Smarty Pants Podcast

Lady Pirates and Oceans of Plastic

One very daring journey and the pirate who puts Blackbeard to shame

By Stephanie Bastek | August 11, 2017
From a 1953 pin-up poster by E. Chiriaka (Flickr/firebrat)
From a 1953 pin-up poster by E. Chiriaka (Flickr/firebrat)


We hit the seven seas and the five gyres in our wettest podcast episode yet: Laura Sook Duncombe talks about the female swashbucklers forgotten by history—including a pirate who gave birth in the middle of a sea battle—and Marcus Eriksen talks about sailing the ocean blue in a raft made of plastic bottles.

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