Sweetbitter | the Untold History of Pirates explicit

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By Leesa Charlotte, Ellie Brigida & Alyse Knorr, Leesa Charlotte, Ellie Brigida, and Alyse Knorr. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

An investigative history podcast with a focus on queer & women’s history. Each season, we explore a different corner of history, using literary works or historical figures as a starting point to discuss a broader story of erasure of people with marginalized identities.

In our second season, we bring you a high-seas adventure full of surprises as we uncover the history of women and queer pirates. Gay love and even marriage were more common in the 17th-century world of pirates than we might expect, and history is full of cross-dressing, swashbuckling pirates who broke gender norms and created their own queer culture. Even Johnny Depp, in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, intentionally played Captain Jack Sparrow as a gay man. We explore the stories behind these radical rebels and discuss why these stories have been erased for hundreds of years.

Season 1 delves into the truth and controversy surrounding Sappho; her life, the Isle of Lesbos and her relevance today.

Produced in partnership with 3SM.

42 episodes