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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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Oct 10, 2017

Kevin-John and Tucker Houston of Legend Cove Trading Company

Kevin-John and Houston Tucker are the brains behind Legend Cove Trading Company.  They're building a great pirate story around some cool pirate gear - Apparel, coffee, and fine art.

Kevin-John is also a Disney Master Artist whose purview is attraction art.  He's got some great insight into the Disney Master Artist program.  Some surprising ideas here.

And we get into their pirate backgrounds and how they decided to start Legend Cove.  They've got some big, fun ideas for the company and it'll be fun to see how it all works.

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:


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/112

 

Important Websites:

Legend Cove Trading Company - http://www.LegendCove.com
Use the code "CROSSBONES" to get 15% off your order until Nov 9th, 2017.  And free shipping for all orders over $40! 
 
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/112

 

 


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 3, 2017

Sean Loughman of Pirates Treasure Museum

Sean Loughman is a partner and curator at the Pirates Treasure Museum in St Thomas, Virgin Islands.  The museum has loads of great shipwreck artifacts, pirate items, and Sean's specialty... coins.  Lots and lots of coins.

During our talk we dig into lesser known but interesting pirates Jean Hamlin and Bartholomew Sharpe.  Sean tells a great story about a controversial scandal around Spanish pieces of eight.  And he tells us about the new shipwreck project he's working on that they're pretty darn sure is a legit pirate ship.

And after the interview I'll give you an update on Sean's and the museum's current situation post-hurricanes.

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/111

 

Important Websites:

Pirates Treasure Museum - http://www.PiratesTreasureMuseum.com
 
To find an organization to donate money to help with rebuilding after the hurricanes visit http://www.ChariyNavigator.org
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/111

 

 


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. 

 

Sep 26, 2017

Steve Boehm of Pirates For Sail

Nick Tyler is a pirate fan, Lego nut, writer, and comedian out of Nottingham, England.  And his Captain Pigheart stories are a treat for any (adult) pirate fan.  Not for the kiddies.  But absolutely hilarious.

Nick and I go everywhere in this conversation: pirates, comedy, writing techniques, Lego, Transformers... This one's a thousand miles wide. :)

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/110

 

Important Websites:

 
Go Fund Me For Michael and Roxanne Noles: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/noles
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/110

 

 


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. 

 

Sep 19, 2017

Steve Boehm of Pirates For Sail

Steve Boehm is the captain and "adult" of the band Pirates For Sail. (Puns!)  We dig into the group's inner workings to see how they came about and got that super lush harmony sound they're so good at.

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/109

 

Important Websites:

 
Go Fund Me For Michael and Roxanne Noles: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/noles
 
You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From The Back"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/109

 

 


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. 

 

Sep 12, 2017

Treasure Hunter Carl Fismer

Carl Fismer lives the life of an adventurer. The type of life that they make books, movies and video games about. Affectionately called "Fizz", he's a treasure hunter that has dived some of the world's most famous shipwrecks including the Atocha and the 1715 and 1733 Spanish treasure fleets.

And in this talk, tales of peril, dangerous people, and daring escapes.  And popcorn.  Carl is like an underwater Indiana Jones (thankfully minus Shia Laboeuf.)

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/108

 

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/108

 

 


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. 

 

Sep 5, 2017

Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew

Dan Dolan heads up Captain Dan and The Scurvy Crew, the world's best/only pirate rap group.  

We'll dig into how the group got started and the growing pains they face in the pirate community leading up to their final showdown with three hungry TV reality show judges.

Then in the aftermath we'll find out what's happening with The Scurvy Crew now as well as Dan's geek rock outfit Sci Fried.

And of course we'll hear some music.  "Broadside", one of the Scurvy Crew's biggest hits.

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/107

If you would like to help out the folks getting beat up by Hurricane Harvey down in Texas, here's a list of places to donate money, food, and other help.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-help-hurricane-storm-harvey_us_59a166dde4b0821444c37515

 

Important Websites:

Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew - http://youtube.com/captaindanpiraterap
Sci-Fried - http://www.sci-fried.com

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

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/107

 

 


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. 

 

Aug 29, 2017

Pirate artist Michael Noles

Michael Noles spent decades as a Senior Creative Director for the Walt Disney Company.  And now he creates fantastic pieces of pirate art that capture the unseen moments of shipboard life.

We dig into plenty of good Disney stuff here for fans of that stuff (like me..) And we talk about where Michael's very dense style of art comes from and how he's made art his life since attending Ringling. 

And we'll hear the song "Cooper's Rum" from Ye Banished Privateers off their new album First Night Back In Port.

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/106

If you would like to help out the folks getting beat up by Hurricane Harvey down in Texas, here's a list of places to donate money, food, and other help.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-help-hurricane-storm-harvey_us_59a166dde4b0821444c37515

If you'd like to read about the 106 year old fruitcake found in Antarctica, here's that link: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/14/543389016/photos-almost-edible-106-year-old-fruitcake-found-in-antarctica

 

Important Websites:

Ye Banished Privateers - http://www.YeBanishedPrivateers.com 

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

Additional Show Notes:

http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/106

 

 


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. 

 

Aug 22, 2017

Screenwriter David Magee

David Magee is the screenwriter of the fantastic movies Finding Neverland and Life of Pi.  He's also working on the new Mary Poppins and Narnia films.

I'm a nut for anything Peter Pan/Captain Hook related, so this talk with David is really fun.  We get into J.M. Barrie's life during the creation of Peter Pan and how David did his research.  We talk plenty of Captain Hook and how he fits into the story of both Peter Pan and Barrie's life.  

And we had to talk some Life of Pi too!  It was a notoriously difficult book to adapt until David and Ang Lee got their hands on it. We'll dip our toes into Mary Poppins and Narnia too.

 

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

Make Great Music - For aspiring low frequency mavens in the Houston, TX area, talk to Jonathan Leon for lessons on electric and upright bass, tuba, and piano. http://www.MakeGreatMusic.com 

For videos, pictures, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/105

 

Important Websites:

David Magee - @RealDavidMagee on Twitter

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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/105

 


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. 

 

Aug 15, 2017

Underwater Archaeologist Dr E. Lee Spence

 

Dr E. Lee Spence is an underwater archaeologist and one of the first people to get a degree that work.  He's found hundreds of shipwrecks since finding his first in 1959 at age 12 with homegrown dive gear.

His most famous discoveries are the Hunley and the Georgiana. We discuss both.  And of course plenty of piratey goodness.  

Don't forget to check out the bonus content where we go way off the beaten path and talk about who the real Rhett Butler is from Gone With The Wind.

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

Make Great Music - For aspiring low frequency mavens in the Houston, TX area, talk to Jonathan Leon for lessons on electric and upright bass, tuba, and piano. http://www.MakeGreatMusic.com 

For videos, pictures, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/104

 

Important Websites:

Dr. E. Lee Spence - 

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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/104

 


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. 

 

Aug 8, 2017

Author Richard Zacks

 

 

Richard Zacks is a fascinating author who's work spans centuries but definitely has a soft spot for turning over the rocks of history to see what's crawling around underneath.

We dig into both of his pirate books "Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd" and "The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805". 

Beyond pirates, we'll also talk Mark Twain's connection to standup comedy, little known stories from history, and all sorts of vice and naughtiness.

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

Make Great Music - For aspiring low frequency mavens in the Houston, TX area, talk to Jonathan Leon for lessons on electric and upright bass, tuba, and piano. http://www.MakeGreatMusic.com 

For videos, pictures, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/103

 

Pick up Richard's books at Amazon and help support UTC at the same time!
The Pirate Hunter
The Pirate Coast

 
Important Websites:

 

Richard Zacks: http://www.RichardZacks.com


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/103

 


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. 
Aug 1, 2017

John Davidson of Finding Neverland The Musical

 

John Davidson is playing Captain Hook in the touring company of Finding Neverland The Musical.  But that's only the latest project.  He's survived the jungle of the entertainment business for over 50 years by being able to do lots of different things well and always considering new avenues to pursue.

You may remember him as the host of That's Incredible! on Sunday nights in the early 80's.  Or maybe one of his many guest host stints on The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson years.  Or maybe as a host of Hollywood Squares.  

Beyond his TV work, he's done loads of work in theater both on and off Broadway. He's also an accomplished musician with a ton of released recordings.

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

Make Great Music - For aspiring low frequency mavens in the Houston, TX area, talk to Jonathan Leon for lessons on electric and upright bass, tuba, and piano. http://www.MakeGreatMusic.com 

For videos, pictures, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/102

 

 


Important Websites:

John Davidson - http://www.JohnDavidson.com
Finding Neverland - http://www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/102

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 25, 2017

Kate Larsen and Shuhe Hawkins of Seven Sails Winery

Kate Larsen and Shuhe Hawkins are living the pirate life in the mountains of Portland, Oregon.  Seven Sails Winery, the Portland Pirate Festival, and their bands Bilge Rats and Pyrettes, and B.O.O.M.  Plus the ship... Oh, the ship.

Amazing stories in this episodes... shipwrecks, storms, world records, burials at sea... I love people that say yes then figure out how to do what they just agreed to.  And Kate and Shuhe are exactly those types. 

 

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

Make Great Music - For aspiring low frequency mavens in the Houston, TX area, talk to Jonathan Leon for lessons on electric and upright bass, tuba, and piano. http://www.MakeGreatMusic.com 

For videos, pictures, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/101

Video of the sternwheeler crashing into the Royaliste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUF5mKCiYGM

Away Santiano by Bilge Rats and Pyrettes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Wi0ZAcpJY

Get The Pyrettes "Sea Fever" album on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vTF16s


Important Websites:

Kate and Shuhe - http://www.MargotProductions.com


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/101

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 18, 2017

Spencer Smilanick aka Spoo Diggity of The Pirates Charles

 

Episode 100!  Thanks for sticking with the show!

Spencer Smilanick aka Captain Spoo Diggity is the lead vocalist of The Pirates Charles.  So many good "where did that name come from" stories in this episode! Where the band name came from will have you on the floor.  Pull your car over before that section so you don't hit anything.

We'll go deep into how Spencer has crafted his pirate persona and is able to tell deeply personal stories through his music, often without the audience even knowing it.  And we'll chat some biz stuff too about what it's like being such a different kind of band in the Los Angeles market.

And, of course, we'll spin a track from their new album Invictus called "Fortress of Five Kings".

And to celebrate the 100th episode of Under The Crossbones, I invited a bunch of past guests to call in and update us on what they're doing now.  Interviews are great, but they're just a snapshot in time.  Fun to catch up with all the cool folks we've been listening to the last couple years.

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

Make Great Music - For aspiring low frequency mavens in the Houston, TX area, talk to Jonathan Leon for lessons on electric and upright bass, tuba, and piano. http://www.MakeGreatMusic.com 

For videos, pictures, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/100

 

Pick up 'Invictus' the new album from The Pirates Charles.


Important Websites:

The Pirates Charles - http://www.ThePiratesCharles.com

Baylus Brooks - http://www.BaylusBrooks.com

Tom Mason - http://www.TomMason.net

Cindy Vallar - http://www.CindyVallar.com

Dan Stevens - http://www.PirataClothing.com

Helen Hollick - http://www.HelenHollick.com

Noah Scalin - http://www.SpacePirate.org

Laura Nelson - http://petercorneliushoof.blogspot.com

Sam Siegel - http://www.PiratesofthePursuit.com

John Amrhein - http://www.TreasureIslandTheUntoldStory.com

Lisa Jensen - http://ljo-express.blogspot.com

Tiger Lee - http://www.PirateFashions.com

Sam Staley - http://www.SRStaley.com

Brigada Pirata - http://www.BrigadaPirata.com

 


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/100

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 11, 2017

BD McGee of BD Blades

 

BD McGee is a Florida pirate, former New Jersey cop, and maker of all things sharp, metal, and pointy.  

We'll get into the dare from his wife that had him making his first blade (out of a what?) to winning the big prize on Forged In Fire on the History Channel. But more importantly you'll hear the absolute joy that he gets out of creating a custom blade for one of his many adoring customers.  

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

Make Great Music - For aspiring low frequency mavens in the Houston, TX area, talk to Jonathan Leon for lessons on electric and upright bass, tuba, and piano. http://www.MakeGreatMusic.com 

For videos, pictures, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/099



Important Websites:

 

BD Blades on Facebook


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/099

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 4, 2017

Daniel Siemens of Tradewind Bottling

We're talkin' ship!  Ships in bottles that is.  Daniel Siemens is a man from the landlocked state of Colorado keeping up the tradition of building ships in bottles.   Definitely a niche hobby that deserves more people doing it.

Dan will give us some of the tricks of the trade including his most useful tool, the materials he uses, and of course, how he gets the darn thing in the bottle.  

And if you're interested in trying it out yourself, Daniel gives lots of great resources for getting started.

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/098 



Important Websites:

Daniel Siemens - http://www.TradewindBottling.etsy.com

Bottled Ship Forum: http://www.BottledShipBuilder.com

 

Pick up these items mentioned by Daniel on Amazon and help support the show!

Ships In Bottles by Don Hubbard - http://amzn.to/2tCnWjH
The Story of Sail by Veres Lazlo and Richard Woodman - http://amzn.to/2sFLMGR
Pirate Ship in a Bottle Kit by Woodkrafters - http://amzn.to/2sFqfhm


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/098

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 27, 2017

Author Ozgur K Sahin

 

Ozgur K Sahin is the author of "The Wrath of Brotherhood", the first book in the Brethren of the Spanish Main series.  And he's also a really interesting dude.

In this episode we talk pirates (duh), astrophysics, meditation, and big questions about discovery.  You'll find that "discovery" is a big theme in both Ozgur's books and our discussion.  Fun, deep stuff!

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/097

 



Important Websites:

Ozgur K Sahin - http://www.ozgurksahin.com


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/097

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 20, 2017

Del Merritt of The Sea Dogs

 

 

Del Merritt is the leaders of The Sea Dogs.  Being that New Jersey isn't a hotbed of pirate culture, Del and his folks have become the pirates on call for whatever needs pirating.  

Music, living history, re-enacting, history education... Del likes to keep his calendar full! We'll dig into the full history of the group the challenges of making it work.

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/096

 



Important Websites:

The Sea Dogs NJ - www.seadogsnj.com


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/096

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 13, 2017

Steve Blackbead Sanders of Seadog Slam

 

Poets have existed for centuries. So who's to say there weren't a few among the pirates as well?  There certainly are now.  Steve Sanders aka Blackbead and his group Seadog Slam are taking pirate poetry to Pirate Fests, Ren Faires, and Steampunk Fests.

This is one of those topics I never figured we'd be talking about on this show, but Steve does a great job explaining the magic of poetry.  He takes us through his journey to becoming a pirate poet.  And yep, he recites a really great one for us too.

If you're not a poetry person, you may be tempted to skip this episode.  But I think you'll really dig it if you give it a listen.

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/095

 



Important Websites:

Seadog Slam: http://www.facebook.com/seadogslam


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/095

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 6, 2017

Author James L. Nelson

James L. Nelson is a very prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction pirate books.  All the way from Vikings through the American Civil War, he's got some unique takes on how pirates affect the world around them.

Not to mention great storytelling and a deep knowledge of sailing ships.  We'll talk about his time on the Golden Hind after leaving the Hollywood grind.  And how his idea of becoming a responsible adult was to become a novelist.

Really fun talk with a guy who obviously loves the sea and the people and things that float on it.

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/094

Get some of James' books on Amazon and help support Under The Crossbones! http://amzn.to/2rMmKsU 

 

Important Websites:

James L. Nelson - http://www.jameslnelson.com/


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/094

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 30, 2017

Chris Bowes of Alestorm

Chris Bowes and his band Alestorm have been bouncing around the world playing their unique brand of pirate metal since 2007.  They're fifth album, "No Grave But The Sea" was just released on May 26th.  You'll hear a new track from the album on the show.

We'll dig into the beginnings of the band and how Chris ended up as the sole remaining original member.  Plus how they think differently about themselves compared to their fans, how they manage to keep their pirate themes fresh, and of course... that keytar.

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/093

 

See the video for Alestorm's "Mexico" from the new album! -https://youtu.be/-r8jlHDBMsw

 


Important Websites:

Alestorm - http://www.Alestorm.net and @alestormband on Twitter.


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

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

May 26, 2017

Geoff Zanelli, composer of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - Dead Men Tell No Tales

 

Super excited to bring you Geoff Zanelli today!  Geoff wrote the musical score for Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales.  He's also credited with "additional music" on the first four POTC films.  We talk about what that means (and it means way more than it sounds like).

Plus we'll dig into how he went about capturing some of the POTC1 feel while still bringing his own voice to this new score.  And how he got in with Hans Zimmer after his years growing up in Orange County and going to the Berklee School of Music.

If you're new to the show, here are a few other episodes you might like to check out as a starting point.

For More Pirates of the Caribbean
Ep 25 - Jim Byrkit - Storyboard artist and location scout for early POTC films
Ep 31 - Jason Surrell - Former Disney Imagineer and expert on all things POTC from the rides to the films
Ep 74 - Lee Arenberg - Pintel from first 3 POTC films
 
Other Cool Episodes
Ep 7 - Don Maitz - Painter and creator of Captain Morgan Rum character
Ep 27/28 - John Chatterton - wreck diver and one of the few people to ever find a sunken pirate ship
Ep 55 - Ye Banished Privateers - One of Europe's best pirate bands!

 

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/092


Stuff We Talked About In The Show:
You can hear Hans Zimmer's original demo recordings for Pirates of the Caribbean at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6wsGESeNjk

Here's a bit more in depth discussion with Hans Zimmer about POTC's music: http://www.soundtrack.net/content/article/?id=205

And if you really want to go down the rabbit hole, check out the comments section of this page on Zimmer and POTC too: http://www.hans-zimmer.com/index.php?rub=disco&id=1128

 

Rodrigo y Gabriela collaborated with Geoff and Hans on POTC 4.  Check out some of their work:

Music from POTC: https://youtu.be/2F4RmDUCo5I

And some other stuff that I think shows them off even better: https://youtu.be/l-qgum7hFXk


In the fun fact about the number 92, I mentioned the world record length name for a place, the hill in New Zealand.  Here's the full name:

Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu

Bet ya can't say that 10 times fast!

Important Websites:

Geoff Zanelli
www.GeoffZanelli.com
@geoffzanelli on Twitter


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/092


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. 

 

 

 

May 16, 2017

Laura Sook Duncombe author of Pirate Women

Laura Sook Duncombe is the author of "Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled The Seven Seas".  It's a fantastic book about female pirates throughout history, both in fact and fiction.  

I got a ton of new info in my brain from this book and from my talk with Laura and I know you'll dig it too.

Viking pirate ladies?  Check.  Some Anne Bonny and Mary Read talk?  Check.  Cheng I Sao?  Check.  And tons more you had no idea ever existed.  

Cosmopolitan Magazine rated 'Pirate Women' as the #1 book to read in 2017.  And you may have heard Laura on This American Life (along with Mark Hanna) in their recent pirate episode.

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/091

 

Important Websites:

Laura Sook Duncombe http://www.LauraSookDuncombe.com

Get "Pirate Women" at Amazon.


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/091


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. 

 

 

May 9, 2017

Scott Graham of Pirates 365

Scott Graham is the host and resident pirate fan of Pirates 365 on YouTube.  In the many dozens of videos he digs deep into every aspect of Pirates of the Caribbean.  We're talking rides, movies, toys, video games, the whole shebang.

In our talk we dig into idea generation and how he comes up with some much stuff to post.  Not to mention how to get through the days when we're not feeling up to putting something new together.  (Hint: You, dear listener, are why we do it...)

And of course, we dork out hard about Disney and Pirates of the Caribbean! 

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/090

 

Important Websites:

Scott Graham
http://www.facebook.com/potc365
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB0u5nnDwsTzQ7dghcNMbpg


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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/090


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2017

Greg Engel of Arrr Ink

Greg Engel aka Oddly O'Differous is the captain (because he's got the red coat) of Arrr Ink, a pirate comedy troupe that you can see at a variety of pirate fests in the Southeast US.  

Like many of the groups we've talked to, Arrr Ink is a family affair with Greg's wife, sister, and brother in law getting in on the action.  

We both do comedy, but in drastically different worlds.  So we dig into all sorts of good comedy talk about atmosphere, venue, level of appropriateness, etc.  You'll hear that he's waaaaay better with kids than I am. :)

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/089

 

Important Websites:

Greg Engel
https://www.facebook.com/arrrink/

http://www.hireonlypirates.com

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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/089


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 25, 2017

Marck Forget of Festival des Pirates

Marck Forget is a huge backer of pirate entertainment in Canada.  He's one of those guys whose name I'd seen around the pirate communities online and it was great fun to talk with him and hear about all his different projects.

Festival des Pirates is an online pirate festival helping to promote various pirate folk the world over.  Marck and his team are doing great stuff to bring pirate entertainment to the masses. 

You'll enjoy this fun talk.  We even devise a plan for a pirate invasion of the world's largest comedy festival. :)

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, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes.   http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/087

 

Important Websites:

Marck Forget - https://www.facebook.com/Festivaldespirates

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

Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/088


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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