How to be a Pirate: Quartermaster Edition 📙📈

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Genre: Education

Family friendly? Yes

Wilson score: 0.9889

Rating: 4.958 / 5

Engagement: 5.07%

CGP Grey

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Shared June 2, 2020

‣ Adapted largely from The Invisible Hook. It's great, go read it:
‣ Grey's 2-hour Director's Commentary:

## Special Thanks

Peter T. Leeson for reviewing a draft of the script. Check out his newest book, "WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird":

## Crowdfunders

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## Music

David Rees:

CGP Grey

The Captain's Version:

1 month ago | [YT] | 4,040

Sinead Thomas

“I’d like to talk to that guy”
“I’d like to talk to the captain”

Oh god! It’s an infinite loop!

1 month ago | [YT] | 6,946

ARealLifeTimeTraveler 2002

Can we get “how to be a pirate: surgeon edition” next

1 month ago | [YT] | 2,798

Joy Chang IsmEta

The captain is Grey with coffee,
and the quartermaster is Grey without it.

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,103

North Side

"if there is no surgeon, carpenter will be surgeon"

Well at that time, what was the difference?

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,313

Midgard Eagle

This is Grey as a pirate.
"Ship sighted, captain! Do we attack?"
"Hang on, let me consult my Excel spreadsheet..."

1 month ago | [YT] | 478


Pirates are so overdramatized in books and movies, yet their real story is just as interesting!

1 month ago | [YT] | 3,645


Lots of commenters seem pretty sold on the pirating life as presented here, but just remember that the quartermaster is speaking from survivorship bias.

1 month ago | [YT] | 518


"I'd like to talk to the captain first."
He dies like that. He gets stuck in a loop of asking the captain and the quartermaster until the heat death of the universe.

1 month ago | [YT] | 425

Miguel Galang

Why is CGP Grey suddenly interested in the logic and business model of pirates? And also is there a Google Form to fill up? Asking for a friend.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 76


"How to be a Pirate: Crewmen Edition"

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 84

let rat

"i'd like to hear from the surgeon"

1 month ago | [YT] | 3,862


The monotone really sells the “this is just a business like any other” theme

1 month ago | [YT] | 121

L.U.I.S ._.

the captain: branding

the quatermaster: accounting

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 29

The Boi's

“In a world without gold, we might have been heroes.”

1 month ago (edited) | [YT] | 242


"Wow, what great guys you pirates are! Such comradery!"

Quarter Master: ** breaths in **

1 month ago | [YT] | 46


I love how the quartermaster has a completely different voice than the pirate. CGP Grey is a voice actor confirmed

1 month ago (edited) | [YT] | 3,143

Tuấn Nguyễn Đình

Recruit: "What's genetics?"
Quartermaster: "That is a story for another time."

1 month ago | [YT] | 231


I want more of these pirate videos, but I want to listen to Grey's monotone accountant voice even more.

Please, I am starved for your apathy.

1 month ago | [YT] | 44

Dikko Daniswara

"Thus after the..."
Captain and recruit : Looks and smirks at each other
"Treasure is seized"
Captain and recruit : Looks in disappointment

3 weeks ago (edited) | [YT] | 29