Under the Crossbones - The Pirate Podcast
About This Show
Join comedian, musician, and pirate geek Phil Johnson as he explores the history and pop culture of pirates. Interviews with leading historians, actors, artists, writers, musicians, pirate festival organizers, and more.
From Captain Charles Johnson’s “A General History of Pirates” to JM Barrie’s Captain Hook to Errol Flynn’s swashbuckling cinematic adventures to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean juggernaut, pirates have captured the world’s imagination for hundreds of years.
This show dives deep into the pirate community to talk to the people that bring the stories and history to vibrant life. You’ll also find they us that history of criminals and cutthroats to make the world a better place through charity work and a sunny outlook on life.
Whether you’re an old salt with your own cutlass or a someone who just thinks Johnny Depp looks cool with a braid in his hair, the colorful characters in Under the Crossbones are sure to take you away from your day to day and drag you kicking and screaming out to sea.
Most Recent Episode
Under The Crossbones 062 - Xander Kent of Blackbeard Banners
6 days ago
For extended show notes and more pirate goodies, visit www.UnderTheCrossbones.com Xander Kent is a maker of custom screen printed pirate flags and I'm sure he's got one for you. Cup of Tea jolly roger? Check. Thor's Hammer jolly roger? Check. Microphone jolly roger? On my wishlist. We dig into the importance of jolly rogers to pirates, why Xander starting making custom ones, the punk influence on his work, graphic design, and more. Plus we got to do this talk in person, so good sound too! :) Plus comedy from Brandon Vestal and a great song from Virsces called "Narrows". Today's show is sponsored by: Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'! Lifelock - Don't let the modern pirates steal your identity. 10%off a Lifelock Membership. Important Websites: Xander Kent of Blackbeard Banners - http://blackbeardbanners.storenvy.com/ Brandon Vestal - www.BrandonVestal.com or https://www.facebook.com/brandon.vestal1 Virsces - http://www.virsces.com/ You can get my latest comedy special, "Pretty From TheBack"at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback Additional Show Notes: www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/062 Support the show!: www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support