We’re headed for North Africa this week to talk Barbary Pirates with Joshua London, author of Victory In Tripoli.
He’ll take us through the basic timeline of these events that happened soon after the American Revolution and how the Barbary pirates forced America’s hand into creating a navy.
We’ll also talk about the various motivations behind writing a book on this subject, dealing with people reading stuff into it that may or may not be there… And kosher wine. It all fits together.
Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) 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.
Use this link to grab a copy of Victory In Tripoli and support the show!
Today’s show is sponsored by:
Calusa Spirits by SR Staley – The third book in the Pirate of Panther Bay series will be out September 19th. Head over to http://www.SRStaley.com for all the info.
30 Day Guitar Challenge – Learn 3 songs in 30 days with just 10 minutes of playing time per day! Free to participate. http://www.underthecrossbones.com/guitar
TeePublic – This is a great company that works with independent tshirt artists to get their work out to the world and pay them fairly for it. I’ve personally curated a selection of 100 really cool pirate tshirts that you’ll love. You’ll get a super cool shirt AND support both the artist and Under The Crossbones! Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt
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