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.
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