Season 1: Behind the Patch

What if everything we know about pirates is actually wrong? Join maritime archaeologist and historian Joel Cook as we explore the history of pirates through a new lens in this digital series from PBS Origins. Together we’ll unravel historical myths, unearth lost narratives and discover fresh perspectives.

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Rogue History

Black Caesar: The Pirate with a Thousand Faces

Here’s why so many pirates of African descent share the name “Black Caesar.”

Black Caesar: The Pirate with a Thousand Faces

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What Pop Culture Gets Wrong About Pirates

Unravel the common misconceptions of pirates in pop culture.

What Pop Culture Gets Wrong About Pirates