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Join comedian and pirate Nick Hoffman 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.

Under the Crossbones The Pirate Podcast Phil Johnson

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Join comedian and pirate Nick Hoffman 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.

    209 Mike Tunez

    209 Mike Tunez

    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.
    Mike Tunez is the lead game designer for Firelock Games.  Firelock Games has created a number of table top games with titles like: Blood and Plunder, Oak and Iron, and Scurvy Dice, all of which focus on game play involving buccaneers or pirates.  They also have created a new game called Blood and Valor which is set during WWI.  Mike had previously been on Under the Crossbones (episode 46). 
    In this episode:
    Mike updates us on what's new at Firelock Games We tease a new kickstarter that is coming soon Nick tells a delightful story about when his then 10 year old nephew got fired from a job at a pool snack bar in Kansas Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) 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. 
    Our show was previously sponsored by:

    Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com
    Important Websites:
    Firelock Games
    www.firelockgames.com
     

     

    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
     
    Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/209
     
    Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 
     
    Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331
     
    Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
     
    Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
    Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
     

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    208 Wayne Curtis

    208 Wayne Curtis

    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.
    Wayne Curtis is the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails.  Wayne is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a columnist for the Daily Beast and Garden & Gun.  His stories have also run in the New York Times, American Scholar, Yankee, American Archeology, and on This American Life.
    In this episode:
    Wayne talks a bit about his travels connected with his job as a writer Rums you can find and enjoy We talk about Wayne's other book, The Last Great Walk. Nick mistakes Wayne for another Wayne Curtis and Wayne is terrible gracious about it  Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) 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. 
    Our show was previously sponsored by:

    Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast - The best in pirate talk and music! Get to listenin'!  http://www.PirateRadioOfTheTreasureCoast.com
    Important Websites:
    Wayne Curtis
    www.waynecurtis.com
     

    Information about the 2nd International Pirate Rendezvous in Germany that I spoke about on today's show:
     
    www.facebook.com/groups/Piraterendezvous2020
     
     

    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
     
    Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/208
     
    Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 
     
    Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331
     
    Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
     
    Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
    Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
     

    • 40 min
    207 Ace Miles aka Jack Spareribs

    207 Ace Miles aka Jack Spareribs

    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.
    Ace Miles is a pirate performer that appears under the name: Jack Spareribs.  He is a magician, juggler and ventriloquist.  He has performed at venues all over the state of California.  Over the years Ace has been seen in numerous television spots and commercials for companies like Toyota and appearances on the Disney Channel, Mornings on 2 and the A&E network’s Good Time Cafe with Ellen DeGeneres.
    In this episode:
    How Ace developed his parody of Jack Sparrow The invention of Jack's sidekick, Ace's puppet Maynard the monkey How Ace became one of the members of the Order of the Leviathan I also talk about why calling thieves that steal packages should never be called Porch Pirates Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture.  Your host Nick Hoffman (comedian and pirate) 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
     
    Important Websites:
    Ace Miles
    www.jackspareribs.com
     
    www.pirate4hire.com

     
     


    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
     
    Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/207
     
    Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 
     
    Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331
     
    Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
     
    Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
    Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
     

    • 48 min
    206 Dan Franklin

    206 Dan Franklin

    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.
    Dan Franklin is a member of the pirate band, The Skullduggers, as well as a member of The Bootstrappers, a group that plays at a popular theme park located in Anaheim, Ca.  He has also played with Slash and Leann Rimes.  He's also a filmmaker that has a couple of fun projects coming up.
    In this episode:
    How Dan became a pirate musician
    Nick does a magic trick
    Dan talks about traveling with the Scallywags to support "Sea of Thieves" 
    Thank you so much for tuning in!  I think I'm learning how to do this better, thank you to all that reached out to offer encouragement or support, I sure appreciate it.
    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
     
    Important Websites:
    Dan Franklin 
    www.danfranklinmusic.com

     
    You can also find both Dan and The Skullduggers on Facebook

     

     
    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
     
    Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/206
     
    Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 
     
    Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331
     
    Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
     
    Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
    Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
     

    • 33 min
    205 Melinda Long

    205 Melinda Long

    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter.
    Melinda Long had written books before but when she discovered that at the time there were very few children's books about pirates, she decided to write one.  About the same time her book was to come out, Disney released Pirates of the Caribbean.  Talk about being in the right place at the right time.
    In this episode:
    How Melinda got her book published
    The process of writing a children's book
    How her work took on a life of it's own via a sequel and a play
    Thank you so much for tuning in (or back into) the show, this is my first episode as host of this wonderful ship that Phil Johnson built.  While he has provided so much support and training to have me take over the show, this first effort has all the marks of "what is this guy thinking?!?"  But we have to start somewhere.  The interview is lovely, Melinda couldn't have been a better first guest for me, I hope you tune in to listen to this and all upcoming episodes as I get better at this.
    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
     
    Important Websites:
    Melinda Long
    https://www.melindalong.com/

     
     
     

     

     
    Comments or Questions? Email me at nick@underthecrossbones.com
     
    Additional Show Notes: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/205
     
    Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support 
     
    Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-crossbones-the-pirate-podcast/id1039621331
     
    Visit http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com for all the episodes.
     
    Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/underthecrossbones
    Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/undercrossbones
     

    • 40 min
    Under The Crossbones Important Update

    Under The Crossbones Important Update

    A quick update on the status of the show.  We've run into a few snags behind the scenes.
     
    We're getting everything worked out, but it will take a few weeks to prepare new episodes for you.  
     
    So hang tight, make sure you're subscribed, and UTC will be back bigger, badder, and better than ever!
     
    In the meantime check out some of the back catalog episodes you may have missed at https://www.underthecrossbones.com/episode-guide/

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Engaging & Passionate Host!

Phil's passion for the history of pirates shines through in very episode! He is a talented interviewer, and brings a great personality to this show!

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The interviews are fun and informative. This is like a biography of sorts covering a wide variety. Anything from pirate actors to clothing companies to researchers and on. I look forward to the next podcast every week! And Phil IS hilarious! ❤️👏🏻

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