44: Treasure Island – Show Notes

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First Segment

  • Pirate Definition
  • Buccaneer Definition
  • Pirates at the Beginning Through Today
  • The ‘Golden Age of Piracy ‘
    • The War of Spanish Succession’s effect on piracy
    • Commissions from the British government
      • Sir Francis Drake
  • Crackdown on Piracy
    • British and ‘legal’ piracy
    • America’s Navy during the Mexican American War
  • True Pirate Stereotypes
  • A General History of Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates by Captain Charles Johnson
    • Might be Daniel Defoe
    • Changed How we Look at Piracy
  • The Corsair (1814) – Lord Byron
  • The Pirate (1822)- Sir Walter Scott
  • Pirates of Penzance (1879) – Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Treasure Island (1883) – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Peter Pan (1904) – J.M. Barrie
  • Captain Blood Movie (1935) – Errol Flynn Set the Template for Every Pirate
  • The Princess Bride (1987) – The Dread Pirate Roberts
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) – Jack Sparrow
  • Black Sails (2014) – Starz
  • Why We Love Pirates
    • John Baur

Second Segment

  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Born in Edinburgh, 1850
    • Family of lighthouse engineers
    • Decided to become a writer in 1875
    • First work Inland Voyage (1878)
    • Fanny Osbourne
  • The Amateur Emigrant (1882)
  • Treasure Island
    • Written for his stepson Lloyd
    • Originally titled “The Sea Cook”
      • Based Long John Silver on a friend
    • Published in 1883
    • Unabashedly “plagiarized”
    • Adapted for film and television more than 50 times
  • Stevenson’s Last Years
    • Traveled the Pacific
    • Died on the island of Samoa

Third Segment

  • Muppet Treasure Island is the Best
  • Made for Boys
  • One Woman in the Book
  • The Ultimate Adventure
  • Favorite Real Life Pirate Story