Author: Jeromy Foberg

  • What’s the Difference? Terminology

    What’s the Difference? Terminology

    Welcome back to the eighth installment of me talking about the age of sail. In this column I’ll be talking about some of the terms used to describe pirates and their close kin, as well as what each means.

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  • Etiquette & Chain of Command: Dos and Don’ts

    Etiquette & Chain of Command: Dos and Don’ts

    Welcome to the seventh installment of Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, a series looking at the fantasy and the reality of being a sailor in the modern age. Today we’ll be covering etiquette and the chain of command aboard a tall ship, as well as various superstitions and commonly asked questions.

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  • Maintenance and Preparation

    Maintenance and Preparation

    Welcome to the sixth installment of Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, a series looking at the fantasy and the reality of being a sailor in the modern age. Today we’ll be examining the maintenance and preparation of a tall ship.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Tallship Sailor
  • Unpacking the Myths

    Unpacking the Myths

    In this, the fourth installment of Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, your host Jeromy Foberg discusses the many differences between pirates and piracy as they exist in fiction and how they existed.

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  • The Reality of Life as a Sailor

    The Reality of Life as a Sailor

    In the second installment of Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, our host Jeromy Foberg discusses just exactly what it’s like to work as a sailor—and why this might not fit with your preconceived notions of what it means to be a maritime worker.

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  • Pirates of Today, and Those of Yesteryear

    Pirates of Today, and Those of Yesteryear

    Welcome to the third installment of Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, a series looking at the fantasy and the reality of being a sailor in the modern age. Today we’re looking at historical pirates and how they compare to modern ones.

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  • Rum, Sodomy & The Lash – Series Conspectus

    Rum, Sodomy & The Lash – Series Conspectus

    Come along on a fun and informative journey featuring a historical unpacking of various tropes between “Hollywood” pirates vs. the historical and empirical facts, courtesy of a working tall ship sailor and pirate re-enactor. Along the way we’ll dig deeper into the origins of certain misconceptions, unpacking them with one whose calluses verify his tangible…

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