Swashbuckling Stories of Savage Seamen

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Nov 30, 2020 9:00 pm
  • 26:26 mins

Guest: Eric Jay Dolin, author of "Black Flags, Blue Waters," and "Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America" Though golden-age pirates are often romanticized by popular culture, a pirate’s life was far less appealing than is often portrayed. Reviewing the histories behind these storied individuals reveals that their lives were usually nasty, brutish, and short.