Lou Hernandez aka Cutthroat Cortez of Pirates Plunder is living an enviable life. He’s a pirate because it’s fun and because he wants to. And he’s using his pirate character to put good things in the world and help others.
And for my final show as host, Lou is the perfect guest. He’s exactly the kind of person that makes the pirate community great. Creative, supportive, and genuine.
In this episode:
How Lou went from being a cowboy to a pirate
Their mission to educate and entertain kids, especially sick children
How he’s building his crew out to be an event planning company by saying yes and figuring out how to do it
Starting next week Nick Hoffman will be taking over the show. You may still hear from me periodically when any of my new projects intersect with pirate culture. It’s been my privilege to create this show for you for the last 4 years and I hope you’ll come along on the ride to my further adventures.
Thank you so much for spending your time with me each week and introducing me to so many great people along the way.
Rich Cohen is the author of “The Last Pirate of New York” – A ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation. Along with a ton of other really interesting books. Rich and I cover a lot of ground in this talk and I think you’ll really enjoy it.
In this episode:
Who was the last pirate of New York?
The running themes that unite all of Rich’s books
The Rolling Stones, Chess Records, Pirates of the Caribbean, sugar substitutes, and a whole lot more.
Grab yourself a copy of “The Last Pirate of New York” or one of the Rich Cohen’s other books on Amazon and help support the show.
Today’s show is sponsored by:
Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop – Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl “Fizz” Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys! http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba
Send an email to Phil@UnderTheCrossbones.com with the subject line “I Want A Book”. Put your name and contact info in the body of the email. August 31st, 2019 is the last day to enter. 2 Winners will be announced on the show and via email by September 3, 2019.