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Talking pirates with Julian Dorey

I recently popped down to very New Netherlandish Hoboken, New Jersey to record a podcast on pirates with Julian Dorsey for his eponymous show. We had a lively and enjoyable… Read more »

Republic of Pirates – Now in Romanian

    I spent many, many weeks of my early 20s exploring Romania in the late Ceausescu and early post-totalitarian years, a fascinating country that I never got enough of…. Read more »

Explaining the “pirate king” Henry Avery on Discovery’s Expedition Unknown

This past fall I met up with Josh Gates, host and producer of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown, at London’s oldest pub, The Prospect of Whitby to talk about the legendary… Read more »

Was there any historic truth to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean films?

Dan Lefebrve has a popular podcast — Based on a True Story — in which he asks an expert how well a given Hollywood film matched up to historical reality…. Read more »

Talking pirates on Spotify’s hit podcast Real Pirates

Bristol, England-based podcast producers Noiser recently reached out to interview me for an extended series they’re doing for Spotify on the golden age pirates whose story I reassembled in my… Read more »

Talking Blackbeard on Noiser’s “Short History Of…” podcast

Noiser, the UK-baed podcast producer, has launched a new history series, “Short History Of…” and, appropriately enough for company headquartered in Bristol, included an episode on Blackbeard for their inaugural… Read more »

Republic of Pirates – now in Japanese

I’m pleased to announce that my history of Blackbeard and the great Caribbean pirate gang, The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and… Read more »

Republic of Pirates, now in Lithuanian

Have you been waiting for a Lithuanian edition of The Republic of Pirates? Of course you have. We all have. And now the waiting is over. Leidykla Briedis, the Vilnius… Read more »

Colin Woodward interviews Colin Woodard

What are the chances that there would be two American historians of U.S. history with the names “Colin Woodward” and “Colin Woodard”? The observable evidence suggests the answer is “very… Read more »

Talking pirates with Press Herald Live, May 13, 7pm

  For subscribers of the Portland Press Herald: I’ll be talking with colleague Katherine Lee about the real pirates of the Caribbean, what it was like to write and research… Read more »