The Pirate History Podcast
By Matt Albers
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A podcast about the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean, the real men and women that threatened the trade and stability of the Old World empires, the forces that led them to piracy and the myths and stories they inspired. Famous names like Captain Henry Morgan, Henry Avery, Charles Vane, Mary Reed, Anne Bonny, Black Bart Roberts, Ned Low, and Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach will rub elbows with Queens, Kings, Popes, rebellious monks, Caribbean Natives, African Slaves and notorious governors like Woodes Rogers. History, high seas adventure, myth and magic, voodoo, treachery, biography and freedom await.
||CleanEpisode 25 - Pit Stop on the Continent part 2||From 1625 to 1648 Europe fought a general war tha…||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Pit Stop on the Continent pt.1||The Thirty Years War was the event that forged th…||12/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Yo Ho-Ho-Ho & a Bottle of Rum||It's our pirate Christmas special. We explore Chr…||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unepisode||This is not an episode. I've been out sick for fa…||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - The Lies of Portobelo||Captain Morgan's raid on Portobelo would be possi…||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - On Torture||Morgan embarks on a mission of retribution that n…||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHalloween Spooktacular||For Halloween we look at the myths and legends th…||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Providence||While Captain Morgan was away on his 22 month rai…||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Talk Like a Pirate||Avast ye bilge lickin' dogs! Talk Like a Pirate D…||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Granada||Captain Henry Morgan, to the horror of his Govern…||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Guns, Rum, Ships & Steel||We take a break from our story to look at the too…||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp16 - Three Books pt2||The Buccaneers of America by Alexander Exquemelin…||8/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Three Books pt1||Okay, so it's really only two books. We cover The…||7/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - The New New World||The Spanish Empire was in decline. The British & …||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp13 - The World Is Not Enough||The years of raising tension between England and …||7/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp12 - The Rising Tide||The Sea Beggars embark on a war against the Spani…||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp11 - The Sea Beggars||While John Hawkins was on his troublesome voyage …||6/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp10 - Master Thief of the Unknown World Pt2||Francis Drake continues his voyage of circumnavig…||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp09 - Master Thief Of The Unknown World pt1||Francis Drake sets out on his most famous voyage …||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp08 - The Treasure House Of The World||Francis Drake sailed back to the Caribbean and th…||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp07 - El Draque||Francis Drake was the most famous and notorious m…||4/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp06 - The Gentlemen Adventurers||The first months of Queen Elizabeth's reign were …||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp05 - Gloriana||She was called a Pirate Queen by the Spanish for…||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp04 - Old Europe on Fire||Religion and politics. Stick with me, this is all…||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp03 - The Ocean Blue pt.2||I finally get to Christopher Columbus. Somehow I …||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp02 - The Ocean Blue pt.1||The explorers that first crossed the Atlantic to …||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp01 - An Introduction||Our very first episode. Before we dive into thing…||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and enjoyable podcast. It's well-prepared and presented and I would say a must-listen if you're into history podcasts or pirates. Even history buffs will learn something.
Going to be one of the great ones!
Well done Matt. You’ve got a great voice and present very well. I subscribe to very many history podcasts and yours really stands out. The preludes and back story you give is really useful for understanding the times. For us history podcast buffs who listen to other period podcasts or else read books, we understand the context you are setting up. I know it’s tempting to use a little sound effect once in a while, but really it’s not necessary. Look at what Jamie Jeffers did to his podcast by messing with all those silly sound effects, really impacts credibility and leads to “unsubscribe.” Also instead of bonus tracks for paying members, why not try the Patreon model? It’s less off-putting and divisive and we actually do contribute!
Your story telling style is great, right up there next to Dan Carlin (Hardcore History) and Darryl Cooper (MartyrMade), please keep it up!
Very very very Good!
The reviewer above me must be severely constipated. That is the only thing I can come up with to explain the absolute crankiness in his/her review. How off the mark can a reviewer be? Seriously.
Matt is excellent. The ESSENTIAL opening background info episodes are terrific. I had never realized how intricate the socio-political and religious overtones to early 17th Century Piracy truly were.
Lucid, informative, interesting, easily listened to...and most importantly...one is sorry to see each episode come to an end each week. 2 big thumbs up. Great job Matt. 👍🏽👏🏽