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Humans have always committed crimes. What can we learn from the criminals and crimes of the past, and have humans gotten better or worse over time? 

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Humans have always committed crimes. What can we learn from the criminals and crimes of the past, and have humans gotten better or worse over time? 

    Was Sir Francis Drake Just In It For Revenge?

    Was Sir Francis Drake Just In It For Revenge?

    Sir Francis Drake was a politician, a naval officer, a sea captain, an English explorer, and the second person to circumnavigate the globe. He was also a pirate -- disguised as a privateer. Drake considered King Phillip II, the King of Spain, a life-long enemy, and he especially targeted their possessions and colonies. There was a rumor among Spaniards, and especially sailors who fought in the Spanish Armada, that Francis Drake had supernatural powers, and nicknamed him El Draque, or The Dragon. 
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    • 37 min
    Captain Henry Every: The Pirate Who Got Away With It

    Captain Henry Every: The Pirate Who Got Away With It

    Henry Every, also known as Henry Avery, Jack Avery or John Avery, as well as Benjamin Bridgeman or Long Ben OR The Arch Pirate or The King of Pirates, was an English pirate who apparently looted names. But he also became the most prosperous pirate when he took down the Gunsway -- it's estimated his treasure would be at least $60 million if not considerably more after inflation.
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    • 31 min
    The Tale Of The Barbarossa Brothers

    The Tale Of The Barbarossa Brothers

    Hayreddin Barbarossa was a pirate and a privateer. But he wasn't just looting ships and enslaving people. He was a skilled warrior, and an admiral in the Ottoman navy. And he had a certain political sensibility that helped him navigate not just alliances but kingdoms as well.
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    • 33 min
    Was Lagertha the Female Viking Pirate Real?

    Was Lagertha the Female Viking Pirate Real?

    Valkyrie, she-warrior, pirate, shield-maiden – whatever the name you call her, stories about strong women including Lagertha are mentioned in lore dating centuries back. But, as we'll see, history can get in the way of itself.
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    • 32 min
    Rachel Wall: New England’s Only 'Lady' Pirate

    Rachel Wall: New England’s Only 'Lady' Pirate

    Rachel Wall may have been the first American-born woman to become a pirate – but she most certainly was the last woman to be hanged in Boston, though the specific crime that landed her that fate wasn’t actually piracy at all.
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    • 35 min
    Pirate Talk And Other Falsehoods About Pirates

    Pirate Talk And Other Falsehoods About Pirates

    Welcome to our Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration! Although pirates didn't actually use words like Arrr and Matey, that doesn't mean it isn't a lot of fun to throw that lingo around, right? Just like we speak in pirate talk that doesn't have much to do with real pirate talk, some famous pirates themselves are just as fake as that vocabulary – although many of us may think it's all real.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
953 Ratings

953 Ratings

Lkathleen5768 ,

Could be better

I really love the hosts and topics; however, there’s sooo many missing audio clips! Like, one per episode usually. I think the editing could be better or double-checked after upload.

As others have stated, the ads are also insufferable. I understand that you have to have them, but I’m not interested in the other shows - they do not relate to me at all. If there’s a survey or something to send out to listeners, I’d gladly take it, just to get different ads if you can’t reduce the amount of ads per show.

EarloSandwich ,

Not as good as it once was

Does everything in life have to be woke?

I'm kitty queen ,

So SICK OF THE SAME ADS

Like this podcast a lot (although the first season remains the best) but if I have to hear another ad for Katie’s Crib I may throw my phone. Thank god for the skip ahead button.

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