SHOW NOTES: Our Flag Means Death…and Love
From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena
If you watched the HBO Max TV show, Our Flag Means Death, thinking you’d just be getting a comedy about a bunch of wannabe pirates, you would be wrong — but also not alone. Not only is Stede Bonnet (the main character) based on a real life person, but he actually sailed and plundered with the infamous pirate Blackbeard. This show has high jinks, blood, gore, representation, comedy, romance, and even some truth about the pirate life. And at some point we also talk about the Iran Hostage Crisis. Enjoy!
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Some links to help you geek out EVEN MORE:
- Meet the actual Gentleman Pirate
- Three Centuries After His Beheading, a Kinder, Gentler Blackbeard Emerges
- The Best Pirates During The Era of Piracy in the Caribbean
- Who are Stede Bonnet and Blackbeard? Our Flag Means Death’s Real Pirates, Explained
- The Truth About Stede Bonnet’s Friendship with Blackbeard
- Stede Bonnet, Gentleman Pirate: how a mid-life crisis created the ‘worst pirate of all time’
- Some more history/back story/context around Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet
- And this just seemed funny 😂
- And lastly, here’s some light reading on what actually happened during the Iran Hostage Crisis (since we obviously are not real historians)