The Pirate History Podcast

Reviews For The Pirate History Podcast

This podcast has been a staple while on the road for the last several months after I started from the beginning episode. The history and context for the events discussed has been thorough, informative and most of all, intriguing. It's hard not to immediately start another episode as soon as one ends. I'm very much looking forward to following Matt on this exploration of history as long as he can produce this fascinating show.

5/5

By Pctown
Well written well presented. Very enjoyable podcast.
I love a good story. Each episode brings us a great cross sectional look at the history of pirates. It's not just bit characters you've heard of doing huge important events in history, it's also the small things. Social history, details about daily practices of regular people who happened to be caught up in this historical look. All of this comes in the wrapping of a good yarn. There are lots of historical stuff that if you were sitting in a classroom you'd think, "I should write this thing down." But even if you let those things pass you by, there is still a story that moves along and keeps you engaged. I highly recommend this Podcast. I never miss it.
Swashbuckling! So well researched and delivered.
Best pirate podcast hands down!
Great history show.
This guy needs to write a book about this.
I've gone through about the first 20 episodes and have found it a very easy listen. If you want to learn a lot about both piracy and the major political and historical events affecting piracy during its Golden Age then this is definitely the podcast for you!
Thank you for all the great knowledge. I've been thoroughly enjoying it.
This is my second favorite podcast. Matt Aurthur tell a great story, only Mike Duncan of Revolutions podcast is best teller of history. Matt, tell this story about pirates like a great novel. I am taking back in time. It's like sitting with old friend listening his adventure of the high sea.
I enjoy these podcasts and how well they are put together. Extremely detailed on the ways piracy came about and causes for piracy. Truly an amazing experience.
Put it this way, before this podcast I had no interest in Pirate history, now I look forward to each and every episode.
I found this podcast while at the beach in the outer banks. I have always loved pirates and matt does an amazing job telling the history. Not only does he talk about pirates but he also gives you all the back history as well on why they are doing what they are doing and how it effects everyone. Do yourself a favor and listen to all of the back podcasts too.
Matt is an amazing historian and storyteller. The Pirate History Podcast is something I always look forward to. And I'm someone who has a life size statue of Capt. Hook on my front porch. A pirates life for me!
thanky you very much - these are lots of fun - very interesting - thanks
I love pirate history, and this podcast is my absolute favorite. Matt does a great job telling the stories, incorporating just enough of what's going on in the world around the Caribbean, and focusing on great pirates of history. I hope this podcast goes on all the way through the 1800s!
Fun and intriguing information about pirates and life in the New World. Backed by concise European and New World history that sets the stage for the who and why of pirates of this era. I've learned a ton of relevant European history.
This podcast has entertained me for hours while rebuilding my 1974 Fuji sailboat. The presenter always does a great job of setting the mood of the nations and people involved in these stories. Matt has done his research on these subjects and it clearly shows. Great historical account that is entertaining.
I stumbled on this Podcast,gave it a try and got hooked! Matt your awesome,how you present this makes it easy for me to picture what your describing and it makes the work day go by so fast! Thx and keep em coming please
I absolutely love this podcast! I've always been fascinated by Pirates and have always enjoyed historical tales. Thanks for all the hard work you put in on this Matt! Hope to hear more!
Probably the best of the podcasts I've gotten a chance to listen to. Consistently informative, without being pretentious or convoluted. Matt is fantastic as a host. He does a great job breaking down the events and explaining where his information comes from. And, of course, he's got the perfect voice for a podcast, and the audio quality is consistently excellent. Highly recommended.
I love this show ! MAtt has a really good voice for telling the stories of the history of pirates . I find this show engaging and interesting the nth degree . When I found thi spodcast , I listened to about 5 episodes all in a row and sicne then I have subscribed and I am alsmost all caught up . I listened to a number of them 2 or three times over . Matt has obvisouly done his work and puts in the hours to make this material consumable . It's so in-depth , I lobe the amount of research he's done . Everybody wanst to hear about pirates and this is the way to do it .
Excellent history and a holistic study of the time period, in a great narrative that's very accessible.
This show is full of stories nd facts that keep the story entertaining. Much more so than a made up movie
This is an excellent source for pirate history. Very well produced, easy to listen to, full of information and intrigue. You won't regret listening to this podcast.
The audio quality is superb and the presentation well done. I enjoy each episode and learn something every time. My only gripe with it is that the sound levels on the intro/outro music is a little high but other than that it's a great show and a must listen for anyone who likes history and or pirates.
I love this podcast! I have learned so much from this wonderful podcast. I would definitely recommend this to anyone even if they don't particularly like pirates, but me as a pirate fanatic absolutely love this podcast. 100 stars outa 5
This a well done, interesting pod. Typically, I only listen to true crime and basketball pods, but this one has sucked me in. It is an easy listen and can be listened to at 2x speed to take in as much as fast as possible.
I listen to a lot of History podcasts, and this one is really great. Matt does an excellent job delivering a concise message, leaving much to still be discovered if it so peaks your interest. Most of the episodes running under an hour also makes it easy to catch a full episode in a sitting.
Really amazing storytelling. Matt does a great job balancing fact and myth while providing the larger context of the time and events that influenced piracy and its lasting legacy.
Well done! Very interesting part of history to dive into. Each episode covers enough detail and nuance to be entertaining while not being too long. Happy I was directed this way. Highly recommend
As a fan of pirates of all kinds I decided to try my hand at finding a podcast to learn a bit more which caused me to stumble upon this one. The politics and world around the Golden Age always fastinated me and Matt does a splendid job covering everything. He back tracks just enough for people like me who might not know the orgins of why some of the things during that time were the way they were while keeping the listener engaged. Some reviews don't like the some of the little sound effects added in but I think it's tastefully done and helps refocus me. I started yesterday, am 11 episodes in and can only recall sound effects being used 2 or 3 times all of which made me chuckle. A smart podcast with an easy to listen to voice. I became a patron 3 episodes in. Keep at Matt love the podcast!
Matt has a polished delivery and makes very nice choices about how much wider context to provide, personal character details, plus how and why to judge the sources. I very much recommend this series.

5/5

Had this on my iPod since Halloween and just got around to listen to a couple episodes today at work and wow , I love it !! Commence the binge
I really enjoy the podcast. I can't wait for every episode to come out.
Dan carlin-esque podcast I really enjoy this Matt keeps your attention the entire time.
This is an informative, extremely interesting 'cast about the history of piracy. The creators did a good job of planning and preparation: the pace allows for deep dives where necessary, but not so deep that you're wringing your hands and feeling like you're in a terrible redo of your HS history class. As has been previously stated, even history buffs will learn something. Subscribe!
I’ve taken months-long classes on colonial English history and had most of the information just go right over my head. This podcast made all of it stick, and managed to make it entertaining to boot.
This podcast provides a good overview of the age of exploration and deep dives in to some interesting stories, especially Sir Fracis Drake. Matt is a top notch story teller who keeps your attention.
If you are interested in the golden age of pirates this is a podcast to listen to. Well researched and well organized.
I am greatly enjoying this podcast. I tuned in after it was recommended by the History of Westeros podcast and have been blazing through the episodes since. Matt has a great voice & speaks in a manner that is pleasant to listen to. He seems to really enjoy the subject and I appreciate his telling of these stories. I'm not a history buff. I'm just a regular Josephine who did well in history class back in high school & still enjoys reading about history here & there. If you identify with that, I'd strongly recommend giving this podcast a go.
This History Podcast is a treasure.
This is an excellent podcast. I especially love the multi-part series on my favorite non-pirate (unless you ask the Spanish), Sir Francis Drake.
Excellent history podcast. The level of detail and focus is exactly what I want from a pirate history podcast.
Great podcast, I enjoy the broader historical context he places the pirate history in, appreciate the production level and music
I listen to news, history and most of the top rated podcasts everyday on my runs (insert rum runner comment), but I have never been so enthralled as I am with this one. I confess to having a soft spot for all things pirate only to find out how little I know about how the English, Spanish, and French courts played their little Game of Cards/House of Cards trickery. Mr. Albers voice lulls me into the story and then builds to a climax, making me curse him for not having the next podcast ready. This is a bit of a cumulative affair, or dangerous liaisons if you prefer. If you get to the fourth or fifth segment, you will be hooked. Well done, sir.
With so many other good history podcasts out there, I don't feel I will spend my time listening to this one. There were definitely a large amount of atrocities committed in the New World. I am also quite capable of feeling bad about it by my own self, I don't need a podcaster to do that for me. The research and narrative portions of this podcast are very good, unfortunately I could not get past the preachy feeling.
Can't really complain about anything. Fascinating subject matter, the perfect amount of contextual details without getting tedious, awesome quotes from primary sources, superb audio quality. You can tell Matt is passionate about pirates and has definitely done his homework. Also he has a very sultry voice. Definitely recommended if you want to have your mind blown by the depth behind the stereotypical image of pirates.