I'm so excited to bring you this show today! Robert Kurson is the author of "Pirate Hunters" a great book about John Chatterton and John Mattera finding a real pirate ship wreck - The Golden Fleece. His latest book, "Rocket Men" is about the Apollo 8 mission, NASA's first manned space flight to orbit the moon in 1968.
I've been trying to get Robert on the show for a couple years now and we finally made it happen. We dig into all his writings about adventurers on water and in space and how he manages to make the stories feel so completely personal.
And we do a shorty talk with Rich Manic aka Captain Festus McBoyle about their new music video and the new type of show they're doing.
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.
Read Robert's early piece, My Favorite Teacher as talked about during the interview. (Major trigger warning) - https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a1584/favorite-teacher-0300/
Check out my interviews with John Chatterton, the subject of 'Pirate Hunters':
Be sure to also visit the MacKay Pirate Family's crowdfunding page to help them beat that nastiest enemy of all, cancer. http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay
Today's show is sponsored by:
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
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 artist and Under The Crossbones! Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt
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