621331?mt=2

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

May 14, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

The Shipwreck Rats from Berlin, Germany play "fast and evil" Scottish and Irish Pirate Folk music.  

In this episode:

  • How three non-German folk musicians managed to find each other in Berlin
  • Which member has a 20,000 jukebox in his brain
  • The crazy unique homemade equipment they record their music with
  • A world premiere song from their upcoming album!

 

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. 


Want to find out more about the "Captain Ward and the Rainbow" story?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Ward_and_the_Rainbow 

 

Today's show is sponsored by:

TeePublic – This is a great company that works with independent tshirt artists to get their work out to the world and pay them fairly for it. I’ve personally curated a selection of 100 really cool pirate tshirts that you’ll love. You’ll get a super cool shirt AND support both the artists and Under The Crossbones! Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt

30 Day Guitar Challenge - Learn 3 songs in 30 days with just 10 minutes of playing time per day!  Free to participate.  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/guitar

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/190

 

Important Websites:

 
 
 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/190
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/under-crossbones-pirate-podcast/id1039621331?mt=2

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

May 7, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Randy Gnatowsky aka Constable Heartless is a retired police office and captain of Blackbeard's Crew, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on 18th century historical reenactment and education.

In this episode:

  • All the new on this year's Hampton Blackbeard Festival
  • Randy's other life running polygraph tests and how what you hear on the internet isn't true
  • How Randy was elected captain without even being at the meeting
  • The rebuilding of their ship, the Adventure, and reenactments of Blackbeard's final battle.

 

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. 

 

 

Today's show is sponsored by:

TeePublic – This is a great company that works with independent tshirt artists to get their work out to the world and pay them fairly for it. I’ve personally curated a selection of 100 really cool pirate tshirts that you’ll love. You’ll get a super cool shirt AND support both the artists and Under The Crossbones! Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt

30 Day Guitar Challenge - Learn 3 songs in 30 days with just 10 minutes of playing time per day!  Free to participate.  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/guitar

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/189

 

Important Websites:

Blackbeard's Crew, Inc - http://www.blackbeardscrew.org/
 
 
 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/189
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/under-crossbones-pirate-podcast/id1039621331?mt=2

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Apr 30, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

All five members of the Jolly Rogers are on the show today!  We delve into the long running band's epic pirate music career.

In this episode:

  • The song that Disney stole from them
  • The insanely cool gig in Krakow, Poland and the hidden history of sea chanteys in Poland.
  • What it's like to have written songs that are standards in the pirate genre
  • Their "goofy" ethos and where it came from

 

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. 

 

Since I totally spaced out on putting a Jolly Rogers song in the episode... Sorry.  Been traveling and sleep deprived... Here's one of their more well known tracks, "Curvy Girls".  https://youtu.be/vtr2J0zcQDo

 

Here's their version of "The Derelict" that accidentally became "traditional" and was co-opted by Disney for Pirates of the Caribbean.  (I wasn't able to find a clip of its use in the film.)  https://youtu.be/Hlob75PqeSw

 

Here's a cool vintage clip of The Clancy Brothers as mentioned by the guys as an influence on their music and stage show.  https://youtu.be/qdl-yB0MapI

 

And since they mentioned Bounding Main, here's a tune from them too!  https://youtu.be/J34o18QLPB4

 

Today's show is sponsored by:

TeePublic – This is a great company that works with independent tshirt artists to get their work out to the world and pay them fairly for it. I’ve personally curated a selection of 100 really cool pirate tshirts that you’ll love. You’ll get a super cool shirt AND support both the artists and Under The Crossbones! Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt

30 Day Guitar Challenge - Learn 3 songs in 30 days with just 10 minutes of playing time per day!  Free to participate.  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/guitar

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/188

 

Important Websites:

The Jolly Rogers - http://www.jollyrogerskc.com
 
 
 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/188
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/under-crossbones-pirate-podcast/id1039621331?mt=2

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Apr 23, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Steve Genett is the creator of A Pirate's Book of Days.  Inside this really cool phone app you'll get a daily bit of pirate history, and location searchable database of pirate museums, festivals, and attractions around the world, and more.

In this episode:

  • How Steve discovered pirates as a child from a free grocery store book
  • The in-depth research he does for each day's pirate history facts
  • The behind the scenes on the app's development and what's working and what he'd like to see working better.
  • How your crew can be featured in the app!

 A Pirate's Book of Days is available in your favorite app store for iPhone and Android phones.

 

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. 

 

Today's show is sponsored by:

TeePublic – This is a great company that works with independent tshirt artists to get their work out to the world and pay them fairly for it. I’ve personally curated a selection of 100 really cool pirate tshirts that you’ll love. You’ll get a super cool shirt AND support both the artists and Under The Crossbones! Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt

30 Day Guitar Challenge - Learn 3 songs in 30 days with just 10 minutes of playing time per day!  Free to participate.  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/guitar

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/187

 

Important Websites:

A Pirate's Book of Days -  https://apiratesbookofdays.com/

The BBC article about Sesame Street's Count von Count's relationship to the number 187 -  https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19409960
 
 
For $5 discount tickets to my April 25th show at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA go to http://flc.cc/5RDKL7E
 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/187
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/under-crossbones-pirate-podcast/id1039621331?mt=2

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

Apr 16, 2019

Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Reece Miller aka Wolfbeard O'Brady is the singer and accordionist for The Dread Crew of Oddwood, the pirate metal world's least electric band.  I mean, they're still super exciting.  They just don't plug things in.

In this episode:

  • How Reece gets his accordion to fill the place of an electric guitar
  • What the heck is that crazy drum kit all about?
  • How they went from playing California Ren Faires to playing huge European metal festivals
  • What's happening with the new album?

 Grab yourself some Dread Crew of Oddwood on Amazon and help support the show! - https://amzn.to/2UnpBTz

 

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. 

 

Today's show is sponsored by:

TeePublic – This is a great company that works with independent tshirt artists to get their work out to the world and pay them fairly for it. I’ve personally curated a selection of 100 really cool pirate tshirts that you’ll love. You’ll get a super cool shirt AND support both the artists and Under The Crossbones! Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt

30 Day Guitar Challenge - Learn 3 songs in 30 days with just 10 minutes of playing time per day!  Free to participate.  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/guitar

Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com

 

For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.  http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/186

 

Important Websites:

Dread Crew of Oddwood - http://thedreadcrewofoddwood.com/
 
 
For $5 discount tickets to my April 25th show at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA go to http://flc.cc/5RDKL7E
 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
 
Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com
 
Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/186
 
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/under-crossbones-pirate-podcast/id1039621331?mt=2

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
 

   

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