Real Pirates

Parcast Network

Pirates. For centuries the world has been fascinated by them. Their legends have swollen to fantastic proportions. But who were they really? Join us each week as we set sail alongside legendary outlaws such as Blackbeard, Samuel Bellamy, Henry Morgan and Ann Bonny. We’ll separate fact from fiction and discover what life was really like under the black flag. Real Pirates is a Spotify Original from Parcast produced in partnership with Noiser.

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The Hurricane that scuppered the Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1715 was a seismic event — and a catalyst for piracy in the Caribbean. Now two rising powers face off: the self-styled pirate king Benjamin Hornigold and his nemesis, the self-righteous privateer Henry Jennings. In the shadows of these early skirmishes, names emerge that will become legends in their own right. Edward Thatch (alias Blackbeard), Charles Vane and ‘Black’ Sam Bellamy burst onto the scene.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 29

40 min 1 sec

In the early 1700s the changing tides of geopolitics play havoc with trade and economics in the Americas. Tensions rise between the Royal houses of Europe and their overseas colonies in the Caribbean. The line between right and wrong is becoming blurred as many look to exploit the grey areas of international maritime law. Captain Henry Jennings is about to find out that the path into piracy is paved with Spanish Gold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 22

39 min 31 sec

The year is 1713 — it’s the eve of the Golden Age of Atlantic piracy. A period that would give birth to some of the most notorious outlaws in history. In the fallout of a ruinous global conflict, from the ashes of peace, one man would rise up and inspire thousands to follow his steps into piracy. Benjamin Hornigold and a desperate crew of sailors decide to go ‘upon the account’ — as Pirates.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 15

43 min 22 sec

Take to the high seas for an epic adventure into the lives of legendary pirates. Who were these men and women who roamed the oceans? What was life really like under the black flag? Find out every Monday on Real Pirates, a Spotify Original from Parcast produced in partnership with Noiser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 12

1 min