Another link I found on boing boing is to this podcast
. I had never listened to this podcast before, but they cover a wide variety of topics and this [nearly] two hour episode is all about pirates. They cover pretty much all the basics from the very first pirates all the way to to the Maersk Alabama
(the American freighter recently captured by Somali pirates and freed by the US Navy). They even spend the last 20 minutes or so talking about music and movie piracy, which, as they point out, isn't really piracy, its just called that. But over all they do a really good job covering everything you might read in a pirate history book (and some things you wouldn't). [One correction though: I think they mention Blackbeard's Tower as being on St. Thomas, its actually in The Bahamas (unless there are two in which case I am mistaken).] They also talk about pirate movies, but no mention of Against All Flags, which they should see if they haven't. In any event, its well worth a listen.
[Please note: there are a few PG-13 moments so keep that in mind if young, impressionable ears might be listening.]Click here to download the podcast directly from itunes (its FREE!)
visit the Tank Riot
and of course, found via boing boing
[(I'll try to use less parenthetical marks in future posts!)]Update:
Viktor from Tank Riot emailed me back and there is, in fact, a Blackbeard's Tower on St. Thomas. Click here
to read more about it.
Labels: History, Podcasts