The Curse of the Black Spot

222: We’re Jersey Shore Pirates, Dude (The Curse of the Black Spot)

That’s pretty smartly brah.

Arrrrrr mateys. This week we’re here for a special pirate themed episode of Trust Your Doctor, where we do absolutely none of the following: Neglect to bathe for a month, talk like a pirate in broken english, use strange pirate slang that fell out of use years ago, neglect to shave for years on end. It’s The Curse of the Black Spot, written by Steve Thompson and aired on May 7, 2011.


1:52 Henry Avery stole from a Mughal fleet in 1695.
5:53 Klaus Badelt
7:50 It might’ve been quicker to look him up in the phone book, but it wouldn’t have been as cool.
8:23 I can’t find the edit anywhere anymore. It was on Youtube for sure. If you can find it, email us.
10:56 According to History Channel, pirates didn’t actually make people walk the plank.
16:24 More about Chinese treasure ships.
16:58 Chinese eunuchs often opposed court scholars and had a lot of political power.
17:47 Mostly Made Up Doctor Who Episode Guide is one of the best Doctor Podcasts out there right now. Go listen to it.
31:24 The Lost city of Z is a 2009 book by David Grann.
33:23 This article explains why Europeans were barely affected by American diseases. Basically, Europe was so disease ridden that they had better immune systems. Syphilis is though to have come to Europe from the Americas though.

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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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