Tales From The Reliquary – Episode 3: Tape 342



In 1973, President Richard Nixon is accused of spying on his political opponents and undermining the constitution of the United States of America. His secret recordings are handed over to the authorities, but a mysterious eighteen-and-a-half minute gap remained…

New project announcement! While Relic will release intermittently until next year, you can check out my other project: Arcanum Age.It’s a multimedia fantasy/sci-fi series told over e-book and audio.

https://arcanumage.wordpress.com/


Episode 52 – It Belongs in a Museum! – Lost Libraries



Special guest: author and podcaster Moxie LaBouche, host of “Your Brain on Facts“.

In this episode, we tackle two great literary losses: The Library of Alexandria and The Library of Ivan The Terrible.

Check out Moxie’s book here!


Episode 51 – The Fate of Atlantis



Part 2/2

If Atlantis really existed, then where might it be located today? Separating legend from plausibility, this is the question archaeologists and scientists have asked themselves. Was Atlantis a misidentified civilization destroyed by disaster? Or did the lost empire precede written history?

Music by Derek Fiechter and Purple Planet


Episode 50 – The Lost Empire



“In a single day and night of misfortune…the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” It is perhaps one of the most famous lines of dialogue attributed to a lost treasure, but the stories behind the Lost City of Atlantis are as vast as the ocean where it presumably lies. In celebration of Relic’s 50th episode, Part 1 of 2 in our deep dive into the Antlantean legacy. First, what basis is there to the legend, if any?

Music by Derek Fiechter and Purple Planet


Episode 49 – Easter Egg Hunt



Firstly, thank you to all who donated to the Relic Patreon over the course of the last month. It was a huge help during this period of uncertainty! I will be releasing a bonus episode this upcoming week that will include a shout-out.

The Faberge Eggs are pinnacles of luxury. Jewel encrusted and carved from precious metals, the Eggs were the treasures of the last Romanov Tsars…until 300 years of monarchical rule was toppled by the Russian Revolution. Though most of the Eggs were sold and auctioned off over the years, six remain missing. However, lost eggs have resurfaced before, and in unlikely places…

Niklas Drude – Korobeiniki © CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b
Additional music from MusOpen

Special research thanks to Mieke’s Faberge Eggs

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The Trove – Episode 7: March 36th, 2020



Matzo ball soap. Swimming pool cakes. Cafe Bustelo.
Time is meaningless.

Also…

Mammoth facts, and creepy places made out of Mammoth Bones.

An unearthed trading port with an interesting commodity (and irritating infrastructure)

Weird swords in ancient monasteries, and the secrets they hold.

And the oldest substance in the solar system discovered in the middle of nowhere.

Courtney @DomesticPodcast  / https://linktr.ee/thecultofdomesticity
Max @Losttreasurepod  / Patreon.com/Relic


Episode 48 – The Poison Violin



A Relic “Whodunnit?” Erica Morini was considered the greatest violinist of the 20th century, thanks in part due to her mastery of the priceless Stradivarius violin. By the end of her life, Morini was a former shell of herself, and the violin she once played remained unsecured in her increasingly disheveled apartment. In 1995, her treasured instrument was stolen. The culprits? Her closest friends and family, all who had motives of their own…

A bulk of the research for this episode comes from Amy Dickinson’s article “The Case of the Stolen Stradivarius.”

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Note on audio: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, episodes of Relic are being recorded in my house until studio access resumes. Please bear with the slightly different sound quality while we make adjustments.

Music from MusOpen


Episode 47 – “Ancient Astronaut theorists say…”



Joined by Rob Kristofferson of the Our Strange Skies podcast, we pick apart the bane of every archaeologist’s existence: ancient astronaut / ancient alien theories. Famously popularized by The History Channel, the sensational belief that early man was not only visited by extraterrestrials, but helped us build ancient monuments, has become a phenomena both deeply fascinating as it is flagrantly unscientific. We look at a few cases, such as the origins of this theory, the pyramids (duh), the sarcophagus of King Pacal, Relic favorite: the Nazca lines, and some other cases.

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Episode 46 – Beneath the Sands



During World War II, an Englishman named T.E. Lawrence fought in the Arab uprising against the Ottoman Empire. While travelling, “Lawrence of Arabia” learned of a majestic city that he dubbed “The Atlantis of the Sands”, a kingdom that been buried under the dunes of the Empty Quarter. But this lost city was well known to the Arab world; it had appeared in the 1,001 Nights and was even mentioned by name in The Quran. Is Ubar, or Iram of the Pillars, waiting to be unearthed?

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Music featured in this episode:
“Hidden Wonders” “Curse of the Scarab” “East of Tunisia” “Ibn Al-Noor” “Desert City” “Send for the Horses”
by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


Episode 45 – It Belongs in a Museum! Legends of the Hidden Temple



Our first episode of the decade takes a trip back to the 1990s to revisit a children’s game show called Legends of the Hidden Temple. Animator and hobby cartoon archivist, Brett Wilson, joins me as we discuss the veracity of the treasures featured on the show, dream about putting together the shrine of the silver monkey, and delve into just how deeply traumatizing this show was for its young contestants. Was the promise of Space Camp really worth it?

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General plugs:

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Episode 44 – How Sad, How Lovely



The definition of treasure is sometimes broad. In this episode we examine three lost “treasures”, three musicians who were not recognized in their time, and tragically vanished into the night. What happened to Connie Converse, Richey Edwards, and Q Lazzarus? 

Out of respect for the artists involved in this story, no ambient music will appear in this episode. Listeners are encouraged to go online and listen to the recommended playlist found in the description. 

This episode features content that some listeners may find emotionally distressing. If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, there is a place to get help. For American listeners, call:1-800-273-8255.  For Australian listeners, call 13 11 14

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Playlist : https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5WFPjqz25X7Ifk4K8PCfrp?si=_a4MeMMfQXeCkrOPsYZxrw


Episode 43 – A Cure for Death



During the Age of Exploration (Colonization), the Spanish invaded the “New World”, in search of gold and spices. But the conquest was also driven by more outlandish desires: for hundreds of years, legends told of a mysterious spring of eternal life that always existed just outside the margins of the known world. And in the early 1500s, conquistador Ponce De Leon went off in search for it…or did he?

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Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Music by Purple Planet


The Trove Episode 3: Relic: Sword / Relic: Shield



We’re back after our post Halloween fatigue with a new episode of The Trove!

In this episode:

– Courtney and Max’s favorite Pokemon
– A lost Cambodian city, now less lost
– The tragic and important work of discovering sunken slave ships
– The logistic of transporting ghosts in Myanmar

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Local Forecast – Elevator Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Halloween Minisode: Haunted Civil War Gold



Happy Halloween! In this abbreviated, seasonal special: Three stories of civil war gold, two of which involve ghosts. SPOOKY!

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Music by by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)