UTC 054 Joe Neate and Mike Chapman of Sea of Thieves

UTC 054 Joe Neate and Mike Chapman Sea of Thieves

Joe Neate and Mike Chapman of Rare Games sit down with us to talk about their new pirate game Sea of Thieves.  How’s it different from the average pirate video game?  What’s gone into make this game both exciting and historically interesting? And when I ask them what they haven’t been able to make a game do yet, you’ll be surprised at the answer.

I’m not much of a video game guy (and they challenge me on that), but this does look like a pretty intriguing game.  Certainly something any pirate fan would be happy to give a go.

They’ve also started their own video podcast following the development of Sea of Thieves that you can see below.

And on this show, as always,  comedy from Jill Maragos and “Puppy Song” by Bonecage.

I believe I also mentioned the video for my song “Super Dan” too.  That video, drawn by Jeff Sornig, is below.

Today’s show is sponsored by:

Lifelock – Don’t let the modern pirates steal your identity. 10%off a Lifelock Membership.


Important Websites:

Mike Chapman and Joe Neate
Jill Maragos – http://www.jillmaragos.com/

You can get my latest comedy special, “Pretty From TheBack”at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

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UTC 053 Craig Lutke of The Bilge Pumps

Craig Lutke of The Bilge Pumps

Craig Lutke is the leader and multi-instrumentalist of The Bilge Pumps, a pirate fest favorite.  We’ll get into the accidental way they started the group, where the name came from, and their process for including comedy in their arrangements.

This is a great story of following your interests until it turns into something profitable.  We’ll also find out what happened to all the pirate and Celtic bars in Texas and why they loved these guy before they went under.

This talk is all about pirates, music, and comedy.  I may as well have been interviewing myself. 😉

Plus comedy from Travis Nelson and two(!) songs from The Bilge Pumps – “Pirating The Seas” and “The Dark Lady.”

And I’ll yack a little bit about my experience seeing Guns n’ Roses, the new (expensive) guitar I picked up, and where you can catch my comedy specials online for free (Spoiler: It’s on Amazon.)

Today’s show is sponsored by:

Lifelock – Don’t let the modern pirates steal your identity. 10%off a Lifelock Membership.

Get some Bilge Pumps music!

Important Websites:

The Bilge Pumps – http://thebilgepumps.com/
Travis Nelson – http://www.travisnelsoncomedy.com/ @travisisjoking on Twitter and IG

You can get my latest comedy special, “Pretty From TheBack”at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Support the show!: www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support

 

UTC 052 – Javier Dominguez of Big Hat Pirates

Javier Dominguez of Big Hat PiratesJavier Dominguez of Big Hat Pirates is on the show today.  Sure, we’re talking about pirate hats.  Super bad ass custom pirate hats at that.  But we’re also talking about creativity (of a form that I’m terrible at) and when and how an artist has to let go of his work and let the consumer do with it what they will.

This is a really great talk with a talented and forward-thinking artisan.  I’ve included a few pics of Javier’s hats below, but make sure to head over to their Facebook page to see more.  And definitely find them at your favorite Pirate Fest or Ren Faire.

Plus comedy from Danny Minch and a song called “Devil’s Advocate” from Silvertung. Be sure to pick up Silvertung’s album with the link below and support UTC!

Today’s show is sponsored by:

Lifelock – Don’t let the modern pirates steal your identity. 10%off a Lifelock Membership.

Important Websites:

Javier Dominguez of Big Hat Pirates – https://www.facebook.com/TheBigHatPirates/

You can get my latest comedy special, “Pretty From TheBack”at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Support the show!: www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support