162. Francis Drake and the West Coast: mystery, hoaxes & lies

How did a simmering lead-up to war between England and Spain, a 16th-century government coverup, fake news about piracy, a likely hoax by a college professor, dismissal of indigenous culture, early American white Christian nationalism and misogyny (of course) influence California history and short- change Oregon? Our sister Liz, the college professor, guest-hosts to discuss the mystery behind Francis Drake’s 1579 visit to the West Coast. More than 350 years later, the questions about the location of Drake’s “fair and pleasant harbor” are still stirring the pot.

Liz also gives the NNW treatment to the Max documentary Six Schizophrenic Brothers