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.
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