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

“Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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 the creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the co-author of the Epic Fails middle grade book series, including The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History and The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff. His latest book, “2299” is a sci-fi / noir novella. Erik is also an editor on Podcasters Assemble and a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek, as well as a contributor to Geek to Geek Media and ComicZombie.net! He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee as well as retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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