The Pirate History Podcast
About This Show
A podcast about the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean, the real men and women that threatened the trade and stability of the Old World empires, the forces that led them to piracy and the myths and stories they inspired.
Famous names like Captain Henry Morgan, Henry Avery, Charles Vane, Mary Reed, Anne Bonny, Black Bart Roberts, Ned Low, and Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach will rub elbows with Queens, Kings, Popes, rebellious monks, Caribbean Natives, African Slaves and notorious governors like Woodes Rogers.
History, high seas adventure, myth and magic, voodoo, treachery, biography and freedom await.Read more »
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Episode 78 - Sovereign of the Mediterranean
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Today we introduce the major players in the building conflict. We talk about Charles V & Suleiman the Magnificent. We talk about Khizr Barbarossa and his Italian raids that culminated in one of Renaissance Italy's greatest tales. We discuss Sinan Reis, who the Portuguese called 'The Great Jew' and his personal war on Spanish shipping that brought Mediterranean trade to a virtual halt. And then we introduce the last major player. Andrea Doria, a Genoese mercenary who turned down a crown to continue his fight against the Corsairs of Barbary.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Awesome show, gets better all the time.
There isn't a lot of real information that's easily accessible. There are a couple modern books, but they're dry and kind of jumpy, and they don't provide much context. There's some history podcasts that have talked about pirates, and one that's dedicated to the idea of piracy, but none about the golden age of piracy, the ones we think about; the ones in the movies and stuff. Except for this one.
It's early days yet, but the show is providing a Dan Carlin's Hardcore History-esque (like imagining Martin Luther's reformation as a Hollywood movie) look at the subject, and the first episodes (where we are when I'm writing this review) are giving background on the world in which the pirates lived. This is stuff we need to know to understand them. Columbus, The Church, the Caribbean, and even other things that start with other letters.
Nice podcast voice, good quality audio, occasionally funny, never dull, and most importantly intellectually honest. I'll put in another review as the show develops.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of
Love, love, love!
I really enjoy this show. History can be a drag to read. This is not a drag. I have bad ears and some voices just don't work for me, this show is easy to hear. I like that the creator will mention corrections if he is off on something in the next episode. I also really like that it is not always serious. I enjoy the occasional nerdy joke, he nails this.
Episodes are usually released monthly, this is because of all that dry reading needed to make an episode. I love that the show seems to go chronologically with the real history.
Just try it out. It is really great!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of
An excellent show. Well written and executed. Listen you won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2018-07-06