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Program 382: Pirates of the Carolinas; Faeries of Ireland; Ghosts of San Francisco
Release Date: 10-25-2014
We'll explore the legacy of the real-life pirates who operated off the Carolina coast in colonial America. Next, a pair of Irishmen clue us in on the various sorts of faery people that some still believe inhabit the Emerald Isle, and we'll learn about the ghost stories of San Francisco.
- Terrance Zepke, author of "Pirates of the Carolinas" (Pineapple Press)
- Irish tour guides Barry Moloney and Stephen McPhilemy
- Mark Lyon, author of "San Francisco Ghosts" (Windwhistle Press)
- Feature from freelance producer Jake Warga
- Terrance Zepke has a website and blog that includes a section about the Pirates of the Carolinas, in which she lists pirate-related sites along the U.S. East Coast. She's also written a number of ghost hunting guides.
- The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has a website dedicated to the recovery efforts for Blackbeard's ship Queen Anne's Revenge.
- Barry Moloney conducts walking tours of historic Kinsale in County Cork.
- Stephen McPhilemy operates the Milltown House on the Dingle Harbour in the Republic of Ireland.
- Information about the púca, and the banshee, in Irish folklore.
- Mark Lyon has written about documented ghost reports in his book "San Francisco Ghosts."
- Mark also performs plays and guides tours to haunted historical sites in the Sierra foothills around Nevada City, California.
- Jake Warga has a website that includes photos and videos from his world travels.