Under The Crossbones - The Pirate Podcast

Sinopse

Join comedian and pirate geek Phil Johnson 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.

Episódios

  • 210 The Pyrate Round

    210 The Pyrate Round

    27/02/2020 Duração: 33min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. The Pyrate Round is a Youtube Channel and a Facebook page that shares pyrate information for pirates.  This page was created by the super delightful Thomas and Delaney Anderson. The page includes information like a daily post on "This day in pirate history," rum reviews and pirate history. In this episode: Thomas and Delaney share how they came up with the name for their pages We talk about how they created their opening stop motion animation sequence How they helped put a few rums on the map in their area Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) 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.  Our show is sponsored by: Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! 

  • 209 Mike Tunez

    209 Mike Tunez

    05/02/2020 Duração: 35min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Mike Tunez is the lead game designer for Firelock Games.  Firelock Games has created a number of table top games with titles like: Blood and Plunder, Oak and Iron, and Scurvy Dice, all of which focus on game play involving buccaneers or pirates.  They also have created a new game called Blood and Valor which is set during WWI.  Mike had previously been on Under the Crossbones (episode 46).  In this episode: Mike updates us on what's new at Firelock Games We tease a new kickstarter that is coming soon Nick tells a delightful story about when his then 10 year old nephew got fired from a job at a pool snack bar in Kansas Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Founders, Clothing and Prop Designers, Treasure Hunters, Archaeologis

  • 208 Wayne Curtis

    208 Wayne Curtis

    29/01/2020 Duração: 40min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Wayne Curtis is the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails.  Wayne is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a columnist for the Daily Beast and Garden & Gun.  His stories have also run in the New York Times, American Scholar, Yankee, American Archeology, and on This American Life. In this episode: Wayne talks a bit about his travels connected with his job as a writer Rums you can find and enjoy We talk about Wayne's other book, The Last Great Walk. Nick mistakes Wayne for another Wayne Curtis and Wayne is terrible gracious about it  Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) 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.  Our show was previously spons

  • 207 Ace Miles aka Jack Spareribs

    207 Ace Miles aka Jack Spareribs

    22/01/2020 Duração: 48min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Ace Miles is a pirate performer that appears under the name: Jack Spareribs.  He is a magician, juggler and ventriloquist.  He has performed at venues all over the state of California.  Over the years Ace has been seen in numerous television spots and commercials for companies like Toyota and appearances on the Disney Channel, Mornings on 2 and the A&E network’s Good Time Cafe with Ellen DeGeneres. In this episode: How Ace developed his parody of Jack Sparrow The invention of Jack's sidekick, Ace's puppet Maynard the monkey How Ace became one of the members of the Order of the Leviathan I also talk about why calling thieves that steal packages should never be called Porch Pirates Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Fo

  • 206 Dan Franklin

    206 Dan Franklin

    14/01/2020 Duração: 33min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Dan Franklin is a member of the pirate band, The Skullduggers, as well as a member of The Bootstrappers, a group that plays at a popular theme park located in Anaheim, Ca.  He has also played with Slash and Leann Rimes.  He's also a filmmaker that has a couple of fun projects coming up. In this episode: How Dan became a pirate musician Nick does a magic trick Dan talks about traveling with the Scallywags to support "Sea of Thieves"  Thank you so much for tuning in!  I think I'm learning how to do this better, thank you to all that reached out to offer encouragement or support, I sure appreciate it. 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   Important Websites: Dan Franklin  www.danfranklinmusic.com   You can also find both Dan and The Skullduggers on Facebook     Comments or Question

  • 205 Melinda Long

    205 Melinda Long

    08/01/2020 Duração: 40min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Melinda Long had written books before but when she discovered that at the time there were very few children's books about pirates, she decided to write one.  About the same time her book was to come out, Disney released Pirates of the Caribbean.  Talk about being in the right place at the right time. In this episode: How Melinda got her book published The process of writing a children's book How her work took on a life of it's own via a sequel and a play Thank you so much for tuning in (or back into) the show, this is my first episode as host of this wonderful ship that Phil Johnson built.  While he has provided so much support and training to have me take over the show, this first effort has all the marks of "what is this guy thinking?!?"  But we have to start somewhere.  The interview is lovely, Melinda couldn't have been a better first guest for me, I hope you tune in to listen to this and all upcoming episode

  • Under The Crossbones Important Update

    Under The Crossbones Important Update

    27/08/2019 Duração: 01min

    A quick update on the status of the show.  We've run into a few snags behind the scenes.   We're getting everything worked out, but it will take a few weeks to prepare new episodes for you.     So hang tight, make sure you're subscribed, and UTC will be back bigger, badder, and better than ever!   In the meantime check out some of the back catalog episodes you may have missed at https://www.underthecrossbones.com/episode-guide/

  • 204 Cutthroat Cortez of Pirates Plunder

    204 Cutthroat Cortez of Pirates Plunder

    20/08/2019 Duração: 29min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Lou Hernandez aka Cutthroat Cortez of Pirates Plunder is living an enviable life.  He's a pirate because it's fun and because he wants to.  And he's using his pirate character to put good things in the world and help others.     And for my final show as host, Lou is the perfect guest.  He's exactly the kind of person that makes the pirate community great.  Creative, supportive, and genuine. In this episode: How Lou went from being a cowboy to a pirate Their mission to educate and entertain kids, especially sick children How he's building his crew out to be an event planning company by saying yes and figuring out how to do it   Starting next week Nick Hoffman will be taking over the show.  You may still hear from me periodically when any of my new projects intersect with pirate culture.  It's been my privilege to create this show for you for the last 4 years and I hope you'll come along on the ride to my

  • 203 Last Pirate of New York Author Rich Cohen

    203 "Last Pirate of New York" Author Rich Cohen

    13/08/2019 Duração: 52min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Rich Cohen is the author of "The Last Pirate of New York" - A ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation.  Along with a ton of other really interesting books.  Rich and I cover a lot of ground in this talk and I think you'll really enjoy it. In this episode: Who was the last pirate of New York? The running themes that unite all of Rich's books The Rolling Stones, Chess Records, Pirates of the Caribbean, sugar substitutes, and a whole lot more. 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.    Grab yourself a copy of "The Last Pirate of New York" on Amazon and help support the show: https://amzn.to/31AQLKY   Today's

  • 202 Musical Blades

    202 Musical Blades

    06/08/2019 Duração: 51min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Musical Blades are legends of the pirate music scenes and I can't believe it took 200 episodes to get to them.  But here they are!  Everybody is on the mic today and it gets a little chaotic, but it's really fun talk.  Co-host Marck Forget of Festival des Pirates sits in with me.  In this episode: Dealing with adultish material in a family atmosphere Their secret hard rock roots How they're working very differently on their new album Their upcoming trip to Ireland with fans Are they wearing shirts? 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.    Go pick yourself up some Musical Blades jams and help support the show too! ht

  • 201 Guy Chet author of The Ocean is a Wilderness

    201 Guy Chet author of The Ocean is a Wilderness

    30/07/2019 Duração: 47min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Guy Chet is the author of he Ocean is a Wilderness: Atlantic Piracy and the Limits of State Authority, 1688-1856.  It's a really interesting scholarly work that digs down into the idea of how long piracy in the Atlantic actually lasted and what finally brought it to a half.   In this episode: How long Atlantic piracy actually lasted and why What actually brought Atlantic piracy to an end Where they went after Some interesting ways to look at and interpret history 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.    Grab yourself a copy of "The Ocean is a Wilderness" by Guy Chet and help support the show!  https://amzn.to/2LNSbhb  

  • 200 Surprise Guest and Big News

    200 Surprise Guest and Big News

    23/07/2019 Duração: 53min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Happy episode 200!  Whether you're new to the show or have been listening since the early days, thank you.  I appreciate you spending your time with me and my guests very much.   Listen in to find out who our secret guest is about some big changes coming to the show in the near future. 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: Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and musi

  • 199 Bounding Main

    199 Bounding Main

    16/07/2019 Duração: 38min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Bounding Main is a fantastic shanty band from the American Midwest that tours internationally and has a fascinating vocal style that uses many different historical and modern harmonic styles.   In this episode: How they got started touring internationally How they build their unique vocal arrangements They sing live for us! 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: Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba Pirate Radio of the Treasu

  • 198 Mike Hawthorne author of The Hungry Horizon

    198 Mike Hawthorne author of The Hungry Horizon

    09/07/2019 Duração: 01h38s

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Mike Hawthorne is a fantastic visual artist who came to writing later in life with his book The Hungry Horizon.  It's historical fiction about the pirate Bartholomew Sharpe who sailed with Henry Morgan before going his own way. Born in Manchester in 1954, well traveled and self taught, Mike Hawthorne has made his reputation in London since 1975 with exhibitions of rock, reggae, and jazz visuals, underground comix and work acquired by the Museum of London and Lembeth Archives.    The first nine years of his life were spent in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. His early influences were MAD magazines, illustrations of the American Civil War and television newsreels of Biafra and Vietnam. His paintings also draw on European medieval traditions of depicting heaven and hell. Since 1975 Hawthorne has worked in London, creating rock, reggae and jazz visuals and underground 'comix'. In this episode: Who was Bartholomew Sharpe?

  • 197 Stephan Talty of Empire of Blue Waters

    197 Stephan Talty of Empire of Blue Waters

    02/07/2019 Duração: 53min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. I discovered Stephan Talty through his book "The Black Hand" about the proto-Mafia crime organization that terrorized the Italian community of New York in the early 1900's.   And I was super pleased to find out that he also wrote a book about Henry Morgan, "Empire of Blue Water", as well as co-wrote "A Captain's Duty" with Richard Phillips aka Captain Phillips.  Yep, the guy from the movie. In this episode: Henry Morgan's lasting legacy and character The process of reliving his capture by Somali pirates with Richard Phillips How Stephan manages to write so many books The Black Hand as the precursor to the Mafia and Joe Petrosino as an Italian hero.   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, Clot

  • 196 Dan Blevins Catalano of The Devils Gauntlet

    196 Dan Blevins Catalano of The Devil's Gauntlet

    25/06/2019 Duração: 53min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Dan Blevins bought a pirate ship for $1 and has rebuilt it from the hull up.  Now he's getting ready to sail the west coast helping military veterans overcome PTSD and addiction through maritime work as well has entertain and educate the public and work toward a TV show. In this episode: Helping military veterans overcome PTSD and addiction with maritime work on his ship and why he feels drawn to do so. The plans for his non-profit organization Dealing with Hollywood when they want everything done for them Being the guy that can get the job done no matter what.   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.  See the video tour

  • 195 Rachel Eldridge of Brethren of the North East Sea

    195 Rachel Eldridge of Brethren of the North East Sea

    18/06/2019 Duração: 41min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Talking with Rachel Eldridge of Brethren of the North East Sea aka B.O.N.E.S.  This New England band has been making the rounds of the Ren Faire and Pirate Fest scenes since 2011 and we dig into some of the psyche of Ren players. In this episode: Introverts vs extroverts in the faire scene How important it is to find your pod of people Dealing with mic fright Ren Fair actor stamina   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: Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl "Fizz" Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys!  ht

  • 194 Haakon Vatle of Storm Weather Shanty Choir

    194 Haakon Vatle of Storm Weather Shanty Choir

    11/06/2019 Duração: 40min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Haakon Vatle leads Norway's Storm Weather Shanty Choir.  He's got some great tour stories and actually uses sea shanties on a ship he's the general manager for.   In this episode: How his time on a Norwegian tall ship taught him about the real life usefulness of sea shanties How a couple super hardcore fans made their first Japanese tour happen How accepting a gig as a wedding band turned into a unique first tour of the US. How he bent the rules in university to study the music he loves.   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: Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go diving on a real sun

  • 193 Eric Mueller of Pirates Press

    193 Eric Mueller of Pirates Press

    04/06/2019 Duração: 50min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Eric Mueller is the owner of Pirates Press in Emeryville, CA  They're the industry's largest vinyl pressing company working with all the big names on really unique vinyl releases and a lot more. In this episode: All about the modern vinyl record biz How they built from a bedroom operation to one of the world's biggest pressing companies Why the name and how it's a little misrepresentative of their work The return of flexies and unique promos being done with them New releases from Pirates Press Records   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: Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop - Go di

  • 192 Rebekah Harris of Silverella

    192 Rebekah Harris of Silverella

    28/05/2019 Duração: 47min

    Comments or Questions? Email me at [email protected] or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Rebekah Harris is the owner of Silverella, a nautical themed jewelry company based in Montauk.  I'm not even much of a jewelry guy and I want to get my hands on her works of art.  Really unique stuff.  And she's got great stories about her haphazard hometown and the wilds of the New York diamond district. In this episode: What really sells a piece of jewelry more so than the actual gems and materials in it. How she fell into the jewelry business Stories of the New York diamond district How a child kidnapped by pirates became George Washington's right hand man The super ironic name of her hometown Why she moved her studio from NYC to Montauk   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, Clothi

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