Wait, fat jokes are sexist???

So apparently The Pirates: Band of Misfits is sexist, at least according to Margot Magowan, the writer of this linked article:

Porno or pirate movie for kids? | City Brights: Margot Magowan | an SFGate.com blog

In truth, she raises some compelling points about  how this film might have benefited from a more gender-balanced cast, but she also throws in an overly-alarmist title and some undue criticism at the few female characters. Yes, Cutlass Liz is a bit sexualized, but she also appears to be the most badass, competent pirate in the whole film – surely that’s a big win for the girls in the audience?

Oh yeah, and Margot repeatedly asserts it’s sexist to make a fat joke about a girl, although this makes me wonder what it is when you make a fat joke about a guy?

Bilgemunky Radio 201 – Bewarrr the Big Banks

200 came and went, and now we’re on to 201. Having passed such a milestone, is there any reason to trudge forward? Well, let me start by pointing out that despite the rumors, the rum is indeed NOT yet gone. Nor, for that matter, is the pirate music. Tonight we featured a new piece from Pirates Inc, as well as a first-time played favorite from Pirates of the Great Salt Lake soundtrack.

1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Kirby Heyborne – Chances (3:33)
3. Pirates Charles – Rye Whiskey (rise) (4:06) Continue reading

Kick(start) Mister Mac!

Is Kickstarter a blessing for pirate music or what? We have another favorite musician on the cusp of a new album, and now’s your chance to help make it happen!

Listeners of Bilgemunky Radio will be familiar with Mister Mac’s brilliant song Blood&Gold. If you want to hear what’s next for this artist and his new lovely costars, then lend your support today!

Mister Mac and the Mermaids by Mister Mac and the Mermaids — Kickstarter.

Bilgemunky Radio 200 – Two-freakin’-HUNDRED!!!


It’s our 200th podcast, and we celebrate by exploring the very best of the best from throughout the years! Rock, metal, shanties… it’s all here! Thanks so much for all the years of support 🙂

1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Purple Heart – Pirates by Night (4:24)
3. Pirate Jenny – A Pirates Life Is Peaceful (1:58) Continue reading