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.