Pirate Tales

Pirate Tales

Update: 2019-08-22
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Shiver me timbers! This week we've got stories about all sorts of pirates. Featuring:Every Little Thing – Hooks, eye patches, peg legs: are these classic pirate tropes fact or fiction? Pirate historian Laura Sook Duncombe tells us about the golden age of pirates.

99% Invisible – A modern day (radio) pirate, Roy Bates is the self-proclaimed king of Sealand. But he developed a bigger plan for his platform than a radio station: Roy Bates wanted to start his own country.

The Memory Palace – Eugenia Kelly was a 19-year-old socialite in 1915. Not only was she in love with the cabaret, she also loved Al Davis, an older, married man known as the "tango pirate". But her mother, Helen Kelly, did not approve of their relationship. When Eugenia refused to end their affair, Helen took her daughter to court and the case scandalized the nation.

StartUp – Mike Hallatt wanted to give the people of Vancouver what they want: Trader Joe's snacks. So every week, he'd head across the border to snag some contraband to resell in his own shop: Pirate Joe's.

Lost Notes – WBAD in New York was among the most beloved pirate radio stations in the 90s. They played unsanitized hip-hop, most of which wasn't being touched by mainstream radio.

Our Fake History – Anne Bonny & Mary Read are two of the most famous & ruthless pirates of all time. But their story is so tangled up in myth, it's hard to separate fact from legend.
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