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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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Apr 17, 2018

Samuel Marquis is a prolific historical fiction writer and the author of Blackbeard: The Birth of America.  

After a bunch of books about WWII, the CIA, and espionage agents, Sam turned his attention to the history of Blackbeard. Not only the facts and new research that have come out in the last few years, but what those conversations might have sounded like.

And we get a great historical fiction novel about Blackbeard that really takes you into Blackbeard's head and onto the deck of the Queen Anne's Revenge.  Great storytelling.

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.

Check out Sam's book "Blackbeard: The Birth of America" at https://amzn.to/2H2UBGI and help support UTC too!

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

And you can now see Arnon Shorr's film "The Pirate Captain Toledano"!  This award winning film is well worth your $1 and 10 minutes.  https://amzn.to/2HENXDO

 


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


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/136

 

Important Websites:


 
MacKay Pirate Family Crowdfunding to beat cancer - http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay 

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com



Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/136

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Apr 10, 2018

Jordan Wylie is the author of "Citadel: The True Story of One Man’s War Against the Pirates of Somalia" and an expert in Maritime Security and Somali piracy.

As much as we talk about the historical and pop culture aspects of pirates, I think it's important to also talk about how piracy still affects the modern world.  And while the Somali's differ in a lot of ways from the old guys, they also share some common motivations.

We'll dig into Jordan's background and how he came to maritime security.  And he'll give us some great insight into why the Somalis felt the need to go on the account.  Lots of great stuff in here including where piracy is happening in some lesser known spots 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.

Check out Jordan's book "Citadel: The True Story of One Man’s War Against the Pirates of Somalia" at https://amzn.to/2EvkEAd and help support UTC too!

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


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/135

 

Important Websites:


 
MacKay Pirate Family Crowdfunding to beat cancer - http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay 

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com



Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/135

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Mar 20, 2018

Happy post-St. Patrick's Day!  Anne Chambers is the world's leading expert on Ireland's Pirate Queen, Grace O'Malley.

We'll dig into how and why she started researching Grace's life.  Especially what part Grace O'Malley plays in Irish culture and how Anne has helped them color in the lines.   We also discuss why "pirate" may not be the most accurate descriptor for Grace O'Malley.

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.

Check out Anne's Book "Granuaile: Grace O'Malley - Ireland's Pirate Queen" at http://amzn.to/2pqRnSA and help support the show too!

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


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/134

 

Important Websites:


 
MacKay Pirate Family Crowdfunding to beat cancer - http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay 

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com



Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/134

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Mar 13, 2018

Anthony Cummins aka Captain Tonz makes the claim that he's a real pirate.  We'll unpack his definition of what a real pirate is versus what the rest of us might think.

Regardless of definitions, Anthony has a great many adventures at sea and he'll tell us about some of them.And we take a primer dive into Somali piracy (which we'll hear more about next week).  

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.

Check out Anthony's book "The 13th Day" at http://amzn.to/2FMmp0Q and support the show too!

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


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/133

 

Important Websites:

Anthony Cummins - http://www.CaptainTonz.com

 
MacKay Pirate Family Crowdfunding to beat cancer - http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay 

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com



Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/133

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Mar 6, 2018

It's a 2-fer today!  Ces Erdman runs the Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary.  Previously a parrot rescue guy, now he just keeps unwanted parrots at his sanctuary instead of trying to rehome them which they don't like. (For reasons he'll explain.)

And Sophia Cancelli is the resident fundraiser for Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary and in deep fostering connections between the pirate community and the sanctuary.

We'll hear about Sophia's time working in film and TV, how Ces fell into parrot rescue, and lots 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.

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


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/132

 

Important Websites:

 
MacKay Pirate Family Crowdfunding to beat cancer - http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay 

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com



Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/132

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Feb 27, 2018

A bit of an experimental episode this week when I asked on the UTC Facebook page "Any pirates in SLO?" and Randy Moore and Brandon Harrison of the Northstar Penguins leapt to the challenge. :)

And "Penguins" is not a typo.  They'll tell you the story.

Usually I'm better prepared for an interview but went in cold on this one.  Turns out Brandon and Randy are great guys and we had a great talk sitting on the patio outside the Lexington Inn in SLO.

And a guest co-host this week!  Comedian Laura Hayden sits in to learn about pirate festivals and now she wants to go to them.  Check out this video to see Laura in her natural comedic habitat.

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.

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


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/131

 

Important Websites:

 
Laura Hayden - http://www.LauraHayden.com
 
MacKay Pirate Family Crowdfunding to beat cancer - http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay 

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com



Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/131

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Feb 20, 2018

Bill Furney is the author of Black Hearts White Bones, a fiction story about what might have happened to Anne Bonny and Mary Read after they "plead their bellies" at their trials for piracy.

It's a really fun adventure story that takes quite a few twists and turns.

Bill and I dig into his process for writing the book, all the way from research to how he created his audiobook for Audible.  Some great info here for authors and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of the book biz.

And there's a bit of Star Trek talk too.  Yep, left field. :)  But it all ties into our pirate discussion.
 

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.

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


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/130

 

Important Websites:

 
Bill Furney - http://www.BillFurney.com

Pick up a copy of Black Hearts White Bones on Amazon and help support the show! - http://amzn.to/2EBMiRb
 
MacKay Pirate Family Crowdfunding to beat cancer - http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay 

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com



Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/130

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Feb 13, 2018

Keith Martin is a librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology here in the U.S.A.  And you're probably wondering what the heck that has to do with pirates.

But there's a great story in here about how pirates thwarted the early attempts and using the metric system in the US.  So if you still don't know how many liters there are in a kilometer, you're not alone.

And if you didn't get the joke in that last sentence, then you're reaaaally behind. ;)

Plus we'll dig into some of the other interesting historical stuff that NIST has and how Keith made his way there.  It's a fun little pirate sidebar this week. :)

 

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.

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


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/129

 

Important Websites:

 
National Institute of Standards and Technology - http://www.nist.gov
 
MacKay Pirate Family Crowdfunding to beat cancer - http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay 

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com



Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/129

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Feb 6, 2018

Jenai Marek is the author of The Dangerous Voyage of Gup the Sailor.  

Gup is a young boy from a Privateer family who finds himself on his own, commanding a crew, and wondering if he'll be pirate or privateer.

Jenai and talk about her writing process and how she decided to place Gup in a fictional world.  And we'll find out who the real Gup is!

We also get into the trials her family has suffered after Hurricane Harvey and how she's using it to motivate her writing.  Plus shark tagging!

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:

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


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/128

 

Important Websites:

Kickstarter for the 2nd Gup book - http://www.underthecrossbones.com/gup
 
 

Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com



Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/128

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Jan 30, 2018

Arnon Shorr is the writer and director of a short film called The Pirate Captain Toledano.  The first(?) film about Jewish pirates!

During our talk we get into some of the history of Jewish pirates and their motivations for becoming pirates.  With a good resource included for more info.

Then we talk about the always intriguing world of indie film making and why Jewish stories aren't told more in Hollywood.  Some surprising stuff here.

Plus a song from Jonah Melvon's new RainWater Project 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.


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


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/127

 

Important Websites:

 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/127

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

 

Jan 23, 2018

Ted Shred is the owner of Pirates For Hire and Double Dog Dare Events where he produces over-the-top events for any group that needs something crazy to happen to knock them out of real life.

Ted has also worked as a stuntman and animal handler for dozens of movies. 

In this talk we dig into his father's Hollywood history and the changes he forced Hollywood to make.  We'll talk about Ted's entree into the film biz.  And, of course, where that name 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.


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


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/126

 

Important Websites:

Pirates For Hire - https://www.piratesforhire.com/

Double Dog Dare Events - https://www.doubledogdareevents.com/
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/126

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Jan 16, 2018

Scarlett Dearheart is the owner of Dearheart's Doodads.  She sells handmade clothing and accessories for discerning pirates, both lady and man. 

Even more than her own business, Scarlett is doing some great community building among pirates with the Tortuga Trading Consortium and A Pirate's Like For Me on Facebook.

We'll talk about the hows and whys of Scarlett starting her business and what she's learned in her adventures so far.  

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:

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


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/125

 

Important Websites:

 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/125

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Jan 9, 2018

Eric Nelson and Kirby Heyborne of Pirates of the Great Salt Lake

Eric Nelson is the writer/director of the 2006 film "Pirates of the Great Salt Lake".  He brought along Kirby Heyborne aka "Captain Kirk" to tell us the story of how their quirky little pirate film got made back when the whole Pirates of the Caribbean thing was heating up.

It's a great story about bootstrapping a film and the highs and lows of its release.  We'll also find out what the guys are doing now.

Pick up a copy of the film here.

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:

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


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/124

 

Important Websites:

Pirates of the Great Salt Lake - http://www.facebook.com/piratesofthegreatsaltlake
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/124

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Jan 2, 2018

Marcus Rediker

Marcus Rediker is the author of Villains of All Nations.  It's a fascinating look at the golden age of piracy through the lens of pirates as freedom fighters.  

Marcus has written extensively on pirates in this and many of his other books.  In this talk we dig into his reasons for doing so.  And we go deep into pirate lore to inspect their motivations what the general public thought about them.

We even tackle some of the thornier issues like slavery and the more psychopathic characters that muddied the waters.

Check out all of Marcus's books here.

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:

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


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/123

 

Important Websites:

 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/123

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Dec 26, 2017

Chris Bowes of Alestorm

Happy holidays!  I'm taking the week off to eat too much and visit with friends and family.  

Enjoy this replay of our most popular episode of 2017 with Chris Bowes of Alestorm!

We'll be back January 2nd with an all new show featuring Marcus Rediker, author of "Villains of All Nations".

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:

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


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/093

 

Important Websites:

 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/093

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Dec 19, 2017

Rusty Cutlass

With their genesis at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, FL, Rusty Cutlass has turned into one of the premiere pirate bands on the Southeast pirate fest scene.

First we'll talk with Mark Miller aka Nasty Nate about his career with Disney, how Rusty Cutlass got started, pirate jokes, and concertinas. 

Then we'll pop over to one of the resorts and catch Ken Thiboult (Pepe Duval) and Dean Rasik (Dirty John Dirk) between sets.  They tell us how they got involved with Disney, how the group chooses material, and about Ken's practical jokes. 

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:

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


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/122

 

Important Websites:

 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/122

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Dec 12, 2017

Colin Woodard author of The Republic of Pirates

Colin Woodard is the author of The Republic of Pirates, one of the most respected scholarly books in the pirate canon. 

In our talk, Colin digs into his motivations for writing the book and how technology made it possible for him to do research that wasn't available before. 

We also chat about how it connects to his other books on American culture and how those Golden Age pirates influenced America. 

 

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:

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


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/121

 

Important Websites:

 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/121

 

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Dec 5, 2017

Bullet Valmont of Wench Whisperer and Imagine Pirates

 

Bullet Valmont has been pirating around Hollywood for a long time.  You might know him as the advice columnist behind The Wench Whisperer.

We talk about that as well as his new pirate performance group Imagine Pirates.  And we delve into his journey as an actor in Hollywood from the lows of being homeless and still trying to make the audition to the highs of working with Jim Carrey.

We recorded this talk in person on the back patio of an old haunted bar in Hollywood.  And of course they started playing music.  So the background is a little noisy, but you'll be able to hear us fine.

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 artist and Under The Crossbones!  Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt


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/120

 

Important Websites:

 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/120

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Nov 28, 2017

Jesse Wilkes of The Pirates Code Beard Oils

Jesse Wilkes is the owner of The Pirates Code Beard Oils and he wants to help you take care of the forest on your face.

Pirates Code is a new business and we talk about what the startup process has been like for Jesse in his first six months hand mixing his products.  And we get into his motivations for starting the company and how he's giving back to both the world and the pirate community with it. 

And I ask some very Seinfeldian "What's the deal with beards" type stuff. :)

On Jesse's site, use the code "fleet" to get 10% off your order. 

 

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 artist and Under The Crossbones!  Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt


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/119

 

Important Websites:

Jesse Wilkes
The Pirates Code Beard Oils
Use the coupon code "fleet" to get 10% off your order. 
 
 
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com


Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/119

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Nov 21, 2017

Corey Lefkowitz of Age of Discovery Productions

 

Corey Lefkowitz is the owner and captain of Age of Discovery Productions and Pirates of the Silver Realm.  He's built a great business with his crew at pirate festivals, educating the public on life as a pirate.  

His newest ventures include birds of the "polly want a cracker" sort and expanding the types of venues he's working in.  This is a really fun talk that goes from how to expand a business to how to load a trailer correctly to get over the Sierra mountains without overheating.

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 artist and Under The Crossbones!  Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt


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/118

 

Important Websites:

 
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/118

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Nov 14, 2017

Sarah Kampbell of Pirate Booty Puzzle Room

Sarah Kampbell is the creator of Vault Escape, a selection of escape rooms in Chicago, IL.  Her latest project is a huge puzzle room with up to 300 players, interactive costumed pirate characters, and tons of puzzles for you to solve!

Pirate Booty takes place Nov 24-26, 2017 on Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.  Use the coupon code "CROSSBONES" to get 25% off your ticket. 

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 artist and Under The Crossbones!  Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt


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/117

 

Important Websites:

Pirate Booty Puzzle Room - http://www.piratebootygame.com
 
 
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/117

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Nov 7, 2017

Mark Axton and Dan Clark of Swashbuckler's Ball

Mark Axton and Dan Clark are the founders of the Swashbucker's Ball in Portland, OR.  It's happening this Saturday November 11th at the Melody Ballroom in Portland.  

Mark and Dan tell us how the Ball came to be 8 years ago, why they keep doing it, and what they've learned along the way.  Besides good pirat community talk, there's also some great event production info here!

Use the coupon code "CROSSBONES" to get $5 off a GA ticket for the Swashbuckler's Ball this Sat 11/5.

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 artist and Under The Crossbones!  Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt


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/116

 

Important Websites:

Swashbucker's Ball -  http://www.swashbucklersball.com
Mark Axton - Top Knot - http://www.theoutrageousfortune.com/
Dan Clark - Redgoat MacHaggis - http://pdxyar.org/
 
 
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/116

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Oct 31, 2017

Jeff Hartt and Gertie Stubbs of Buccaneers of the Black Fleet

Jeff Hartt and Gertie Stubbs head up the Buccaneers of the Black Fleet in Vancouver, Canada.  I was lucky enough to visit with them for a talk while I was up there recently.

We dig into their varied projects in camps, family entertainment and more.  And they give us a great overview of the pirate scene in Vancouver, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada at large.

We recorded in a nice little cafe in New Westminster. So there's loads of... we'll call it "atmosphere"... in the background.  You'll feel like you're right there with 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.

Heads up!  I'm coming to Orlando, FL Nov 3-4, 2017 to do two comedy shows!  Click here to get $10 tickets.


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 artist and Under The Crossbones!  Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt


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/115

 

Important Websites:

Buccaneers of the Black Fleet - On Facebook
 
 
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/115

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Oct 24, 2017

Hook screenwriter James V Hart

So excited to talk with James V Hart this week!  James is the screenwriter of one of my all-time favorite movies, "Hook"!  He also wrote "Muppet Treasure Island" along with other great films like "Bram Stoker's Dracula", "Contact", and "August Rush".  And he was the creator of the show "Crossbones" for NBC a couple years back.

We go deep on "Hook" in this talk and get the real background of how the film came to be made.  There's a lot of incorrect information on the net and we set straight here.  We dig into the difficulty of casting Kermit the Frog in an appropriate role in "Muppet Treasure Island".  And we talk about how NBC destroyed "Crossbones" and turned into a totally different show than James sold them.

If you'd like to hear the episodes of "Being Blackbeard", the Crossbones podcast I did while the show was airing, there's a link to the zip file in the show notes for Ep 9.

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.

Heads up!  I'm coming to Orlando, FL Nov 3-4, 2017 to do two comedy shows!  Click here to get $10 tickets.


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 artist and Under The Crossbones!  Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt


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/114

 

Important Websites:

 
 
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/114

 

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

Oct 17, 2017

Kevin-John and Tucker Houston of Legend Cove Trading Company

Rich Firato aka Captain Vito Cortana is the man behind Morgan's Cove in Morgan Hill, CA.  He's built a tropical pirate paradise on his property in Northern California.  And you can visit!

To see the video of my trip to Morgan's Cove go to: https://youtu.be/6va7oC3Z928

Rich has also written a book called "Dartanian the Daydreamer" about the legends of Morgan's Cove.  And everyone who purchases the book has a chance to win a silver ticket for an all-expenses paid trip to Morgan's Cove and a treasure hunt for $10,000 in silver coins!

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.

Heads up!  I'm coming to Orlando, FL Nov 3-4, 2017 to do two comedy shows!  Click here to get $10 tickets.


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 artist and Under The Crossbones!  THIS WEEK ONLY - Use the coupon code "CROSSBONES" and get 25% of your order.  Good until Fri Oct 20th, 2017.  Check out the selection at: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/under-the-crossbones?ref_id=5235&ref_type=aff


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/113

 

Important Websites:

Rich Firato and Morgan's Cove - http://www.MorgansCoveTreasureHunt.com
 
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/113

 

 


Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 

 

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

Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes. 

 

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