Under the Crossbones - The Pirate Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
100 Spencer Smilanick aka Spoo Diggity of The Pirates Charles
3 days ago
Episode 100! Thanks for sticking with the show! Spencer Smilanick aka Captain Spoo Diggity is the lead vocalist of The Pirates Charles. So many good "where did that name come from" stories in this episode! Where the band name came from will have you on the floor. Pull your car over before that section so you don't hit anything. We'll go deep into how Spencer has crafted his pirate persona and is able to tell deeply personal stories through his music, often without the audience even knowing it. And we'll chat some biz stuff too about what it's like being such a different kind of band in the Los Angeles market. And, of course, we'll spin a track from their new album Invictus called "Fortress of Five Kings". And to celebrate the 100th episode of Under The Crossbones, I invited a bunch of past guests to call in and update us on what they're doing now. Interviews are great, but they're just a snapshot in time. Fun to catch up with all the cool folks we've been listening to the last couple years. 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: Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'! http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com Make Great Music - For aspiring low frequency mavens in the Houston, TX area, talk to Jonathan Leon for lessons on electric and upright bass, tuba, and piano. http://www.MakeGreatMusic.com For videos, pictures, book links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes. http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/100