6 episodes

Tracing the history and culture of the game fowl community.

BLOODLINE Jesse Sidlauskas

    • History

Tracing the history and culture of the game fowl community.

    Kings of the Cockpit

    Kings of the Cockpit

    Today, we’ll be exploring the lives of some of the all-time-great cockers of England and the...

    • 22 min
    Royal Pastime, Rabble Darling, Part 2

    Royal Pastime, Rabble Darling, Part 2

    At the end of the 1600s, cockfighting was about as prevalent among the British as it...

    • 23 min
    Royal Pastime, Rabble Darling

    Royal Pastime, Rabble Darling

    At its height in the 17th and 18th centuries, cocking permeated British culture without exclusion, occupying crown, court, church and countryman for centuries. Called the "Pleasure of Princes" or the "Royal Pasttime" in books from that time, it was at the same time a rabble darling, a people’s diversion.

    • 22 min
    A Gringo Walks into a Cockfight

    A Gringo Walks into a Cockfight

    Puerto Rican cockers currently have an appeal pending in the First Circuit Court in Boston which challenges the constitutionality of the ban and also argues the cockers were entitled and did not receive due process of law prior to the prohibition. Oral arguments were made earlier this month, and gamefowl community awaits the decision of the court judges.

    • 23 min
    The Phantom Cockfight

    The Phantom Cockfight

    In this episode, we hear the story of Tommy Carrano and also talk to the gamefowl show standards expert, the chicken-man's chicken expert, Anthony Saville.

    • 19 min
    The Introduction

    The Introduction

    Bloodline explores the largely unwritten history and culture of the gamefowl community, including but not limited to the ancient past time of cockfighting.

    • 9 min

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