|Explaining the world of the Golden Age Pirates on VICE Media's
Guns, Rum, and the Gallows documentary.
|Colin Woodard has been a guest speaker at numerous
conferences, meetings, and other events. He has also been a
frequent radio, new media, and television guest, speaking on
the issues raised in Ocean's End, The Lobster Coast, The
Republic of Pirates, American Nations, and his wide-ranging
Previous Speaking Engagements Include:
Luncheon speaker, charter meeting, The Pew Oceans
Commission, Washington, DC. Audience of 50 included Leon
Panetta, Christine Todd Whitman, the Governor of Alaska, the
Chairman of US Airways, David Rockefeller, Jr, and other
leading scientists, politicians, and business leaders.
Keynote speaker, Northern California Young Presidents'
Organization, San Francisco, California. Audience of 65
Keynote speaker, annual meeting, Maine Science Teachers'
Association, Gardiner, Maine. Audience of 200 science
Keynote speaker, Gateway 1 Conference, Rockport, Maine.
Audience of 150 municipal and state officials, state legislators,
journalists, and members of the public, including a two-term
governor of Maine.
Keynote speaker, 2003 Maine Coast Seminar, Stonington,
Luncheon speaker,Our Ocean's Future Conference,
University of Maine Law School, Portland, Maine.
Dinner speaker, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
2005 Ideas Conference, Stonington, Maine. Audience of 50
scientists and government health officials, including the
Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health.
Inaugural speaker, Island Institute Lecture Series,
Keynote speaker, Maine Downtown Center 2005
Conference, Bath, Maine. Audience of 150 municipal and
state officials, state legislators, town and land use planners,
developers and smart growth advocates.
Guest speaker, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.
Audience of 90 professors, students, and members of the
local and campus community.
Guest speaker, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. Audience
of 60 professors, students, and other members of the
Colin Woodard has been a guest on more than two hundred radio,
television, and new media outlets including the PBS News Hour, National
Public Radio's Weekend Edition, BBC World Service Newshour, MSNBC's
The Rundown with Chuck Todd, New England Cable News, American Public
Media's Marketplace, Al Jazeera America's The Stream, and Bloomberg
Television's Street Smart.
He has also been appeared on ABC News Radio, Public Radio
International's Living On Earth, The History Channel's How The States Got
Their Shapes, the Canadian Broadcasting Company's CBC Radio Noon
(Montreal) As It Happens (Toronto), and seven province-wide programs;
Air America's Thom Harmann Show, and XM Satellite Radio. He was the
also the key on-air expert for VICE Media's three-part pirate
mini-documentary "Guns, Rum and the Gallows."
He has appeared on globally-distributed Voice of America Television, in
Bosnia-Herzegovina via US Embassy Television, on the Turks & Caicos
Islands national television station WIV4, on Plum-TV's popular morning
show for Nantucket, and on Maine's leading news-magazines 207 and Bill
Green's Maine on NBC affiliates WCSH and WLBZ.
Woodard has been a guest on dozens of radio stations across North
America, including Pacifica Radio Network News, the USA Radio Network,
Media Source Networks, Indiana Public Radio, Maine Public Radio, Ohio
Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, Northeast Public Radio,
Jefferson Public Radio (California), Cincinnati Public Radio, WOR-AM
(New York), NPR Affiliates KPCC (Pasadena) WILL (Illinois) and KUOW
(Seattle), and WAMU (Washington, DC); CKNW in Vancouver, CBC
Radio-1 (Montreal), WZLX (Boston), WGY-AM (Albany), KPOO (San
Francisco) and Pacifica affiliates KPFA (Berkeley) and KPFK (Hollywood).
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Media Appearances by Colin Woodard
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|"Colin Woodard's talks on the history
of Maine and its people are just as
vibrant, entertaining, and painlessly
informative as is his book, The Lobster
Coast. His lively and knowledgeable
presentations are always compelling,
as is clear from the enthusiastic
responses of the overflow crowds
who turn out every time he gives a
- Doreen Dun, President
Boothbay Region Historical Society, Me.
|"Woodard is a very knowledgeable and
well researched speaker [who]
presents information in a fun and
interesting manner without the need of
visual aids. He paints a vivid picture
of what life was like during the Golden
Age of Piracy and brought forth new
theories about the pirates’ motives.
He managed to make the lecture
interesting even to those of us who
believe ourselves to be pirate experts.
I would jump at the chance to have
him speak at The Mariners’ Museum
- Beth Kovach, lecture coordinator,
Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Va.
|"Woodard’s recent talk held the room
captive with his seemingly endless
knowledge of pirate history. This is
“Blackbeard country” and he made
connections that surprised many in the
audience. His rapid fire delivery style
worked well with the subject and the
- Nancy Gray, Director, museum services
Tryon Palace & Gardens, New Bern, NC
|"Colin presented a lecture on his book
The Republic of Pirates to a large
museum crowd and held them
spellbound with stories about the ‘real’
pirates of the Caribbean . He adeptly
fielded wide-ranging questions and
offered primary source anecdotes with
humor and acumen. Colin was
- Trish Balderson, education manager
Museums of Colonial Williamsburg,Va.
Featured speaker, SeaSpace Symposium, St. George's,
Grenada. Audience of 30 former and present astronauts, space
and ocean scientists, corporate leaders.
Guest speaker, 1699 Wilson House Museum, Marshfield,
Massachussetts. Audience of 90 professors, students, and
members of the local and campus community.
Guest speaker, Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, Ambergris
Caye, Turks & Caicos. Audience of 45 club members,
guests, and members of the local media.
Keynote speaker, 2009 and 2011 Lobster Academys, Saint
Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.
Audiences of 50 global seafood industry leaders.
Guest speaker, Treasury Executive Institute, Washington,
D.C . Audience of 100 executives from the U.S. Treasury and
Homeland Security Departments.
Keynote speaker, 2011 Bangor Book Festival, Bangor,
Maine. Audience of 200 authors and readers.
Guest speaker, Center for Social Coheson,
Washington, D.C. Audience of 200. Co-sponsored by
Arizona State University and the New America Foudnation.