What comes to mind when you hear the word “pirate?” Perhaps baseball and the Pittsburgh Pirates? Or more about stolen copyrighted material?

How ever you think about them – pirates on the high seas have been around since the first ships set sail.And the history of pirates is a long and complicated one that has endured the test of time and even romanticized views of life at sea.

We get into life as a pirate – the motivations, risks, and rewards. We also discuss their evolution from swashbuckling buccaneers to kid-friendly rebels in popular culture.

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