California has one good pirate story, that of Hipolito Bouchard. And Michael Melzer is here to ruin that for us. Just kidding! His book "The Patriot Pirate" makes the case that Bouchard was a privateer more than pirate and was in it for the revolution more than the booty.
This is a really fun talk about a piece of history we don't know as much about. And we get into Michael's motivations for writing about Hipolito Bouchard and his unique way of funding the book via Kickstarter.
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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