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Talking pirates with Discovery’s “Expedition Unknown” (before the pandemic)

At the end of August, long before the new coronavirus infected its first human, I was in Paris talking with Josh Gates, host of Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” about the… Read more »

Talking the Republic of Pirates in, yes, Nassau, The Bahamas, Feb. 24

My third book, The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down is the most comprehensive, back-to-the-archives account… Read more »

In France

I’ve been in France this week. I can’t say too much about it, except that it involved a television shoot, the Museum of the Freemasons in Paris, and maybe something… Read more »

On Blackbeard, 300 years after his death, in the New York Times

Republic of Pirates fans take note: 2018 has been the 300th anniversary of Woodes Rogers’ landing at Nassau, marking the formal — if tumultuous and uncertain — end of the… Read more »

Talking American Nations with CityLab, Sen. Collins’ Roe position with CSPAN

I recently spoke with CityLab‘s Laura Bliss about the American Nations framework, where it came from, and how I came to create it. Here’s her piece, which appeared last week…. Read more »

What did pirates look like? My Business Insider interview

The folks at Business Insider recently called to talk about what the Golden Age pirates really looked and acted like because, well, why not? The interview is up over at… Read more »

Talking pirates with Hilary Duff on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

In an unlikely development, I recently returned to Blackbeard’s Bath, North Carolina haunt to chat with actress Hilary Duff about one of her ancestors, the man responsible for the pirate’s… Read more »

Talking pirates on the Under the Crossbones podcast

Recently Phil Johnson, host of the Under the Crossbones podcast, contacted me and noted that we’ve next year will mark the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death in the Battle of… Read more »

Speaking on Blackbeard and the pirates, seacoast Georgia, Aug. 17

For those in and near the Georgia seacoast, I’ll be speaking on Blackbeard and the golden age pirates this Thursday, August 17, at the Coastal Georgia Historical Society on St…. Read more »

On pirates in Maine in the Press Herald and on WCSH-6

By coincidence, I both wrote about and was interviewed about pirates in Maine last week. Maine’s NBC affiliates, WCSH-6 here in Portland and WLBZ-2 in Bangor, were curious about the… Read more »