Pirates and America, w/ Rebecca Simon, Author of “Why We Love Pirates”

America’s fascination then and now with sea rebels, sea dogs, privateers, smugglers, and pirates by other names is pretty clear.  Books, movies and video games with pirates sell.  We talk with pirate expert and historian Rebecca Simon, Ph.D. and author of “Why We Love Pirates: The Hunt for Captain Kidd and How He Changed Piracy Forever”   We talk about connections between the American Revolution and piracy, and the different ways pirates were viewed in Britain and America, how pirate crews worked, women pirates and more.