Program 382a: Pirates of the Carolinas; Faeries of Ireland; Ghosts of San Francisco
Release Date: 10-29-2016
Just in time for Halloween and All Souls' Day, we'll explore the legacy of the real-life pirates who operated off the Carolina coast of colonial America. Then a pair of Irishmen clue us in to the lore of the "faery people," who some still believe inhabit the Emerald Isle. And we'll learn about ghost sightings in San Francisco, and the stories that come with them.
- 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's website and blog 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 from Blackbeard's ship Queen Anne's Revenge.
- Trip Advisor participants have high ratings for the pirate tours in Charleston, South Carolina.
- The Way of the Pirates website discusses Anne Bonny, who is believed to have been born in Kinsale, Ireland.
- Officials in County Clare re-routed a highway to avoid disturbing a local "fairy tree."
- Information about the púca, and the banshee, in Irish folklore.
- Barry Moloney conducts walking tours of historic Kinsale in County Cork.
- Stephen McPhilemy operates the Milltown House bed and breakfast on the Dingle Harbour in the Republic of Ireland, and Paddy's Palace Hostel in Derry, Northern Ireland.
- 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's website includes photos and videos from his world travels.