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Episode 10 – City of Black Sails

For all of the lore surrounding history’s legendary pirates, not much is known about their lives on land. According to the same book that first introduced the world to pirate mythology, a chance encounter at sea led to the establishment of a democratic pirate republic in a hidden cove off the Madagascar coast. When a team of pirate captains pulled off the biggest heist in the golden age of piracy, it was said that they took refuge here. To this day, the treasure of the Gunsway Heist and the pirate hideaway of Libertalia has never been found.

Music by Derek Fiechter. Sample from Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.”

Research shout-out to Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Episode 4 – The Rule of the Rain Queens

The Rain Queens were the last women-ruled monarchy in all of Africa, and were said to wield the power over the weather. Since the 1800s, they presided over their territory in South Africa, until their last queen, Mokobo Constance Modjadji  VI, died under mysterious circumstances. What befell Modjadji VI? And will the title of The Rain Queen ever be restored?

Theme by Devin. Music from Derek Fiechter, Purple Planet, and Kevin MacLeod. “Shosholoza” performed by the Drakensberg Boys Choir.