Shawn Cowles is a long time treasure hunter who started with Mel Fisher's organization diving the Atocha. Since then he's branched off on his own including hosting the Discover Channel show Treasure Quest.
We'll dig into Shawn's origin story, find out the harrowing tale of one particular dive, and what he's had to learn in his new land-based treasure hunt for the Sacam Baya treasure in Bolivia.
Plus we'll do a little catch up with Dan Clark and Mark Axton of the Swashbuckler's Ball in Portland, Oregon before their annual event this weekend.
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:
Pirata Clothing - Stylish pirate wear including hats, shirts, swimwear, and more. Perfect for your next trip to the Keys. New gear weekly! http://www.PirataClothing.com
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