E25 – WORST. PIRATES. EVER. (w/ Zack Derby!)

Episode 25 – Erik, Chris, and Justin are joined by Zack Derby – a radio host and frequent guest of The NeatCast and Effin’ Cultured! In honor of *last* month’s ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day’, we decided to drink some grog and tell some tales about some of the most feared and not-so-great pirates to ever sail the seven seas! – including but not limited to: Blackbeard, Captain Morgan, Zheng Yi Sao (Ching Shih), Henry Avery, William Kidd, the (real) Dread Pirate Roberts, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack! 

Also on this episode:

  • The Fall of Blockbuster (and the Rise of Netflix)
  • Epik Wins of History: Sybil Ludington 
  • The Bracket of Fails: Cleopatra VII vs Louis XVI / Emperor Nero vs Emperor Caligula
  • “You’ve Got Hate Mail”

Audio / Music Clips: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003); “Black Sails” (2014 – 2017); “Queen Anne’s Revenge” by Flogging Molly (2004)

Outro Music / Segment Jingles by DeftStroke Sound!

For more of us talking about Star Wars, check out the all new episode of Podcasters Disassembled on “Rogue One”!

Listen to Colin Woodard’s “The Republic of Pirates” on Audible (click here for a free trial)!

Also, check out Daniel Peter Hitch’s books here and his podcast here


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Erik Slader

Erik Slader is an author, podcaster, and full-time nerd. He’s the co-author of the “Epic Fails” book series (The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History, The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost, etc) and the creator of Epik Fails of History, a podcast and blog about the most epic fails… of history. He’s also a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek: A Star Trek Podcast, and an editor / frequent contributor on Podcasters Assemble – where this season they’re counting down to “Godzilla vs Kong”!

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