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Pirate Needs Pirate (Season 3, Episode 3)

April 28, 2016

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Show Notes

The Story

Mike is on a mission to bring his customers something they desperately want. Every week, he embarks on a long and unpredictable journey across international borders and smuggles back some highly sought-after goods. And though what he’s doing is technically legal, Mike goes to unusual lengths to evade authorities who want to shut his whole operation down.

What Mike does is a hassle. He’s tired, he’s ready to move on. Still, he can’t seem to shake it, and finds himself stuck running a business he never imagined would make it this far.


Correction: The episode originally contained a factual error. The original audio stated that Mike bought chicken enchiladas on his shopping run. In fact, he bought chile tamales. The audio has been updated to reflect this change.


The Facts

Matthew Boll mixed the episode.

Editing help by Starlee Kine

Our theme song was written and performed by Mark Phillips.

The special ad music, Microliters, was written and performed by Build Buildings.

Additional music by Tyler Strickland, Kevin Sparks, and the band Hot Moms Dot Gov.

Our logo was designed by Elias Stein.


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