Tracing the history and culture of the game fowl community.
Kings of the Cockpit
Today, we’ll be exploring the lives of some of the all-time-great cockers of England and the...
Royal Pastime, Rabble Darling, Part 2
At the end of the 1600s, cockfighting was about as prevalent among the British as it...
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.
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.
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.
Bloodline explores the largely unwritten history and culture of the gamefowl community, including but not limited to the ancient past time of cockfighting.