Nate’s Pirate Desert Island Disc is back this week.

Way back in PGP #20 I introduced by illegitimate brother Nate the pirate captain of the Spotted Dick. The swashbuckling section of the show was then back again in show #71 (Link to show 71) Our mother was not too imaginative when it came to naming us, hence the confusing unimaginative reuse of our first names.

In 1758 he went to sea to begin the sweet trade as a buccaneer. Every so often he moors near the coast by the Garden of Delights and conscripts a few new crew. Unfortunately, not all of them make the grade and inevitably a few of them have to be thrown off the ship, cast adrift to the next desert island the ship comes across. As the result of receiving a job-lot (see what I did there?) of early Apple Gar-IPods he tends to allow them to take three songs with them, as long as they can justify why they want them. Incidentally his parrot Colin Beuaregard, unable to fly because of a gammey wing actually has a very important role in vetoing the music, though this is not always apparent.

I’ll be reintroducing Captain Nate in this week’s show (#131). If after listening you would be interested in being conscripted, drop me a line on [email protected] and we see if we can get you keelhauled.